Archive | October, 2015

Neikarrapatti gola urandai

Hindu metro plus , The mutton balls of Neikarrapatti   About a decade and a half ago , a nervous young bride hosted three grand old (in number only !!! ) gentlemen who knew just what to say and the manner in which to say it. The loud laughter , the hilarious conversation and the […]

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Turmeric -more than just a yellow powder

Hindu metro plus , Leaves of the turmeric plant A couple of years ago, I started experimenting extensively with Asian food. Whenever Planet Food featured an episode on Asia, I ensured that I didn’t miss it. One such episode introduced me to the idea of cooking with the turmeric leaf. Though manjal or haldi — […]

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Bomma kolu at Navarathiri

Hindu metro plus , All dolled up   Navaratri has begun and, to me, the first thing that comes to mind is the bomma kolu at my grandmother’s home. The practice of displaying dolls is more popular in the southern states. During Navaratri, these dolls are taken out from storage and carefully cleaned. A showcase […]

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Drumstick – The Miracle Tree

Hindu metro plus , Moringa Olifera The murungaikai (Moringa) tree is chockfull of nutrients but we don’t pay much attention to it One can’t quite be blamed for indulging in rich food during this festive season. But in the midst of feasting on pongals, payasams, kesaris and halwas, we need to maintain a balance between […]

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Eat , Sleep , Study – Food during exams

Hindu metro plus , Munch and Cram Examinations are an important phase in a teenager’s life. As a parent my job is to provide support as and when required, just as my mom did for me. While I was ready to encourage, motivate and keep a shoulder free, nothing prepared me for the “Ma! I’m […]

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Food and a raindrop or two – hindu article

Hindu metro plus , Food with a helping of rain   A few days ago, I got caught in an unexpected downpour. As the raindrops pelted down, I could think of only thing: getting home and wrapping my fingers around a hot drink with something spicy to munch. What is it about rain that sets […]

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