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Kodumpuli itta curry

After moving to the farm, I started learning a lot more recipes from the Kerala cuisine, from my neighbor and friend Lily Chechi.

We love everything , yes every single thing she cooks. Her secret ingredients are her passion for cooking and the love with which she cooks for people.

She inspires me in several [...]

Going nuts for peanuts !!

We love groundnuts/peanuts. Our love for peanuts cannot be quantified easily, but if we have to then the number of bottles of peanut butter and peanut podi we devour each month may be a good enough number

My lil ones can have peanut butter day in and day out for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner [...]

Home remedies from mine to yours!

My Dad hails from a little village in Ramanathapuram district of Tamilnadu called “Chitrangudi”. Its a remote village with electicity, bus services, cable TV but no doctors Yup people still go to nearby towns for medical facilities. It is a government recognized Bird sanctuary … We have lots of birds if monsoons don’t fail us. [...]

Sneaky Moms and Picky Eaters!!!

Have you heard of?Avena sativa?

Ok Let me give you clues… It is a cereal. Humans have been consuming it for ages. Well Horses seem to love them too.. Some brands of Dog and Chicken food also use them.. ya its a great cattle feed.

Well ask me how to make some one feel not [...]

Instant Raagi & Oats Idli

How can you include calcium in your daily diet? I am sure without wasting a second we will say Milk, Cheese and all dairy products that flashes in our mind. Of course this thought found its way into our brains, with every sip of milk we were made to drink right from our childhood.

Yes [...]

Aapam & Coconut milk – The delicious duo

Can memories be delicious? Can memories be fragrant? I will always say (even if you wake me up in the middle of night) the answer is a big YES.

One such delicious, fragrant and nostalgic memory attacks me whenever I see that whole coconut in the grocery store.

My [...]

Semiya Paayasam – Vermicelli Payasam

It was MAHASHIVARATRI yesterday. This day brings back fond memories of my late maternal Grandma.

I have seen and learnt about this wonderful day from her, she was an ardent devotee and very sincere with everyday pooja rituals and fasting. Let me share with you whatever my Grandma taught me

How is MAHASHIVARATRI celebrated:


Pressure Cooker Chicken Biriyani- Served with Love

My dear vegan and vegetarian friends /readers, sorry that this post is not for you. Couple of my friends and relatives have been requesting for Chicken recipes and somehow I kept delaying it… Reason I am not a big meat lover … Any given day I would prefer fruits and veggies over meat.

DH Vicky [...]

Pachai Mochai kootu – Pongal special

Here I am wishing all of you a wonderful and delightful ?PONGAL.

PONGAL is tamizh Thanks giving. Yes this is a 4 days celebration to thank nature for all its timely shower of blessings that helps us get a good harvest and ofcourse good food ?for a long time after that…

Day 1 is BHOGI [...]

Thiruvadirai Kali

This post had been in draft for a long time.. .?I thought of posting it now before PONGAL comes knocking on my door… You see I believe in “Better late than never”..

“Namaha Shivaya vaazhga Naadhan thaal vaazhga

Imai pozhudhum en nenjil neenga dhaan vaazhga”

(Blessed is the name Na Ma Si Va Ya ! [...]