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Written by: SHARMILEE J

152 comments:

  1. hi, i had been to many sites before, but i just loved ur blog. recipes are simple and also easy to understand with the pictures..

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  2. hi,

    I tried ghee mysurpa from ur blog...it came out very well....thanks a lot...keep up ur good work..

    Aruna,

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  3. sharmi,
    i think by mistake u upload sweet corn kuruma recipe, instead of gobi masala. plz chk.
    thanks
    rehna

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    1. Thanks for notifying..have changed it now :)

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  4. I am Getting Married this may . My fiance passion is eating , he was bored with bachelor food..he requestd me to cook well...For his sake im learning to cook...For girls like me ur blog give hands...Thanks for ur receipes all are so simple..

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  5. this website recipe s better than recipe books .

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  6. hi sharmi,

    I tried chettinad chicken from ur blog and it came out very well,

    thanks a lot

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  7. Hi. Can you please post me a recipe for Dal Makhani. Would love to prepare is your way as whatever recipes i prepared from your website till date came out just awesome. Thank you :)

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    1. I have posted dal makhani already...please check it :)

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    2. Oh yes.. Missed out. Thank you so much :)

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  8. There is a least amount of non-veg recipes. Why can't you try more non-veg recipes?

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  9. I dont cook nonveg much thats the reason for the frequency of nonveg recipes, but sure will add on in future :)

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  10. Great site you have here! Such wonderful recipes and cool pics. I am a new blogger and you guys scare me :)
    http://foodbetterbegood.blogspot.com/

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  11. Dear Sharmi, I am planning to buy a new Micro-wave. Please help me with some delicious recepies for lunch and dinner

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  12. Hi Sharmis , i like ur delicious cooking recipes. Very impressive create a blog for me. Thank you so much.

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  13. Hello sharmiji ... ur recipes are simple and easy to prepare. Thank u for ur lovely and delicious recipes. But I have a problem. For me it is very difficult to understand the name of the recipe. So i m glade if you translate the recipe name in English.
    Thank you looking forward to ur answer.

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  14. Hi Sharmi, I noticed that 'homemade breadcrumbs' is leading to "making soft idli's" please check once. I want to know how to make bread crumbs at home without microwave oven..

    Thanks!
    Rajani

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    1. Thank you for letting me know...have fixed it now :)

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  15. Really sister ur recipes are awesome and i want some kebabs relating recipes will u please add that sister

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    1. Sure will post...have posted seekh kebab pls check that too

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  16. hi,

    could you please post the recipe for how to make rasam

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    1. There are few rasam recipes check that...will post more rasam recipes soon

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  17. nice blog.. easy to remember as it is with pictures... thanks for the blog & recipes...

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  18. Oh my goodness I think I am in heaven having found your blog. I am from the UK where I used to enjoy the sort of food you have here in my favourite veggie Indian cafe but here in Israel where I now live, I can't really get the ingredients. I am travelling to the UK next week - i guess I am going to have a case full of ingredients now I have all these recipes to try!

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  19. all of ur reeceipes r excellent pls keep giving more and more new receipes
    whoever asks me about any receipes i suggest ur website

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  20. Really i excited to learn from your site. I'd like to convey my warm wishes and thankfulness. :) truly amazing dishes. I love to learn....

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  21. I'd like to learn new dish "adhirasam". But i can't found it here. Help me out!

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    1. I havent posted adhirasam yet...will try and post it soon

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  22. Hi Sharmi,

    Can you pls post in blog to make laddu's also.

    Warm Regards
    Shobhana

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  23. Sharmiee,

    Pls post the recipe of falooda to pls..

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    1. Sure will post falooda and laddu in the near future

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  24. Hi Sharmiee,

    Whenever i feel like cooking something new,the very next thing what i ll do is log on ur website,have a glance & proceed doing.

    Great Work Sharmiee,keep doing!!!

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  25. Hi Sharmilee, can we grind aapam flour in mixie?

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    1. Yes you can but the fluffiness of aapam will be missing I guess..

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  26. Hai sharmi Hw r u?

