This is Ari Pathiri – the soft as feather rice flatbread. This gluten free bread goes by a few other names as well – nice pathiri , neriya pathiri and malabar pathiri , to name a few. As the last name on the list suggests it is very popular in the Malabar region of India. Read more
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
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
Wondering what is up with that title, well let me explain. Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the devotees, the non religious folks and even the atheists. Nei in Malayalam means ghee or clarified butter, and Nei payasam is a sweet desert made withRead more
Bright yellow lemon rice is a perfect for a picnic or in the lunch box. A bit tangy and spicy , and absolutely delicious. Plain rice becomes a delicious treat just by the addition of a few ingredients. Lemon rice pairs well with many side dishes – spicy fried seafood, chickpea curry, papads, coconut chutney orRead more
Ishtu is a simple breakfast side dish. Vegetables and sometimes meat cooked in coconut milk and a few assorted spices. Mild and flavorful this is the side dish of choice to be served with assorted appams and other breakfast breads.
This dish is inspired by my childhood. No there were no Salmon in South India, but fish was plentiful, as were Amaranth leaves. Purple amaranth was our favorite Mom used to make “Cheera thoran” or stir fried amaranth leaves with coconut . Amaranth leaves are more nutritious than spinach and a mealRead more
Jowar or Sorghum rotis , flat breads, are popular in many parts of South India. In fact we had our first taste of taste of Jowar Roti at Hampi in Karnataka. These Jolada Roties, as they were called locally, are soft and extremely delicious. They have more of a melt in the mouth quality comparedRead more