Vanakkam. Welcome to our web home, a home of treasured heirloom recipes and culinary experiments.  The journey started in 2006 and our inspiration is our Grandma , Srimathi Lakshmiammal, a veteran cook and a humble homemaker. She left us embarking her simplest yet, strongest principle of her life – Cook Food, Serve Love.  We welcome you to join us , the journey is our destination.

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  1. Aruna says:


    I just came across your blog tru the Mahanandi blog and was interested to see you are from illinois.We live in Naperville, illinois and am a Tamilian too. Was wondering if you live somewhere in the neighborhood suburbs.

    Anyways i got a chance to browse thru your website..very nice recipes and very well presented ..Keep up the good work..

    I love the name of your blog.


  2. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi Aruna,
    Nice to know that you are in Naperville. I live Hyde park, Chicago.Thanks for visiting.

  3. Ramya says:

    Unga website inniku than first time parkaren.
    Romba nala iruku.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. latha says:

    Hi ,

    I tried making the karu vadgam in the oven. Baked it at 170 F for 4 hrs.

    There was a karu vadagam chutney that sun Tv samayal Patti showed do u recollect that recipie.

    I can send u a Pix of the vadagam dried in Oven if you want.

    Please let me know

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  6. lakshmiammal says:

    Thank you Ramya!

    I didnot have a chance to see the show. BTW,I will be glad to add the pic in the post, Latha. Thank you!

    Sure ,Laxmi!Thank you!

  7. Malar Gandhi says:

    Hello There,
    My brother told me abt ur blog! And I am sure agree with him……you do have lots of recipes! I like your presentation here! Will visit u again later.

  8. Sobana says:


    Tnx for ur website. It has lot of our homemade recipes, especially idli. I have recently moved to singapore and I am struggling with my idlis. Ur tips are great and I think now i’ll make better ones. Tnk u so much.

  9. lathanarasimhan says:


    I like your blog.Me too blogging to preserve the rare recipes of my patti and amma for generations.

    I liked your thokku.My amma used to prepare andhra style thokku.

    I am adding your blog in my blog roll.I like your blog name as the most important ingredient in any dish is ‘LOVE’.



  10. Priya says:

    Dear Mam,
    I m extremely sorry for copying ur work in my blog. I m aware that links of the photos would let to ur blog… But honestly i was just trying to see whether my blog’s layout was nice and just forgot to delete the post… I dint write any blog. Just now I checked that mail and i saw ur comment. It was so kind of U. But I apologize for copying instead of typing something for my experiments.

    I havent gone through ur blogs Yet(ofcourse other than Lemon Idli) Would love to learn and try from ur blog.
    With Regards & Regrets

  11. sithumai says:

    I was waiting for ur reply….. Priya

  12. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi Priya,
    You can forget this as a bad dream. I did already. Wish you good luck in your blogging experience!

  13. Preethi says:

    Hello akka..i came to your blog, googling for poondu kuzhambhu…i tried your inji poondu kuzhambhu yesterday and it came out really nice…thank you…will definitely try your other recipes…

  14. Jennifer says:

    Greetings akka,
    I am Jennifer Kumar. I found your blog today and fell in love!!! The way you write I want more more more! I wish I could meet you in person and take cooking classes from you! It’s an inspiration! You have inspired me to try some new things when I find the time. Do see my sites at http://www.alaivani.com and http://flickr.com/photos/alaivani.
    Enjoy!!! Jennifer

  15. Susie says:

    Hi Shoba!
    I’m just showing your blog to my Aunt. It’s wonderful! Please continue. Hope you and the kids are doing well.
    Susie Pinto

  16. inbablog says:


    I am inbaraj from Chenani. Fine Blog yaar. Its good to read and blog topic are very nice. Congrats

    With Regards,

  17. Cody Segundo says:

    Hi there, I have accidently stumbled upon this site while searching around the Internet as I am researching some material on wall ovens!. It’s an interesting blog so I’ve bookmarked you and intend to return tomorrow to give it a better browse when I can give it more time.

  18. Soumya says:

    Hi Mam,

    Just by an accident i have crossed your Blog.
    Its really awesome. As an IT employee, i found many things to save time…
    Really great.
    Looking forward for new things…
    And one more thing, the name of your blog makes anyone to inspire…
    Keep up your Great Work 🙂

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