No More Secrets! Just open the book and start cooking. Palakkad Iyer style.
Written in a simple format, the detailed instructions are easy enough even for a novice to follow. After all, these recipes were first written down by Meena Eashwer with her own grandchildren in mind!
All the recipes are vegetarian. And cover a wide gamut - meals to tiffin to snacks to pickles to sweets to...
The Author believes that though “cooking is an art”, anyone can easily pick it up. After all, she did when she was in her teens.
She says all it requires is a wee bit of ‘will’ and loads of ‘love’ added to the ingredients. That will make whatever you cook really delicious.
Go ahead and enjoy cooking!
Meena Eashwer hails from a TamBrahm family in Kerala (better known as Palakkad Iyers or Palghat Iyers). She learnt to cook at the tender age of 16, when she found herself in the culinary deep-end soon after her marriage!
That was a time when she did not even know whether milk was added to curd, or curd to milk, for making curds!
She easily admits that the first time she made Sambar on her own, way back in 1944, it looked and tasted like nothing on earth. But today, at 90 plus, she has come a very long way from that stage! She brings over 75 years of experience, cooking for her 5 kids, in-laws, friends and relatives.
All distilled into this easy to follow book of recipes. While most of the dishes are from Tamil Nadu and Kerala Cuisines, there are a few recipes from other regions of India, too.
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