Home Made Grape Wine – A Treat For X’mas And Other Times

Home Made Grape Wine

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

Ari Pathiri – A Gluten Free Flatbread Made With Rice

Ari Pathiri

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

Roasted Bell Pepper Chutney – With Zesty South Indian Flavors

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chutney

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

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