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When we were growing up, before going off to school we ate thairu saadu. Yogurt rice filled our stomach well and we were ready to walk more than a mile or so to school and ready to learn. This is also one of the delicacies of South India. In South India, lunch or dinner is never complete without eating yogurt rice as the last item. Children usually come to know this and then if they do not want to eat anymore, they say they ate yogurt rice already.

In South India, we have a well balanced diet. Yogurt rice gives us our dairy (with plenty of protein and natural cultures) requirement for the day. Continue reading for the full recipe. (more…)

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Gojju is a speciality of our community, Hebbar Iyengars. The aroma of gojju brings back lots of pleasant memories for me.

Fenugreek (methi) is one of the main ingredients in our cooking.

Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds

Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds


Methi is used in leaf form, seed form and also roasted and powdered form. Methi is good for diabetes. I also heard that methi is good for a mother who is nursing the baby as methi increases milk supply. Methi is very bitter. But it gives a delicious taste when added in the right proportion.

Gojju can be prepared with many different vegetables. (more…)

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