Steffi's Recipes
Spread the Joy of Cooking !!!

About Author



             Hello Cooking enthusiast I am Angela Steffi. I am originally from Nagerkoil (TamilNadu, Southern part of India). When I was a young kid I was always interested in cooking mainly because I was more passionate about snacks and desserts. My mom used to make these  treats every weekend but I would finish them as soon as they got of the pan. After finishing all these snacks I would always want more and the best way to ensure that I had enough was to make it myself. I started learning more and more recipes and soon enough whenever my friends visited me I started cooking for them.(sweets and snacks).


              Then as all Indian children, I joined a college in Chennai to study my Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I was staying in a hostel and it was during these 4 years that I realized the taste of my mother's home recipes. Whenever I went home during holidays I would relish on the food which my mother made. I also used to take some food for my friends in Chennai who were also longing for home cooked food. 

               At that juncture, some of my friends had rented a house in Chennai to study from there and they were totally clueless about cooking. Even though there are a lot of street food shops in Chennai, many flood the dish with oil or butter and add too much spice to mask the lack of flavor in their dish. So they would smuggle me out of hostel during weekends and I used to cook at their place. It was my first kitchen, I was the head cook, they would cut onions and vegetables for me and I put together a lot of recipes. So now whenever I went home, I started learning the gravies and curries and traditional recipes in South Indian Cooking. Then I would make these dishes during the weekends for my friends. That is when my cooking transitioned from snacks and sweets to preparing a full meal. 

               I graduated college after 4 years and joined HCL as Software Engineer, again the job was in Chennai. I was staying in a hostel and the mess there was horrible. I was picked up by the company bus at 6.30 AM and I came back home at 8.00 PM. Life was horrible, the food at the mess made it even worse. During all these years, my best friend Raji(who was working in the same company) brought me Lunch everyday. Her mom packed 2 lunch boxes, one for her and one for me.  Everyone at the company also used complain about how much they hated the food there and how much they long to go back home to enjoy a good meal. I experienced and understood the importance of home cooked meal.
  





 



           
          Two years flew by, I got married and moved to Dallas, Texas. My mother-in-law is an amazing cook. My hubby had huge praise for his mom's cooking. I immediately knew what I was up against. My mother-in-law is a very kind and gentle woman she taught me all her "secret" recipes. I learn't a lot from her. Now I am in Dallas, in my own kitchen where I am the Master Chef. I carefully built by the kitchen selecting every utensil and appliance. My hubby really appreciated my cooking always helped in prepping the food and cleaning the dishes. I also met some couples in our community who were struggling in the Kitchen. We used to invite them during home parties and they were all huge fans of my cooking. They used to ask for every recipe and made notes of them. 


         That is when my hubby encouraged me start making recipe videos for Youtube. I started my cooking channel in English Classic Masala Hut  a couple of months later I started another cooking channel in Tamil Madras Samayal . I was first hesitant about making videos, I was shy and was afraid of negative comments but my hubby encouraged me to go on with it. When I got my first 100 subscribers he presented me a DSLR. I didn't know how to operate it first and then there were lots of lenses for photography. This was all new for me and I had slowly drifted into the world of food blogging. 




          Almost 9 months later, I had a total of 20,000 subscribers and I was really happy. Many of them would ask for additional recipes or some measurements and that is when Steffi's Recipes was born, to act as a hub for both traditional and western recipes, providing detailed ingredients list and cooking tips. 
     
         Traditionally Indian cooking recipes are passed on from mother to daughter, I have learnt several authentic recipes from my mother, grand-mother and my mother-in-law. I have also traveled to various places and tried several cuisines. I enjoy tasting food from street vendors to star-hotels. Each time I taste a different dish, I try to make the dish at home and vary the ingredients. I have made a careful record of these home-tested recipes. I enjoy cooking and tasting food. I have been cooking for more than 15 years. Cooking is my passion and I always enjoyed making new recipes from different cuisines. 

        I just started this blog a few months ago and so it may not have all the recipes that you are looking for. But I will be adding several new recipes every week and sure the recipes blog will grow. In the meanwhile if you really need any particular recipe. Please mention it in the comments section below and I will post that recipe at a prioritized pace. Once again thank you for visiting Steffi's Recipes and your continued support. Together let's SPREAD THE JOY OF COOKING !!

146 comments :

  1. Angela I have a request.. could you please make chettinad chicken curry.. I had this at an indian restaurant here in West Chester Pensylvannia and ever since then I am trying to make chettinad chicken curry but it has never turned out right. Hoping you can help!Thank you. I will try the chettinad recipes on your site and hope it comes out as yummy as it looks :)

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    1. Thank you very much Roanne, I will upload the recipe before next weekend.Happy Cooking :)

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    2. Hi Roanne, I have uploaded Chettinad Chicken Curry Recipe in our blog please read it here :

      http://www.steffisrecipes.com/2016/08/chettinad-chicken-curry-chettinad.html

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    3. Hi Angela this is Priya from Sydney . Am a great fan of your cooking. Kindly share me Ur email details I would like to talk to you. My is is priyakarthigeyan@gmail.com

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  2. Just found your site. Your methods are simple and quite easy to follow with the video and step by step picture to guide. Thank you for doing this. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you do, and that you have helped me to learn how to prepare good food.

