Monday, December 03, 2007


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rice dumpling

Steamed rice dumpling filled with a lentils, coconut & jaggery mixture

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Aadi Koozh

Aadi Koozh is prepared and served on Aadi Pirappu (the first day of the month of July, in Tamil Almanac)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Idli & Sambar

The word idli originates from the two Tamil words - "Ittu" and "Avi" (To lay and steam). Although the precise history of the modern idli is unknown, it is a very old food in southern Indian cuisine - Wikipedia

Sambar or sambhar (Tamil சாம்பார் (சாம்பாறு in Sri Lanka),Kannada: huli, Malayalam: സാംബാറ്, Telugu: సాంబారు), pronounced "saambaar", is a dish common in southern India and Sri Lanka, made of lentils (usually red gram, also called toor dal in North India, and thuvaram paruppu in Tamil Nadu, South India) - Wikipedia

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Vadai is a savoury Tamil snack shaped like a doughnut and made from black lentil / black lentil.

It is served as a popular light meal along with banana at eateries in all parts of Sri Lanka.

Mouthwatering vadai and payasam on banana leaf exquisitely sums up traditional Tamil mid day meal.

"Eat vada, it is very nice. Also have some sambar, you will love it," says Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, President of India.

Vadai has also taken flight with the subcontinent diaspora, and its an increasing choice as finger food with restaurant goers around the globe.