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Sandhaghai dinners (idiappam variations)

The Hindu Metroplus , All steamed up   One of our all time favourite dinners growing up was undoubtedly the sandhagai. I’m not sure if my mother was aware of this but this simple dinner never ceased to fascinate me no matter how many times it was served during the course of my childhood.The reason […]

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Strawberry preserve -locally grown and home-made

Hindu metro plus , Strawberry fields forever A friend gifted me a bottle of strawberry jam for Diwali,about 2 years ago. She told me that the lady who made it grew her own strawberries and was particular about following a natural process sans preservatives. I couldn’t wait to try!  The jam turned out to have […]

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Ven pongal with millets

Hindu metro plus , Millet pongal We grew up eating the staple dosa (south indian rice pancake) ,chutney and sambhar (lentil side dish) breakfast.On special days there would be piping hot,crisp ullunthu vadais  (deep fried savoury donuts) waiting for us at the table (my brother’s favourite) .The one dish that was rarely made at home […]

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Pancake Art

  Sunday morning breakfast is always a special time at home. A time to linger unhurriedly over the stove top and still have a ear to the loud conversations at the breakfast table. Amidst loud laughter , irrationally funny arguments and deep findings ,I try to bring forth a fun dish to serve my mad […]

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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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Jaffles !

Jaffles…this is a new word in my food dictionary…until now these were just plain old fashioned grilled sandwiches ;))…now thanks to Master Chef Australia…I now know them as Jaffles !!! Lol…whatever you want to call them,they are delicious,quick and make a healthy breakfast for school going kids !. These in the picture are filled with […]

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