    I"m a great fan of ur cooking.

    I like n love all ur recipes.

    bcoz of u n ur recipes I got INTERESTED in cooking.

    Thank u very much.

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  27. Hi sharmilee,
    I am a great fan of ur blog. Have tried many recipes and it has come out very well. Can you post recipes for kids snacks and lunch. It will be very helpful.
    Thanks in advance,
    Vidhya

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  28. Hi sharmi,
    can u please post the receipe of appam

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  29. Have visited your site number of times for some or some other recipes!!! Sometimes just to see ur clicks :D Lovely recipe list...

    Don't miss to participate in ongoing event with a giveaway @ http://cookingwithsj.com/ongoing-event/sweet-celebration :)

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  30. recipes are at its best.can u please upload some starters without onion and garlic please...:)

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  31. hai sharmi!!
    i just love ur recipes n ur narration.can u please upload the recipe of ice cream(any flavour) as soon as possible.i will be waiting for ur post.:):)

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  32. Hi Sharmi...

    Can yo plz post the receipe for vegetable gravy(in restaurant style)...been looking it in your blog for long tym:(

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    1. Sure will post it when I come across a good recipe :)

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  33. Hi Sharmi, I just visited your blog for the first time, I was looking for deewali recipes. The way you presented your site is awesome, espicially the photos. I am also passionated about photography and cooking. I can understand how much efforts and patience you put in to make this blog. Good luck and I will give you feedback after trying your deewali specials. Keep your good work! Warm Regards, Soumya

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  34. hey...are pepper rasam and garlic rasam the same...cause their links lead to the same page...srry didnt mean to point out mistakes...just want to knw how to make pepper rasam

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    1. Oh ya missed it...now updated the correct link pls check it :)

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  35. Am staying here with my friends being missed home food gt bored with hotels nd I tried egg gravy frm ur blog it really came very well nd frm tat day started cooking and enjoying every dish ...
    Thanks a lot Akka !!!!

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  36. Hi,

    Your website is one of the best websites and it has very easy to make kind of recipes, this is my first diwali at in laws place and i need to start making all these, i saw ur recipes they are all easy to try. I am happy. I just want to know, is there any recipe where you can make cake in pressure cooker as we do not have microwave or otg.

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    1. Sorry havent tried cakes in pressure cooker so far...will try and post it soon

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  37. Please post more mutton recipes like biryani, curry etc..

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  38. Hi.......

    You mentioned in ur previous comments that you don't cook much non-veg.....But i think u shd post more non-veg receipes as there are a lot of options for non-veg and you can meet the demand of non-veg lovers requests like me! Please...pleas..please upload some more......Looking forward to see some posts sooon! Thanks a ton!

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  39. Hi,

    As mentioned in your earlier posts, i know you don't cook much non-veg. But being a hard core non-veg , i would appreciate if you could post some more non-veg receipes. Please!

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    1. Sure Sure Susan will post more nonveg recipes soon :)

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  40. Totally adore your blog.. love all ur recipes and Im getting inspired to cook coz of u.. Thank u and I write a blog too. http://belinda-meandtheworldilivein.blogspot.in/

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  41. Hi Sharmi, I LOVE your recipes, and I try them all the time, a small suggestion... I cook low cal, healthy food, alot of ur recipes are actually low cal, healthy, both sweet and savory... Why don't u make a separate album of low cal healthy recipes. that would be very convenient for all. Thanks

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  42. hi sharmi, i tried gobi manchurian & veg rice.......... Wow it was an awesome output....... s really super....... thanks a lot....... i want u to post more non-veg recipes.......... Can U pls

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  43. Hi sharmi:
    Can u please post the recepie for gulab jamun. Been searching for long time.

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  44. Hi sharmi..
    Can u please post the recipe for palkova..

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  45. Hello Sharmi,
    I plan to learn baking through your blogs, 1st i would like to know which is better for baking Microwave convention oven or OTG?? since I plan to buy one pls let me know the specifications of the gadget too..this will be of great help.

