The Zodiac Diet – Menu Ideas!

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Every one are so different, when it comes to our food preferences! Some people like hot and spicy meals, while others crave for chilled desserts and some cannot stand the smell of spices! Yep, its very hard to please everyone in the dinner table. So, if you wanna fix a dinner and clueless what would [...]

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Vegetables Glossary

  English Tamil Hindi Telugu Asparagus  – - – Baby Corn  Pinchu Makkacholam – - Beans, Green Beans, String Beans Beans Phaliyam Bins Beet Root, Beets Beet Root Chuquander Beetroot Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon Pavakai Karela Kakarkaye Bottle Gourd  Soraikai Lauki Sorakaya Brinjal, Eggplant, Aubergine Kathirikai Baingan Vengaya Broad Beans  Avaraikai Sem Chikudukaya Broccoli  Broccoli [...]

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Indian Spices Translation

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Ingredients Substitutions

Sometimes, it is necessary for every cook to substitute one ingredient with another. Whenever the ingredients mentioned in your recipe is not available or if you are allergic to some foods, it is inevitable to think about the other alternates. So, its good to know the facts about the substitutions that we generally opt for. [...]

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Indian Cooking Techniques

English Tamil Sanskrit Technique Drying Ularthuthal thalanam When there is an ample of sun rays, one could sun-dry spices and stuff. During cold-winter season, one could achieve the same perfection in a conventional oven. Boiling Vegavaithadu pachanam Boiling is the simplest process most cooks prefer. Yet is is complicated to understand, the boiling point of [...]

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Cooking Measurements & Temperatures – Flashcard

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I am not the right person to talk about the measurements, you see. You should consider taking advise from someone who is good in Mathematics:) I hardly pay attention to anything that looks and sounds like numbers! If you still consider my opinion, I think you are pretty desperate! Well, I generally eyeball the ingredients. [...]

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Food Vocabulary – Indian & American English

Unlike the political refugees, religiously exiled, those who escaped from the deadly epidemic or bloodthirsty dictators, jumped the fences…we, the most Indian immigrants story are the same…came to America as a student, seeking opportunity in various sectors (jobs), H1B spouse visas, business travelers and the tourists. Thanks to all those Maters and Ph.Ds. We speak [...]

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The Quest For Desi

“Desi” – our local lingo to refer people from the Indian subcontinent in America. The term ‘desi’ comes from a Hindi word, meaning native (someone or something belongs to the land)…in this case, Indians, Nepalese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans and Malasian Indians. The growing Indian-American population has given rise to the ready to eat food [...]

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Traditional Healthy Indian Diet Pyramid

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Culinary Astrology – Birth Star and Diet!

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Image – Courtesy Wikipedia. Article – Courtesy M.P.Gandhi Nakshatra Natchathiram English Sanskrit Tamil Ashwini Aswini Sashkuli Murukku Bharani Barani Apubam Appam Kritika Krithigai Lentil’s Fritters Mashabhoobam Vadai Rohini Rogini Madhuchakram Jilebi Mrigashirsha Mirighasesham Kridhapooragam Halwa Ardrai Thiruvadhirai Puffed Rice Lajam Pori Punarvasu Punarpusam Pudding Payasam Payasam Pushya Poosam Pudding Payasam Payasam Ashlesha Ayilyam Laddugam Laddu [...]

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