Gobi Paratha

My aunt has always been quite the innovator in the kitchen. From trying out kuzhi paniyarams with egg, and deep fried fritters in which she incorporates as much health as she could, I’ve loved almost everything she makes. Right from the moment she starts chopping up the vegetables into neat, colourful piles, the excitement starts … Continue reading Gobi Paratha


Brinji Rice

One common failure at our household is my mom's desperate try to keep calorie levels to a minimum. On certain occasions I urge my mom to give up this futile attempt and go for some rich, flavorful, sumptuous food. A result of one of those attempts was today's Brinji rice. I do agree that there's … Continue reading Brinji Rice


My mom has been making this coconut based curry at home right from my childhood, and everyone in our family used to love scooping up the curry with some amazing Adai! But over the recent years, I think it just went to being one of those forgotten favorites. Having heard the name Avial often over … Continue reading Avial

Green Gram Curry

Being a Tamilian from a family of farmers, Pongal has always been a greater source of joy and festivity than any other festival. My childhood days were mostly spent looking forward to the month of January, as it meant leaving behind the worries of school, and enthusiastically starting off the journey towards our village in … Continue reading Green Gram Curry