Category Food and Recipes

A meet-up of food-cousins, twins, triplets and more – 2

I would have normally skipped the khichdis, but the cheer and bonhomie that the delegates exuded drew me to them. I am glad that I did, for I would have missed two unusual ‘cousins’ had I not stopped.

A meet-up of food-cousins, twins, triplets and more – I

You could say that foods have their own ‘taste-alikes’ just as we humans are supposed to have seven lookalikes each in the world.

Maavadu/Vadu Mangai – tender mango pickle

Try out this easy-peasy tender mango pickle. But hurry up. They are available only for a very short period at the beginning of summer!

Idli-dosas and Me!

The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay

Naivedyam I – Offering with love and surrender

The concept of naivedyam goes beyond the mere act of offering, investing it with a sacred and spiritual significance

Do you recall the brands from your childhood? – I

Remember some of the brands of the mid 20th century? Come, walk back in time with me…

Cool tips for summer and a drink of Panagam

Beat the heat this summer with some cool tips and drinks!

Mango and neem flower chutney – ‘It’s Different’!

Try this ‘ cool’ recipe this summer. It tastes great!

What makes for ‘authentic’ food?

Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?

Pongalo Pongal!!

Indian festivals are a great gastronomical delight, and Pongal is no exception.

Pori Urundai – the light-as-air laddoo

Snacks need not be laden with calories. They can be light and tasty too, as this laddoo.

Don’t throw away those peels!

Vegetable and fruit peels are loaded with nutrients. Use them!

Sundal – a favourite Navaratri snack

If Navaratri comes, can sundal  be far behind? For it is that naivedyam that is offered to the Devi and then distributed to everyone who visits your home for kolu and/or  haldi-kumkum. Children get an extra-large packet 🙂 Though sundal is a naivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi too, its association with Navaratri is unmistakable for the above reason […]