My Relationship With Avial

"I really need to borrow a stomach!" If you have ever said that in your life, you'd understand my position now. Because I really need to borrow a stomach. There is a lot of Avial left in the kitchen and it is killing me. Let me take you through the divine relationship between Avial and … Continue reading My Relationship With Avial

Place of Origin – An Answer to Your Snack Cravings

If you are fond of local dishes from all over the country, you would always be on the lookout for people who go on trips to various places to bring you some. During my college days, students used to wait for the Keralites to arrive with their Banana chips and  the Tapioca chips, the Telugites … Continue reading Place of Origin – An Answer to Your Snack Cravings

Narikulam Tharavadu and Nedungad Boat Jetty (Part II)

Sumptuous Food at Narikulam Tharavadu and beautiful scenic views at Nedungad Boat Jetty, Vypin. A must visit for all who come to Kochi.

Aangan Downtown Restaurant Review

Let me begin with this: I feel like I have found treasure near my house. Having been a part of a Facebook group 'Eat Kochi Eat', I kept seeing great reviews about Aangan Downtown Restaurant and had added it to my must visit eateries list. If you have read my earlier posts, you'll know that … Continue reading Aangan Downtown Restaurant Review

Trip to Kuzhippilly Beach & Narikulam Tharavadu

We found an amazing Homestay in Kerala on the outskirts of Kochi. With amazing scenery around, yummy, pocket-friendly food, experience Kerala as it is supposed to be; Coastal food, backwaters, greenery and the countryside!

Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

On some days, the moment I enter the gate of our apartments the aroma of food wafts in. Especially if it is lunch time. I can easily spot the Aroma from our kitchen because, well, I have known it for 27 years! My, until-then-quiet-&-happy stomach would start grumbling and the tap of my salivary gland … Continue reading Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

Grandma Tales

  "Whom do you like the most? Your father or your mother?" This was (and is I guess) a cliched question people asked children. When they used to ask me, I used to think just for a moment and say, "My Ammamma." That is what I call my Grandma. I had been thinking of starting … Continue reading Grandma Tales

Chopstix, Thai & Chinese

My mom is very fond of Chinese cuisines. If given a choice, she always opts for Chinese restaurants to dine out; Chiyang, Malaya etc being her favorites. However, I am not very fond of Chinese food and so, like every mother on Earth, she lets me choose. When my friend came home a few months … Continue reading Chopstix, Thai & Chinese

Delving into Kesari

Kesari is one of the easiest sweets to prepare. Let me assure you, there is no compromise on the taste. Kesari is the oblique yellow sunshine melting in your mouth. For me, Kesari smells like home with the rich aroma of ghee and fried cashews. Are you thinking about any of those relatives who cannot have … Continue reading Delving into Kesari

Explosions in My Mouth

100 Happy Days - Day 57 Happiness is Thairvada! 😀 Thair/Dahi = Curd Uzhunnu = Urad Daal Vada = Vada 😛 I used to hate Uzhunnuvada. I did not like its taste and so, whenever Amma bought Vada, she bought Parippuvada for me. I don't remember when it happened, but one fine day I ate … Continue reading Explosions in My Mouth

Bottled Memories

There was one portion of my cupboard that we had always ignored to clean. The lowermost section. Today, we decided to just do it. We had shoved many games in there - Chess, Business, Connect Four, Sorry, some of my childhood toys, Badminton rackets etc. There was a huge carton in which I had saved … Continue reading Bottled Memories

Some Yummilicious Dishes From Gokul Oottupara

Rocky and Mayur have ventured out to explore food from all parts of India and curate videos on Askme.com  I'm contributing my part by relishing my favorite dishes at Gokul Oottupura and sharing my views with you all! You can also upload your video review on AskMe and stand a chance to meet Rocky and Mayur. Located … Continue reading Some Yummilicious Dishes From Gokul Oottupara

Day 34 – Cafe Mania

100 Happy Days - Day 34 Happiness is finding new cafes. Coffee at home Coffee mania runs in our family. Like any typical TamBrahm household, we too wake up to the heady aroma of the extra-ordinary FILTER COFFEE. My grandmother's coffee is one of its kind. When she prepares the decoction, I feel like I'm living … Continue reading Day 34 – Cafe Mania

Day 26 – Sharing Knowledge

100 Happy Days - Day 26 Happiness is sharing your knowledge The Kaliyuga has become so intense that even the air we breath, which was pure and in abundance once, has become impure. There is untruth, deception and the greed for money, power and fame everywhere that we are killing ourselves little by little while finding … Continue reading Day 26 – Sharing Knowledge