Living in Consciousness ~ Indi(r)a’s Food and Garden Weblog

Weekend Reading

The State of Food Network - by an Unrepentant Smoking, Drinking, Traveling Chef

The Wedding : Four Part Series ~ by Ammupatti of Kerala, India

Puttu:A Story from Hindu Mythology ~ by Mathy Kandasamy

March 5th Event Against Plagiarism!

Blog Notes:
Flu season at home. Taking it slow, will resume blogging from March 1st.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Saturday February 24, 2007 at 1:33 pm- permalink)

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31 comments for Weekend Reading »

  1. i really enjoyed ammu patti’s narration of the wedding. i love weddings. i love wedding food. there is something of a bustle and rustle in the air…all those spices and ghee lending a little something special to the senses that is already happy with the smell of jasmine and roses. (and my favourite..its white and thin and long..smells heavenly. but we dont wear it in our is mostly used for garlands…what is it called again?) i would totally love to be around the catering ‘masters’ who run these wedding feasts gigs. truly impressive.

    Comment by faustianbargain — February 24, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  2. Hi Indira,
    Many congratulations on winning the best food blog award..Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Swapna — February 24, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  3. firstly, thanks for pointing me to some fun reads. secondly, congratulations on the award. most well-deserved.

    Comment by jacob — February 24, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

  4. Congrats on the award, Indira! Richly deserved. You provide such a service to Indian cooks far away from their mothers and grandmothers :-) . I come here almost every day, for ideas or just for a fix of home; it’s lovely to read about all these foods I knew as a child. Thank you!

    Comment by Preeta — February 25, 2007 @ 3:22 am

  5. Sorry Indira! I just wanted to send you a big huge


    I think you had the comments closed to not get overwhelmed and I am sorry if I am misuing the space here. :)

    Comment by thodarumm — February 25, 2007 @ 7:38 am

  6. Indira,
    CONGRATULATIONS on winning the award. You truly deserve it.


    Comment by Mamatha — February 25, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  7. congratulations on winning the award.

    Comment by Prameela — February 25, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  8. Hi Indira,

    Congratulations on winning the award!

    Great job!

    Comment by Roopa — February 26, 2007 @ 1:28 am

  9. Hi indira!!
    my hearty congrats on winning the award.
    U truely deserve it!!!!

    Comment by Padmaja — February 26, 2007 @ 5:40 am

  10. Hi Indira, Congratulations on winning the best food blog award.

    Comment by Aahaar — February 26, 2007 @ 7:15 am

  11. And the Oscar for food blogging goes to……….;)Indira Congratulations!Remember you had asked me about a red chilli chutney that I said is eaten with tapioca/cassava,I have posted its recipe,learnt it from my mother in law,Hope you find it useful:)

    Comment by sumitha — February 26, 2007 @ 7:48 am

  12. Indira Congratulations.Great Work.I also made your walnut burfi.Came out good.Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Durga — February 26, 2007 @ 8:35 am

  13. hi indira.. congrats..your blog is my survival kit.simplicity in recipe, presentation is your USP.. keep up the good work
    deepti .m

    Comment by deepti m — February 26, 2007 @ 11:12 am

  14. Indira-
    Congratulations! I’ve always admired the understated/restrained style of your blogsite- you have a flair for visual arrangement that shines through in everything you do, not to mention the slew of exquisite dishes that are not only beautiful to look at, but delicious and healthy as well! i’ve never seen oatmeal look that good! :-)

    Comment by pelicano — February 26, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

  15. Congrats Indir =)
    get well soon,flu’s no fun at all~

    Comment by Sushma — February 27, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  16. oops,Indira*

    Comment by Sushma — February 27, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

  17. Hearty Congratulations on your win. Hope you guys feel better soon. Take care.

    Comment by Pavani — February 27, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

  18. Hope you feel better Indira! Here’s sending some positive vibes your way..!


    Comment by Trupti — February 27, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

  19. congrats Indira.let the flu fly away soon :)

    Comment by madhuli — February 27, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

  20. Indira,

    Congratulations for winning the best Indian Food Blog award. I am very happy for you. Though I have not send regular comments about your recipes I love your blog. It is the BEST thing to happen for Food Recipes. I have been a regular visitor since Sept 2005 and I like everything of it.

    I am coming with a query. Please reply. I am a member of I give answers in Cooking section. Many times I give the recipes from your web site. (First I give the link and then the recipe). I also sometimes give links from other Food blogs.

    I want to know one thing. Can I suggest your Recipe links? I am asking this because March 5th is Event against PLAGIARISM. I love your Food Blog more than any thing else.I don’t want to be on the wrong side.

    Previously VK Narayanan of gave a query about this. This is the link of the query

    Please let me know about this problem
    Thanking you


    Hi anon: Many of my friends visit Ammas website regularly and you all are providing a great service to lot of people. Thanks for that. About recipes from my website - I would greatly appreciate if you add a link to the recipe instead of cut and paste thing you guys normally do at I think VKN of My Dhaba was also requesting the same thing. I don’t think that’s asking much.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2007 @ 8:17 am

  21. Congratulations Indira! We are all very proud of you! I have been out of action for a few weeks now with a back injury and one of the first things I saw when I logged back on was your winning the Indiblog award. Way to go!


    Thanks SH!
    Back injury, sorry to hear that SH. Hope you are on the mend now. Please take care.

    Comment by Saffron — February 28, 2007 @ 8:26 am

  22. Hearty congratulations on winning the best food blog award.

    Comment by Manasi — February 28, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  23. Hi Indira,

    Hope you feel better soon. Take care

    Comment by Sangeeta — February 28, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  24. HeHe. For a moment i thot reading the comments,
    “congrats on getting the flu” :-) (Please don’t hit me, I am being silly here, I will behave from now on)


    Comment by InjiPennu — February 28, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

  25. Congratulations. I found you by googling some spice ingredients. Very nice blog.

    Comment by kitchen hand — February 28, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

  26. Congrats Indira. I’m proud of you.

    Comment by Prabha — February 28, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  27. Hi Indira,
    Congrats on winning the best food blog award. Great job!
    Get well soon . :-)

    Comment by Mini — March 1, 2007 @ 6:32 am

  28. Hope to see you well amd back today indira

    Comment by sandeepa — March 1, 2007 @ 7:09 am

  29. hey indira,

    Hope u feel better soon! Everyone is sick around here too! Wish I could make u some soup or something else! Virtual soup and hugs to u!
    Nothing like having someone care for u when u’re sick right!

    Comment by Latha — March 1, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  30. Thanks very much for taking time to send me the wishes! I will always cherish your sweet words. Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — March 1, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  31. Heartiest CONGRATULATIONS Indira. Now you know why so many of us love visiting your blog. Hope this will take your aspirations higher.

    Comment by Pritya — March 2, 2007 @ 4:23 am

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