Avial – The Unique Yet Universal Dish Of South India

Avial – The Unique Yet Universal Dish Of South India
Avial Tamil Nadu style. This version uses more yogurt than the traditional Kerala style avial.

Avial is a spicy and savory dish made using yogurt, coconut and various vegetables that is common in the southern…

Idly – The Most Nutritious Breakfast In The World: WHO

Idly – The Most Nutritious Breakfast In The World: WHO

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Three idlis, a bowl of sambhar and a tumbler of filter kaapi – this is Chennai’s traditional morning meal. Many would say that it is a gastronomical delight, but it…

October 1 Is World Vegetarian Day!

October 1 Is World Vegetarian Day!

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October 1 is World Vegetarian Day.  This day was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” The underlting message…

Biryani’s Role in Tamil Nadu: Cultural and Political

Biryani’s Role in Tamil Nadu: Cultural and Political By

People in Tamil Nadu undoubtedly have an obsession with Biryani, a rice-based dish made with spices and a variety of meats, or fish. Whether it is a party or a homely event, a marriage celebration or a…

Chennai’s Food Delight

Chennai’s Food Delight By

My personal recommendations to my friends regarding restaurants in Chennai (mainly Anna Nagar): Shansi  6/10 An Indo Chinese cuisine with excellent service and worth for money. Be it the the…

 
The Good, The Bad and the IDLY

It was many years ago… Periyar Bus Stand, Madurai, 1.30,am. You can either call it late night or early morning.…

Nellikai Sadam / Gooseberry Rice
Nellikai Sadam / Gooseberry Rice

Nellikai or Gooseberries are held in esteem by the Siddhars of Tamil Nadu as a medicinal plant. Preliminary research, demonstrates in vitro antiviral and antimicrobial properties. There is evidence to…

Baked Ladies Finger / Okra
Baked Ladies Finger / Okra

This a great spicy, crispy snack and healthy too, because it is baked and not deep fried in oil. Try it and you will realize that okra never tasted so…

Varagarisi Jeera Rice
Varagarisi Jeera Rice

This is a simple yet satisfying dish made with Varagarisi or Kodo Millet and Jeera or Cumin seeds. Varagarisi is…

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