Ragi Pakoda

Ragi Pakoda is one of my favorite tea time snacks. Tastes good and comparatively easy to make when compared to bajji/bonda. Doesn’t need a side dish and perfect for rainy evenings with cup of cardamom/ginger tea! What you need Ragi flour – 1.5 cups Onions  – 1 thinly sliced Dry chilies – 2 Curry leaves…

Chat with Pink Oven

Gone are days when cakes were sold only in bakeries and patisseries. These days many of the homes have an oven and cakes, breads, muffins, etc have become a regular affair. Baking is already well-sought option as a business that can be done from one’s own kitchen and a minimum investment. Today’s post is about…

Akshayam, Coimbatore

My friend, Jayasree is a true Coimbatorean. She knows the city in and out, especially the best places to dine and shop. Be it a roadside stall selling bajji-bondas or a food fest in That’s y Food, she knows it! Every time I visit, she takes me to new places and this time when I met…

Kongunadu Chicken Kuzhambu

Sunday breakfast in many households of Coimbatore and surrounded places like Tirupur, Erode and Kangayam starts with idly and chicken kuzhambu or mutton elumbu kuzhambu, followed by full meals with rice, the kuzhambu from morning and addition of a dry version of chicken or mutton, rasam and homemade thayir or curd.  Not to forget the…

Keerai Masiyal (Mashed Greens)

Memories of the places where you grew up is mostly associated with the food that you grew up eating. Having grown up in a small town, I have had the luxury of eating the local produce. I consider it as a luxury because you get fresh, clean and a variety of greens and vegetables almost…

#WedoJallikattu

It is just so over-whelming to see what’s happening in my state Tamil Nadu in India. Social media has brought together lakhs of people for a good cause. The rage on Jallikaatu started in after HipHop Tamizha Aadhi’s song campaign. But when and where did this actually start? I am SO PROUD to say it…

Tomato Kuruma

During my India vacation in September, I had shot and made notes of few recipes from my mother’s kitchen. But since I came back from India, work has taken away my weekends and I didn’t feel like opening my laptop at home because I am spending enough time with it at office already. Got myself…

Arisiyum Parupu [Rice and dhal:One Pot Meal]

I’m wondering how this recipe wasn’t my first on the blog! This is the first dish I cooked first on my own to my memory and the one that is most frequently made in my kitchen. Weekends during my 5 and odd years of Chennai life hardly went without this one simple meal. There are…