Exquisite Gift Hampers at Pritya

March 17, 2011

Book boxes colour coordinated with our orange & green cookbooks lovingly made by Dilip Mahapatra with hand made paper & silk fabric. Ganesha, incense, auspicious symbols like vermillion & turmeric, cute winnows with bangles – all in all, a festive treat to one who receives this as a gift. Photographs by Suresh. Elegant book boxes [...]

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A glimpse of Pritya Office

March 16, 2011

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♥ The Roti | Bread Favourites – Online Contest ♥

March 5, 2011

♥ In this month’s contest at Pritya books, tell us about your favourite Roti~Bread in a few lines as a COMMENT on this post. ♥ Remember, the Roti~Bread can be of any flour and with any number of ingredients added to the dough BUT no separate stuffing and no eggs or non-veg please! ♥ Details [...]

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♥ Round up of Indian Cooking Challenge with Gujarati Dal ♥

February 25, 2011

Well, the Gujarati Dal from Sukham Ayu was the celeb recipe this month as Srivalli chose it for the Indian Cooking Challenge contest at her blog. Congratulations to PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds who is the WINNER of the lucky dip contest of this event. She is the recipient of an autographed copy of Sukham [...]

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An Ayurvedic Meal by Ammini Ramachandran

February 24, 2011

“A pleasure to share this meal cooked by Ammini Ramachandran from our book Sukham Ayu ~ Cookbook of easy and heatlhy recipes. As many of our readers may remember, it wasnt too long ago that we had experimented with recipes from Ammini’s fabulous book on Kerala cuisine. So it was indeed a pleasure receiving an [...]

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Sukham Ayu Review by Simple Indian Food

February 18, 2011

Blogger Suchitra of Simple Indian Food has just posted a REVIEW of Sukham Ayu. She lives in Chennai & writes about blogging, about crafts, cookbooks & shares her recipes. It is interesting to note that this avid foodie has never entered the kitchen in her younger days, and now she aspires to be a cookbook [...]

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Healing Foods Contest on Siri’s Blog

February 15, 2011

Siri Pulipaka creates enchanting moments in her life & blog by finding & innovating recipes that ‘connect’ and ‘talk’ with her. She writes on her blog: “Foods that we take everyday have the power to protect & heal us and they are our first line of defense to fight off our illness.” This thought is [...]

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♥ Round up of ‘Tip for Teens’ Contest ♥

February 15, 2011

Happy to see the overwhelming responses to our Feb 2011 facebook contest: A tip to tempt teenagers to experiment in the kitchen’. Wit, humour, experience, sensitivity – we can see a sprinkling of all. We asked our friend SRA to take care of the tough task of choosing the winners! So here is what SRA [...]

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Pedatha Book Review on Iyer n’ Chef

February 12, 2011

Cranberry Rasam, Pierogi with Onion Chutney, Crostata with Masoor Dal Subzi & many more innovations & new-age culinary experiments can be seen on Iyer n’ Chef Wannabe, Niv Mani’s Blog. She recently bought our Andhra cookbook “Cooking at Home with Pedatha” from Amazon & posted an interesting REVIEW on her site. We loved reading this [...]

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Sukham Ayu Review on Readers Inc

February 9, 2011

Another REVIEW of our Ayurvedic Cookbook “Sukham Ayu” on Readers Inc, a blog for book lovers. The review is by one of our favourite authors – Ammini Ramachandran who wrote the much celebrated cookbook “Grains, Greens & Grated Coconut.” We are indeed delighted at what Ammini has to say about our book: “…a celebration of [...]

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Documenting culinary traditions ~ Interview in Inbox 1305

February 7, 2011

An article about our work at Pritya is featured in Inbox 1305 Magazine, Feb 2011, Issue 7. Interview by Shivani Arora. Photographer – Rohit. HERE IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW: If you don’t take a short cut, you’ll go a long way, say Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain, founders of the publishing house Pritya. [...]

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♥ Contest for Feb 2011 – Tip for Teens ♥

February 1, 2011

Announcing our contest for February 2011, exclusively for Facebook Users. Post a Tip & Win a Cookbook. Do youngsters enjoy cooking these days? ♥ Share a smart & interesting tip that will TEMPT TEENAGERS TO EXPERIMENT IN THE KITCHEN. ♥ Post it on our Facebook Event Page, before feb 10th & dont forget to tag [...]

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♥ Indian Cooking Challenge – A Contest by Srivalli ♥

February 1, 2011

Although many of us have the desire to learn authentic recipes from the elders in our families, more often than not, the desire remains just that and we do not put the thought into action. This inspired Srivalli Jetti, Chennai’s popular food blogger, to start a monthly event aptly titled the Indian Cooking Challenge on [...]

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A tribute to Mother Earth ~ Inbox 1305

January 31, 2011

The Traditional Connect is what we titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Inspired by the Slow Food Movement, we organized this event with the Duchess club, Chennai. Inbox 1305 covered the event in its issue “Earth 2011″ in a feature titled – A tribute to Mother Earth. Here [...]

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Wisdom from Charaka Samhita for a Sukham 2011

January 1, 2011

Our Wish for You – A Happy Energetic 2011 That which is earth in the universe is the body in the self. That which is water in the universe is the moistness in the self. That which is fire in the universe is the bodily heat in the self. That which is air in the [...]

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Going Slow Today ~ A Day for My Mother Earth

December 13, 2010

‘The Traditional Connect’ is what we titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Across the globe, this day was celebrated in an endless number of ways this year, from small gatherings to large events world over, creating a resonance in the human community to walk the route of traditional [...]

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Terra Madre Day 2010 – Delicious Traditional Recipes

December 10, 2010

At the Terra Madre Conference in Italy, we registered for Terra Madre Day. ‘The Traditional Connect’ is what we titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Across the globe, this day was celebrated in an endless number of ways this year, from small gatherings to large events world over, [...]

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Ayurvedic tips from Sukham Ayu in Malli magazine

December 10, 2010

Ayurveda helps enhance strengths and correct weaknesses through proper diet and lifestyle. Malli features Ayurvedic tips from our health cookbook SUKHAM AYU.   HERE IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE ARTICLE: We are born from a combination of the five elements that pervade the universe – earth, water, fire, air and ether. The elements predominate in [...]

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♥♥ TERRA MADRE DAY – INVITE ♥♥

November 25, 2010

An exclusive pot luck lunch & contest for members of The Duchess Club, Chennai. Its time to slow down folks, to share, nurture and be nurtured. Time to enjoy the smaller pleasures of life – to come together and celebrate the community spirit and traditional wisdom that we are rooted in. Time to give back [...]

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♥♥ WIN A COOKBOOK ♥♥

November 20, 2010

Beyond the recipes, there is something that keeps the dish in memory, something that lingers long after the taste buds have been satiated. It is this intangible but essential factor that we wanted to capture, and so we posted a simple question to our facebook fans for a contest titled ♥♥WIN A COOKBOOK♥♥. “Can you [...]

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