Lessons on life and cooking under the strict guidelines of ‘Samaithu Paar’ (Cook and See) the iconic vintage cookbook by shi Ammal. Cook and See (Samaithu Par): Traditional South Indian Vegetarian Recipes (Part 2). by S. Meenakshi Ammal. Currently unavailable. Cook & See Part One [S. Meenakshi Ammal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Please try again later. How to use a pressure cooker. Homemakers too, find these months extremely busy, meena,shi the summer season means making time to make the vadams or vadagams and pickles.

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Someone learning to cook might find this book mildly terrifying, because the instructions flow like a stream of consciousness narrative albeit with slightly obsessive details. Books by Priya Ramkumar. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It also breaks the monotony of making idly, dosai and adai routine for breakfast in most South Indian household. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Lists with This Book. Allanah added it Apr 15, And I can see why, the instructions that once instilled paranoia in me seem considerate now. Shallow fry for a while till onion becomes translucent.

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Return to Book Page. I may not know what minus is without a calculator, but I do know how many cups of rice would feed a table of four, Cok know every masala in my little box of spices by scent ajd texture and I can guess how much pepper must be ground for a particularly piquant milagu rasam.


When it heats up, add mustard and as it splutters add red chillies and curry leaves.

My father-in-law remembers packing and using it to survive as a young bachelor and graduate student in the U. Cut into thin round pieces. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Want to Read saving…. Johnathan marked it as to-read Jun 01, Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

When I started out, everything about the process of cooking would terrorise me; the crackling mustard, the occasional bouts of fire from damp curry leaves in hot oil, incendiary tomato chutney bursting out of the mixie in rebellion leaving blood red streaks all over my kitchen. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Here the recipes of my childhood are broken down with a simplicity that is perfect for men and women who have never ventured into the kitchen except to drop their used plates.

Ammal who lost her husband at 18 lived with a mother-in-law, her younger brother-in-law and her young son in what could not have been the best of circumstances. The book has now been translated into various languages and although the vintage illustrated cover featuring a dreamy young bride cooking has been replaced by a photo of idlis and vadas, the book still commands an ever-growing audience.

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But as I get better at cooking, I am inclined to drop my online wanderings for the seasoned and in-depth lessons of Ammal. In a deep frying pan, heat oil or ghee. It seems to me that S.

Ultimately if you use the book well, you could end up with a dish that tastes as authentic as something only your Paati could make. Heat the oil in the panadd mustard seeds and as it spluttersadd the green chillies, meenakdhi powder and scraped and chopped ginger.


Product details Paperback Publisher: Prepare the dal same as above and add the sambar powder while it boils.

Recipes of Meenakshi Ammal

I found it rather sweet that as a treat she would often take these young ladies to the cinema. This is something very hard for me to imagine given her current expertise in the kitchen, which is what makes this book so special.

Soup Soup August 17, Here, even filter coffee is an elaborate recipe filled with helpful details like this note: Open Preview See a Problem? Part 1is a classic of Tamil cookery books. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Also this a healthier alternative to most cool drinks. If the brinjal is not very tender and has seeds inside, soak a little tamarind marble size in a handful of water, prepare juice and sprinkle, instead of sprinkling plain water. But even that reassurance is mildly stern, like this particular note for making Butter Milk Sambar: The story goes that her son walked shop-to-shop requesting owners to stock the book, finally convincing Higginbothams to display one as well.

Saturday, 18 March English Choose a language for shopping. A theme of reassurance runs through this iconic cookbook from the Tamil Brahmin community.