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

Red Coconut Chutney – From Kerala

Red Coconut Chutney

  This is a  typical  Coconut  Chutney prepared  in Kerala homes.  This creamy,  red  coconut chutney  has  smokey undertones and  a  tinge of tang. I have  had it umpteen times – mom,  granny,   countless aunt’s  and  a  few  friends are   all  experts   when it  comes  to  making  Coconut  Chutney.   The  taste isRead more

How To Make Fresh Coconut Milk At Home

Coconut Milk

Let me be  honest, I am not  above using  canned  coconut  milk. With every passing year  the canned milk seems  to  get  better  with less and less additives  and  more  creamy coconut  taste.  But  nothing  compares  to  the  taste of freshly extracted   coconut  milk.   Food  tastes  heavenly when  slow  cooked  in  thin  coconutRead more

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

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

Sirke Wale Pyaz – Recipe For Pickled Onions

Sirke Wale Pyaz - Vinegar Onions

Red onions  soaked  in vinegar  turn  beautiful shade of  pink. We  love  these  pickled  onions  or  Sirke Wale Pyaz.   The  only thing I  remember from my first  ever Punjabi  thali  are  these  beautiful  pink  onions.  Wonder  how  many years (decades!) ago was  that ?  I am  glad  that I could  remember  anything   atRead more