Tiffins of Tamilnadu – A Pop-up Lunch Event

Are you a foodie?  Do you enjoy Indian cuisine?  Are you tired of the stale and mundane menus at the local Indian restaurants? Have you been yearning to taste authentic and home style Indian food? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place.  We, at 7 Saffron Street are throwing our hearts and home…

Mom’s Garlic Pepper Rasam

My daughter was two when my mom passed. She knows her maternal grandma through pictures only and can’t recollect any experiences with her.  It is so unfortunate that I couldn’t have my little girl enjoy the love, pampering and warmth of the most wonderful person on earth. Most girls look up to their moms as…

Spinach Dhal With Chickpeas (Keerai Kadalai Koottu)

We are a family of good eaters. When I say ‘good’, it is eating to our heart’s content :). My little girl used to give me a very hard time feeding her right from her birth until a few years ago. But she’s gotten into the groove with the rest of us now and loves to…

Your Ultimate Dosa Reference

Jump to “Your Ultimate Dosa Reference” straight if you’d want to skip reading my story. It was a nice and memorable evening of the first day of my hostel life  This beautiful town Tirunelveli of southern India that I had to call my home for the next four years was a few hundreds of miles away…

Silky and Creamy Mor Kozhambu

It is going to be almost a year (well, nine months to be precise) since we moved in to our new house. We’ve been enjoying the additional space, luxury and the sense of accomplishment every single day. It gives us so much of pleasure to decorate it, have friends over and build cherish-able memories one after the…

Spiced Avocado Buttermilk – A Refreshing Summer Drink

Winter has been terribly tough and tenacious where we live. The stores have started to carry lovely spring clothes, but to get a glimpse of even a little bit of green grass seems impossible. It is snow, snow everywhere and white appears to be nature’s only favorite color for now.

Simple, humble, yet delectable Rava Kesari (Sooji Halwa)!

Did I not tell you that I’m going to be soon back with the recipe for a dessert? This is the family recipe that I was talking about in my previous post. This perhaps is the very first dessert I learned to make. Well, it used to be my not so favorite thing to eat, but…

Pulikachal and Puliyodharai

How many of you remember the torrential rains from the hurricanes in Chennai during the 1980s? Those pitch dark days with no power; those kerosene lanterns burning round the clock; those wierdly scented coils to drive the mosquitoes away and those little battery operated transistors that were the only source of news!  The incessant noise…