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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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The French door

Hindu metro plus , The French Connection We decided on a lunch outing one day and as we drove down Bashyakarlu road,my mother pointed out to a building and said “oh look,what a beautiful house”.I smiled and told her that we had reached our destination.The restaurant in question was located behind a charming old French […]

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Balaaji Bakery

Hindu metro plus ,Old fashioned treats   It’s no fun being under the weather, particularly during this time of year. Especially when you’d rather be elbow deep in the kitchen surrounded by flour , spices , candied peels and all the other delicious things that bring so much seasonal cheer. Just because the baking didn’t […]

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Micro greens -home grown

Hindu metro plus , Micro greens   Let’s talk micro greens shall we. They’re a recent addition to my kitchen garden. Before you groan and go , “not another new health fad” ,please read this through. The first time I was exposed to micro greens was when I was served a beautiful plate of a […]

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Alpine cheese

Hindu metro plus , Who made my cheese ?   It was the perfect summer weather in the Swiss alps when friends suggested that we visit the cheese making unit that was situated about 5 kms from Saanenmöser station. I was only more than happy to take them up on the offer.The wooden cottage that […]

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Coimbatore’s Kumaran Market

Hindu metro plus , A market of the people   A chance meeting with Rajesh Govindarajulu recently had us thinking that we must make use of the puja holidays to show older children around the city. He being so well versed with events and places in the city, we were in the best hands to […]

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Kozhukattai

Hindu metro plus , JILLADIKKAI   My weakness for sweet and savoury steamed rice dumplings is not something I cultivated in a quiet Asian dim sum place somewhere ! It’s a taste I acquired from childhood when we were offered these succulent treats when made in celebration of the elephant god’s birthday. Whether they were […]

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Boiled Groundnuts

Hindu metro plus , Snack on boiled groundnuts   In the past month my 4 p.m tea time slot has been all about a favourite childhood snack ; boiled groundnuts. My local organic vendor has had this ingredient on their list week after week. For some reason I never refer to it as a peanut […]

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The Sugar Pop store experience

Hindu metro plus , Sugar pop store     Have you been to the Sugar pop candy store here in Coimbatore ? I stumbled upon it purely by accident at the Le Meridien hotel and fell head over heels instantly. The pop art is what catches your eye immediately and has you feeling like a […]

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Betel leaves

Hindu metro plus , betel wrap   My earliest memory of betel leaves go something like this ; After a family function the grandies of the family would have the traditional silver platter brought out. These would contain lots of freshly washed betel leaves neatly arranged to form an overlapping circle , a square cup […]

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