Chettinad Style Grilled Snapper

Chettinad Style Grilled Snapper

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 [...]

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

A conversation I had with my 6 year old last week….. Adi: Mama, I am watching a cooking show Me: Oh, that’s nice Adi; I am happy you are interested in cooking Adi: Yes Mama, I also want to learn to cook yummy food like you make before I get married. A flabbergasted me: Marriage? [...]

Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

The cookbook industry is growing at an exponential rate but truth be told, there are very few cookbooks that excite me, let alone make it a part of my collection. But the minute I heard of the book, ‘The Bangala Table – Flavours and Recipes from Chettinad’, I knew I had to own this one. [...]

Tomato Egg Chutney

Tomato Egg Chutney

Indian cuisine is perhaps, the most diverse in the world. The cuisine, produce, ingredients, techniques do not just differ from state to state but can be unbelievably diverse within the different parts of a state. Having spent an entire childhood abroad, my vision of Indian cuisine was largely restricted to my home state, Kerala. Apart [...]

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Having lived almost a decade in Tamil Nadu, I thought I had tasted almost all different types of variety rice preparations. But this recipe caught me totally by surprise, and I eventually learnt that this is a very traditional preparation of Andhra Pradesh with a good fan following in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. I got [...]