‘My Tamil Kitchen’ started in 2012, in the midst of me panicking about my identity as a diaspora Eelam Tamil in post war occupied northern Sri Lanka. My teachers are two incredible women – amma and my dearest Nesa aunty.
Most of us Tamil kids who have asked our parents to teach us to cook would know that instructions go like this:
ammah: add a bit of a salt and turmeric and fry some onions.
child: how much should i add?
amma: just add a bit.
So it’s very likely I have messed up the quantities. I ask for your forgiveness. Feel free to correct me. All the recipes are mainly vegan – a few are vegetarian.
Photo credit: Chiyo Eto, 2016