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Food is one of the essentials of life. Nutritious and tasty food helps in leading a healthy life style. Books on recipes have been an area of interest for many experts in various languages since time immemorial.
South Indian delicacies such as idly, dosa, vada etc. are universal favourites. An effort has been made in the book to give an opportunity to the young and old alike to develop an interest not only in South Indian dishes but also to create a liking amongst all in kitchen activities.
The contents of the book are designed with a focus on nutritional values. Also with a view to offer multi-cuisine easy to prepare South Indian delicacies, the methodology of preparation is made easy which may come to the rescue of housewives and working women professionals alike in meeting the requirements of their loved ones. It is a fact that some of the South Indian foods such as idly, pongal etc. are a vital component of a person's diet convalescing from an ailment.
Each of the recipes in the book has been personally prepared by the author. The compliments received from friends and relatives formed the basis for transforming the ideas into a book. Hence, it is hoped that the book and its contents would be liked and relished by the readers.
About the Author
Mrs. Meena Shankaran is a Post Graduate in History and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Computer Applications (PGDCA) and Diploma in Computer Management .
She also is a diploma holder in Homoeopathy, Magneto therapy, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Crystal Healing and Art of Living.
She has conducted a Hindi program titled 'Jal Ka Samasya Aur Samadhan' on All India Radio, Chennai. She also got an opportunity for 15 days program in All India Radio, Chennai in Tamil regarding the preparation of recipes. She had an opportunity to associate herself with 'Jaya Television' (one of the Tamil T.V. Channel) in connection with a program on 'entrepreneurial skills of women' in the year 1999.
For the past 4 years, the author has started writing stories, articles, travelogues, jokes, recipes, real incidents, experiences, poems etc. and they are published in various Tamil magazines like 'Mangayar Malar', 'Kumudam Snehidhi', 'Rani', 'Devi', 'Aval Vikatan', 'Thanga Mangai', 'Dina Malar', 'Kalkandu', 'Vasukhi', etc. Recently, she prepared '30 recipes for 30 days' as side dish for Roti/Puri etc. which was photographed and published in a leading tamil magazine viz., 'Aval Vikatan' dated 01st February, 2008.
She has written a Tamil recipe book which contains 220 North Indian dishes. The response for this book inspired her to write a recipe book in English also.