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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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Thamizhar restaurant- food on the highway

Hindu metro plus , Thamizhar family restaurant     It’s funny how sometimes  accidental food experiences turn out to be quite amazing. My cousin and me along with a dear friend decided to make the most of our trip to Pollachi. It was nice for a change not to have a set plan and just […]

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The sugarcane juice story at Cane4U

Hindu metro plus , Cane 4 U     A road trip with cousins is always an unforgettable experience. The one we took on the first weekend of April was no different.  All the fun and merriment aside there was little respite from the intense heat of summer. One of the highlights of our weekend […]

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Breakfast at 10 Biryani Mandi

Hindu metro plus , Breakfast at #10   The first of April was a day for celebration at 10 Biryani Mandi . It was on this day ,one year ago when they first opened their doors to the foodies of Coimbatore. They celebrated the occasion by introducing their special breakfast menu. Simple country cooking using […]

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Life at a free-range egg farm

Hindu metro plus , The Happy hens at Farm Made Foods   Did you know that hens caught colds too ? I never knew that until I visited the farm at Ammapalayam that is owned by Mr. S. Umapathy and family. It’s situated about an hour and half’s drive from Coimbatore city and is part […]

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Langar at Coimbatore’s Gurudwara

Hindu metro plus , The Langar experience Despite having lived in Coimbatore all my life, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I had the opportunity to visit our city’s Gurudwara! The invitation was to partake in the traditional Langar. The Langar which means to sit together and share a meal focuses mainly on […]

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Let’s walk and taste ,laugh and discover- heritage food trail in Coimbatore-part 1

Hindu metro plus , Heritage food walk by Divya Chandran Every year in January ,the citizens of Coimbatore come together in support of the Kovai Vizha. These week long activities this year, included a heritage food trail. It was organised by the Coimbatore chapter of Young Indians along with Mr. Rajesh Govindarajulu , a person […]

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