Background: Kai Muruku evokes memories of weddings in the family. This crispy rice treat is hard to make and the
Background: Puran poli is one of my all time favorite sweets. It is one of those dishes that are made
Background: Every time we are in the mood for a simple home made snack that can put store brought chaklis
Background: Poori Masala is my idea of comfort food. It perks up a gloomy day and in my mind brings
Background: Poori in my home is always paired with Potato masala. To me this combination represents all that is good
Background: With Deepavali tomorrow, for the first time in seven years, I gave into the urge to make something sweet.
Background: Katrikai aka Brinjal aka Eggplant is K’s favorite vegetable specially when made crispy and shallow fried to a golden
Background: Vendakkai aka Lady’s finger aka Okra is my favorite vegetable specially when made crispy and shallow fried to a
Background: Growing up in Coimbatore with Annapoorna at walking distance meant plenty of thayir semiya. I absolutely love this alternative
Background: Speaking to my aunt yesterday I asked her what she was having for lunch and she said “Porichu Kootu”.
Background: Today is Varalakshmi Vratham and it is usually celebrated with a bit of pomp and show. This year however,
Background I usually make this when I am feeling nostalgic (which is often!). Each time I melt butter to make
Background: Today my niece turns ONE according to the lunar calendar. For those familiar with Nakshatra and Rasi that Indian
Background: I usually make this when I am tired of pulav and other varieties of mixed rice (think lemon, puliogare,
Background: Molagai thokku was my dad’s favorite relish. Ever. Even as he struggled with diet restrictions following hospitalization and a
Background: Making sevai the traditional way is a labor of love, not to be taken by the faint of heart.
Background: Mor koozhu or Mor kali always reminds me of my dad’s grandmom (Periamma paati as we called her). I