“I love love love this! No Kerala meal is complete without Appam and Stew !” N exclaimed. I wanted to disagree, but her excitement was so genuine that I didn’t have the heart. I can count a few other Kerala meals that could equal or rival this, but I get it. Lacy appams and creamyRead more
Hot Cross Buns – every year we make then Feb and March. I make at least one batch of the traditional buns and then a few with my own spin on it . This year it is a whole wheat version formed into a loaf. It is soft, spicy loaded with fruits and can be Read more
Steaming hot momos fresh out of the steamer are a treat on cold foggy days. These steamed dumplings came from Tibet are similar to the Japanese gyoza or the Chinese steamed won-tons. These simple , satisfying dish have become very popular wherever the Tibetan diaspora spread , and I for one am glad for Read more
Chocolate and raspberries isn’t that a match made in heaven ? Add to that a soft melt in the mouth packaging that is perfect for sharing. Oh yes , I am talking about White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse. And the best part is you can make it all without breaking a sweat.
Arrow root halva or Koova Kurukkiyathu is an easy sweet dish to prepare. The texture is very similar to Jelly, solid but not hard. Usually coconut bits are added to it for the much needed textural contrast. It was customary to serve this for Thiruvathira along with puzhukku. Koova Kurukkkiyathu (or Varattiyathu or Verakiyathu) being Read more
Here is a simple but utterly satisfying cake recipe – Orange Madeira Cake. Butter, eggs , flour and leavening – all the basic building blocks of a cake- and a hint of citrus , that is all it takes. I can have this any time with with a cup of tea.
This is a popular beef dish from Kerala. Small pieces of meat is cooked till tender and coated with a delectable mix of spices. Copious amount of sliced coconut and curry leaves round out the flavor.
Tharavu Mappas is a a traditional duck curry from the Kuttanad. Kuttanad is the waterlogged region in the south Indian state of Kerala where boats and canoes were the main mode of transportation until a few decades back . This abundance of water makes it an ideal place for water intensive farming. So there isRead more