Yahoo Editor Anisha Oommen and photographer Saina Jayapal travel through Chettinad, Madurai, Thekkady and Cochin in South India, on a culinary tour hosted by Easy Tours of India, a travel company that designs custom tours of India. Follow the story of two women who hate to travel, but journey 1300 kilometres over 8 days together, holding strong only by a shared love of food.
All travels must begin with prayer, like your grandmother insisted. We paid obeisance to the Food Gods with a bucket of button idlis soaked in pumpkin sambar. A steaming hot meal at 5 am, with a spicy portion of carbs and veggies (pumpkins count as veggies) has the added benefit of being healthy to boot. If you’re flying through the Bangalore airport, definitely make a pit stop at Malgudi for a dish that most of South India considers holy.
In the home of the Chettiars
Eight hours later, we were welcomed into an old Chettiyar mansion with a glass of restorative nannari sarbath. Made from the