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
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?
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
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 […]Read More Vadai – The ultimate snack!
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!
Koottanchoru, in Tamil language, approximately translates to “Rice made with a group”. It could be perceived as a rice dish made with a group of vegetables or it could be deciphered as a dish made with a group of people, probably friends or family. Yes, often childhood friends play by making fire and trying to […]Read More Koottanchoru – Allegory of a human life