Bird’s Eye Chilli Pickle

A spicy chilly from the North East of India, gets a South Indian twist. A must try for the spice lovers. This is NOT for the faint hearted!

Food · Recipes

4 offbeat recipes you MUST try for Pongal this year!

Karamani Kuzhambu, Urulai Madras Kara Kari, Watermelon Rasam and Vegetable Payasam for Pongal this year!

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( steamed 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