Poondu Kozhambu: Chettiar Gift to Mankind

Back in the ol’ days, the Chettiars of Tamil Nadu had a not-so-nice reputation as usurious moneylenders. The popular perception was that members of this caste were modern-day Shylocks. Maybe. Maybe not. But we’ll forgive the Chettiars any and all vices for the gift of their sui generis Chettinad cuisine to humankind. Among the many […]