“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” The most tastiest dish is probably the most simple and yet the most comforting. What could it be? The porridge that your mother makes with the most available ingredients on hand…sometimes it`s hot steaming rasam, or a bowl of soup, or a cup of dhal…be it whatever it… Continue reading Chettinadu Vellai Thenkuzhal Murukku.
“Brilliant!!!” was the first word that came to my mind when I saw the Tibbs Frankies Counter right outside the Globus Store in Chennai. It was everything packaged in to one tiny roll of goodness. When I bit in to the hot veggie frankie, I attained instant nirvana. It was a combination of sorts… Continue reading Aloo Kathi Roll / Tibbs Frankie -Bombay Street Food.
Always always, memories are woven in to every little item, or episode that’s close to our hearts. Sometimes, its the first time you had won a contest growing up, the first time your parents felt very proud of your accomplishments, a favorite train journey, eating out at a favourite restaurant, memories of festivals, new clothes,… Continue reading Chettinadu Masala Vadai – Tea Kadai Style!
“Memory is a way of holding onto, the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose”!!! Many of the dishes that I make are all associated with some random part of my childhood that I wildly clutch on to…There was a lot of pain, there was sorrow,… Continue reading Kunukku – Leftover Adai Batter gets a makeover!
Vazhakkai Chips have always been a delicacy at our home , growing up. When we were in school, there was almost no buying snacks from the stores. Processed food was not something we have been used to. Many days whenever my grandmother found fresh green plantains at the local market at Ranganathan Street, she would… Continue reading Home Made Plantain (Vazhakkai) Chips.
Street Food they say sometimes tastes way better than the food available at world class restaurants because it has that simplicity built with robust taste that cannot be beaten. This is really true of Mumbai and its street food, as people of all classes love and enjoy eating roadside food. Some of the most… Continue reading Mumbai Street Food – Paav Bhaaji. (Spicy tangy gravy with mashed vegetables and seasonings served with soft toasted paav buns)
Rice Pidi Kozhukkatais has been an absolute favourite saturday night dinner, all through my childhood. Those were days when we would never go out all weekend. It would be spent at home with my sisters, catching up on the week`s lessons, cleaning, getting ready for the next week and of course chatting up with each… Continue reading Brown Rice Pidi Kozhukattai (Brown Rice Steamed Dumplings).