Tributes by Guests

Chitvish Pongal

Popularly known as ChitVish, ardent cook and recipe writer Chithra Viswanathan reminisces about the age-old tradition of Pongal, and gives a modern touch to Sarkarai Pongal, a South Indian sweet delicacy. Harmony – Celebrate Age Magazine features this article in […]

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Autumn colours on aspen trees

After much nagging, Randi Levin sent us this pic of hers along with her Great-Granny’s recipe of Buttermilk Biscuits. She wrote, “A stranger took this pix of me by the Rheins River on my last day at Frankfurt, as I […]

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Brinjal Chutney Traditional Recipe

Brinjal, also known as Eggplant, is popular in Andhra region especially for the different varieties of chutneys and curries that are made with it. Here is the BRINJAL CHUTNEY RECIPE from the kitchen of Smt. Ganti Bhaskar. This is a delicacy […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi Thali

Festival recipes reminds us of childhood, grandmothers, sweets and family time. In these days of the nuclear family, grandchildren are not always able to spend time with their grandparents. Hence Smt Satyakala and Sri Rambabu have decided that every Ganesh […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Randi's butterfly

Randi Levin’s emails always arrive with a photograph of whatever has caught her attention last – a butterfly, spring greenery, autumn leaves – allowing us a peek into the high mountains of Colarado where she lives.   Like Jigyasa and […]

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Ellukari Kerala Recipe

When passion and diligence combine, perfection becomes a natural boon…it is then that great works are created. “Grains, Greens and Grated coconuts” by our good friend Ammini Ramachandran, is one such boon to the world of cookbooks.   It is […]

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Mother Son Tribute with Pizza Toast

This post is a tribute from a devoted son for his mother. The tribute recipe is Pizza Toast, a delicious vegetarian recipe perfected by Mark Antrobus for his mother, the wise beautiful Grace.   Jigyasa and myself were first introduced […]

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Anne-Katrin Mom Daughter

This post features family recipes – Hot Apples Recipe & Summer Tomato Soup – shared by German cookbook author Anne-Katrin. The recipes are her childhood favourites and loved by her children as well.   During our trip to Beijing in […]

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Chana Masala

Radhika Mohan, our friend and freelance writer from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother with her specialty dish – Punjabi Chana Masala, a side-dish with chick peas. She sent this recipe to Jigyasa and myself when we had hosted […]

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Randi's grandma

Randi Levin’s recipe for blueberry muffins arrived along with a beautiful photograph of the greenery around her in the Colorado mountains signalling the weather change to a spring mood!   Randi writes, “Dear Jigyasa & Pratibha, Thank goodness for Grandmothers! […]

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Stuffed Brinjals

In 1997, when I moved to Eldams road, Chennai, the first neighbour I met, introduced herself to me as a writer. That immediately drew my attention. In the months to come, I began to share in Meera’s excitement and avidly […]

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Aate ka Seera Rajasthani Mithai

The world of blogs is amazing…sharing information, humour, writings, news…and fundraising as well. Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi have chosen the colour Yellow as their fundraiser for Blogger Briana Brownlow. Their site mentions that “Yellow is the happiest colour in […]

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Tarla Dalal - Pratibha Jain

  During a conversation with Tarla Dalal, whom I admire like millions do, I mentioned the idea of tribute recipes. She was delighted with the idea and sent the following recipe as a tribute to her mother, who she says […]

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