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On 15 April, 2017 By

Unnakkaya -Banana Rolls  (ഉന്നക്കായ) is delicious, sweet and traditional Kerala snack popular in Malabar side. It is typically prepared during the Ramzan days for “nombuthura” . … Unnakkaya is prepared with smashed bananas stuffed with cashew nuts, raisins and rice flakes.

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On 19 November, 2016 By

Only recently realized that I am missing one of the most common side dish of South Indian Cuisines – The Sambar (സാമ്പാർ). This lentil-based vegetable stew is prepared as a semi-thick gravy dish with tamarind and a special masala mix. Sambar is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines and […]

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Vegetable Biriyani

On 5 November, 2016 By

Pretty recently I realized that one of the favorite main course dish of vegetarians- the Vegetable Biryani !!. Here is it, Veg Dum Biryani enriched with Paneer and crispy fried bread pieces. This one course meal is a perfect choice for family gatherings and even for kids lunch boxes …

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There are several varieties of ‘payasams’-kerala rice pudding. The recipe here is an upgrade to the traditional Payasam recipe with a blend of rice and daal along with kerala spices. A great desert recipe for festival occasions and family gatherings.

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Manga Pachadi

On 28 February, 2016 By

Here is another Pachadi dish, this time with Mangoes. Pachadi is a tangy and spicy dish which is un avoidable accompaniment to Kerala Sadya (feast). As like other Pachadi preparation, there is multiple variants of this preparation using curd /coconut milk/jiggery. The recipe here is of typical Travancore style PAchadi using coconut milk.

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Aval Laddu

On 18 January, 2016 By

A relatively easy laddu/ladu (ലഡ്ഡു) recipe, made of aval (അവൽ) /rice-flakes, still tasting to its name. These can quickly be prepared for serving for family gatherings and festivals.  It can be preserved in normal temperature for 3-4 days. Using jiggery (ശർക്കര) for sweetening makes these laddus a healthy snack option for […]

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Taste of Gods Own Country

The cuisine of Kerala is linked in all its richness to the land’s history, geography & culture. It has a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared using fish, poultry and meat, which differentiate Kerala from rest of the main land.

Festival Dishes

Festival time is the time to simulate taste buds! It has no limitation on geographical or religious. Here is my recipe collection on the festival dishes. It’s a few now, but I will make sure to improve on the collections soon …..

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A healthy living starts from the Kitchen… For my kitchen I try to make my recipes suitable for a better diet way of eating, unless otherwise noted.

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