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Recipes of the Jaffna Tamils
Recipes of the Jaffna Tamils

Recipes of the Jaffna Tamils

by Rani Thangarajah

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Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125025022 - Year: 2003/2012 - Pages: 148

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Rani Thangarajah
Nesa Eliezer/
Editor(s): Nesa Eliezer
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2003/2012
Language: English
Pages: 148
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125025022

Description

The Tamils of the north and east of Sri Lanka have a distinct cuisine which reflects their geography and their resourcefulness in the use of the products of their harsh lands. This compilation of recipes of the Jaffna Tamils is a tribute to that tradition.

Rani Thangarajah collected these from her own family recipes and from Tamil women who maintain the spirit of Tamil cooking wherever they go. Grandmothers, mothers and aunts are always silently remembered in collections such as this one.

The recipes were collected in Tamil. They have been translated and edited by Nesa Eliezer. Encouraged by a first hand knowledge of these recipes from her Tamil heritage in Malaysia, and a keen interest in the cultural traditions of the Indian sub-continent, especially of the Tamils, Nesa Eliezer has brought to this collection an understanding of the need to record and remember these precious recipes for the women of the Tamil Diaspora.

Contents

Introduction

Breakfast Dishes
Rice Dishes
Pachadis, Chambals and Chutneys
Vegetables
Meat, Chicken and Seafood
Achars, Pickles and Vadahams
Gifts of the Palmyra Palm
Palakarams and Other Tea-Time Treats
Sweets and Desserts
Appendix: Curry Powders
Glossary
Glossary of Parts of the Palmyra Palm used in Cooking
Cooking Terms
Index
Index - Tamil

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