    Thanks
    Smitha

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    1. Smitha, I have used only OTG so its really tough for me to compare micrawave and OTG....not justified too....Please check my oven post for more details about my oven.

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  46. Hi Sharmi, one doubt, your recipe of how to make frozen peas at home is not coming under "How to". I remembered seen this post long back in your blog, but is not seen under the " How to" in your receipe index, so i searched in google, it is showing in your blog under March 2013 post. Just want to share my view

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    1. I am yet to update my recipe index...please search to get the recipe

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  47. Hello mam.. I tried your arisu parupu sadam and Poondu chutney and it came out well. ,My hus is from coimbatore and we settled in tChennai.. he doesnt like Chennai food taste.. can you pls post coimbatore side receipes..

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  48. Hi Sharmi, i had once you requested to you about posting egg biryani recipe, hope thats on your to do list :) cant wait to see it :)

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  49. Hello Sharmi,
    First of All many Thanks for you wonderful efforts.... I am novice in Kitchen work, Just started my basics I found all information very useful & practical.
    I am looking for Paddu making details with its chatani ( tomato & coconut chatanis ). Please add procedure.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Rahul

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  50. Its Excellent... Each and every recipe is explained in very detailed way with the using pics.. Thanks alot

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  51. Hi Sharmi

    Its really very useful blog. Kindly post the recipe for Adapradaman payasam. Thanks in Advance

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  52. Elo.... Thanks a lot about your posts of all kinds of chutney.... i did not know even a kind....now am ready to prepare....thank you for your hand....

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  53. Sharmi,

    Your work is really awesome. I have tried more than 15 recipe's of yours. Everything came
    out so well. My husband really loves my cooking now a days. moreover the way you present the
    recipe's are really attractive gwad !!!! keep up Sharmi.

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  54. thanks for the recipes, loved the simplicity and ease.

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  55. thanks for the recipes, loved the simplicity and ease.

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  56. Pictures that are posted really helps a lot....haven't seen the video's yet.....

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  57. Hello,madam,your illustrations are simple and very good.
    Pl upload palak based side dishes for chapathi.

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  58. hi Sharmi,
    To date I have never been able to follow a blog to cook. Your blog is simply awesome.
    Tried many recipes, all turned out perfect. Which is a very rare case with my cooking. :)
    Love the picture by picture instructions.
    Please do add a "Breads" section. Have you tried making Kerala Parotta ?

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  59. Hi Sharmi,

    does this blog available as a mobile app? if so can you please let me know?

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    1. No not yet....will sure let you know once I develop it :)

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  60. hello sharmi , real good site , it is helping so many people cook good food ,especially me, appreciate your effort , good luck

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  61. Hi sharmii, romba nalla erruku ungha recipes.plz post how to make arrisi upma with kathirikka gosthu.(kathirikka suttu ..masiyal panarathu )

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  62. hi, i just love your blog. recipes are so simple.and snaps are awesome. ur step by step desciption with pictures are really helpful

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  63. Hi. Can u post kuruma kozhambu and mutton kuzhambu?

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  64. Can you post the recepie for homemade vathakorambu podi pls ..

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    1. Yes sure will post it in future....

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  66. Please sell some of your products online such as sampar powder, it will be useful for many. Thanks

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  67. Hi Sharmi,

    Tried a lot of dishes from ur blog last week. Chicken Kulambhu, chicken 65, Vazhakkai curry, Kadai mushroom masala,methi paratha, hotel style veg kurma.... every single dish was divine.... Its taste was awesome..... Thanks to U and ur mom for all the tasty recipes.... Keep up the good work....

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  68. can you post recipe for how to make tomato sauce at home? Thanks.

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  69. hi sharmi,
    small doubt can we prepare pizza dough without yeat and baking soda . will it taste good ? can we acheive the correct texture ?

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    1. I am really not sure...as far as I know you will not get the perfect texture without yeast....

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  70. Hi Sharmi,
    You have a wonderful blog. I really appreciate the efforts that you have taken to post the recipes.. With step by step photos, the final recipe presentation as well as ur notes..all are of grt help!! Could you please post the recipe of Set Dosa. I tried searching your site, but in vain.

