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Lemons anyone ?!

Hindu metro plus , Lust for lemons One of our family friends in Malaysia is a renowned doctor with over 50 years of experience. At breakfast one morning, as we spoke, his water bottle for the day was being topped up and into it went a whole lemon cut in half. He said it wasn’t […]

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Deliciously sour

Hindu metro plus , The Sour truth   Souring agents are a huge part of our culinary traditions. Depending on the state and community , the food that adds the “pullippu” note , varies. Tamarind ,  Kudampulli ,  Kachampulli ,  Kokum all add that much needed sour tang to a dish. It’s a taste that […]

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Agathi Poo (Sesbania Grandiflora)- article in the hindu – metroplus

Hindu metro plus , Agathi flowers   It’s that time of the year when in the midst of all the country greens one gets to see bright flashes of red. This velvety flower when in bud stage curves outward like a long beak and hence the name ‘humming bird flower’ fits like a glove. In […]

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Food Detoxifier

In the midst of all the fun and revelry ,that take place at family weddings and gatherings,the conversations do also tend to take on a serious note every now and then. I was struck by the similarities in the way people have begun to perceive food and it’s effects both good and bad. Interacting with […]

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Millet noodle – Healthy noodle dinners- article in the hindu metroplus

Chinese food is a family favourite. And I love cooking it too. I find prepping a Chinese meal calming and therapeutic. I enjoy the precision and organising that goes into it. Cutting the veggies uniformly and neatly placing them in individual bowls before firing up the wok for a quick stir fry is what this […]

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Coconut blossom sugar- article in the hindu metroplus

It may have the same calorific count as refined sugar, but in nutrition the prettily-named coconut blossom sugar is far healthier   I like sugar in my mug of coffee. I can’t bear the thought of drinking the brew unsweetened. Hence, I am always on the lookout for natural sugars to use in place of […]

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The food detoxifier

In the midst of all the fun and revelry ,that take place at family weddings and gatherings,the conversations do also tend to take on a serious note every now and then. I was struck by the similarities in the way people have begun to perceive food and it’s effects both good and bad. Interacting with […]

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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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