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Nungu summers

Nungu summers

Simplicity Coimbatore , Nungu summers A few days ago , a friend of mine sent me a picture on Whatsapp of a dish that she called ice apple salad. It had strawberries as well and the whole white and red effect was so pretty that for a few seconds I forgot that I was actually […]

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Elantha pazham (jujube)

Elantha pazham (jujube)

Simplicity Coimbatore , Elantha pazham childood memories   Most of us cherish those memories of intervals (mid day breaks) spent at the canteen back in our school days. Among the many other treats which were sold in various paisa denominations,one which is extremely special is the elantha vadai. My friends and I never really bothered […]

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Agathi Kai

Agathi Kai

Hindu Metroplus , A pod cast in buttermilk   Since having made and tasted the agathi poo poriyal ,4 years ago, this pretty ingredient has always been a much looked forward lunch dish when in season.The agathi (sesbania grandiflora) plants do grow tall and these flowers hang in attractive clusters.As I stood admiring the white […]

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Green channa

Green channa

Simplicity Coimbatore , Hara channa   A few days ago I got a message on Whatsapp about the short term availability of the fresh green chick pea otherwise known as green channa. I was delighted and quite eager to get my hands on this rarely available ingredient.It’s not really common in South Indian cuisine because […]

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Pea pods (skins)

Pea pods (skins)

Simplicity Coimbatore , Pea pods are edible If you have yet to relish the tender green peas that are in season ,you’d better hurry before this winter vegetable is no longer at it’s best.Not many in the South of India are aware that peas are a winter vegetable.In Central and northern India however green pea […]

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Winter carrots (Laal gajar)

Winter carrots (Laal gajar)

Simplicity Coimbatore , winter carrots If you’re one of those people who scout the grocery section or market looking for seasonal ingredients, then you would have definitely spotted the winter carrot otherwise known as the desi gajar .’Desi’ simply refers to the fact that it is a crop that is indigenous to the northern regions […]

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Mochakottai

Mochakottai

Simplicity Coimbatore , Pachai avarai My mother and I were having a conversation about one of my favourite ingredients of this season and apparently the name that I’m familiar with is different from how it is known in stores in the city.So we  actually ended up arguing about that ! I’m referring to the mochai […]

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Green guava

Green guava

Hindu Metroplus, Living on green power The guava may have originated in Central America but after hundreds of years of it’s existence in the Indian sub continent ,it is considered quite the local ! Very simply put , when it comes to nutrition, the guava is to Asia what the apple is to the west. […]

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School lunches

School lunches

The hindu Metroplus , The dabba from home Now that the summer vacations have come to an end and the new school year has commenced ,it’s time for families to get back to following the regular school routine. One of things that’s uppermost on the mind is undoubtedly school lunches. When we were growing up […]

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Litchis

Litchis

Hindu Metroplus, In love with the litchi One of the advantages of staying home during the holidays is being able to meet childhood friends who are visiting from out of town. Even better is when they come bearing seasonal food gifts. To open the door and be handed a brown bag (they know I don’t […]

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