Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Toast to Amul's Kurien

Recipe: Buttery Bun Rolls

Of all the stories my father has told me about our family, one of the most inspiring is about a close relative of my grandfather's, who got a job he wasn't very keen on at first, in a small town called Anand in the state of Gujarat. But he still gave it his best and he became the Father of the White Revolution in India.

There is always an unmistakable look of pride in my dad's eyes whenever he speaks about Dr Verghese Kurien and of how he always made it a point to visit my grandfather whenever he came to Thrissur.

Dr Kurien helped convert India from a milk deficient country to one of milk sufficiency and surplus. Thanks to his vision and hard work, the lives of many poor farmers were made better. Thanks to the cooperative movement he started in a small insignificant village called Anand in Gujarat that a white revolution began in India. It is wonderful that Dr Kurien's birthday, 26 November, is being remembered as the "National Milk Day".

The cooperative dairy was named as Amul which stands for Anand Milk Union Limited.

My favourite amongst the various products of Amul dairy is their salted butter. Amul butter has the ability to transform boring slices of bread into delicious, enticing morsels.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Soup + Curry


As much as we like thick creamy curries with luscious gravies, we also like the milder ones with a gravy that is almost soup-like. Those that are light yet hearty. Biting into the juicy pieces of meat and mopping up the soupy gravy with a ball of rice or a piece of roti or just slurping it up with a spoon

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sweet Dumplings for Sweetie-pies

Recipe: Kozhukatta (Coconut and Jaggery Filling in a soft rice dumpling)

It's been long... very long since I last posted.

Life just took over and left no time to blog.

My youngest child who was still a baby when I last blogged has turned into busy chatter-box of a toddler who thinks he is in charge of everyone and nothing should happen without his permission. Thankfully my older child adores him to bits and (apart from the occasional fights) they usually end up sticking up for each other and ganging up against us, their parents!

Between looking after the family and my regular job, I'm struggling to find time.


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