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    1. Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment. I am really happy that you liked the site. I will certainly upload more recipes every week. Spread the joy of cooking !!!

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  3. Your videos are so simple yet awesome! I've never been near the kitchen but was always passionate about food. I've now started cooking because of you. Thank you so much!

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  4. Your videos are so simple yet awesome! I've never been near the kitchen but was always passionate about food. I've now started cooking because of you. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you so much. I am really happy to have encouraged your cooking. Wish you all the best for your culinary pursuits !!

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    2. Hey, Just stopped by to say Hi. From one Steffi to another.

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    3. Hello Steffi, please post your feedback after trying the recipe. Happy cooking !!

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    4. hi mam your recipes is very supper and its very easy to cooking and i am information my friends visit your webside

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  5. Hi,
    Your videos are good, and I tried more recipes. Yummy taste. Thanks.
    Can you please share the link of "attu kall paya" or upload youtube video. Regards narayanan from Muscat

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    1. Thank you very much for your feedback.I am glad that you liked the recipes.I have not recorded the video yet.I will upload the video and post the recipe soon.Thank you for your interest.

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  6. Hi,
    Your recipes are soo easy especially the way you explain . It makes one want yo cook and explore. A big fan of your recipes. Cant wait to try them . Wishing you all the best in all that you do and for this wonderful journey that you have begun ☺

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  7. Hi,
    Your recipes are soo easy especially the way you explain . It makes one want yo cook and explore. A big fan of your recipes. Cant wait to try them . Wishing you all the best in all that you do and for this wonderful journey that you have begun ☺

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    1. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments.I am really happy that you liked my recipes.Thanks a lot:) .Please try the recipes and post your feedback..Spread the joy of Cooking !!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing. Will definitely try the recipes.

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    1. Please post your feedback after trying the recipes

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  9. Ur recipes look yummy to look at.. I've been glued to my phone for almost an hour jus looking at ur cooking..can't wait to try... So nice of u to put it up so easily for everyone to understand... God bless u more for sharing it wonderful talent.😍

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    1. I am very happy that you liked all my recipes.Please do try them and post your feedback.Happy Cooking !!!

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  10. Thanks Angela. I also love cooking and really enjoy your Youtube videos. You have taught me a lot. Best food is home food.

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    1. yes, Homemade food is always the best.Thank you very much for your comments.I am happy that you liked the recipes.Happy Cooking

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  11. Hi Angela ...I am from New York name is Mr. Leslie D'Souza, I was reading your profile , which was quite interesting . If you ever have a Cooking Book coming out please let me know and if you give cooking classes in Dallas , I would luv to join , your recipes are very simple and easy to follow so far i made Fish Fry and Kaju Katli/Burfi which came out sucessfully . Many Thanks to you ..keep up the good work i am a Big Fan of yours at CMH...Regards Leslie

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.I am very happy that you liked the recipes.If I publish a cook book my fist copy will be for you.Thanks a lot for your words.Happy Cooking and lets Spread the Joy of Cooking:)

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  12. Hi Angela,

    So much passion in your words. I stumbled upon your video by accident and am actively going through your recipes now. I am planning to make your chettinad chicken curry and mutter paneer next week for a party. Hope it turns out well.

    Good luck with your blog and thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes.

    Happy cooking!!!

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments. I am happy that you liked the recipes,All the best and please post your feedback after trying the recipes.Happy Partying !!!

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  13. Hi Angela,

    I am a big fan of your cooking and i love the way you teach the recipes in detail. I am from Chennai and stay in Dallas,Tx too. I was wondering from which store you get seafood like sankara, pomfret etc. I am very much missing the seafood back from Chennai. It would be great if you could tell me. Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments.I buy fish from a Vietnamese supermarket Cali Saigon they have some fresh fish and sometimes from central market (Sardines and Anchovies) they have fresh Sardines in Central market.

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  14. I was born in India, Bangalore. Grew up in Australia and now few months ago i landed in UTAH, Salt lake city without a clue of how to cooking. I am sick of eating outside everyday. Now that the snow is around i am so scared of driving in snow and i was desperately looking for a site where i can learn to cook something simple for survival. I hope i found it.

    Anegla, you recipe seems to be simple for people like me who never cooked life. Great blog. Thank You very much.

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am happy that you liked the blog. Please do try the recipes from us. Spread the Joy of cooking !!

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  15. Can anyone guide me what kind of cooker i should buy at Walmart. There are so many choices. I have a rice cooker.But need to buy something for cooking meat. Thanks

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    1. You can buy Indian pressure cookers from Indian stores(if there are any in the region) or you can buy a pressure cooker from "Presto" its available in Walmart and in Amazon
      Stainless steel: http://amzn.to/2eGqB20
      Aluminium: http://amzn.to/2euf0qV
      Hope it helps.. Happy cooking !!

