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    Watch Ellen DeGeneres Make Thayir Sadam And Let Your Tamilian Heart Swell With Pride

    It probably isn’t HALF as good as your paati’s but it’s something.

    Indian-American model and author Padma Lakshmi went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently to chat about her new book and other things.

    Chennai-born Lakshmi talked about moving to America as a child and feeling like an outsider while growing up.

    In a fun segment, Lakshmi made Ellen help her cook up a popular dish from her hometown, thayir sadam (curd rice).

    Despite Ellen's protests, Lakshmi made her mix the preparation with her hands.

    And it was well worth it.

    Watch the video here:

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