‘My Tamil Kitchen’ is was a project I started in 2012, in the midst of panicking about my identity as a diaspora Tamil in post war occupied northern Sri Lanka. My teachers are two incredible women – amma and my dearest Nesa aunty.
The recipes are vegetarian – a personal stand against factory farming and over fishing. I am aware that some of our famous dishes – kool, meen porriyal, nandu curry – are an important part of the Tamil family and communal life. But capitalism happened.
Photo credit: Chiyo Eto, 2016