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  16. Hi Steffi....I shud thanq for all the videos u have shared. I tried my hand in cooking and my wife and son loves some dishes I have replicated from ur recipes. Can u tell me what is the netted round box u use to keep spices inside while making biriyani.....inside the vessel I mean.... I dont seem to find it online. Can u help??

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    1. Hi Saravanan, thank you for your comments. I bought it as a "Tea Diffuser". You can also use a cheese cloth as an alternative if you cannot find it. All the best !!

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  17. Hi Steffi....I shud thanq for all the videos u have shared. I tried my hand in cooking and my wife and son loves some dishes I have replicated from ur recipes. Can u tell me what is the netted round box u use to keep spices inside while making biriyani.....inside the vessel I mean.... I dont seem to find it online. Can u help??

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  18. Thanks a lot Steffi...looking forward to try all ur recipes.......Thnks a ton

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  19. I just stumbled on your youtube channel and it got me here. Your videos are clear and easy to follow. I am looking forward to trying your dishes one-by-one. Nice work. Keep going.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments. I am happy that you liked the recipes.I Will post more recipes soon.Happy Cooking :)

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  20. great recipes.. do you own any android app?. so that i can easily find your recipes there.

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    1. I am glad that you liked the recipes.Sorry I don't have any app as of now

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  21. Glad that youtube recommended your videos for me as i am forever watching cookery videos on youtube. very simple, artful presentation of classic dishes. One request though..can you include more of vegetarian everyday recipes, particularly that of your nagercoil region. I was an avid non-vegetarian but recently slowly turning vegetarian because of health issues. happy cooking! Stay Blessed!

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    1. thank you so much for your feedback Dilli ,Sure i will include more vegetarian dishes in my blog soon, my nagercoil dishes :)

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  22. Hi Steffi...i have been following your videos in youtube for quite sometime and i must say you upload some of the best recipes of south india. I have a question for you. I stay in the US and i am confused with the types of mutton(lamb & goat) they sell here. I am looking for taste and texture like how we get in india(chennai). Which kind of mutton do you recommend which is similar to what we get in chennai? And they sell in various types like goat leg and thigh, goat mix etc. It would be great if you could answer my questions. Happy Cooking :)

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    1. The lamb we get in grocery stores(usually from New Zealand) have a higher fat content and therefore are not suitable for biryani and curries but they taste best when roasted. However there are Indian and hispanic stores which sell goat meat from Mexico these are the ones we get in India. Goat mix has a lot of small bones and cartilages making it ideal for biryani and curry. While the leg of goat has one large bone which can be easily removed and used for boneless fry varieties.

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  23. Hi Steffi,

    I stumbled upon your website accidentally. Your recipes are fantastic. Keep it up.

    Best Regards,
    Eustace
    (BTW, I'm your FiL's cousin)

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  24. Steffi,

    Your youtube channels and this blog looooook so amazing and your presentation is wonderful..It will be good to show a page with your kitchen photos and the camera, lighting stuff..That will attract good crowd

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  25. Hi Steffi,

    I am Dinesh from London. I cooked your Kothu Parotta for my parents and younger brother. They all loved it. Thank you very much for sharing this famous meal recepie in Srilanka. Srilankans love Kothu Prarotta. I am a Srilankan. I am going to cook Pattani Kurma / Green Peas Masala, Paneer Peas Masala and Vegetable fried rice for my girlfriend and family tomorrow.

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    1. oh nice!!! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am very happy that the recipe turned out good for you. Rock the kitchen.I will be waiting for your feedback .Happy Cooking :) All the best

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  26. Hi steffie thanks for posting wonderful delicious dishes

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  27. Hi steffi can u mail me the measurements for 3 kg plum cake for my email Id daisyshalini @Gmail. Com wating for ur reply

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    1. Thank you so much. The cake i made weighed about 1.5 kg you can double the quantity,if you make 3 kg cake in 1 batch it will be very hard to get it cooked evenly and will take long time to bake which will result in a very dry cake.

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  28. Thanks for ur reply dear I am gonna give for baking outside in bakery for 5kg please give me the measurement this is my first Christmas 1month is completion if matriage so wanna tempt all my family members please mail me the details dear

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  29. Hi Angela,
    I just wanted to thank you for your simple and well-presented instructional videos. Your recipes are so easy to follow! I've bookmarked quite a few yummy looking recipes and am looking forward to trying them all in the coming days!
    Regards,
    Pri

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    1. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your comments, i am very happy that you liked the recipes. please share your feedback after trying the recipes. I would love to hear from you, happy cooking.!!!

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  30. Dear Angela, I love your blog and your FB Page. We cook oil free at home for health reasons. Could you try and post some oil free recipes too please?
    Thank you!
    Slim Chandra-Shekar

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, sure i will upload some oil free and some healthy diet recipes soon .

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  31. Greetings Angela!

