Neikkarapatti Gola Urandai

The name “gola urundai”,in Tamil Nadu is used to describe minced meat balls. It is a huge favourite and many small eateries all over the state compete fiercely to offer the most delicious,succulent gola urundai. The preparation is deep fried and comprises of traditional south Indian spices and flavourings. The gola urundai is also a […]

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Bell Fruit aka Paneer Nellikkai

One busy morning while I was on my way to finish the important errands of the day,deep in thought I absently gazed out of my car window. A flash of bright red brought me out of my reverie and onto ‘foodie’ mode. Interesting looking plump red (what looked like fruit) were placed in an attractive […]

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Not just Biryani

As much as I love to educate myself about food and cuisines, I am equally passionate about books of all kinds. As a child I grew up loving the English language ! Now in hind sight I realize that I’ve always been drawn to descriptive writing . Some weeks after I started blogging is when […]

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Thancos ice-cream parlour

With the temperature soaring,cooling off is what is on everyone’s mind. Guzzling many glasses of tender coconut water,buttermilk,water,lemonade etc is what seems to help most of us get through the day. So,when a friend and reader mentioned about a new ice-cream place that sold preservative free ice-creams,in unusual flavours…I thought ,why not check it out […]

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Uppma and curd shots

Whenever I plan a do or a party,the one thing that I positively need to keep me going is to have fun in cooking my food,sometimes it’s not the cooking but the plating or presentation that brings so much joy…especially with simple foods and time tested combinations that most people enjoy like the wheat uppma […]

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Daily nutrition

Often while trying to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible not just for us but for our family as a whole,we are fed with an abundance of information ! The same things are mentioned by medical experts and books on wellness about the health benefits of various foods ! Now, I know in the hustle and […]

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Heart healthy concoction

I find that when one pursues their passion with the intention of sharing and learning,we do happen to stumble upon information from the most unexpected of sources…information and knowledge that may save a life and also make a difference to many lives ! Being interested in various cuisines and flavours and new food experiences is […]

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Sugarcane

The harvest festival ,does bring with it many treasured memories of time spent together as family….these memories include one in particular ,that of enjoying the time spent talking, with a big bowl of sugarcane pieces….to my mind nothing else can compare,at this time, to the taste of crunching on fresh sugarcane and being rewarded by […]

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Pomegranate

As a child ,the Pomegranate was one fruit that I just did not want to eat….it took too long to chew you see…that meant less time for play or other more interesting stuff than eating fruit !!! Today it tops the list of my favourite fruits,I can almost feel the enrichment to my body as […]

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Mandarins

Lunch with a childhood friend is always time filled, laughing ,reminiscing ,exchanging new secrets,grown up ideas and almost hear our mothers’ voices come out of our mouth instead of our own !!!! On one such a lunch a few days ago,an absolutely delicious meal of, “words fail to describe”, mouth salivating Andhra food,which I regret […]

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