Summer Recipes

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 […]

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World Idli Day

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 […]

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Sirukilangu Varuval – A Rare Gem

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 […]

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Vadai – The ultimate snack!

Vadai , sometimes referred as Vada in some parts of India, is an ultimate snack of India. Vadai finds a special place especially in families of Tamilnadu, a southern state of India. A famous fable told to almost any kid growing up in Tamilnadu involves a crow stealing a Vadai and fox cunningly plan to […]

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