Month: April 2014

Z as in Zig-Zag Pakoda (Pakkavada)

Kerala Pakkavada is an easy, crisp and everyday snack. Though a little spicy, it wouldn’t burn your mouth hot. Pakkavada is a very common snack in a Kerala household. You either make it or buy from shops. It’s not one of my favourites- but it’s definitely my Dad’s and sister’s. …

Y as in Yam Saute

This simple classy dish(Chena Mezhukkupuratty) is yet another popular one in Kerala households. You can find atleast one type of veg sautes or stir fries in a typical Kerala meal. We feel our lunch is not complete without’em. As said earlier, I’m not a big fan of vegetables and so …

X as in X’mas Special Chicken Stew

Chicken stew or rather any non veg stew is an integral part of the Kerala Christmas menu. Simple, aromatic, hearty stew that is sure to win many a heart. Chicken and potato cubes are slowly simmered in a subtly spiced coconut milk base. It is usually served with appam. I …

V as in Vattayappam

Vattayappam is fermented sweet pancake with powdered rice flour. It is a yummy breakfast and can be served with any gravy. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups, Coconut – 2 cups, Sugar – ½ cup, Yeast – ½ teaspoon Sugar – ½ teaspoon, Raisins – for garnishing, Salt Method: Add ¼ glass of lukewarm water …

Sharjah Shake

Sharjah Shake is nothing but banana milkshake which is commonly found in juice shops & bakeries in Kerala. It is one of the most common shake that we get in ice cream parlors across the state. Topping with vanilla ice cream, peanuts, Milk powders as Boost and Chikki/Cashew/Badam makes the difference here. …

Sharjah Shake

Sharjah Shake is nothing but banana milkshake which is commonly found in juice shops & bakeries in Kerala. It is one of the most common shake that we get in ice cream parlors across the state. Topping with vanilla ice cream, peanuts, Milk powders as Boost and Chikki/Cashew/Badam makes the difference here. …

R as in Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo is a sweet made from semolina, cashewnuts and ghee and is mainly made on festivals like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturti. This is one of my favourites. Give it a try and I’m sure it wouldn’t disappoint you. Ingredients: 1 cup of roasted rava orsemolina, lightly pulsed to make a coarse …

Q as in Quail Egg Fritters(Kada Mutta Bajji)

Oh, I love Quail eggs. They are very difficult to get in Pune. I’m lucky to be at Kerala now and get hold of this yummy recipe. A very easy one to make – but definitely not behind in terms of taste.   Hard boil the quail eggs.  In a …

Wayanadan Chicken Curry

The district of Wayanad has a luxuriant forest cover and has waterfalls, mist covered valleys, spice plantations, hill ranges, wildlife sanctuaries, stone age sites to woo your heart. The common food here is known to be the typical south Indian foods. There are varieties of vegetarian foods and non vegetarian foods served …

U as in Unniyappam

My fond memories of Unniyappam go back to the ones we get from the “Kottarakara Ganapathy Temple”. It’s a very famous and popular “prasadam” which is given to the devotees. You wouldn’t believe the rush and long queues just to get a packet of this over-the-top delicacy. I drag Dad …

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