A sip of home made wine and a slice of X’mas fruit cake is something we look forward to every year. The fruit cake is rich full of spices and studded with dried fruits while the home made wine is full bodied with just a hint of spices. This grape wine locally known as MunthiriRead more
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
Chutneys are an essential part of south Indian cuisine. They pair well with all the popular meals like dosa, idli , flavored rices and are a perfect dip for a variety of snacks. South Indian chutneys are easy to make, low in calories and usually packs a lot of nutrition in a small serving. BellRead more
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
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
Have you ever wondered what kind of chips the gods are likely to much on ? If you are a Malayali the answer is “Plantain chips”, of course! All right , that was a bit over the top, but these chips are darn delicious. Chips, Onam , nostalgia.. be warned, this is going toRead more
Here is another coconut chutney – Fresh and Creamy Coconut Chutney. Of the many variations of coconut chutney this one screams “fresh and creamy”! The creaminess comes entirely from fresh ground coconut. Coconut is definitely the star here!
What better way end a cookout in summer than with a sweet ice pop ? What if it is simple and good for you as well !! Well I am not kidding – these coconut Popsicles comes pretty close and they are very easy to make.