Meanwhile shall leave you with some recipes I've been collecting. It's a Chettinad recipe collection.
No, I'm not from Chettinad. But just one brush with that food left me longing for more. Sadly, there are no Chettinad joints in Bombay. So, the only way I can satisfy my yearning is to make it at home, with the aid of some authentic recipes from arusuvai.com. You can do that too if you could read Tamil.
I've been translating some of the vegetarian recipes and uploading on this blog- Chettinad Recipes. No frills there, just a translation of the recipe in Tamil into English. Yes ladies, I can read and write Tamil too :) Please feel free to peep in and try your own variations of those recipes. The chilli content in most of them is on the higher side, which you may need to tone down.
I tried making the Paruppu Tomato Pacchidi (a kind of tomato dal) today and the results were very good. You'll find the recipe on the other blog, but then I've a little modification, which I shall duly post.
Dinner was the Chettinad style Tur Dal with tomatoes and Dahi Bhindi from Tarla Dalal's Cooking with1 tsp oil. The bhindi turned out yummy without much of slaving. Shall post that too when I'm back.
Meanwhile, a big credit is due.
Saakshi, this one's for you!
This is to Saakshi of Healthy Home Cooking who's recipe for Bisi Bele Huli Anna was so accurate and authentic that everyone including my mom, dad and aunt were licking their fingers. I personally felt it was the best rice recipe I've ever made. All thanks to Saakshi for sharing this wonderful recipe. I had to make a few modifications like pressure cooking the rice and lentils and using lesser quantity of coriander seeds, but that was about it. Guys, if you have the remotest liking for South Indian food, this one is a must try.
I shall be posting the round up of WBB # 5 once I'm back, with the announcement of the theme and rules for WBB # 6. So, stay tuned !