Archive for November, 2009

Gojju is a speciality of our community, Hebbar Iyengars. The aroma of gojju brings back lots of pleasant memories for me.

Fenugreek (methi) is one of the main ingredients in our cooking.

Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds

Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds

Methi is used in leaf form, seed form and also roasted and powdered form. Methi is good for diabetes. I also heard that methi is good for a mother who is nursing the baby as methi increases milk supply. Methi is very bitter. But it gives a delicious taste when added in the right proportion.

Gojju can be prepared with many different vegetables. (more…)

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Cuisine from Cauvery is very easy if you have all the ingredients at home. If you know the basic method of preparing a dish, then you can add, delete the ingredients and make a new dish. The other thing with our cooking is that four people can make the same dish and each one will taste a bit different, but delicious still,  because we do not measure the ingredients exactly.


Ginger - a key spice for Indian cooking

Ginger is a root and is a very essential ingredient in many of our dishes. There is no need to peel the outer layer before chopping. Ginger tea is good for colds and fevers. Chewing on ginger and just keeping ginger in the mouth helps with nausea. You can even use ginger (more…)

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