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Kerala Parippu Recipe – Moong Dal Curry – Simple Yet Nourishing


As far back as I can remember, my Father has been subscribing to Reader’s Digest. From cover to cover, highly engaging articles supplement our vocabulary, entertain us, increase awareness of health, finance, environment and practically everything that is worth knowing and motivate us with real-life dramas. Now we have zillions of magazines to choose from. … Continue reading

Urulan Kizhanga Mezhukkuperatti – Stir-fried potatoes – A Superb Actress And A Star


Each actor lends her own flavour and Sridevi with her natural talent has raised the bar for many a follower. I was fortunate indeed to see many of her earlier movies – Moondru Mudichu, 16  Vayathinile, Varumayin Niram Sigappu, Sigappu Rojakkal, Moondram Pirai –  great story telling accentuated  by excellent performance. It is a treat … Continue reading

Roasted coconut and spices powder- Chammanthipodi – Down Memory Lane


One misty December morning, when I was about eight years old, Achan told us – my younger sister and I – that we were to go with him for the annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala. With the exuberance of children , we excitedly  watched the preparations for the journey with the thrill of anticipation. Fascinating for … Continue reading