This is possibly the quickest and easiest Indian sweet you (or your child) can churn out. Be it for a festival or a potluck, this is a saviour in the life of a busy cook.
Ragi, flaxseed, jaggery, ginger, sesame seeds – you might wonder what these utterly healthy ingredients are doing in a cookie! You might even think it’s a complete madhouse of an idea. Ragi / nachni / mandwa / finger millets have been an Indian superfood well before everyone and their uncle started
This Diwali, I didn’t get down to making any of the traditional goodies. And I managed to find a valid excuse. Being down with the worst cough episode of the year during the festive season is such a dampener. But when loving neighbours get you home-made goodies, you can’t help but muster some enthus
Vazhakka or plantain is one of my favourite vegetables. There are at least three favourite ways I make this in true Tambrahm style. One is a roast, where it is sliced thinly and slow roasted until it turns crispy. The other way to make it is to cube it, cook it and saute it with whole red chillies,
Recipe for Okkarai – a traditional Diwali recipe from my family that uses chana dal and jaggery
A trip to Madras is incomplete without a drive to Pondicherry. Once, we took up a homestay and stayed over for a couple of nights – walking around the lovely streets in the French quarter, peering into some bookshops, boutiques, incense and candle shops while we were there. During a peek into one su
The more I dig into our traditional foods, I’m amazed at how intelligently and seasonally our ancestors ate. Panakam and _Cucumber Kosumalli _that are offered as Neiveidyam on the occasion of Sri Rama Navami which falls in the summer season
This is a South Indian version of a Bell Pepper Pulao / Pilaf. A burst of aroma is the characteristic of this dish, from the freshly toasted and ground spices. Try this with plain yogurt or raita.
This dish is modeled after the excellent Vegetable Baath that my mom makes. Baath is nothing to do with bathing, but this is a rice dish, that has loads of vegetables that are finely chopped, sauteed with whole spices and spice powders. The cooked rice is then cooled and delicately hand-mixed with t
Whenever I visit a new city in our out of the country, I make it a point to visit the local supermarkets. Nothing reflects the local culture, food habits and buying preferences of people in that city as much as the local supermarket. You might find that crazy but major of my shopping ends up being f
[This post is a part of a joint project with my blog friend Raaga. Check that post here
Delicious besan laddoos in the Microwave in just 5 minutes 🙂 Give it a try!