Kala’s All Wheat Kuzhippaniaram (with Vermicelli)

Kuzhippaniaram is traditionally made with dosai batter. I came up with this recipe one morning when I wanted to make vermicelli uppuma but found I had only one cup of vermicelli. While wondering what to do, I had a brainwave: why not make a kuzhippaniaram with vermicelli? I then extended this concept to include other wheat products, creating this very unique combination of a South Indian dish made with wheat (which doesn’t grow here). This goes extremely well with Vengaya Sambar and Coconut Thuvaiyal.

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Kala’s All Wheat Kuzhippaniaram (with Vermicelli)

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Easy Homemade Naan (Indian Leavened Bread)

Naan is the Indian leavened bread which requires a special Tandoor oven to bake. For this reason naan is usually not made at home and only available from eateries. The method I have given here allows you to make tasty, crisp, and fresh naans at home using just an iron griddle – the kind we use to make chappatis.


Naan made at home on a griddle (tava).

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Poori (Deep Fried Wheat Bread)

The poori is a North Indian dish. When it came to South India it captured the hearts, and stomachs, of all South Indians. It is consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is freshly fried and served across the spectrum of eateries, from 5-star hotels to roadside snack bars. Mothers pack leftover pooris from breakfast as lunch for their children. It makes a filling meal that satisfies everyone.

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Poori (Deep Fried Wheat Bread)

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