Sunday, April 29, 2007


A big thanks to all of you for participating in the RCI – Tamil Cuisine Event in April 2007. I hope all of you had a lot of fun cooking and sending in your entries. I received many entries – infact 74 to be precise - for this event (some bloggers had posted many recipes in one entry and I split them under various heads as separate entries). It was amazing to see so many new food bloggers enthusiastically sending entries to the event. A warm welcome to all the new food bloggers who have started this wonderful culinary journey.

I have categorized the entries into broad heads as it will be easy to browse through the recipes. Hold your breath as here comes the roundup…

Here’s a peek into what a perfect Tamil meal looks like.
Sharmi from Neivedyam has come up with a whole spread that signifies the Tamil Cuisine.

Deepz from Letz Cook has sent us this vazhai elai saapadu (food served on a banana leaf) a perfect example of wedding meals.

Arisi Upma from
Menu Today
Sevai upma - Trupti from
The spice who loved me

Upma made by Sajeda of Chachis kitchen

Venpongal from Swapna of
Susarlas kitchen

Temple style tamarind rice - Usha from
Samayal Ulagam

Masal for masala dosa from Mythreyee of Try This Recipe

Hot pongal and kadalai paruppu chutney from Deepa of Recipesnmore

Lentil donuts in lentil soup vada - Padmaja from
Spicy Andhra

Oothappam from Suma of
Veggie Platter

Lemon Sevai from LakshmiK of
Veggie Cuisine

Spinach uttapam - Coffee from the
The Spice Cafe

Tamraind rice - Swapna from
Swad of India

Thayir vadai - Priya from
Priya's Kitchen

Rawa dosa - Richa from
As Dear As Salt

Rawa idli from
Mommy friendly recipes

Elumichampazha sadam - Aarti from Aartis corner

Venpongal and Sambar - Sreedevi from
Sreelu's tasty travels

Murukku - Prema from
My Cookbook

Javarsi Vadam - Deepa from Recipesnmore

Yelai vadam - Hema from

Takkali Rasam -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Paruppu rasam - Jas from
Just for fun

Rasam - Kajal from
Kajal Dreams

Neem flower rasam - Suganya from
Tasty Palettes

Tomato rasam - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Spicy rasam - Reena from
Spices of Kerala

Vepampoo rasam - Sneha from Kadambam

Podis and chutneys
Paruppu thuvaiyal - Viji from

Paruppu podi - -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Karuvepillaipodi - Revathi from En Ulagam

Rasam powder - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Arachu vitta sambar - Sheela from
Delectable Victuals

Vendakkai sambar - Sharmi from Neivedyam

Sambar - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Beans kootu - Viji from

Kootu - Bee from

Pudalangai molagootal - Roopa from
Recipe of Choice

Keerai poritha molagootal - Sapna from
Indian Monsoon

Sorakkai pal kootu - Sharmi from Neivedyam

Peerakangai kootu - Pavani from
Cooks Hideout

Kosu kootu - Lakshmiammal from
Cook Food Serve Love

Milagu kuzhambu - Viji from

Vatral Kuzhambu - Ayesha from

Chithambara Kothsu from
Menu Today

Morkozhambu - Prema from
My cookbook

Thalaga kozhambu - Kanchana from
Married to a desi

Poondu kozhambu - Pearlin from
Purl up and Crochet

Murungakai vathakozhambu - Ranjani from
Eat and talk

Mor kozhambu - Bharathy from
Spicy Chilly

Vatral kozhambu - Santhi from
Me and my food thoughts

Vatral Kozhambu - Nupur from
One hot stove

Celery kuzhambu - Bhagyashree from
Crazy Curry

Thakkali kurma - Revathi from
En Ulagam

Poriyal (dry curries)
Chettinadu style uppu kari -
Sigma from Live to eat

Potato in Tambram cuisine - Nandita from
Saffron Trail

Raw banana vegetable - Manasi from
A cook at heart

Green peas with lovage seeds - Swapna from Swad of India

Keerai as a side dish - Pooja of Creative Pooja

Other curries
Ennai Kathirikai -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Vadakari - Jas from Just for fun

Keerai masiyal - Pearlin from
Purl up and Crochet

Keerai masiyal - Nandita from
Saffron Trail

Payatham parrupu masial - Deepika from
Ammalus kitchen

Chettinad chicken curry - Sailaja from
Sailu's food

Mutton biryani - Maheshwari from Beyond the usual

Asoga - Priya from
Live to cook

Rava kesari - Sharmi from

Sweet pongal - Asha from Foodies Hope

Adhirasam - Prema from
My cookbook

Neer Moru -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Spiced buttermilk - Swapna from
Swad of India

Check out an online index of blogged tamil dishes at Tamil Cuisine started by Revathi and Prema Sundar.

The more the merrier. Also check out the Tambram Recipes at Nandita's blog - The Saffron Trail.