This is first among the series of 3 books of traditional South Indian vegetarian recipes cookbook authored by Meenakshi ammal and published by her own publication house. This book has been popular among new cooks as well as those who love South Indian food since the past 4 decades-yes the first edition was in Feb 1968. The simplicity and variety in recipes has been making it more and more popular and two other parts of the same series have also been released. In all 350 recipes in this first book. ( Part 2 and Part 3 reviews to follow)
The contents of the book are -
1. Main cookery recipes (including sambars, rasam, kootu, pachadi, thuvaiyal, curries, payaam, pickles)
2. Tiffin varieties (Pongal, idli, dosa, roti, upma, prepared rice, fried snacks, sweets)
Check out the special mention about recipes for festivals, basic cooking, hints, shopping guide. Also available in Tamil, Malayam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada.