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Pomegranate molasses

Pomegranate molasses

Simplicity Coimbatore , make your own pomegranate dressing   The most often found fruit in our fruit bowl at home is the pomegranate. Easily available all through the year ,I love this fruit for it’s intense red colour , juiciness and many health benefits. It’s also one of the fruits which are most resistant to […]

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Rose water for summer

Rose water for summer

Simplicity Coimbatore , Home made rose water The loveliest sight during the onset of summer is to see the riot of blooms in their gorgeous hues and shapes. A flower that was most common in the Indian garden is now one that needs to be ferreted out from our garland makers at the poo market. […]

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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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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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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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Peerkangai benefits

Peerkangai benefits

Simplicity Coimbatore , Ridge gourd peel in my chutney   We love the taste of peerkangai when cooked in the traditional manner by adding a little milk and turmeric with other spices and seasoning.It cooks to an almost melt-in-the-mouth consistency and contains a natural sweetness that is enhanced through the cooking process. While we enjoy […]

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Coconut sprout

Coconut sprout

Simplicity, The delightful coconut flower It was first at a family gathering when some of us were introduced to what is called the thaenga poo. In it’s initial stage, the colour and shape are very similar to that of a flower and I imagine that’s how it got the vernacular name. In reality the actual […]

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Vepampoo season, vadagams and lots more

Vepampoo season, vadagams and lots more

Simplicity Coimbatore , Vepampoo season     Living in the South of India, we can’t really boast of having a range of seasons. However, if you watch the environment carefully,it does change.The difference is sometimes subtle while other times quite vivid.Take for instance the change in the landscape since early February. The colours of spring […]

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Coriander in your diet

Coriander in your diet

Simplicity Coimbatore , Coriander not to be taken lightly   We are often advised to include a variety of greens in our daily diet.How many of us actually pay attention to the many herbs that are on our plates every day ?! Let’s take the coriander leaves for instance…they are used as a garnish , […]

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