Chettinad - Karaikudi · Recipes · Tamilnadu

Paal Kozhakattai (steamed rice dumplings in golden syrup)

Paal Kozhakattai (steamed rice dumplings in golden syrup) yet another Chettinad sweet, this is a must at a Chettiar wedding. Small dumplings made with rice flour is rolled and boiled in a golden syrup made with jaggery and finishd with coconut milk. We shot this at the center courtyard at the AMM house in Pallathur,… Continue reading Paal Kozhakattai (steamed rice dumplings in golden syrup)

Chettinad - Karaikudi · Recipes · Tamilnadu

Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi Sweet – A Chettinad delicacy

Mrs. Murugappan’s traditional sweet from the Chettiar community using this super fibrous, glutinous rice that is supposed to have been brought back by the Chettiar men from South East Asia. Has a video link too.

Culture trail · Travel

Attangudi Tiles – A Chettinad heritage

AttangudiĀ – a small town in Chettinad, famous for its red soil is also the birth place of the famous Attangudi tiles. A chettiar home is incomplete without these tiles. Made with such intricate work and bright colours, these tiles take several labour hours to make. Had the chance to learn how to make these athangudi… Continue reading Attangudi Tiles – A Chettinad heritage

Culture trail · Travel

The Chettinad food trail!

The joy of reading a book as part of the prep for the next shooting schedule- Chettinad. This book is an encyclopedia on Chettinad recipes/ cooking. Always a joy to wake up the next morning only to realize you fell asleep reading a book. Hopefully, I got some reading done. Chettinad – the arid region… Continue reading The Chettinad food trail!

Travel

Food for thought?

As part of my travel for food, I went to Chettinad – a town in South India – famous for its cuisine and grandeur homes/ palaces built by theĀ  affluent Chettiar community. The homes were built by importing teak from Burma, tiles and marbles from Italy and crystals from Czechoslovakia. The arid region was home… Continue reading Food for thought?