Madurai · Tamilnadu

Must eat in Madurai – Part 1

Here’s some exciting news. I am now doing a food and travel show for a channel called News7 Tamil. The show focuses on exploring offbeat food and culture in a town/city. I feature restaurants that have been around since Adam that serve unique, but traditional food and are small hole in the wall joints. I unearth long lost recipes based on… Continue reading Must eat in Madurai – Part 1


Millet and Potato Croquettes

It seems the croquette or ‘cutlet’ as we better know it in India, has innumerable variations worldwide. From beef fillings in Brazil to minced chicken fillings in Indonesia, it is amazing that the word croquette has swept under its fold an incredible diversity of food, unified only by the common feature of their being rolled… Continue reading Millet and Potato Croquettes


Saamai Kuzhi Paniyaaram (Fried little millet dumplings)

It is difficult to imagine Chettinad food without thinking of meat and eggs. The distinctive cuisine of the Chettiar community, having their roots in the Chettinad region of Tamilnadu, is now famous worldwide for its spicy meat delicacies. Its impact has been so strong that it is virtually recognized as a standalone cuisine, independent of… Continue reading Saamai Kuzhi Paniyaaram (Fried little millet dumplings)


Organic Jowar (white millet) Crisps

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” ― Wendell Berry How often do you find yourself itching for a snack, and reaching out to a packet of potato chips because that’s the easiest to find? While much has been written about balanced and wholesome meals, it seems that the snacks we gorge on… Continue reading Organic Jowar (white millet) Crisps