Chutney-Pickle-Podi

Gooseberry Paste

Every year, when tomatoes are in season and cheap, Kameswariji makes this sundried tomato paste. It requires no cooking, yet stays good for a year without refrigeration. She adds a ladle of this paste to sambar, chaaru (rasam), or even […]

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Raw Mango Chutney

Come summer and she is off to the vegetable market, looking at the heaps of mangoes and choosing the best ones: for pickles, chutneys, jams and squashes. She started by making it all for herself. As friends and relatives tasted […]

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A simple and healthy pickle with fresh lemons, here is a recipe from Lakshmi Subramaniam’s kitchen. An excellent accompaniment to a meal, this pickle does not require any oil or tempering. Its special tip is in using coarse chilli powder. […]

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Pachrangi Achaar

“I think cooking is an art. But it is also an intuition. If you are truly interested, you can experiment effortlessly. Food definitely binds a family together,” says Mahaveerchand Bhandari with his wife Lalitha Bhandari as they share family recipes […]

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Melon seed

  Melon Seed Rice (Dosa Vithulu Annam) Shantaji, a great-grandma from Chennai reminisces about the rice dishes cooked during the month of Marghazhi. Traditionally, women woke up before dawn and prepared a different rice dish every day during this month. […]

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Pidikarunai Thovayal

Having lived in Chennai for over three decades, I was surprised to discover yet another variety of yam, which is loved by most Tamilians. Pidi karunai kizhangu is neither the large yam nor colacasia, but the oblong shaped variety 3-4 […]

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Coconut dal rice and devil chutney

  Coconut Dal Rice This Christian recipe of coconut rice is a Goan dish cooked in coconut milk. The bengal gram adds crunchiness and an interesting texture. Easy to prepare, this is a family favourite at Merle Dodhia’s house. She learnt […]

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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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Healthy Bittergourd powder

This healthy and delicious dish shared by Mrs Surya Natarajan was featured in the Harmony Magazine for SoulFood and SoulMates – a column by Jigyasa & Pratibha. Here silver couples share their views about life and love, and their favourite […]

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Orange Tholi Pachchadi - chutney with orange peel

A family favourite, Mrs Surya learnt this delicious pachchadi (chutney) made out of orange peel from her mother-in-law. She says that a good cook uses her creativity to make dishes out of peels & even seeds. Of course, the taste […]

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