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Iron Chef meets Iyer n' chef !!

Edit Iron chef meets Iyer n' chef.. by Panfusine on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:22am Ever have those moments when someone mentions something, anything & it sticks to your mind with a crazy glue like strength?.. One such thought was when my friend Shailaja Venkatasubramanyan once wrote to me about Onion Sambhar & a potato roast curry.. Well this is one such thought byte for me personally. So when I was watching a recent episode of 'Cook like an Iron Chef' by Chef Michael Symon, which featured a dish with potatoes & Pacific cod, It was Shailaja that came into mind & I just HAD to act on it..

Traditional (tamil brahmin) Tam Bram festival fare involves a full three course meal each with rice as its focus, accompanied by about 5-6 vegetable dishes prepared in different styles. Very different from a typical western sit down lunch or dinner. The first course is rice with Sambhar, a thick lentil gravy seasoned primarily with Tamarind and a coriander…