HEALTHFUL INDIAN FLAVORS WITH ALAMELU is hosted by Milwaukee area resident, culinary educator, and three-time cookbook co-author Alamelu Vairavan. A native of the Chettinad region of South India, Alamelu has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Over the years, she developed a deep interest in promoting the use of spices, legumes, and Indian cooking techniques into healthy food preparation that would appeal to Americans. She has been teaching for over 20 years about the health benefits of spices turmeric, cumin, ginger, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, coconut power, urad dal, cardamom, curry powder, and other ingredients in her recipes including, broccoli, legumes, beans, rice, and Brussels sprouts.

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