Archive | January, 2016

Baharat – the taste of Morocco

Hindu metro plus , The Baharat     I’m always excited at the thought of cooking a Middle -Eastern meal. It’s a cuisine that I started exploring more than half a decade ago. At first my dishes consisted of mostly the creamy hummus , a flavoured cous cous and a spiced aubergine. Seeing that the […]

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Thuvarai / Thovarai

Hindu metro plus , The Thuvarai plant We are all familiar with the pigeon pea lentils or thuvar dhal as it is commonly known here. But,how many of us actually give a thought to the pigeon pea plant? I know I haven’t ! I just buy my regular supply of dhal from the stores for […]

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Boiled sweets – an enchanting indulgence !

Hindu metro plus , Candy crush   The reason I love playing the highly popular ‘candy crush’ game is because I love the sight of the colourful boiled sweets that fill the screen. One can almost taste the crunch as they collide and burst into smithereens! Boiled sweets are somewhat of an addiction for my […]

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Pongal with other kinds of organic rice

Hindu metro plus , Organic heirloom rice pongal   A week or so after the New Year is when one can feel the slight shift in temperature. The biting cold of the tamil month of Margazhi wanes ,signifying the onset of the Thaii maasam . This is when a big chunk of South of India […]

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Avocados- a great butter substitute

Hindu metro plus , Utterly and butterly delicious   One of my most enjoyable moments is walking into the supermarket and finding the shelves stacked with fresh produce that’s not commonly available. I was absolutely delighted to find big oval green avocados neatly lined up in rows, vying for attention amidst the other fruit ! […]

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Rose cookies , Kalkals and the holidays…

Hindu metro plus , Rose cookie and kalkal time     A children’s holiday tea party is special. Food is the one thing that continues to appeal and excite a child. Every year, I try to add a dish that is not only a part of the seasonal theme but also a part of my […]

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