Vadai and Donuts

Vadai is an extremely popular snack of the Tamils. According to food historian K. T. Achaya, Vadai (vada) was popular among ancient Tamils between 100 BCE – 300 CE. In Tamil areas, the daytime is a little longer as there is no winter season. Hence the afternoon, snacks with tea or coffee is an age-old …

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Rice Varieties

What is your favourite kind of rice? In your local supermarket you’ll probably have come across Basmati or even the easy cook versions. If you are a person who would choose whole bread instead of white then you’ll probably be careful about the type of rice you choose too. Basmati usually tastes better but it …

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Muligatawny & Neechatawny

Muligatawny Elsewhere in this site’s home page under the title ‘Curry crisis – A Tip of the Iceberg’, you may have come across the issue of ‘Mulligatawny’ (sic). We have also seen that the word ‘Mulligatawny’ (sic) refers to two Tamil words together Black Pepper (Milaku) and Water (Thannee(r)) which is in fact ‘black pepper …

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The Millets Grains

Millets are one of the oldest grains known to humanity. Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grain, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. These grains are highly nutritious and are grown in marginal and low fertile soil. Considered an ancient grain, millets are grown mainly …

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