    My name is Adil and I live in Karachi, Pakistan. Being a Parsi, our style of cooking is fairly similar to yours and that's why I have my cook try out your recipes, especially the ones that have to do with seafood. I'm absolutely crazy about fish, prawns, lobsters and crabs. I would like to congratulate you on doing a great job of providing recipes with pictorial insertions and videos which are very informative and easy to follow. Godd luck for the future and all the best for 2017! Best regards....... Adil Khory

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    1. Thank you Adil for your wonderful comments and feedback. I will add more seafood recipes 10 20017. Thanks for watching Steffi's Recipes. Happy Cooking !

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  32. OMG I just saw 2 recipes of yours on youtube and man you are good. I wish I stayed near by your place to come home and personally learn the recipes from you and gobble on the dishes you make ;)

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    1. Ha ha that's so nice thank you very much, I am glad that you liked my recipes. I will share more recipes soon. Happy Cooking !!!

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  33. Hi Angela! My husband and I LOVE your butter chicken recipe. I have been to all the Indian stores in my area but cannot find Kashmiri chilli powder. Do you have a substitute or alternative powder blend that results in the same flavour? I've tried using different blends and the butter chicken comes out pretty good but none of them taste exactly like traditional butter chicken. Any substitute suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  34. Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I am glad that you liked my butter chicken recipe.
    Kashmiri chili powder is added to impart nice color to the recipe and at the same time they are less spicy you can substitute kashmiri chilies with a mixture of Cayenne pepper and paprika (1 : 4 ratio) to get both heat and color.
    Thank you .

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    1. Tried it again using your ratios of cayenne and paprika and it was DELICIOUS! I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes soon. Thanks so much!

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    2. Thank you so much Elaine, I am glad that the recipe turned out good. I will share more recipes soon, Happy Cooking !!!

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  35. Hi Steffi.could you please upload a videos on how to make idly batter for getting soft idly n crispy dosa.I live in UK and i always end up with a diaster in the idly recipe

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    1. Sure Priya I will upload Idli dosa batter soon and some tips for fermenting the batter. Thank you

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  36. Hi Steffi Sis !!!.. This is Keerthi.. !!! Actually am in the phase of learning cooking. Last week i was searching for Mutton Ghee Roast in Youtube and came across your video which was simply superb. And it came out well for me too. Thank you :) Today only i visited you steffirecipes.com and i was so happiee to see more recipes(Non-veg, Sweets & snacks) I am very much excited to try all these recipes. Thank you sooo much :) :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and compliments Keerthana, I am really very happy that you liked my recipes. Thank you so much for taking your time to share your feedback. I will share more recipes with you soon. Please share your feedback after trying the recipe. Happy Cooking Keerthana!!!

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  37. Angela your recipes are amazing and I love making them. I am from Nagercoil too. I have been in Pittsburgh for 35 years. I have been sharing your site to all my family. My daughter who recently got married loves making your recipes and is learning the art of Indian cooking.Thanks again.

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    1. wow so nice namma oor :) Thank you so much for your lovely comments an compliments. I am glad that you liked my recipes. I will share more recipes soon. Thank you so much :)

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  38. Hi Steffi!! hope you are doing good. i came across your website few weeks ago, and am very much impressed with your recipes. i tried few of your recipes and they turned out very tasty especially onion pakoda;)..
    thanks a lot for sharing these recipes. do you have any recipe for neththili karuvadu?

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing you lovely comments. I am glad that you liked my recipes. Sorry I haven't uploaded the recipe yet. I will definitely share the recipe with you soon. I have ordinary karuvadu kulambu recipe, we can follow the same for making nethili karuvadu kulambu .
      Thank you http://www.steffisrecipes.com/2016/11/karuvattu-kulambu-recipe.html

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  39. Hi Steffi, I accidently came across your YouTube posting last week. Found very interesting recipes. I made Munthri kothu and came out perfectly well. I used pepper powder and roosted cumin powder instead ginger powder.

    next I am gong to make Thattai. Kindly advise me what type of rice flour to use. Is it steam rice flour,raw rice flour or roasted rice flour? Is it white or red Rice flour?
    Thank you

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, sorry for the late reply. I somehow missed the comments.
      I used store bought rice flour(regular rice flour) (Idiyappam flour also works fine for this recipe).
      Please share your feedback after trying the recipe. Happy Cooking !!!

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  40. Hi Steffi, i am from Malaysia. I recently came across your YouTube cooking channels. I am truly impressed at the simplicity of your style, presentation and methods. Cooking hasn't been my strength. But ever since I came across your recipes, I have been trying them out with much success.
    So Steffi, keep those variety of wonderful recipes coming.
    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and compliments. I am really very happy that you liked my recipe. I learned all my recipes from my mom and my mother-in-law/
      I will share more recipes soon. Thank you .

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  41. Hi Angela, Me and my little daughter are fan of your Madras samayal. I tried jangri, paruppu payasam, poondu kuzhambhu, mushroom gravy and so on.... Mmmm yummy! Thanks for sharing your videos. Can you please share your mobile number if any doubt I can clarify with you.

