The sense of smell

The other day, I was baking cookies.. And my husband walked in asking, are you baking something ? It smells yum !
.. Which led to a long discussion about how the sense of smell affects our taste too..

Did you know that there's a school for smell? it helps you in developing your sense of smell.

.And we all started listing our favorite smells.. Raise your hands if you find any of your favorites in the list below !

Freshly brewed coffee..especially on cold winter mornings or while it's raing cats and dogs

The citrusy scent you get when you start peeling an orange
Paalappoo and the elanji poo .. Both fragrant flowers .. They release the most amazing scents when they bloom.. In fact , poems and songs have been written based on them.

Jackfruit. In all it's forms.. Fresh.. Cooked.. Made into halwa ..kumbilappam.. Mm.. Mouthwatering !!

That clean smell of wet earth after it rains heavily ..

That first bite of a fresh apple ..

.. And of course.. The aroma of freshly baked cookies or choclate cake !


3 cup flour
2 cup sugar
2 cup cold water
2/3 cup oil
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp soda pwdr
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 180*C.
Mix all ingredients till well blended . Pour into a greased baking pan and bake 25-40 minutes till done.


  1. wow... I was going on reading abt the smell and the chocolate cake recipe took me by surprise... and thats a BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE....:)

  2. Thank you tastes just yum too !! did you try it out yet?