Food · Recipes

Mountbatten Mani Iyer’s Vegetable Payasam

Carrots, beans, potatoes and cauliflower cooked in a delicious almond milk topped with roasted nuts!

Food · Recipes

Mountbatten Mani Iyer’s Watermelon Rasam –

Mountbatten Mani Iyer’s Watermelon Rasam

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.

Dindigul · Recipes · Tamilnadu

Banana Dosais (pancakes made with bananas)

Legend says that a tiny fragment from the Sanjeevani mountain that Lord Hanuman carried fell down to become the Sirumalai hill. Located 40 Kms from Dindigul, it is famous for the fast dissappearing Sirumalai Vazhaipazham (banana). I head to the local market, talk to the farmers and pick up a nice bunch of Sirumalai bananas… Continue reading Banana Dosais (pancakes made with bananas)

Recipes · Tamilnadu · Trichy

Vadai Curry recipe

I’ve stayed away from ordering vadai curry(┬ásteamed or fried lentil dumplings in a spicy tomato and onion gravy) in hotels since I thought they make it with left over vadais. A small eatery called Bevi Tiffen Centre serves Vadai Curry as their signature item. Most of the top brass politicians and celebrities get a take… Continue reading Vadai Curry recipe


Varagu Arisi Pidi Kozhakattai – Kodo Millet rice cakes

Steamed millet cakes made with rice, vegetables, mustard and chillies. Has a video of how the recipe is done too.

Chettinad - Karaikudi · Recipes · Tamilnadu

Dosai Kuzhambu – Lentil crepes in a spicy tamarind gravy!

Ms. Murugappan aunty and I share our common love for food and talk in this beautiful courtyard in the AMM house. She also teaches me how to make ‘Dosai Kuzhambu’. Before you think this is a kuzhambu that accompanies the dosai, let me tell you – the answer is NO. Crepes (dosais) made with chickpeas… Continue reading Dosai Kuzhambu – Lentil crepes in a spicy tamarind gravy!