Indian Cuisine

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 […]

Ambu kaalaan gravy – Arrow headed mushroom gravy

Have never seen fresh mushroom until I lived in the metro. The cute village where we live now has lot more natural treasures that take our pallettes to next levels. As there were thunderstorms recently one of our friend brought home this mushroom. They call it locally as “Ambu Kaalaan” as the shape is similar to […]

Vaazhai thandu sadam – Banana stem rice

One of the recent addition to my cookbook collection is “Ulaga Pramugargal rasitha thathuva nyani veetu samayal” by Parameswaran. Have not read much but always adored J. Krishnamurthy, when came across this book I immediately picked it up. Thiru Parameswaran have lived with the Philosopher till his last days and not only have shared several recipes that […]

Parangi kotai adai – Baby pumpkin n lentil pancake

My favorite writer is “Thee.Jaa.Raa” and one of his wonderufl novel is “Malar Manjam”. I have read about this adai in that novel and since then was longing to make it. The adai remains my usual recipe but the addition of pumkin pieces took this pancake to a different level of taste. Mildly sweet and softer than […]

Pachai mochai thakkali kootu – Field beans tomato curry

Mochai (vaal or field beans) grows abndance in this part of tamilnadu. Duringthe winter months everywhere you can see these beans. But nobody buys i in shops, infact this will not be available in shops 🙂 Friends and relatives would send bags and bags of these freshly plucked beans to theri near and dears as […]