Seeraga Mittai – Colorful Childhood

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Also Known As: Candied Cumin seeds. Jeeraka Mittayi. Jeeraga Mittai. Jeeraka Mittai. Eli Mittai, Palli Mittai. I am a sucker for candies. And my Mommy believes that all my 28 teeth are sweet tooth! Yeah, I have evolved without wisdom teeth, he he. All these years of adulthood has been kind enough on me, when [...]

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Sandesh – Sometimes, Nothing is Everything!

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Sandesh:(Bengali Style) When I was a kid, my grandma kept making sandesh quite often for me, almost every day:) She just split milk intentionally, added some sugar to it and dished out as decadent sweet! No practical errors! Of course its not cooking at all! But that’s what so good about it:)I never understood that, [...]

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Badam Paal / Almond’s Milk – Vegan’s Choice

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Badam Milk: Badam Palu. Badam Pal. Almond Milk. Raw Almond Milk – Warm Almond Milk. Bedtime Almond Milk. Its time to post some milk alernate(cow’s milk)recipes for my Vegan buddies. Inspired by bunch of Vegan-Vegetarian friends, I started appreciating greens and vegetables lately, but havent switched from my carnivore diet plan, yet…still going on:) Anyhow…coming [...]

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Nei Idly – Rethinking First Food!!!

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Nei Idly – Baby’s First Meal An emotional eating habit is vanishing away in today’s fast food culture!!! What brings an enjoyment in eating a meal? Why are we attached sentimentally to certain mythological foods? Knowing some basics of food (like what it is made of, where do we find them, how hard it is [...]

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Health Mix Laadu – Country Style

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Sathu Maavu Urundai: I didn’t grow up in a farm nor entirely in restaurant special menu, household! There were times, when garnishing was not so important, even on festival occasions! But, none of this bothered us…coz’ we were all zeroing down in the main course or simply drowned in the spicy curries. When, I happen [...]

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Bird’s Nest Bonda – Jab Mein Choti Thi

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Bird’s Nest Bonda: People always remind me with those articles, that talk about quick appetizers/snacks for an unexpected guests. Who is going to visit me after all? Okay, If you decide to show up at my house, without prior notice, well…expect a snack something like this! But still, I cannot argue over a snack that [...]

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Milk Conjee – Childhood Calls!!!

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Milk Porridge: Paal Kanji, Noi-Arisi Kanjee. Rice Gruel. Rice Porridge. Rice Pottage. A great baby food Milk and lentils based congee is the first semi-solid food given to babies after milk (India). However, adding mashed vegetables and fruits are highly recommended by nutrition scientists. Aganaanuru(Anthologies of Family Life, II Century.B.C)An ancient Tamil poem talks about [...]

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Kamarkat – India’s Own Hard Candy!

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Also Known As: Hard caramelized Candy. Home-Made Candy. Coconut Candy. India’s own hard-candy. Childhood treats – Kamarkat, Kamarkattu. Old Fashioned Candy. Country Style Candies. Olden days Candies from 70′s & 80′s. During my childhood, late 80′s & early 90′s…all those children’s treats were evolving ( candies, chocolates and biscuits). So, I never had a chance [...]

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