Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts

Recipes and Remembrances of a Vegetarian Legacy

by Ammini Ramachandran & With Suvir Saran



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/13/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9780595614035
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781605280165

About the Book

"Other books have ably explored India's far southern territory, but Ms. Ramachandran reveals amazing range and depth in Kerala's Hindu vegetarian traditions."-The New York Times review

"Ammini Ramachandran, a Texas based food writer with roots in the Indian state of Kerala, has self published an authoritative cookbook cum memoir, Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts, on that region's elaborate, nuanced cuisine."-Saveur February, 2008

"Recipes that make me want to rush to the kitchen, intriguing techniques that could be used with other cuisines, fascinating personal stories about growing up in a big Kerala household, all embedded in a deep understanding of Kerala as a pivot of Asian history. It's a wonderful tribute to Kerala and a stunning gift for the rest of us."-Rachel Laudan, author of The Food of Paradise: Exploring Hawaii's Culinary Heritage

"Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts is a jewel of a cookbook-from its authentic recipes (many published here for the first time) to Ammini Ramachandran's evocative personal anecdotes of Kerala's culinary traditions. It is at once scholarly, yet accessible, and especially charming for its delicious recipes and intriguing stories from the royal kitchens of Kochi."-Grace Young, author of The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen

About the Author

Born in Kerala, India, financial analyst turned freelance food writer Ammini Ramachandran immigrated to the United States in 1970. She writes a column on spices for, and her recipes and articles have appeared in The Providence Journal, Flavor & Fortune, Food History Primer, and Sacred Waters. She lives in Plano, Texas. Visit her online at