Table of the spice names
used in the recipes. I've listed them in Tamil, their equivalent Hindi
names used in the Indian Grocery Stores in the U.S. and their English
names in India . . . . . Click
of the Indian cooking books Amma likes .
. . . . Click
I love to cook
and Iíve spent many years in my kitchen trying out recipes Iíve learned
from my mother, my friends and the many cookbooks Iíve collected. Mostly
Iíve learned from cooking for my family in the many places Iíve lived.
Growing up in South India I learned
the cuisine of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As a young bride I lived in Agra
and Benares and had a chance to experience wonderful Punjabi and U.P.
dishes. Moving to America in the 1960ís, I had to improvise with the
limited availability of Indian spices and groceries at the time. But
it also gave me the chance to experiment with new ingredients and ways
I hope you try out these recipes and tell
me how they came out for you and if your family liked it.