Tag: Cooking tour in India

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Rice, food of the south
Rice, food of the south

The harvest festival, Thai Pongal, takes place on the 14th of January and is celebrated predominantly in Tamil Nadu, South India. The festival is dedicated to the sun god, Surya, and marks the beginning of the sun’s journey northward, uttarayana. Tamils thank Surya for a good harvest and of...

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Learning Chettinad Cooking
Learning Chettinad Cooking

Our spiritual and culinary adventure is coming to a conclusion and today we had our last cooking class. It was on two Chettinad style dishes. The first was “Mint Chutney” and the second “Kola Urundai Kolambu”. Here’s the recipe for the “Mint Chutney” that...

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Eating with your hands
Eating with your hands

Eating with your hand is something that is common in Asia especially in India. The right hand is used and all meals are eaten with it. Today for lunch as part of our culinary journey we visited Sri Krishna Sweets, a restaurant in Pondicherry that is famous for its sweets on the ground floor of&he...

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No Plate Big Enough
No Plate Big Enough

After class we took an evening walk along the promenade in Pondicherry which always seems to be bustling with people. Then we headed into town walking past a lot of the colonial type structures that are very much part of this section of Pondicherry. We ended up in Surguru restaurant and had chana...

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Avial
Avial

A classic preparation from Kerala, Avial is a light, easy-to-make dish of vegetables cooked with coconut and yogurt. It goes particularly well with Pallapam. Preparation should take no more than 15 minutes, even faster if you use the microwave. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chopped vegetables – ca...

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Palappam
Palappam

South Indian cooks make breads from lots of different ingredients more or less unknown in the west. This unusual and delicious bread from Kerala uses a fermented batter of rice flour and coconut milk. This is called Palappam, although often you just hear it referred to as appam, which simply mean...

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Spiritual and Culinary Tour of India
Spiritual and Culinary Tour of India

Explore the locations we will be visiting on our Spiritual and Culinary Adventure This map takes you through the route of our spiritual and culinary adventure in South India next February 2012. Use Google’s interactive map below to zoom in on towns, explore neighboring villages and the surr...

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Paruppu, a delicious South Indian Lentil Dish
Paruppu, a delicious South Indian Lentil Dish

Paruppu is a popular South Indian dish that is made from boiling lentils. It can be had with chapatis, rice or even by itself. This recipe is simple and uses ingredients that you can get in most stores. Ingredients 1 cup masoor dal (red lentils) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp chili powder 2-3 cl...

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