    Keep posting always....
    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely comments and feedback Poornima. I am really glad that your daughter likes my recipes. Please convey my thanks and regards to your daughter.
      Sorry for the late response.
      Have a nice day. I will share more recipes soon. Thank you.

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  42. Hello!
    Today I just came across your video in YouTube on organizing the kitchen. Even I live in an apartment and there is no space to keep all my stuffs. It was very useful and nice. You have selected many extraordinary kitchen stuffs to make the kitchen look attractive and neat. Even I live in Arlington, Texas very close to Dallas. Please let me know where do you usually get those small good looking items in your kitchen. Even I love cooking and cooking has been my passion always.
    And now I have started watching all your recipes in both of your channels. You are so awesome. Keep posting more recipes and since we are close I like to meet you too.
    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely comments Sunitha, I am really very happy to see your comments. Wow nice very nearby, I but most of my things from Amazon and some from Target. Sometimes in Ross.
      Thank you so much Sunitha for your love and support. I will share more recipes soon.
      Have a nice day.

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  43. Hi Steffi
    My name is Dr. Ranjan William. I am a radiologist living in Muscat, Oman. Cooking is my passion. I too got the interest from my mom. Tried some of your recipes. They are excellent just how my mum makes! By the way I am also from Nagercoil. I will post some of them to my children living in the US and Netherlands. They long for Tamil Nadu food. In fact My son in law an American loves Indian cuisine. Thanks for posting Christmas pallagarams. I am going to try them when children come for Christmas! How about "Kalagala"! I will be happy if you can post it.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful and encouraging feedback, I am very happy to hear that we share the same hometown.
      Kandippa I will share the recipe of Kalaka soon (Our Nagercoil famous recipe- Christmas snack) .
      Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to share your comments.
      Have a nice day, Happy Cooking !!!
      All the best for your cooking Adventurous !!!

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    2. Hi Steffi
      Thanks for your reply. You have started including about Cholesterol and trans fat etc in one of your videos. This is really good.
      I have some suggestions. About 8.7% of adult Indian population are diabetic (International Diabetic Federation SEA). Which is really high. You can suggest alternatives to high calorie ingredients in the menu.
      Suggest food calorie value for your preparations whenever possible. An useful website I found was http://southindianfoods.in/south_indian_food_caloriechart.html
      Mention about the number of portion or to how many it is prepared for.
      I recently made Adai dosai. I used the exact quantity you have mentioned but it became excess for two of us as I was unsure how many I can make! Your idea of mixing lentils is excellent as it provides most of the essential amino acids, a healthy option especially for vegetarians.
      We use lot of spices in our preparations. Whenever possible You can mention about the medicinal value about the spices and in general about the nutritive value of our food.
      You kitchen is nicely arranged and one of the clean kitchens I have seen in most Chef shows!
      I have made your Chicken Kulambu. This is the first time I have tried and it came out well. However we found it too spicy. I have used the the exact proportions you have mentioned. Perhaps the heat index of the chilly powder we get here may be high I thing. One should be gentle on the chillies specially when you are mixing Chilli powder, green Chillies and Black pepper!
      Another suggestion is about the measurements. Cup and spoon measurements are fine for general cooking. However as you are aware an US cup measurement is not the same the metric cup or an Australian cup for that matter. Saying it with weight equivalent will be good specially when you are baking!
      Waiting for your Kalakala recipe.

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    3. Stumbled onto Madras Samayal today on Youtube.Loved your easy simple methods and your clarity in explaining the recipes.Very neat presentation in a cute kitchen.My mother is a fabulous cook.Checked your recipes to compare with hers some are the same.Beginners will love to cook watching your videos and with your warm style.
      You make it seem so easy.I recommended you to my daughter.
      Wishing you the very best dear.

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  44. Hey steffi. Ur cookings are really grt.I showed to my mother she s going to prepare soon i hope.thank you and keep sharing ur knowledge.your husband and children are so lucky to have u.gd blss u

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments. I will be waiting for your feedback. Convey my regards to your mom. Happy Cooking !!!

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  45. Hi Angela

    I came across your website and youtube channels two days back and I have been browsing them again and again. Tried Mushroom curry, Ennai kathrikkai and Vazhaikai varuval. All three came out well. They are easier to do as well :) Very well explained videos. Hats off to your dedication in teaching..

    I have a small request. Please post more breakfast recipes. Its seriously a big headache to decide breakfast and bored with usual idly, dosa, upma.

    Thanks !!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments and feedback, I am really very happy that you liked my recipes.
      I have planned to upload some healthy breakfast recipes , will upload soon Knadippa.
      Thank you so much :)

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  46. Hi Angela!

    Your butter chicken recipe is the best! I doubled it so it would last longer but it didn't come out quite the same. I suppose the quantities of spices should be altered...can you tell me what spice modifications are required to double the recipe and achieve the same taste?

