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Gadgets – tiny in size big on utility- article-hindu metroplus

Hindu metro plus , Kitchen helpers     Food shows are undoubtedly the most watched  on television. They have contributed a great deal to not only kindling in the young , an interest in food  but also a passion to be a part of this amazing industry. Masterchef Australia is a show that is close […]

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Clove beans / Kaambhu Kathrikkai

      Kaambu Kathirikkai the Hindu A veggie that looks like a cross between a tiny brinjal stalk and a gigantic jasmine bud ! ‘How very unusual’ ,was my first thought when my friend Divya of foodshrink blog,sent me this pic ! I carried on with my day and soon forgot about this vegetable […]

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The “Baby Shower” part

Having an expectant mommy as a friend adds another dimension to the ‘friendship’. More smiles, many more topics of conversation,new vistas to explore and generally a whole lot more love going around ! Pregnancy,we all know is, often, after the initial excitement dies down, a period of introspection for the expectant parents. A multitude of […]

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Feijoa Fruit

Travelling with family always makes for the best holiday memories. Especially a laid back trip ,in a familiar surrounding,breathing clean air and generally experiencing a feeling of wellness and health leaves deep imprints in my soul. It’s this kind of experiences that I like to pass on to the next generation of kids in my […]

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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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Idigarai murukku

A long time ago before the arrival of samosas,kachoris,puris,sev and other fried delicacies from the North, became popular in Tamil Nadu,the people of the South indulged their taste buds in fried snacks made from rice and dhals…murukkus ,seedai , thatta murrukku , ribbon murrukku or ottu pakoda  and many variations of the same were most […]

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Artisitic food

I’ve long believed that food is an expression of who we are as individuals,what we appreciate in life…as in beauty is in the eye of the beholder ! To be an artist one need not always express themselves on canvas…while I am an art lover…art is also in music ,theatre, fashion ,jewellery ,writing and in […]

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Food disguises

Food disguises….what you see is not what you are actually eating…many chefs all over the world have mastered the art of making dining an art form .One of my favourite chefs whose work I am completely in awe of is Heston Blumenthal…his 3 michelin star rated restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ has been consisitently voted among […]

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Kaffir lime aka Narthangai

Kaffir lime,that fragrant ingredient that has permeated into our home and our food…full of flavour and really adds zestiness and zing to an Asian dish ! The citrusy flavours go so well with the sweet flavours of coconut milk and the spiciness of fresh red chili…truly a marriage made in heaven ! While we fret […]

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