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LEMON-GINGER RASAM

LEMON-GINGER RASAM

An aromatic and delicious broth, this rasam is a celebration of the deep and sunny flavors of ginger and lemon. Ginger is brewed in water along with tomato, salt and turmeric, thickened with cooked toor dal, tempered with choice seasonings and finished off with a generous drizzle of lemon juice.

Chocolate-Peanut Truffles

Chocolate-Peanut Truffles

Think of these fudge balls aka Chocolate-Peanut Truffles as decadence in a matter of minutes. All it requires are 4 simple pantry ingredients and 15 minutes of your time.

TOMATO KURMA

TOMATO KURMA

Tomato Kurma’s a South-Indian dish, that is aromatic, bright and bursting with flavors. Onions and tomatoes are cooked to a pulp, brightened with dry spices and enriched with a paste composed of coconut, cashew, fennel seeds and more. This gravy will make for a perfect 

KUZHI PANIYARAM

KUZHI PANIYARAM

KUZHI PANIYARAM/PADDU/GOLIAPPA/YERIAPPA is a spherical-shaped classic South-Indian Tiffin item that is typically made using leftover idli or dosa batter and cooked in a “Paniyaram pan”, a griddle with several concave dents or Kuzhis (holes).

KADALA CURRY

KADALA CURRY

Kadala curry is a fiery and utterly delicious South-Indian side dish, that is served along with delicacies such as Puttu, Aapam and more. There are many ways to make this dish but irrespective of the version, the principle behind the dish is the same, and 

RED RICE PUTTU

RED RICE PUTTU

Red Rice Puttu is a delicious and wholesome power breakfast dish that is made by steaming layered washed, soaked and ground red rice and grated coconut in a mould.

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

Varumarisi Adai literally translates to pancakes made of just rice. Rice is soaked and ground into a smooth batter with a little water and salt. Murunga keerai or Moringa leaves is added and mixed well. The thick batter is then ladled onto a hot griddle and turned into delicious and nutritious Adai or pancakes.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Today marks a new chapter in my life. I’m starting a one-year program on Functional Medicine at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) Functional Medicine (FM) is a relatively new field of study, one that is unconventional and holistic in it’s approach to medicine. It is 

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

Murungai Ilai/Drumstick leaves/Moringa leaves Molagootal is what healthy and wholesome dreams are made up of. The leaves are separated from the stem and cooked in a little water, turmeric, and salt, a handful of cooked toor-dal is added followed by a mixture of coconut ground along with a little roasted urad dal and red chillies and the deal is sealed with a flourish of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves tempered in coconut oil.

KINDNESS MATTERS

KINDNESS MATTERS

ALONG CAME A SNOWSTORM, FROZEN PIPES AND INFINITE ACTS OF KINDNESS T’is the morning after Valentine’s DayWhen all through the house,No water flowed from the taps,Not even a drop … Thus started the week last Monday, for us on Kadin Lane, and for millions of