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  47. Hi Steffi,
    I'm sunitha from Singapore, s/w engineer. But native is nagercoil. Recently I resigned a job so I got a time to cook and interest. So, I found ur channel in YouTube. First of all, I'm very much impressive ur voice and sound. I hope everyone agree. The way of teaching is easily understand to us. Really wawwwww ur all recipes.
    I tried more recipes. Badusha superbbb and came out very well. Plz, upload Appam recipe. Sometimes it's not come out well. Can u upload Appam

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    1. Thank you so much Sunitha for sharing your lovely comments and compliments, I accidentally broke my aapam pan, next month my athai is coming to visit us, I have asked her to bring one pan (because here its very hard to find good shallow pan )
      Soon I will upload the recipe. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your comments. Have a nice day.

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  48. Hi Steffi,

    I left home after undergrad and without ever stepping into my moms kitchen. My boyfriend stayed lavishly on company expenses (Thus never having to cook for himself) for 3 years before he joined me for graduate school. We both share a common love for food but used to hate the effort of making it. We stumbled upon your website and think it is awesome! The recipes are easy, most of the ingredients are usually available at home (so we don't have to make a trip to the store just because we decided to make something out of the ordinary) and most importantly your recipes have never failed us so far! You not only make things look easy, you have helped us believe that they were easy! We are almost finishing up grad school and cooking is something we would never have mastered if it wasn't for you!

    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments, really very happy that you liked my recipes. I will share more recipes soon. all the best for your Career and all the very best for your future cooking adventurous. Happy COoking !!!

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  49. Hai steffi
    enaku english theriadhu. nan samayalil zero. nan enna samaithalum en kanavaruku pidekala. enna epoum samaika theriala unakunu sollite irupar. ipa dhan 4 daysa youtubela unga madras samayal parthu kulambu, muttai masala, varuval items seiren.nenga solra madhiriye samaithen. sema taste. nijama. en kanavarum enna thitama sapdranga. enakum ipa dhan samayalil oru nambikkai vandhiruku. daily unga video parthu dhan nan samaikren. thank you so much steffi. lovingly, manju seelan

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    1. Oh super dear Manju, Vaalthukkal.
      Romba Santhosama irukku ungaluku ennoda samayal pidithatharku. Nan innum naraya recipes seekirama upload panren.
      Ungaluku innum naraya parrattukal kidaika ennoda vaalthukkal.
      Nantri.
      Naavin suvai arumbukal malarattum.

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    2. HAI dear steffi

      Thanks. enaku reply pannadhuku.

      wednesday ungal mutton chukka seithen. but adhu gravya vandhutu. nan koiluku poradhala sapdala. husband sapitu romba sandhoshapatanga. innaiku kooda chettinadu egg gravy seithen. thank you so much. innaiku enna seialamnu ph eduthu ungal mugathil dhan vilikiren. Lovingly manjuseelan

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  50. Hi Angela

    We're students from Toronto. This is the first time we are away from home. We stumbled upon your Mutton Ghee Roast recipe and followed it exactly. It was superb! We also tried your Mutton Chettinad recipe and that too came out amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us!

    Good luck.. looking forward to learning more dishes from you :)

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    1. You are most welcome, Thank you so much for sharing taking your valuable time and sharing your feedback, really happy that you liked. I will share more recipes soon.

      All the best for your studies.

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  51. Steffi your really awesome, doing great things in kitchen. I love your recipes, the way you start it and finally the flavour of the dish, quite simple and easy process of cooking, creating magic with different styles of recipes. Each recipe encourage me to try it without hesitations. I will be punished if I don't appreciate your great work. Keep rocking in the Kitchen !!!

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    1. Ha ha Thank you so much Nancy for sharing your lovely comments (sorry for the late reply)
      Your comments are very encouraging, Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.
      Have a nice day Nancy.

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  52. Hi Steffi, i am jeeshma from illinois state, could you please upload a videos on how to make vatha kuzhambu(kalyana mandapam vatha kuzhambu).

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    1. Hi Jeeshma, I have already shared vatha Kulambu recipe in madras Samayal Youtube channel.

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  53. Hi Angela today I tried Onion bonda with help of your video. Today I have seen paal kozhukattai. It was yummy myself I Will try it. Can you please post uppu urundai please.

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    1. Thank you Poornima for sharing your lovely feedback, I am glad that you liked.
      I haven't tried uppu urundai yet, I will try at home and share the recipe with you. Thank you .

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  54. Your recipes are very good and having super taste i try somes dishes. Good luck for you

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  55. Hello Madam. Thank you for all your recipe videos and you are really doing a great job! Exactly for people who would like to enhance their culinary skills, especially bachelors and spinsters. Like it has become the style of cooking for me, what you do through your recipes.
    And really you are a sorta highness for my South Indian friends here in Cambridge during the weekends in Kitchen! Our favorite recipe of yours is the "Mutton Ghee roast". Wish you all the best and keep going.

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    1. Same pinch Mutton ghee roast is my favorite recipe too..
      Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your lovely comments and compliments, I am really very happy that you liked my recipes.
      I will share more recipes soon.

