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Canjee, Kanji, Conjee…recipe

Once upon a time, a small village of ancient South IndiaΒ was plagued by a voracious and angry disease. The villagers tried all sorts of remedies to chase the deadly epidemic away, all in vain. They finally turned to the Goddess, the patron Goddess of the village, the mother, the saviour of all. So intense was… Continue reading Canjee, Kanji, Conjee…recipe

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Dosai, Dosa etc…The South Indian Series

If we are going to delve into South Indian food, I suppose the Dosai would be a beffiting point of entry. The Dosai is simply a sort of pancake made with a fermented batter of lentils (Urad Dal a.k.a black gram) and rice (generally raw rice). The lentils and rice are left to soak for 5 to 6 hours, then ground to a paste.

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The Mauritian ‘Sept Cari’ – A Journey of Tradition and Adaptation

Basically a spread consisting of several vegetable preparations served on fresh plantain leaves along with hot rice, the 'sept cari' as it is in Mauritius, goes beyond the actual meal itself, it the sum-up of a journey of culinary traditions right from Southern India to the festive tables of a vibrant islander Indian Diaspora.