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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Unexpected Surprise & Chettinadu Kozhi(Chicken) Rasam



This was the Beautiful Card and the Cute Book marker which I received through post.... I jumped out of JOY .... never expected ..... It was from Lakshmi :)

She has invited me to "Kitchen Connect", an event which we are going to make it, in our next Foodies meet. I will be always there Lakshmi :)



Thank you so much for thinking of me and my friendship!!!

I feel honoured and proud to be a friend of YOU!!!

Hope we all have a long-lasting relationship!!!


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Now moving to today's recipe:

Last week, Solai published Chettinad Kozhi Rasam . Seeing the link, my hubby wanted to have it.

Previous day, we had Chettinad Chicken soup at a restaurant. Trust me, this rasam was far better than the soup we had ;)

Here is the picture of my Rasam:



I made it in the same way and used the same amount of ingredients, as she has mentioned here. It came out very well and is a light appetizer and very good for health too!

So DONT MISS TO TRY THIS!

Thank you very much Solai, for sharing the recipe.

Solai has a wonderful collection of Chettinad Cuisine! And I am going to ask you a request too... Can you please share Chettinadu biriyani recipe too ? ;) :-)

Now about Chettinad Cuisine:

Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region(Madurai, Tirunelveli, Karaikudi) of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Chettinad is one of the driest regions of south India. The Chettiar community, who are a majority in this region are a very successful trading community. Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India.

Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. The dishes are hot and pungent with fresh ground masalas, and topped with a boiled egg that is usually considered essential part of a meal. They also use a variety of sun dried meats and salted vegetables, reflecting the dry environment of the region. The meat is restricted to fish, prawn, lobster, crab, chicken and mutton. Chettiars do not eat beef and pork.

Most of the dishes are eaten with rice and rice based accompaniments such as dosais, appams, idiyappams, adais and idlis. The Chettinad people through their mercantile contacts with Burma, learnt to prepare a type of rice pudding made with sticky red rice.

Chettinad cuisine offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some of the popular vegetarian dishes include idiyappam, paniyaram, vellai paniyaram, karuppatti paniyaram, paal paniyaram, kuzhi paniyaram, kozhakattai, masala paniyaram, adikoozh, kandharappam, seeyam, masala seeyam, kavuni arisi, athirasam, etc.

Source : Wikipedia

21 Comments:

Priti said...

Rasam looks very very nice...and card is soo cutie..LG got rite card for U ;)
inbtw aaj darshan nahi diye?

notyet100 said...

chettinad chicken is my favourite,..thnks for this recipe ill try this soon,..and good to knw more about chettinad cuisine,..and ya do post chettinad chicken when u prepare...
thanksu card looks amazing,..nice one,..was wiating for ur post since mornin,..happy bloggin;-)

sowmya said...

was wondering why you are late in posting today!!!!
indeed a sweet surprise from lakshmi..she made my day too.............

Shreya said...

This recipe is great! And I believe this rasam is also a home remedy for common colds :-)

LG said...

Glad to know that you like it. Thanks for that cute Thank You card!

SriLekha said...

wow... cute card from laxmi! u r so blessed to have such a nice friend! i have heard about kozhi rasam but never tried so far... looking delicious...

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Lakshmi, that thank u was created by me... I will send it to you ;)

jayasree said...

thats a lovely friendship card. Its always wonderful to hv such friends in life.

Jil Jil said...

Thank you card made by you is very nice......

Sangeeth said...

great rasam and good luck for ur events :)

Uma said...

that was a very nice gesture of Lakshmi! It is such a beautiful card! The card you made for her is just awesome!

Rasam looks so delicious.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely rasam .. am a big rasam fan

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely rasam .. am a big rasam fan

Cham said...

Lovely card and the thank u card is a such a nice touch. About ur rasam, she is well experienced person in blogosphere! Her recipe is fool proof! Lovely rasam got to try this one also!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

the card is beautiful.. :-)

and ur kozhi rasam is absolutely mouthwatering!!! (drool!!)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Aren't foodie friends just the best! :)

Sujatha said...

Wow, What a coincidence! I too made Solai's chettinad kozhi rasam yesterday! (haven't published it yet) and it was delicious :) You are right, its far better than the soups that we get in restaurants.

Beautiful card and congrats!

தமிழினி..... said...

adrasakkai...adrasakkai...adrasakkai.....apadiye idha Mysore kku parcel pannirunga vani...pls!!!

solai said...

Thankyou so much Illatharasi for sharing your experience with the blogging community.It is always nice to hear how our recipes have turned out.

Illatharasi said...

@ Priti, Priyanka, Sowmi, Shreya, Sri, Jayasree, Jil Jil, Sangeeth, Uma, VeggiePlat, Cham, JZ - Thanks for those nice comments .... :)

@ Thanks Jenn, yeah they are the best!!!!

@ Thanks Suja, post yours, I will have a look!

@ Srividya, soup parcela? address kudunga... anupi vekkaren ;)

@ Thanks Solai for the wonderful recipe... waiting for your chicken biryani;)

Srivalli said...

that looks great...and nice card too!