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Ravuthar recipes- Cookbook by Hazeena Seyad

The Hindu Metroplus , Ravuthar recipes – Hazeena Seyad   Picture courtesy :Rock Paper Scissors Studio A dish that is a huge favourite at home is undoubtedly the Kari Katti Kola urandai. To see it featured on the cover of a cookbook against a striking turquoise blue background, titled “Ravuthar Recipes” caught my attention instantly. […]

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Pulliyampatti and it’s weekly shandy

The Pollachi Papyrus , Pulliyampatti sandhai   Visiting a village shandy particularly in the South of India is an experience unlike any other.A few years ago having paid a visit to one closer to my home I became besotted by the hustle and bustle all over again,only this time as an adult !So when I […]

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The ‘Thevar Magan’ house

The Pollachi Papyrus , These walls,those stories   A fan of the movies will understand the excitement that comes with the prospect of visiting a famous film setting.The fact that this heritage house was just a half an hour’s drive away from Pollachi made it even more an irresistible a visit. The amazingly talented thespian […]

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Deepavali (Diwali) gift hamper options 2017

The Hindu Metroplus , The gifts you bear Deepavali,the festival of lights is celebrated with such joy and togetherness. It is a time of the year when families take time out of their daily routine to visit loved ones bearing special gifts. Festival gifts can vary from traditional home made sweets to carefully chosen exotic […]

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Thamboolam Bags (Navaratri)

The hindu Metroplus , Manjapai makeover The nine days of Dussera festivities include celebrations of such varied nature from simple pujas at home, to elaborate homams , dandiya nights , eye catching kolus made up of beautifully painted wooden bommais ,bhajans, music and so much more. Over the years we have been invited to homes […]

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Uthukuli Palace

The Pollachi Papyrus , Carved in grandeur The Uthukuli Aranmanai, an impressive vision of traditional construction styles is a reflection of the grandeur and celebratory lifestyle led by the Zamindars of Uthukuli. It’s upkeep and maintenance are now in the hands of Shri. Arun Kumar Kalingarayar and his son Siddharth Kalingarayar. Zamin Uthukuli has been […]

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Moringa flowers

Hindu metro plus , Saying it with moringa flowers   The lunch menu at home went something like this murungakkai sambhar , sundakkai poriyal and murungapoo varuval. Left to me I would have loved to add a murungakeerai cutlet along with it but fearing protests from my offspring’ decided to save that for another day […]

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Natural Bath and beauty products made in Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , Safe and skin deep How often have we just closed our eyes and inhaled in an aroma that soothed our senses or caught a whiff of someone’s perfume that made us smile ! I don’t know about you but I find that natural fragrances ,be they vetiver, citrus, sandal or cinnamon […]

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Murukkus from Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , In search of the hand made Murukku   If there’s one thing that our friends overseas can never get enough of,it’s our savoury Indian snacks. Among the lot ,the murukkus are a clear winner.They insist that it’s the perfect nibble accompaniment to a glass of chilled wine,especially during the summer months.So,it […]

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Khakras- Home made

Hindu metro plus , All about the crunch   Our exposure to Gujarathi food happened very early in life thanks to the influence of friends who were more like family. Anila aunty  was happiest when she was feeding us (siblings and cousins) choicest delicacies from her kitchen.The wafer thin khakras that she made to perfection […]

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The Great Kabab Factory

Hindu metro plus , Sumptously skewered Our family enjoys the distinct taste of mughlai cuisine. The newly opened Radisson Blu hotel in Coimbatore is also home to the restaurant known as ‘The Great Kabab factory’ . This restaurant is one of 22 such eateries that caters to diners across the country. The menu is fixed […]

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Savya Rasa experience in Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , The Saavya Rasa pop up A few of my friends got together to check out the Savya Rasa pop up restaurant menu that’s on at Batlivala &Khanabuoy until the end of July. After hearing snippets about their visit I called to make a reservation for lunch the next day.The voice at […]

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Cauliflower Greens

Hindu metro plus , Don’t chuck those (organic) leaves   When a local farmer with years of experience in agriculture told me that it was possible to grow cauliflowers in the plains,it was all the prodding I needed to give it a go. This cruciferous vegetable that is loaded with a multitude of vitamins and […]

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Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli

The quaint hill town of Coonoor has seen a few changes since the summers of my childhood.That’s why I was most excited to see the sign that said ‘Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli‘ set above the provision store at Bedford. Apart from a couple of mentions on my instagram feed about the pizzas I didn’t […]

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Karipala (Bread fruit)

Every summer of our childhood was spent climbing the thirteen hair pin bends that led to our quiet getaway in the Nilgiris. Among the sights that greeted me along the way were huge trees upon the trunks of which rested large numbers of jackfruit.The air too at those points was heavy with their sweet scent. […]

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Cafe’ Diem

Hindu metro plus , Radhika Shastry’s cafe’   When my brother-in-law Arun, heard that I was going to Coonoor he not only told me to check out Café Diem but followed his suggestion up a few days later with an insistent reminder for the same. One of the topics that we can talk tirelessly of […]

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