A light, flavourful coconut milk based chicken stew perfect for breakfast.
I have begun to read a lot more cookbooks these days compared to a couple of years ago. Earlier, cookbooks were like glossy magazines to me. Filled with mouthwatering, high quality images, a cookbook was only to gaze at and sigh. In fact it seemed like a distant, unknown world to me akin to reading [...]
An Indian meal, no matter how elaborate it is, stays incomplete without a pickle by the side. It is perhaps only in Indian cuisine that pickles are so diverse in preparation and flavours. And over years, we have learnt to pickle just about any ingredient! Seafood pickles are extremely common in South India, especially in [...]
Today, the Chettinad Meen Varuval gets a grillin! Meen Varuval aka fried fish….the term cannot get more generic than that. There are a zillion ways for frying fish in India itself (forget about the other cuisines of the world). Now I cannot claim to have eaten all the different types but my excessive fondness for [...]
I have finally jumped on the ‘cauliflower rice’ bandwagon! The rise of the ‘raw food’ trend has been momentous in the recent times, especially given the current focus on health and natural living. Cauliflower, perhaps, is one of the first ingredients that began to be used in its raw form as a substitute for grains. [...]
Only for a South Indian can ‘gunpowder’ mean something delicious! Gunpowder is a fiery spice blend that often graces the breakfast tables of many South Indian regions. It is usually mixed with ghee/clarified butter or sometimes just vegetable oil and used as a condiment to dosas and idlis (both breakfast staples of the region). Now [...]