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  56. Yadhrthamaga unnudyya Briyani recipient parka nerndadu piragu kitchen arrangement summa sollakkooodaaadu migavumm azhaggaaaaaaagga irundhdu enakum Dana our kitchen irukkiradu Adil maedai pooragavum pathirathai parappi vaippaen naan . Unnudyya kitchanai partha evvalayu anandamai. Irukkuma theriyuma. Ennudaya focus ellamay entrepreneurship . Marketing seivadil migundha akkarai migavumm rusuyaga Briyani seivadil eppadi energy 10 Varuna dathiku mun puthagam vadivamaithen andruthan Briyani eppadi seivadil endru katrukondaen aduvarai enakum Briyani Samarkand theriyadu enakum amma saeyum Briyani avvlavu famous.

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  57. Hi
    Steffi..wanted to say tht u look awesome...n the both of u make such a lovely couple. n ive become a fan of ur recipes n videos as well...im trying them out one by one.

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  58. Hi Steffi,
    You're recipes are super easy and I have to mention that the way you teach us is very impressive. I have tried a number of your recipes. Great going.

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  59. Hi Steffi,
    Thank u so much for all your recipes.. I am not a good cook before I know about ur videos and website. All ur recipes create a new bond between me and my daughter.. Keep doing.. All the very best. God Bless all ur efforts...

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  60. Hello Steffi,
    Thank you for all your family recipes. Ive tried a lot of your dishes and it reminds me of my moms cooking. Amazing work on the videos and presentation.
    Odd question :)- where did you buy your stainless steel cooking set ? Looks like most of your dishes are all from the same set. Any pointers would be really helpful.
    Thanks
    Santhosh

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  61. Hi Angela !

    All your recipes are very nice I love all your recipes and your youtube channel its very helpfull for me coz i don't know to cook well like most of the teenagers...I use to see your youtube channel almost everyday for checking your new recipes.. Keep going we will support you steffi and i love the last parts of all your videos when u say "Naavin suvai arumbukal malarattummm " :)

    #lovefromfrance

    Meena Arun

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  62. Hi steffi....
    I am following your youtube videos the recent days. good attitude, good pleasent presentation, very clear instruction . i hv gone through many videos of others too . but in some way it remain unique. so went through your blog. ABOUT US toooo..... suprised to know you also belong to nagercoil...cheers.. mee too.... not just that i like the way u start and finish each recepies in the video. All the best. looking forward for more recepies.

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  63. Hello Angela. Your channel is awesome. Keep it up. Feel like looking at my mom or sister when I see your videos. Thank you for making traditional foods. நாவின் சுவை அரும்புகள் மலர செய்ததற்கு நன்றி.

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  65. Hi mam,
    A great follower and fan of your cooking. Currently I'm working as a researcher at the Clemson University, South Carolina. Basically from Chennai and here I'm staying with my friends in an apartment near the campus and I always like cooking. We are professional caterers once and im always impressed by my mom's cooking. The purpose of this message is to request you to make a video on a curry for chapathi or parotta which is especially made by broccoli or mixed veggies not veg kurma (I prefer only broccoli). As you aware it is widely and cheaply available in US. So please suggest me a recipe made with whole broccoli. I appreciate your time in reading this message and looking forward to your video at your earliest convenience. Thanks and Best regards. Prakash

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  66. Hi steffi mam,i'm vani bargavi from theni,ur cooking style is really super,i tried ur recipies.....i expect more recipies from ur madras samayal channel....plz upload coconut milk sadam mam....keep in touch

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  67. The Pepper Chicken recipe was really good. Can that same recipe be used for making Pepper mushroom ? Have you tried it? If not can u post a recipe for Pepper Mushroom.

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  68. Hi Steffie,
    Good Morning!!

    நான் உங்கள் அனைத்து சமையல் நிகழ்ச்சிகளையும் கண்டேன். ஒவ்வொரு நிகழ்ச்சியும் மிகவும் உபயோகமுள்ளதாக உள்ளது. தங்கள் நிகழ்ச்சியின் மூலம் நான் வீட்டில் சில இனிப்பு வகைகள் செய்து என் குழ்ந்தைகளுக்கு கொடுத்தேன். அவர்களும் மகிழ்ச்சியாக சாப்பிட்டார்கள்.
    தங்கள் நிகழ்ச்சியில் இன்னும் சில சமையல் குறிப்புகள், School Snacks & Variety Rice வகைகள் பகிர கேட்டு கொள்கிறேன்.
    நாவின் சுவை அரும்புகள் மலரட்டும்.

