My favourite pairing with Pongal is not coconut chutney or sambar but gothsu. What is this dish with a mildly tongue twister of a name, you might wonder! Hardly a favourite in my childhood, this is one of my newer loves. The aroma of brinjal roasting on the stove top is one of the strongest smells i
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Read about fenugreek seeds and its benefits and get the authentic recipe for a mouthwateringly good Venthaya Kuzhambu, that goes very well with steamed rice.
Padhinettam Perukku_, also called Aadi Perukku, is celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month, Aadi (mid-July to mid-August roughly), indicating the start of monsoons. Padhinettu means 18 and Perukku means ‘rising’ and on this day, the rivers are swollen with water from the rains. I’ve heard stor
Summer is upon us in most parts of India. It’s that time of the year, the best of cooking enthusiasts want to spend the least time in the kitchen. Here are some of the most popular summer recipes from Saffron Trail blog all listed down in one place for your convenience Masala Moar – This is the per
How to make the perfect dosa – tips and tricks and the recipe included, along with videos.
Source: Wikimedia commons Chow chow doesn’t mean eating twice. It is the name of a squash. Tambrahms and their obsession with all vegetables of the gourd family is legendary. Such a gourd-loving community we are. Give us a gourd and we’ll make a koottu, a curry or a thogayal out of it and call it a
When I wrote my earlier post, A is for Avial, I had forgotten that I’d have another BIG favourite dish from our cuisine – it is Paruppu Usili. I cannot proclaim my love for this enough. And I don’t know of too many people who’ve grown up eating this, not listing it as one of their top favourites. I
Avial, a traditional South Indian curry made using a mix of vegetables and a delicately spiced masala with coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies – the perfect accompaniment to rice