    Thanks. And keep up the grt work..

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  71. Hi there! Ur blog is really awesome :) An idea of posting pics with every step is really innovative. Recently subscribed for ur blog n found it very helpful. Keep updating & if possible pls suggest some recipes for kids who just introduced to solid/semi solid foods. [age betn 10 months to 2 years] Sometimes it becomes a hard task to make variations in limited sources..if you can suggest some healthy recipes it would be very nice !!!

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  72. Sure Shilpa....too many things on my head right so will take this up sometime soon...Hope you understand! :)

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  73. One of best blog for a girl who enters into the kitchen for the first time!!!! tried most of your dishes... got good comments from my husband, my frds...Best FOOD BLOG... keep posting!!! Thanks for the best recipes Sharmi... I'm looking for Tofu recipe from you

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  74. Hi sharmi can u suggest some kurma or gravy type recipes which would go well with both chapathi and rice... pls my husband has chapathis for lunch wer as I prefer rice as working women I find it difficult to find time to cook both ... tq. Kindly help me in this accord

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    1. You can try dal makhani, dum aloo which will be suitable for both rice and roti...You can check under gravies section for more recipes

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  75. Sharmi, Nice blog and very user friendly with lot of information. Did try out few of the dishes which came out really well. All of my family members really enjoyed tasting my preparation, hence though of sharing you the credit as well :):) Will continue to make it whenever i have free time and will share my comments at my leisure...

    Thanks Again and Keep feeding to the blog.

    Thanks
    Raghav

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  76. Hi,
    I am Bala 27 Male. I am married and i am the only cook in my house as my wife doesnt have more interest in cooking. At last i decided to step-into kitchen. I tried many dishes mostly from ur site have came out very well. Oats Dosa is one of my Fav. Now I request u to post a receipe for Rava Dosa. I have seen Rava uttapam but i need Rava dosa. Please help. Bala1428@gmail.com

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    1. I am on the line perfecting the recipe, will sure post it soon :)

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  77. Hi sharmi Ur blog is really awesome :) and idea of posting photos with every step is really innovative. Can u plz add the recipe of paneer pasanda.TC

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  78. Very nice blog...I love the recipes...I have tried quite a few..So nice..After fed up of heavy working days, every week end I search ur blog for the new recipe for my foodie husband :))
    Keep doing good Work..

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  79. Finger fish and Fish balls????? And please post some videos too

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  80. O MERI , O MERI , O MERI SHARMILEE ! ! MY WIFE IS AWAY IN THE U.S. AND I AM TRYING OUT YOUR RECIPES AND SURVIVING. I'VE ALSO DEVELOPED INTEREST IN COOKING. THANKS AND VERY BEST WISHES.
    VAIDY

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  81. I tried corn pulav it was awsum
    Thankz you r recipes are great and easy to undersyand

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  82. Hi Sharmi...I tried vegetable biriyani and cutlet..it came out excellent...Thank you..

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  83. Hi sharmi We loved your Chicken65

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  84. Hi Sharmi..

    Iam a great of yours.. To a beginner like me , Its like we reached the place which is more proficient.. Thanks a lot for all your work..

    And the coconut milk extraction[Basics] goes to baking page.

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  85. Hi Sharmi..

    Iam a great fan of yours :) To a beginner like me.. your blog is all we need.. Thanks a lot for all your work... 100s of people are benefitted from your blog.. Thanks a lot..

    And the coconut milk extraction page is leading to Baking page.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know :) Have update the link

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  86. hi sharmi do you conduct cooking classes for kids

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    1. No No I am just a home cook :)

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    2. :D Would be good if you conduct one ;-) Kids wont suffer then as we do now :)

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  87. Hello ,

    Awesome foodie blog !!! just what we want when we dont know what to cook for the day, especially snacks for the kiddo !!! have tried a few of your recipes and its been yummy :) .But then at times due to slow internet connectivity or the great tussle between me and my husband to watch online football or to or check recipes ,technology eludes me !!!! So can i please copy paste your recipes and print them out for easy reach ??Just to mention, its just for my own kitchen use !! By the way , am also from Coimbatore.Where do stay in cbe ? Thanks

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    1. Good to hear that Swaroopa!
      Np at all you can print it for your convenience :)

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  88. Hi Sharmilee,

    My name is Susan, i love your site its amazing and each Receipe is made with such beauty and presantation!!!

