Do you know what is worse than an Indian summer? The answer is “Indian summer at its peak”. Though we see summer as a displeasure, nature grants us with many fruit seasons only during this time. Tender coconuts, Ice Apples, Mangoes and Water Melons start to decorate road-side shops during this season. Though they are […]Read More Summer Recipes
Sometimes we won’t understand the power of simple things in life. Idli is one such thing. If you haven’t heard of the name – Idli – ever, let me take the honour to introduce it to you. In a nutshell, Idlies are steamed soft ellipsoid balls made with fermented batter of soaked rice and urad […]Read More World Idli Day
Inspirations are everywhere. Especially when it comes to food, we often get inspired from other recipes. We try to take ideas from a foreign recipe and try to localize it or we take two or more different recipes and try to blend them into one special recipe. Many times such experiments lead to disaster output. […]Read More Koppara Kathirikkai – A successful experiment!
People tend to explore something new always in their life. It depends on the person’s interests. For foodies, exploration is mostly on cooking and eating. Actually, that is the main reason why we named our culinary channel as Cookploration. And, we also like to appreciate all good food that we get to eat outside. That […]Read More Eatploration: Authentic Burmese Cuisine in Bangalore
“Unity in diversity” is the policy of India. Because, India has diverse set of languages, communities and cultures. Consequently, India enjoys diverse set of foods and cuisines as well. Muslim cuisine is best known for their Briyani and Kebabs. Every non-vegetarian in India awaits to eat Ramzan special Briyani from a Muslim friend. Such is […]Read More Eatploration: Authentic Muslim Cuisine in Bangalore
Eating is a sensual experience. Don’t get me wrong here. Food’s colour and shape are sensed by eyes, smell is sensed by nose, temperature and texture are sensed by touching, taste is sensed with mouth and finally ear’s hear the sweet sound of food being bitten and chewed. Hence, I consider eating food as a […]Read More How to butterfly chicken breast with lollipop bone?
Most people are already tired of arguments about eating meat for food. Vegetarians claim that killing animals for food is morally wrong and unacceptable. Meat-eaters counter that with an argument saying killing animals for food is nature’s design. Okay, let us put that debate to rest and ask another new question – “Why do people […]Read More Why should meat-eaters have all the fun?
Have you heard of Swiss Army Knife? It is a tiny tool, rather a toolset, which packs a lot many useful tools to carry inside your pocket. When you want to do a small job which requires a mechanical tool, all you need will be a Swiss Army Knife almost irrespective of that mechanical job. […]Read More Multipurpose Masala – A Kitchen Saviour
Sirukilangu, when directly translated from Tamil means “Small Tuber”. But it is generally called “Native potato” or “Chinese potato” and biology calls it as Plectranthus rotundifolius. Though it is called Chinese Potato, these edible tubers are available only in some regions of India, Malaysia, Srilanka, Indonesia and West Africa. Sirukilangu is overwhelmingly a subsistence crop, which means […]Read More Sirukilangu Varuval – A Rare Gem
Sometimes we cringe why some of the tastiest dishes are classified as unhealthy and Parotta is one such unhealthy indulgent food. Parotta comes in different shapes and forms and even in different spellings and this post is not intended to cover that exhaustive list. Instead we may touch upon those list and also appreciate the […]Read More Parotta – An artful delight
You may steam cook rice and you may pressure cook spicy mutton curry, but when you cook both together it is a Mutton Briyani. Okay, that first line is to give a simplified understanding of what Briyani is. In fact, History of Briyani suggests the same when Mughal Kings wanted to cook rice and meat […]Read More Briyani – A spicy tranquillizer!
Gooseberry is one of a rarest thing which has a dynamic taste. When you take a bite of it, initially it will be bitter and slowly turns into sour taste and finally ends with a sweet taste. This one single ingredient can give a tour of taste to your thousands of taste buds in your […]Read More Gooseberry Soup – A journey of taste!