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Cuisine from Cauvery is very easy if you have all the ingredients at home. If you know the basic method of preparing a dish, then you can add, delete the ingredients and make a new dish. The other thing with our cooking is that four people can make the same dish and each one will taste a bit different, but delicious still,  because we do not measure the ingredients exactly.

ginger

Ginger - a key spice for Indian cooking

Ginger is a root and is a very essential ingredient in many of our dishes. There is no need to peel the outer layer before chopping. Ginger tea is good for colds and fevers. Chewing on ginger and just keeping ginger in the mouth helps with nausea. You can even use ginger (more…)

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Toor Dal

Toor Dal - uncooked

 

As I always say, dal is one of the main items on our everyday menu. We are strict vegetarians. Growing up on the Cauvery, bringing eggs into the home was unheard off and forget talking about fish or meat! Only vegetable sellers would come near our homes. Meat markets were far away from our homes.


Dal gives us protein. There are many different dals which can be prepared in various ways. This dal recipe uses Toor dal (also called Toovar Dal). All the dals can be cooked on the stove or in the pressure cooker. You can choose which method to use depending on what you want to do.  Today we will use the stove method.

 

Turmeric root and powder

Turmeric - a spice for health and taste

 

A quick note on Tumeric -which you will see in this recipe and many others on this blog. Turmeric is an auspicious spice for us as well used in our cooking. None of our spiritual functions start without turmeric. These events can be anything from bringing home a baby from the hospital, naming the child ceremony, coming of age ceremony for both boys and girls, birthdays and weddings. We use the turmeric root (more…)

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