    I honestly have no experience at all in cooking. But with your help each and every receipe has snap shorts on how to create your receipes into mouth watering dishes. I'm going to start creating your receipes now so thankyou for all your effort and time that you have taken to create this website into an amazing creation.

    Thankyou once again.

    Warm Regards,


    Susan Clarkson

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  89. Hi, Sharmi,
    just tried out ur chicken kolumbu. came out really well.. want to try ur chicken biriyani. it says 1 cup of rice. does it mean 200gms?
    pls let me know.. Is it spicy? In our house every body like spicuy food .. reply asap..

    indu

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    1. I am not sure of grams...My 1 cup holds 250ml. It is medium spicy....

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    2. hiii sharmi i want to learn double camita with bread plz let me now how to do

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  90. Hi Sharmi Madame

    I am a young girl and before my mum tells me how to cook Your helped me soo much... Please continue this blog and we will support you in every way:) You`re just brilliant!!!

    Tharani, from Zürich

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  91. Ur recipes are really Great ! And ur pics too !

    Ashwini

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  92. Hi, Can you please post sutta kathirikkai bajji recipe? Thank you!

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  93. Hi
    Why don't you try to publish a book ?

    Books will be accessible to more people.

    Ashwini

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  94. hi
    can u pls post how to prepare chocolate milkshake using drinking chocolate powder and without ice cream.

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  95. Hi Sharmilee,
    Your recipes are so great . cud you pls post some recipes for Kids snacks.

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  96. Hi Sharmi,

    ll u pls post how to make noodles masala powder in home.

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  97. Dear sharmi,am a passionate follower of your blog. All your recipes are stepwise and methodically given ,easy to follow and of course delicious. Great job.Kindly tell me where to find medu vadai recipe. I cudnt find it. Really need it very much.

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  98. Hi akka,
    I have been following your blog for all dishes..
    I love sweets.
    I have learnt to prepare rasagulla n carrot halwa from your blog onli.
    I recently tasted petha, an agra sweet, and wanted to prepare it.
    Then i remembered you.
    Cos, yo r the one who can give any recipe in its simplest form.
    Please post the recipe sometime. Iwould love to see sharmi's version and try it.
    Thanks & regards,
    Mani

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  99. Hi Sharmi,

    Tried your Prawn curry recipe. Turned out really well. Just delicious!.


    Kavitha

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  100. Can your recipes be used for daily cooking? I mean, sometimes the use of cashewnut paste, milk, groundnuts, coconut etc causes stomach problems. So, will it be good to eat them everyday in curries and gravies? Also, please provide timings for frying and boiling vegetables like time of frying onions etc.

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    1. I am assuming that not everyday we make special dishes that uses cashews and other fatty items.....Giving timing isnt a good option becos each time the timing may differ depending on the variety of the vegetable.....

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  101. Hi,

    Will u pls post how to use flax seeds in recipes??

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  102. Hi Sharmi, your receipes are worderfully scripted, easy to understand . This is really helpful for those who are not so good in cooking and helps to choose from variety of dishes as per occassion :)
    keep it up, you are doing a great job :) best wishes and luck - Anu...

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  103. could u pls post some healthy recipes without cooking which fills the tummy(no junk), bcoz i m in a hostel where self cooking s not possible. Thank you

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    1. Check out poha/aval recipes posted.......

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  104. hello sharmi can you pls post bread halwa recipie!!!

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  105. Hi sharmi can u pls add Kids lunch box menu ideas collection in recepies index

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    1. Check the sidebar, I have added all the lunchbox recipes, have a separate page for it.....

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  106. Hi sharmi,
    can you please post adhirasam recipe?

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