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Annapurni: Heritage Cuisine from Tamil Nadu

Sabita Radhakrishna (Author)

n Annapurni, author Sabita Radhakrishna cooks up a delicious feast of traditional Tamil dishes that are authentic and easy to use. She presents a careful selection of recipes borrowed from Tamil Nadus diverse local people, as well as those of communities settled in the state, integrating the local cuisine with their own unique styles of cooking. These include the delectable dishes of the Mudaliars, Vellalas, Naidus, Kongunadus, Anglo Indians, Chettiars and Tamil Muslims. Inspired by her familys appreciation of good, home-cooked food, she shares some of her mother's trademark dishes that define the Mudaliar community. A true reflection of Tamil Nadus diverse ethnic heritage, the book includes a delicious variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, from Chettinad chicken curry to almond puris. Like every good, dog-eared and much-used family cookbook, Annapurni has been compiled with careful deliberation and bears the look and feel of what could have been one's grandmothers' diary of recipes. This volume will have readers salivating as it takes them on a mouth-watering journey across the flavors of Indias south-eastern coast with its spices, seafood and sweets, ending with a stainless-steel tumbler of freshly-brewed filter coffee.

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About the author

Sabita Radhakrishna

Sabita Radhakrishna is a Chennai based free lance writer and playwright contributing regularly for national newspapers like the Hindu, Times of India, India Today.  Good Housekeeping and other publications.  She was the first to introduce the boutique concept in Madras with her Amrapali Boutique.  Sabita was associated with NIFT Chennai as guest faculty, and presently she is a textile consultant at The Craft and Research Centre at Kalakshetra.  A foodie, Sabita has authored three cookbooks and Aharam the book on traditional Tamil cuisine won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2002.  her book on Indian textiles will be published shortly.  Associated with National Television from its inception in Madras, Sabita scripted Doordarshan's Beyond the Storm which won the Transtel West German Award for the best documentary in 1986.  She was on the Central Board of Film Censors for a few years.  Sabita is on the Executive Committee of Crafts Council of India having held positions as Vice Chairperson and Joint Secretary.  She serves in an Educational Trust where deserving children below the poverty line receive scholarships.

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Title Annapurni: Heritage Cuisine from Tamil Nadu
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.07.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Lustre Press
Language: English
isbn 9789351941309
length Sabita Radhakrishn