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
One fine day, we decided to put up our first ever food stall in a colourful Holi celebration event in our apartment. It was fun planning for the menu and coming up with pricing for them. We had several late night discussions and each of them helped us fine-tune our whole plan. We broadly devised […]Read More Thrilling story of our first food stall!
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!
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?
There is a huge magnificent predator in deep sea that everyone is afraid to near. It swims swiftly and has the strongest bite force. With its monstrous jawline, it gives nightmares to the deep sea habitat. It is a cold blooded creature known for its cold blooded murders. Yes, I’m talking about Shark. But, how […]Read More When Shark Becomes a Food!
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
What would you do if your daily food gets boring and you’re too lazy to cook with stove or microwave? What is the solution for people living in hostels or studio apartment without any kitchen space? What snacks can be made by even a 10 -year-old kid without much help from adults? Keeping these kinds […]Read More Fireless & Wireless Cooking – Part 1
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!