This is my first post as part of the A to Z blogging 2022.
I love to cook and I love to eat...so this year my posts are based on food and some food for thought at the end!
Food from home:
A family feast with a wide array of delicacies is part of most festivals across the globe and the ones in South India are no exception. I come from the coastal state of TamilNadu, where a full fledged meal served on a banana leaf is a cultural aspect that can still be seen in weddings and to a great extent in homes on festive days. We were using only these biodegradable use and throw free plates from Mother Nature till modernization gave way to metal plates in most homes.
Akkara Adisal / Akkaravadisal:
I belong to a vegetarian community and our festive meals would not be complete without a sweet dessert. Akkara Adisal , is one of my favorites and supposedly translates to rice cooked in jaggery.
Rice is cooked with yellow lentils , milk and sweetened with jaggery. Flavoring with cardomom and garnishing with nuts and raisins roasted in ghee results in an aroma wafting from the kitchen that can elevate your senses and soul. The below was cooked by yours truly!
Food from other lands - Avocado:
Avocados don't grow in India and so it was not a very commonly available fruit in my growing up years. My exposure was after I travelled outside of India. In many of the juice shops here in Singapore I have tasted milkshakes made with Avocado and honey and they taste out of the world. I am a huge fan of Guacamole too.
Quote and food for thought :
As i had mentioned in my theme reveal post, am trying to find a quote in my mothertongue Tamil for every post. For A, it would be
Aanaikkum Adi Sarukkum.
Aanai means elephant. It literally translates to Even an elephant could stumble or trip while walking.
No matter how strong a person is or how perfect a person is he may have his own weak moments when he fumbles or falters a bit. Basically a word of caution for overconfidence.