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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.

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

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

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

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    And it was well worth it.

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