A day of OPOS coincidences !

OPOS pressure baker

A day of OPOS coincidences ! We saw RK’s appearence on the Neeya Naana show and I received my OPOS Pressure baker Neo the same day.

Lockdown Food #3 – Tamarind Sweet Chutney

#LockdownTales The Tamarind Sweet Chutney is a staple addition to several “Chaat” (snack) items. The restaurants make it with sugar and tamarind pulp. Since we are in a lockdown and more importantly since Krishnan and I are trying to avoid white sugar totally, I make this chutney at home so that I can substitute the … Read more Lockdown Food #3 – Tamarind Sweet Chutney

Instant Beetroot Pickle

Many people don’t know what to do with Beetroot, one of the most nutritious vegetable available to us. My earliest memory of the beetroot is about using it to colour my lips to match with Bhagwan Krishna’s lips on a picture in the puja room at Dehu Road. I have always been attracted to that … Read more Instant Beetroot Pickle

Growing up Mom #6

On a hot dry afternoon in 1970 in Dehu Road, my dad brought two guests with him for lunch unannounced. Amma was new to cooking and I was a few months old… She struggled and managed to put up some lunch for Appa and his two colleagues. That day she decided, that never again will … Read more Growing up Mom #6

Kadamba Saadam – My Mother-in-law’s Signature dish

Amma (my mother-in-law) was a great cook – if there ever was a Masterchef competition for only South Indian vegetarian food when she was alive, she would have won it easily. She could make the same vegetable every single day of the week and each day it would taste different. There are several relatives of … Read more Kadamba Saadam – My Mother-in-law’s Signature dish