Iyers Recipe

Sriram J. Iyer
This is a sincere attempt to blog about the traditional “Tamil Brahmin’s” (Tam-Brahm) recipes. This blog will contain the recipes of the food that are typically cooked in a Tamil Brahmin community (Iyer & Iyengar).
There is an old saying that goes like this “You are what you eat” and TamBrahm Cuisine follows the concept of shaping the personality, mood and mind of the family members.
In every Tambrahm family, if someone cooks a good, delicious food the immediate comment will be “Your grandma used to cook this really well or your athai paati is a specialist in this”. On top of it sometimes the comments will be like “I have never found that taste in my life till now and I challenge it can never be cooked like them”. Every one boasts about their mother, grandmother, and wife even though the taste is the same or in-fact sometimes better.

The attempt is to bring what is so-so-so special about the ordinary recipes of our Parents & Grand?parents that were treated so special and also keeping the fact in mind the “Kai-pakkuvam” (Can we call this as ripeness) will differ from person to person.

Moreover, though we eat different kinds of food, the count of forgotten recipes has increased drastically. For Example : Angayapodi, Karuvapilai Kozhambu, Arisi Sundal, Gottu Rasam, Thavala Adai, Devasa (Milagu) Samayal, Elai Vadaam, Rasa Vaangi are some of the recipes lost its presence because of fancy samayal.
This blog will have all the recipes starting from how to make idly to How to do “Murukku-Seedai”.
Watch this space . . .


  1. It's Me
    March 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Super Sriram! Will watchout for updates! 🙂 – Jenny

  2. rachealcogan
    March 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Delicious! Great photo – can hardly wait to read more.

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