Pineapple pasta, Yay!

It is not always an experiment goes right. Let me rephrase. An experiment rarely goes right at the first try, especially when it comes to cooking. But the pineapple pasta in tomato I tried yesterday night, was anything but a failure. The sweetness of the pineapple perfectly matched the acidity of tomato sauce, giving a…

Walking down the memory lane in Nagercoil, a small town I grew up in

I remember evenings the most as I was growing up in a small town in the Southern tip of India, Kanyakumari. Memories of receding sunlight that breaks through the branches of a neem tree; birds returning to their nests after the day’s hunt; a group of five or six children including me playing hide and…

Savouring Parsi cuisine at Batlivala & Khanabhoy in Chennai

If you ask me what is it about Parsi cuisine that is different, I would be at a loss for words. For it is pretty similar to Indian food that includes rice, roti, sabji and curry. But somehow it was different. It could have been the spices, the way it is prepared. But the difference…

Vinayakar Chaturthi: When eating kozhukattai is all you think about

If there is one thing that I look forward as Vinayagar Chaturthi dawns, it is the thought of eating endless supply of kozhukattai my mother would make that morning. Those sweet filled dumpling and the kaaram (it is a bit spicy to accompany the sweet)ones, I would eat them all day in installments. These dumpling are…