Kerala Avial – A Vegetarin’s Delight

Avial

How do I describe Avial? A mix of vegetables in a  tangy coconut sauce ?  This  could  describe a  number of  things.  This is a  dish popular in  Kerala and neighboring  regions.   Different variations  of this  recipe  exist in other parts of  south India  – those  I would  refer  to as “vegetables with inRead more

Parippu Pradhaman – Mung Dal Payasam For OnaSadya

Happy Onam !!!  So today is  the first  day of  Onam – Onnam Onam  or  Utradam  –  the  start  day of  4  days of  festivities.  Clean up  and  get  ready  for  the  main festivities the next  day  – the  Thiruvonam.  No major  sadya  today,  just a   couple  traditional dishes  and  of  course  the  desertRead more

Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

Kalathappam

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

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha

Just  like  the  Dosa and Idli of  the  south  stuffed  parathas  are  the  choice  of  breakfast for  many in the  north. Aloo paratha –  potato stuffed  whole  wheat   flat  bread is the  most  popular of  them all .  Fresh made  Aloo Paratha   served  with a  bowl of  curds (yogurt) and a  spicy pickle  makesRead more