    Regards
    Sunitha Sasikumar.
    Chennai

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  69. Hi Steffi,

    I am new to cooking.After getting married only I have started cooking.I am following all ur recipes daily. Romba easya iruku follow panrathuku. I am fan of ur Bisibelebath recipe.Please include more vegetable curry items.I want to know one thing Steffi.Antha mini red mixie jar (From bisbibelebath recipe) enga vangininga.Its so easy and compact.Beginner tips for cooking videos upload panunga.It will be very useful for beginners like me.All the best .
    Thanks,
    Sharmiela Ganesan

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  70. Hi Steffi,
    I tried ur chicken biriyani receipe .yummy!!!coulg u tell me rice measurement cup .1cup equal how much ml .ml is varying differeing in different cup

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  72. Hi Steffi, it's a very interesting and inspiring your cooking style, I liked the video in which u showed ur entire kitchen how organised it is. Thanks allot for sharing , getting ideas how to be more organised watching your videos.

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  73. Hi Angela Steffi,

    I am Abdul from Denmark (born in A.P. - India). I have just started to go through videos and they seem to make me more and more curios - about the simplicity and agility.
    As I am myself an I T guy , I would strongly suggest you to continue with this new field that you are currently in. Keep innovating and try fusing the Mughalai with traditional Brahmin recipes of South India.

    It was exactly this what the Khaansamas ( Master Chefs in urdu/persian) in the kitchens of the Moghuls/Nawaabs used to experiment and produce. Believe me they were rewarded with what an IT guy cannot even dream of. Now that profession/recipes are lost but you have re-incarnated that profession knowingly or unknowingly. Keep innovating and uphold the traditional cuisine of India.

    All the Best,
    Abdul

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  74. Hi steffi akka,

    Am Ronald from Tirunelveli, working in Trinidad (W.I). All your recipes really saved me from all these western food. Whenever I miss home, I would go to Madras samayal and start trying ur recipe... I love all ur recipe (simple and very delicious).

    I have one request. In West Indies we don't get much of raw spices.So we use powder(chilli,corriander,jeera etc). When u tell ur secret masala recipe, can u also tell how much spoon of powder also. Because it is hard for me to decipher,how much powder of each spices to add equalling to ur secret recipe. Tat would really be helpful.

    Thank you so much akka.

    Regards
    Ronald

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  75. Hi Steffi Akka,

    I stumbled across your video on Facebook and searched the web and youtube for more videos, finally found Madras Samayal. I love your videos, you explain everything and make it easy - I also love your little kitchen tips! Please keep making more videos :)
    One thing I want to do better is squid curry.. can you please share a recipe for that? Thank you!

    Lahary

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    1. Hi Steffi,
      I love your receipes and cooking videos with clear explanation..I'm regular follower of Madrad Samayal from the day one of my marriage..
      Thanks a ton for sharing your super cool receipes..
      And one more doubt..Wr you had schooling?

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  76. Hi Steffi,

    Thanks for sharing Traditional Receipes.

    How about sharing Mutton Botti Varuval / Curry, Mutton Head Gravy , Mutton Liver, Brain and other Mutton Special Items.

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  78. Hi Steffi, I am a fan of "Madras Samayal". You didnt tell about that line "Naavin suvai arumbugal malarattum". How did you came up with it?

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  79. Steffi which type of cookware are u using and where can be bought

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  80. Steffi which type of cookware are u using and where can be bought

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  81. You are very good! Love your style of cooking and the simplicity with which you explain the cooking steps...Keep rocking!!!:)
    Spread the joy of cooking...

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  82. Hi Stefi am really happy to see your cooking the way you explain and make understand very clearly in english or tamil,subscribed your youtube channel.Just my one suggestion as a friend why cant you post in instagram also.Am in instagram posting my food pics just started 1 month back only in the name of fondoffoods. Am happy to say i tried bread recipe but finally it came out very dense i dont know where i went wrong but i followed ur measurment opprox .plz do reply thanks

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  83. Hi,
    I like all your recipe and iam a big fan of Madras samaiyal.i belong to nellai district and I like to know the recipe for Aappam ,basically the measurements required to prepare the batter.
    Thanks,
    Karthika
    Bangalore

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  84. Hello Steffi. First of all Kudos to your madras samayal channel.jus now checking this website and have seen pics. Hopefully that's your mother in law in wedding pic.She worked in Ignatius convent right? I couldn't recollect her name. I was a student of that school. So asked simply. And I am also from nagercoil basically and married to a tirunelveli guy.Now in USA. Happy cooking journey..

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  85. Hi Steffi
    Your presentation and dishes look awesome. I am renewing my kitchen utensils. I live in Toronto. I want to know what kind of utensils you suggest and what brand. I like all your utensils used. Please and thanks.

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  86. Hi steffi ,
    This is shammi , interested in cooking and lately am into baking , when i was searching for butter murruku i came across your you tube channel , i loved your recipe , the way you explain is too good and it sounds as if one of our own family member is explaining things with care , hope to see more baking recipes from you thanks and good luck

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  87. Hi sis i am Thenmozhi first of all advance wish you a very happy birthday to you my birthday also this month 2nd . Your recipes are too good i tried your recipes it comes out very well and good taste. I loved your recipes and the way explained it . Plz tell the name of the utensils you used sis. Plz upload much more recipes in future. Thankyou and reply me takecare bye sis...

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