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Muruku Maker

For this week Indian Kitchen , my project of creating online Indian glossary in images:

Bronze murukulu maker from India and Sawa 2000 Cookie press from Sweden - I use both to make murukulu(murukku) in different patterns and shapes.

Bronze muruku maker is available in Indian appliance shops here in US. Sawa cookie press, try Ebay or one of those kitchen gadget selling shops.

Murukula Maker

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Televison Debut

Our small town is making television debut on ABC channel, today. Do you remember my post about ABC’s Extreme Makeover- Home Edition. Today at 8/7 central time, they are going to show the episode filmed in our town, featuring Novak family.

Photo from Lulu Loves Manhattan food blogWhat is this food item? Guessing game, now with prizes for correct guessers - all courtesy of Lulu of Lulu Loves Manhattan.
Go visit and have fun.
Photo from Lulu Loves Manhattan

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Sunday December 4, 2005 at 3:07 pm- permalink)
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Coocnut Scraper & Kuzhi Paniyaram

Swarna from Chennai, sent me via email, these two beautiful images of her kitchen gadgets for my Indian Kitchen series.

She wrote to me…
“Both of these given to me by my mother from Madras. The first one is a hand held coconut grater or scraper would be more apt and the second one is what we call “kuzhi paniyaram” vessel. Kuzhi means hole (literally) in tamil and paniyaram I suppose is the name of the dish. It can be made sweet or savoury. mostly we do the left over idli/dosa batter, chop a few onions, green chillies do the tadka and pour the batter into these moulds. The types of batter we can do is endless really, rava(sooji) combination, maida/jaggery/mashed banana- for a sweet paniyaram.”

Hand Held Coconut Scraper Used for grating the fresh coconut - Sent by  Swarna, reader of this blog,  from UK kuzhi paniyaram or Ponganaala Pennam - Sent by Swarna, a reader of this blog, from UK
Hand held coconut scraper/grater and Kuzhi Paniyaram (Ponganaala Pennam)

Thanks Swarna!

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