Zhug

Green and Red Spicy paste that you’ll want to put on everything!

Tamarind Chilli Spread

I was at work. Long meetings, watching the clock, hungry and waiting for lunch. Lunch would be great – at a friend’s place. There’s always great food. Mind wanders and continue to watch the clock. Lunch is fantastic – lots of great South Indian food. But the best part was this chili and tamarind spread…

Milagai Inji Puli

Milagai Inji Puli or literally Tamarind-Chilli-Ginger, is a very famous south Indian side that tastes great with almost anything. Literally. Spread it on toast. Mix it in with rice. Add it to plain yogurt. So delicious. Here’s a very simple recipe that’s great to whip up and gets a lot of attention from guests. Milagai…

Dāngar

The Chettiars are an old banking and financial community in India, and especially present in southern India. The Chettiars are considered to be among the pioneers of organized banking in the country. They are also credited with introducing the concept of double entry book-keeping. This community from the south of Tamil Nadu has left a…

Pesto

Pesto has got to be one of the most versatile spreads in the world. And so easy to personalize. Pesto is just a combination of greens/ herbs, nuts and cheese with a wonderful addition of olive oil. Here is a wonderfully easy recipe for pesto. Feel free to use any combination of greens/ herbs and…