My aunt B was blessed with incredible green thumb. No matter the time of the year there always were vegetables to be harvested from her backyard – pumpkins, amaranth, elephant foot yam, long beans , okra .. the list goes on. A visit to aunt B’s home meant that we could skip the weekly vegetable run.Read more
Olan is another essential part of sadya dishes. It is quite simple to make and very mild in taste. It might surprise many to learn that very many of the south Indian dishes are nothing like what the rest of the world knows as “Indian Food”. Olan is served as a side dish for the carb ofRead more
Pradhaman is a sweet dish prepared with jaggery and coconut milk. It is sweet , like a custard and tastes absolutely earthy and divine. This is the vegan version of Palada, if you substitute the little amount of ghee with coconut or any flavorless oil .
Parippu in Malayalam literally translates to split beans or dal. Mildly flavored Mung dal curry, simply referred to as Parippu, is the first course in a traditional Kerala Sadya (feast). There are many other versions of Parippu – the ones to go with ghee rice , or rotis or with vegetables. But the Parippu for SadyaRead more
Some things in life are beautiful in their simplicity. Palada does this for deserts. Just a few ingredients – rice , sugar, milk, a little ghee and a pinch of cardamom – that is all it takes to make this popular Kerala sweet treat. Bakeries along the streets of Ernakulam usually displays “Palada” signs. The number of signsRead more
Palada and Ada Pradhaman are the most loved deserts to end a Kerala feast with . The main ingredient of bath are wafers made of rice flour , known as Ada. Traditionally these were made and used on the same day. The process of making Ada was a bit involved , hence usually reserved onlyRead more
Puli Inji is the sweet and tangy ginger relish from Kerala . No vegetarian feast, sadya , is complete without it . According to one story serving this is equivalent to serving 108 different dishes . Well , I am a fan and the one dish that I canRead more
Oh the aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven !!! It sure draws the kids to the kitchen. Such a fun way to wake them up in the mornings . Take it up a notch and make Estonian Kringle. This delicious loaf , filled with buttery cinnamon sugar looking absolutely gorgeous .Read more