Christmas fruit cake is a tradition in many parts of the world. Usually it is a spiced cake filled with dried fruits and nuts. This version from Kerala has all the rich flavors and the mouthwatering taste. Fruit filled spiced cakes are a tradition in many parts of the world around Christmas time. This version …
Pumpkin Halva is a fudge-like dessert made with yellow pumpkins and jaggery (unrefined evaporated cane juice). This south Indian version uses flour as a thickener and is a dairy-free sweet treat. Halva or halwa is a popular sweet all over India. In the north is it usually made with vegetables/fruits, dairy and sugar while most …
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.
This is a typical Kerala style green peas curry made with dried green peas. This is a lighter version cooked with warm aromatic spices. The hearty buttery flavors of the mature peas are enhanced by the aromatic flavors of this curry.
Vattayappam is a soft and spongy rice cake popular in Kerala and neighboring regions. It is made with fermented rice batter. Coconut, sugar and cardamom are the other ingredients that add to its appeal. This cake takes very little hands on time to make.
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Pachadi from South India is a type of curry where the fruits/vegetables are cooked in a paste of ground coconut. Sour curd (yogurt) is added towards the end of cooking and the dish is flavored with seasoned oil and spices. Pineapple Pachadi, from Kerala has a unique combination of sweet and sour flavors.
Broken Wheat Payasam is a traditional Kerala dessert made with coconut milk, jaggery , broken wheat and spices. It is a delicious sweet treat that is served on special occasions.
This black chickpea curry is a popular dish in Kerala and the Konkan region. Flavors of coriander coriander and coconut goes well with chickpeas. Serve it with any of your favorite flat breads or rice or with traditional Kerala breakfast like – appam , puttu or idiappam.
Shrimp curry with raw mangoes is a popular seafood dish in Kerala. The raw mangoes add delicious tangy flavors to the dish while adding to the creaminess of the curry. This is an easy curry to make for a weeknight dinner.