Monday, January 2, 2006

Books and More

1. In Defense of Food, An Eater's Manifesto By Michael Pollan
2. The Omnivores Dilemma By Michael Pollan
3. The Botany Of Desire By Michael Pollan
4. Animal, Vegetable Miracle A Year of Food Life By Barbara Kingslover
5. What to Eat By Marion Nestle
6. Food Matters By Mark Bittman
7. Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser
8. Real Food: What to eat and why By Nina Planck

1. Food Inc
2. King Corn
3. The Corporation
4. Fast Food Nation
5. Future of Food

Food Talk

These are a series of articles examining our food sources

1. Introduction
2. Type of Seeds
3.Organic or Conventionally grown food
4. All that glitters is not gold and Organic Fish?
5. Seed and crop diversity
6. Grocery shopping
7. Recommended Reads

Recipes: Click on the Headings to see the listing

Dosais,Idlis,Paniyarams and Breads (Breakfast Dishes)

Sambhars and Dals

Soups,Rasam and Salad

Chutneys and Raitas

Gravy (curry) Dishes

Bean Dishes

Stir fry (Poriyal)

Rice Dishes


Kongu Dishes


Spice Powders, Pickles and Chutney Powders

Seafood Dishes

Egg Dishes

Kids Special



World Cuisine

Kongu and Other Articles

Sunday, January 1, 2006


Started this blog to jot down recipes in a more permanent form than the bits of scrap paper in a binder. I got into cooking only after having moved away from home and missing the taste and texture of foods I had eaten for a long time. Along the way some wonderful friends shared their knowledge which they had gained from cooking alongside their moms. I still am very thankful to a friend who taught me how to cook sambhar. Having learned sambhar and brimming with confidence I moved on to sophisticated and more complicated dishes.

Being a very opinionated person the blog is a medium to share my opinions and ideas. Hence the name 'Daily Musings'.

Cauvery River

The Cauvery river and its slow deterioration has shaped my views on the environment. With ancestors who were farmers my mind is never farther from the river. From a vibrant clean river that I was familiar with during my childhood to the dirty polluted river of today, Cauvery is a fine example of environment degradation.

Today, I am fortunate to be living near another majestic river - the Potomac. The Potomac river and the Chesapeake Bay continues to remind me everyday of how clean waterways and healthy fish populations are intertwined with the health and wealth of the people who populate the region.

My interests in the age old customs and traditions of the Kongu culture is also reflected in this blog.

If you are curious my day job involves working with computers and has everything to do with software.

For recipe ideas and other comments not fit for the comment box contact me at indosungod AT GMAIL DOT COM.