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Ghee Rice

Mildly Spiced – Ghee Rice

A few  spices  make the simple rice   the  center of  the meal,  inviting you to to  reach for the fork.. that is  ghee rice  for  me! Nei Choru or  Ghee  Rice  used  to be  the  staple  of  our  mini household  celebrations.  Mom used  to  serve  these   with  hearty  sides  like  roasted coconut vegetablesRead more
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Summer Yum – 3 Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

The summers are hot, global warming or not, and call for hours in the pool and frozen treats. Here is a frozen treat that you are  going  to love so much that you might end up making it in the dead of the winter as well –  Strawberry Frozen Yogurt.   With just 3 ingredients –Read more
Fresh Coconut Chutney

Fresh Creamy Coconut Chutney

Here is another coconut  chutney –   Fresh and  Creamy  Coconut Chutney.  Of  the  many variations of  coconut  chutney this one  screams  “fresh and  creamy”!  The  creaminess  comes  entirely from   fresh  ground  coconut.   Coconut is  definitely the  star  here!

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Kerala Recipes

Ghee Rice

Mildly Spiced – Ghee Rice

A few  spices  make the simple rice   the  center of  the meal,  inviting you to to  reach for the fork.. that is  ghee rice  for  me! Nei Choru or  Ghee  Rice  used  to be  the  staple  of  our  mini household  celebrations.  Mom used  to  serve  these   with  hearty  sides  like  roasted coconut vegetablesRead more
Fresh Coconut Chutney

Fresh Creamy Coconut Chutney

Here is another coconut  chutney –   Fresh and  Creamy  Coconut Chutney.  Of  the  many variations of  coconut  chutney this one  screams  “fresh and  creamy”!  The  creaminess  comes  entirely from   fresh  ground  coconut.   Coconut is  definitely the  star  here!
Kalathappam

Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

Kalathappam is a traditional  sweet snack from the Malabar  region.   This traditional recipe seems  ridiculously simple, and  tastes delicious.  It is  also  known  as  “Cooker Cake”  as pressure cookers are the  utensil of choice to bake  this cake in.   Rice and  jaggery   makes  up the  body of  this  cake    with  onions,Read more

Bread

Parsley Garlic Wreath

Parsley Garlic Pull-Apart Wreath Bread – A Celebration In Green

Warm aromas of  fresh baked  garlic bread is indeed  amazing ! It  makes  you want  to  reach out  and  take  a bite, even when you are  not  hungry.   Parsley Garlic Pull Apart  Wreath Bread  is a  tricked  out  version of  the everyday garlic bread.  Vibrant  green  color  and  garlicky  flavors  go together   handRead more
Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Whole Wheat Loaded HotCross Buns

It  is  that  time  again  when you  start to  wake up  to  birds  singing outside  the   window. It is  definitely spring , whether  officially acknowledged or not.  Mind you, this is  also the  season  when   the  eyes are  watery and  nose  is  itchy , but  that is not  what this post is about.

Easy Pav Buns

Pav bread  is  very  much in demand  in the   Indian  fastfood  scene. These  are  very similar  to  soft  dinner  rolls. There are  many  different ways to  make  these  buns but   usually it  is  made   with  white  flour, with or   without  diary.   This  recipe  uses  milk  and makes  a  very spongyRead more

Travel Stories

Jaisalmer – Sonar Quila And The Havelis

Jaisalmer is the state of  Rajasthan, India. This city is  in the middle  of  the Thar desert  and  still retains a lot of  the old  world  charm. Yes  there  are  signs of  modern  times , but  there is  also a  sense of  time standing still. The arid climate of  Thar is  not  very  kind towardsRead more
Nilgiti Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Charm Of The Old Ooty

Want  to   go for  an  old fashioned  train ride ?  Try the  Nilgiri Mountain Railway  ride  between Coonnoor  and  Udagamandalam (Ooty).  Here is  an  old  fashioned  steam  engine, chugging  up and  down  the steepest grades in  Asia.   It  may look like  an adult sized  charming  version of  toy trains, but  don’t  let  itsRead more
Badami Cave Temple

Badami Part 1 – Art In The Caves

We  walked  into  a gaping  hole  in the  mountain  trying  not  to  think  about  the  pillars  holding  up the  weight  on top of  us . This  is   Badami –  located   around  500 Km north of  Bangalore , India’s  tech Hub.