Recipes · Tamilnadu · Trichy

Vazhaikkai Paal Curry (Raw bananas in coconut milk)

A recipe made using farm plucked, organic raw bananas and coconut milk. Cooked in the middle of the banana fields. A recipe from the local farming community in Trichy.


Vegan matzo balls in a rustic Italian soup

Vegan matzo balls in a rustic Italian soup Serves 5-6 Ingredients for soup: Boiled mixed lentils (red kidney, lobia, chickpeas) – 1 cup Carrots coarsely chopped – 1 cup Onion slices – 1 cup Celery – 2 stalks finely chopped Celery leaves – 1 small bunch Garlic – 2 cloves Celery pesto – 2 tbsp… Continue reading Vegan matzo balls in a rustic Italian soup


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 Kambu Koozh (Pearl Millet porridge)

Millet is one of the oldest human foods and believed to be the first domesticated cereal grain. There is evidence that millet was grown during the Stone Age by lake dwellers in Switzerland and was eaten in Northern Europe at least since the Iron Age. Has the grain disappeared from our palettes over time, with… Continue reading Organic Kambu Koozh (Pearl Millet porridge)


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

Travel stories

A Himalayan Holiday – Part II

After our 4 day stay in Bhimtal ending on a high note with the swim in the Sattal lake, we headed to Almora. The river Kosi runs along the road from Bhimtal to Almora. With the river bed dry in the peak of summer, we were not fortunate enough to listen to the sounds of… Continue reading A Himalayan Holiday – Part II

Travel stories

A Himalayan Holiday – Part 1

The proposal for a Himalayan holiday was received by me with a healthy dose of scepticism. I don’t exactly enjoy sweating it out on long hikes and the thought that I could be lazing on a deck chair in some beach resort sipping a Mai Tai troubles me every minute of any hike. I was… Continue reading A Himalayan Holiday – Part 1