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Tender Coconut Pudding – Moments Of Pure Enjoyment


I look forward to that day every month when I meet up with my friends for lunch to add new life, exchange ideas… and most of all to renew, rejuvenate and refresh ourselves. The positive vibrations  visibly crackle in the atmosphere and it is pure fun and enjoyment in one anothers’ company. The culinary treat … Continue reading

Sharkara Payasam – A Wedding, a Festival and a Birthday


 Native to Kerala and deeply embedded in the Malayali psyche is the brown jaggery payasam – the Sharkara Payasam. Jaggery is unrefined cane sugar. It is rich in minerals, particularly iron. In short, Jaggery is a healthy sweetener with an earthy taste. At any family celebration – a marriage function, the naming ceremony of a new-born … Continue reading

Paal Payasam / Ari Payasam – Of Dreams and Desserts


Not a day passes in our house when we do not use an Amul product, the brainchild of Dr. Verghese Kurien, ‘ Father of the White Revolution’ in  India. Recently I was lucky to chance upon his autobiography “I Too Had A Dream“,  and was filled with wonder at his energy, foresight and commitment. He … Continue reading

Custard Pudding with Ginger Biscuits – Planets and Stars and The Milky Way


I remember the time when my sister and I took  our children to  the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. The sight of the stars and the planets mesmerised them. The realism had a sort of 3D effect on them – a space traveller goes through the rounds.  After the first visit they were hooked;  and it was … Continue reading

Semia Payasam – Once Upon a Time… A Birthday!


In these days of mass-manufactured birthday parties conducted by professionals, my mind often drifts back to the time when I was a child. On my piranaalu (birthday), my parents made me feel like a princess……. We would go to the temple early in the morning ; and after that, pay our respects to the elders … Continue reading

Caramel Custard – A Sweet Ending


Recently my nephew introduced me to Masterchef Australia – a brilliant, innovative reality cooking show.  It transformed our evenings and brought new excitement and anticipation every single day.  I never thought that food could evoke such strong feelings.  Rightly said that food is one of the passions of man. It rekindled my interest in desserts… dug … Continue reading