Kongunadu Chicken Kuzhambu

Sunday breakfast in many households of Coimbatore and surrounded places like Tirupur, Erode and Kangayam starts with idly and chicken kuzhambu or mutton elumbu kuzhambu, followed by full meals with rice, the kuzhambu from morning and addition of a dry version of chicken or mutton, rasam and homemade thayir or curd.  Not to forget the nap after that. My late grandfather was a huge fan … Continue reading Kongunadu Chicken Kuzhambu

Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

It is that time of the year when the sun goes home early and the evenings are longer, darker and colder. We spend to get more time indoors and go for an additional round of coffee, tea or any hot beverage demanded by the weather. Biting into something nice along with a cuppa would not harm anyone! I have picked a few easy snacking options that … Continue reading Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

Dining Solo at Udupi

Past – There was once a girl who would starve than having to eat in the office cafeteria alone! Then slowly she realized there is no point in starving and have a bad headache. Soon she was found having food alone at the cafeteria, belting HP1 thaali at Mast Kalandar, Adyar, Chinna Vengaya Othappam at Murugan Idly Besant Nagar, Saravana Bhavan at the Central Railway Station – all … Continue reading Dining Solo at Udupi

My first cooking competition

When you are living abroad, it is always a pleasure to meet people from your own state/town. Like any other country, Kuwait also has many forums and communities where people gather to celebrate their festivities, technical seminars, cultural programs for kids and adults and also for protesting against any issue in India to express solidarity to our fellow Indians back home. Tamil  Nadu Engineers Forum (TEF) is one … Continue reading My first cooking competition

Pavakkai Thokku (Bitter gourd Thokku)

Bitter  gourd is not everyone’s favourite vegetable but I like it. Amma makes kulambu, poriyal and this simple thokku. Everything goes well with rice,idly and dosa. This thokku is an ultimate combo with curd rice. Temperatures have gone high and no one wants to spend time in the kitchen preparing elaborate meals. Also this stays in the fridge for about one week. This saves your weekday … Continue reading Pavakkai Thokku (Bitter gourd Thokku)

Weekend Cooking Episodes – Barbecue

We have been having very pleasant temperatures in Kuwait for the past few weeks and summer hasn’t really shown its presence yet. There were continuous rains and we even experienced flooding! Climatic changes are for real, huh! Evenings are cool and breezy; perfect for a walk and some spicy food. The plan for a barbecue dinner came in time and finally we did this weekend … Continue reading Weekend Cooking Episodes – Barbecue