A beginning

Vanakkam!

After a long long wait and research, I have started writing my blog. Before I start..

Thankyou so much Oz, for all the help. With kids and family, work and your blog,  preparing to shift to your own country and more, you have been guiding and pouring in suggestions, helping in the step by step process to start this blog, with the same gentleness and warmth always.

Thankyou Ganu and Meera, for all the thought provoking advices in detail.

Now.. About what I would like to share in ‘Dosaikal’… Is this a food blog with recipes and cooking ideas? Yes, food has always been one of my passions, even from those days when I didn’t know the differences in lentils! 

‘Dosaikal’ - when translated is  ‘The Pancake Pan’. Dosa is the  pancake and kal is the pan or tawa on which dosas are made. For me, it symbolises south indian cuisine..   The newest of the non-stick cookware can make better dosas or south indian pancakes – made of rice and dehusked blackgram batter. But, the best ones are made from the traditional cast iron tawas.  More so because, thick and fluffy grandma’s dosas, crispy crunchy amma’s dosas  or the ghee dosas my daughter demands – dosas make me travel on a different time machine, to my younger days of granny’s traditional recipes and life style.

Those are the moments I still cherish, the pleasant greeneries of down south districts of Tamilnadu, that sweet dialect of my mother tongue Tamil that makes me turn around immediately even today, the way we jump, run, dance, chat, fight, cry, giggle and laugh amidst cousins, aunts, uncles and above all grandma and grandpa – we call them aachi and thatha.

Somehow between the joys of togetherness, I can still smell the fragrances and flavours of mouth watering good food.. traditional tirunelveli and thoothukudi style. Thanks to amma and appa who gave me the strong base to absorb these fragrances and flavours of one’s own soil. So, why not add the flavours of traditional life style to modern day cooking!

 Now… Dosaikal is not about dosas alone.  The rich cultural heritage of the tamils goes hand in hand with the varieties of dishes cooked in households with the supervision of grandmother’s even today.. I would like to relive the past with those simple and exotic recipes. And nothing is best than sharing it with friends!

I can’t wait to get started!!

 

 

 

 

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  1. July 1, 2011 at 19:12 | #1

    Well do – I am looking forward to learning more about the cuisine that produces delicious idlis and dosas….and learning how South Indian grandmas cooked!

  2. A(E)rumai thambi
    July 4, 2011 at 05:24 | #2

    Vaazhai pazham – I remember the amount consumed during the 17 years I was with you. Famine in Chennai!

    • August 3, 2011 at 19:00 | #3

      thanksda for all the help during india visit.. those special cooking moments with aachi and amma!

  3. July 12, 2011 at 16:16 | #4

    I am looking forward to enjoying your blog!

  4. July 17, 2011 at 04:55 | #6

    Welcome to the blogging world. Looking forward to your future posts. Have fun.

  5. July 22, 2011 at 10:03 | #8

    Hi Suubu – we are in NL till 1st week of August……I’ll email you! See you soon

    • August 3, 2011 at 18:56 | #9

      hi oz, good we would be able to meet each other before you leave.

  6. Lakshmi venkat
    July 26, 2011 at 05:24 | #10

    vazhthukkal subbu…Its a great start.. Wishes to achieve great heights…

  7. Lakshmi
    August 1, 2011 at 06:24 | #11

    vazhthukkal subbu…great to see you here. Waiting to see more from you–Lakshmi venkat

    • August 3, 2011 at 18:54 | #12

      nanri lakshmi. all the best for your venture too.. start it as soon as possible.

  8. Sanju
    August 25, 2011 at 07:57 | #13

    Hey Subbu……Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I always loved South Indian Cuisines made by you and now I can try them myself too!!Many thanx for the wonderful recipes.Keep it up!!!

    • September 1, 2011 at 08:56 | #14

      Thanks Sanju! after a heavy meal, we always think of your excellent chai!

  9. sweety
    November 9, 2011 at 09:21 | #15

    1st of all let me tell “god bless u my sweet sister”
    good idea to start afood blog

  10. Prachi.Sundaram@wns.com
    September 8, 2013 at 07:52 | #16

    Akka, a wonderful thought.. Great receipies..

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