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Pomegranate leaves

Pomegranate leaves

Hindu Metroplus, It’s a green world After reading up on so many of our native greens, the term ‘green leafy vegaetables’ has taken on a whole new meaning in my understanding of ingredients. Living in a tropical country that is blessed with an abundance of varied plant specimens,we actually seem to be spoilt for choice […]

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The indigenous rice varieties of India

The indigenous rice varieties of India

Simplicity Coimbatore , Rice and it’s wonderful varieties When did we start thinking that of rice as an unhealthy ingredient ? Not only has it existed as part of this country’s diet for thousands of years but more importantly it is ‘the’ grain that is best suited to the Indian DNA in terms of digestion,absorption […]

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Simple veggie menu

Simple veggie menu

It’s always a dilemma for a foodie what to serve when inviting people over for a meal…keeping in mind the general preferences,if any,it’s always best I think to follow a few simple rules 1.Never try more than 2/3 new dishes for the first time,for a party 2.Stick to a few dishes that you are familiar […]

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Simple italian veggie menu

Simple italian veggie menu

A vegetarian menu can be slightly daunting to people who are non-veggie lovers…on many an occasion I have had people, who are excellent cooks,ask me for suggestions for a completely veggie meal.While our Indian cuisine does offer a staggeringly wide variety of veggie options,when one wants to pick another cuisine to cook from,very often,the sheer […]

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Simple veg menu

Simple veg menu

Food and celebration go so hand in hand in most cultures bringing with it immense amounts of satisfaction and comfort…while we no longer,in most Indian households ,put in the hard work of grinding,chopping,churning by hand,for large gatherings,we still do feel the need to replicate the occasions from past memories from childhood ! In those days […]

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South indian lunch

South indian lunch

I’ve often been asked how to figure out a menu where the dishes compliment one another,especially a vegetarian one ,where many feel the choices are so limited… I do believe that our country is a veggie lover’s paradise,with so much to choose from and so many variations to the way 1 vegetable can be cooked…nothing […]

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

There is something very uplifting about a mid week “girls only” outing.It’s not really something you have to do or  even ‘need’ to but when it happens it’s definitely a lot of fun. A “wine and cheese” evening was suggested by a friend and I loved the idea of spending time relaxing and catching up […]

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