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Thiruvaadhirai thaalatham...a gravy


For thiruvaathirai, this is made with kali...a rice pudding

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  • The number of Vegetables taken are in odd numbers. 7 is the magic number.
  • Choices are banana, potato, carrots, pumpkin(sweet and white), squash, okra, drumstick, other root vegetables and taro root(Arbi)- 3 cups
  • Steamed tuar dal- 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind- 1" ball
  • For grinding together:
  • Red chillies- 5
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Tuar dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Channa dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Shredded coconut - 1 tablespoon
  • Raw rice - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Asafoetida
  • For Sauteeing:
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds.


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Steam vegetables

Step 2

Grind together the masala

Step 3

Take 3 extracts from tamarind.

Step 4

Saute Mustard seeds in oil, add tamarind paste, cooked vegetables and ground paste.

Step 5

Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the steamed dal and cook for another 2 minutes.


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  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
  3. Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
  5. Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
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