Poricha Kootu ~ Delicious & Healthy Recipe with Padmini Mani

July 15, 2011
Tamilaian Recipe Poricha Kootu

PORICHA KOOTU is a healthy & tasty vegetable preparation; Padmini Mani learnt this Tamilian recipe from her mother-in-law & enjoys cooking & serving it.   Ingredients: Snake gourd – 1½ cups, diced medium Small purple brinjals – 8, diced medium […]

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School for Underprivileged in Hills of Kodaikanal ~ Padmini & Ram Mani

July 5, 2011
Post of Padmini & Ram Mani

We are happy & proud to feature Ram & Padmini Mani (whom we will refer to as PM & RM), a wonderfully interesting couple who live in their simple, yet aesthetically elegant home in a quaint little village called Attuvampatti, […]

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Paati’s Mor Kali – a tribute recipe by Janaki Subramanian

June 25, 2011
Vegetarian Indian Snack - Mor Kali

This post is a loving tribute by Janaki Subramanian to her maternal grandma, Mrs Janaki Krishnamurthy. She has been featured in Adyar Times as one of the oldest living residents of Adyar area in Chennai. Along with her first name, […]

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Thank God, I dont know…

March 23, 2011
Mother Daughter Picture Quotes 016

The daughter shifted once more, looking around, hoping that the ward nurse would remind that the patient should not exert verbally, or that some visitors would drop by, anything at all, to curtail her mother’s rambling. The mother kept on […]

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Fruit Salad Family Recipe ~ Tribute by Manisha Lohia

March 11, 2011
Traditonal Fruit Salad

This recipe of Traditional fruit salad is shared by Manisha Lohia, daughter of Champa Kanoria. Also read our interview with Champaji & Sri Hariprasad Kanoria on this blog.   Jigyasa & Pratibha: Manisha, our first question to you is one […]

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Saat Khoon Maaf – Triggering the Mind

February 24, 2011
Hindi film 7-khoon-maaf

  So whose was the 7th murder in the film ‘Saat khoon maaf’? The butler who died of food poisoning! The housekeeper who died in fire! Some even say it is of Susanna by Dr Arun, her young admirer. And […]

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Adad Paak Gujarati Recipe ~ Tribute by Anita Badani to Ba

January 26, 2011
Adad Paak Gujarati Mithai

In many traditional Rajasthani & Gujarati homes, a must-make delicacy during winter-time is laddoos made from crunchy, edible resin crystals combined in divine proportions with ingredients such as pepper, dry ginger & nuts, all of which have heating properties, making […]

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Terra Madre Day ~ Going Slow Today for My Mother Earth

December 13, 2010
Traditional Recipes - Terra Madre Chennai

‘The Traditional Connect’ is what Jigyasa and myself titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Across the globe, this day was celebrated in an endless number of ways this year, from small gatherings to […]

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Malli, Chennai’s First Food Magazine

December 9, 2010
Malli, Chennai’s First Food Magazine

MALLI – Chennai’s first food magazine is here – three cheers to the lovely Kavita Chesetty and her team at www.malli.in. Interesting content, excellent layout & lovely photographs – it is indeed another feather in Chennai’s cap. When Kavita came […]

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Unique ingredients tossed together to make a special person…My Friend

November 26, 2010

  She decided she’d be a Hindi Pandit when she was barely 8. She is one today. She learnt at a very young age to wake up at 4 am and pray. She does it even now. Her curiosity to […]

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Punjabi Rajma Recipe ~ My Wonderful Neighbour Sulakshana Arora

October 12, 2010
Rajma ki sabzi

Sometimes you do things because you believe in them. And sometimes because others believe that you can do them. You are lucky when you find people who believe in you, who inspire you, who prod you on to achieve and […]

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Fruit Cobbler ~ Randi’s Best Buddies and Children’s Fun Recipe

October 8, 2010
Randi's best buddies

Randi Lewin, our friend and cookbook author from Colorado, writes, “We had a cold and wet snow storm last week which wreaked havoc all over this mountain. The electricity went out of over 40,000 homes for over 3 days. (God […]

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Perfect Sattu Recipe for Rakhi ~ My Dependable Friend Rajshree Maheshwari

August 18, 2010
Sattu for Rakhi - Rajshree recipe

As the day of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi which means a wristband tied on a brother’s wrist by his sister, approaches every year in the month of August, I receive the tastiest assortment of ‘Sattus’ from my dear […]

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Enjoying Phuket holiday

July 5, 2010
Marriott Cafe Looks Inviting

My Phuket holiday – I am still in the overwhelming phase of having just returned from a lovely trip to Phuket. We stayed at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa – Thailand. The hotel website’s description is accurate: “…an […]

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Paris, Elise & Fennel Salad Recipe

March 2, 2010

Paris was splendid, and what made it extra special was our friend Elise. We are back home with a heart full of lovely memories – and every moment of those memories is linked with her.   Elise often travels to […]

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Bajra Roti Upma Recipe from Mahanandi – Delicious Indian Vegetarian Snack

February 5, 2010
Bajra Roti Upma Recipe

Indira of Mahanandi – a blogger who has inspired so many people to cook, to blog, and continues to do so with her penchant for perfection. Her passion for what she does is evident in every post at her site. […]

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Nine Sutras to Live By ~ Hermeneutician Raimon Panikkar

January 23, 2010
Raimon Pannkar Dwelling wisdom

    Ever since I read these resolutions from “The dwelling place for wisdom” by Raimon Panikkar a few years ago, they come to mind whenever something new emerges, be it the new year or a friend’s birthday. I think […]

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My Mother’s Masala Uppumav Recipe ~ Cookbook Author Sabita Radhakrishna

November 2, 2009
Masala Uppumav Recipe

Here is another delightful Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the cookbook author from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother – Mrs. Leela Chander – an elderly lady with youthful smiles and enthusiasm. I met her along with Jigyasa […]

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Mummy’s Potato Dill Fry ~ Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna

October 25, 2009
Potato Dill Fry Recipe

Potato Dill Fry ~ a delicious Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the culinary expert from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander, who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita […]

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Inheriting Culinary Skills ~ Sabita Radhakrishna & Her Mother, Smt. Leela Chander

October 15, 2009
Beautiful Mom Leela - Daughter Sabita

Sabita Radhakrishna, the popular cookbook author from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander,who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita is a food columnist and broadcaster and was associated for […]

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