Nirmala Jegadheesan

My Elder one’s first art

My elder one tried his hands on a simple animation. The first one is the 12 steps of Soorya Namaskaram! Look how it is! Advertisements

Spongy Aapam without yeast or soda

My search for a perfect Aapam recipe came to an end. Not that amma good make lacy soft aapams but she always uses a pinch of cooking soda. I much strived to avoid it. Hence searched for several recipes both Tamilnadu and Kerala blogs and came decided upon a recipe. I was much worried when […]

The lesson of GIVING

This is a story about a little girl who learnt about the value of money and the value of affection at the age of 7 when she was yet a toddler in the ROAD of life. It was Diwali time and she and her two other friends were talking seriously about the new dress they are […]

Saamai arisi kozhukattai – Steamed little millet dumplings

After shifting to this new place I got introduced to all small grains (siru dhaanya vagaigal) of Tamilnadu. Myself and Amma have tried a set of recipes and now have tried them with Varagu (Kod millet), Saamai (little millet), Thinai (Fox tail Millet) and Kudhirai Vaali. All these grains were available in almost all grocery shops in the southern part of Tamilnadu. People […]

Parangi kottai paal kootu – Baby pumpkin coconut with milk

I love pumpkins but love the baby pumpkins (the skin would still be a dark green) more because of the soft texture and the sweetness. When my neighbour S told about this sweet kootu I wanted to try immediately but the vegetable markets always sell the big orange skinned pumpkins. In Tamil, the baby pumpkin is called […]