This is about Onam – the harvest festival of Kerala. This is more than just a show of plenty… read on to find out why it is so dear to me and many others.
Here is an easy to make basic sourdough starter recipe. Flour and water are all it takes to make incredible starter from scratch. Once you master this vary the flour and liquid components to create more nuanced flavors.
Here is a lovely side dish that is easy to make. This warm salad colorful and festive enough for the holiday table. The vinaigrette is easy to make and stays fresh for days.
Apricot Clafoutis is a wonderful creamy dessert. The luscious texture is reminiscent of flan. This dessert is lightly sweetened to complement the tang of the apricots. While baking the bright bits of fruits flat up to the top of the dessert making for an elegant presentation.
This is an everyday version of the popular dal Makhni. It is delicious, creamy and brimming with fresh flavors. But the best part is that it takes about 10 minutes of hands-on time – and that makes it perfect for everyday cooking!
Bitter gourds (karela, pavakka …) are a nutritious vegetable with medicinal properties. This quick pickle is an easy way to incorporate bitter gourds in your diet. It is light and healthy with mellow tangy flavors.
Sweet plantain fritters are known as pazham pori or ethakka appam in Kerala. These are made with ripe plantain slices.. The slices are batter fried to perfection resulting in a fritter with light crispy coating and sweet and soft fruit filling.
Milk Bread is soft and spongy and great tasting. It is a favorite of adults and kids alike. This loaf, made with an additional ingredient- Herman Starter – tastes great and is much leaner.
Flautas are always a crowd pleaser. It is usually made by putting a seasoned filling in a tortilla, which in turn is rolled and fried. Here is a baked version with crunchy outside and a delicious moist filling.
Find out how to make the sweet sourdough starter commonly known as ‘Herman’. It is used in friendship breads, cakes and many other baked and fried treats. Baking with Herman is really a treat.
Kulich is a rich yeasted cake that is served during Easter. It is a popular tradition among the Orthodox Christians of Eastern Europe and Russia to make and serve this cake during Easter. This tall cake is delicious, airy and often decorated with colorful sprinkles or flowers.