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Tag: Kerala

Palappam / Rice flour pancakes

Palappam / Rice flour pancakes

Christmas season is the season of engagements, weddings, baptisms, house-warming ceremonies and other such family festivities amongst Keralites (people from Kerala). Since it is an auspicious season and the weather is cool, the entire month is always packed with many family functions…. That means loads […]

Beef Cutlets

Beef Cutlets

In Kerala, cutlets are very popular appetizers, a must-have at all occasions. Somewhat like meat balls, but served without gravy, cutlets are most commonly prepared with beef or fish. These flavorful appetizers, get gobbled up very soon… and so it is advisable to make in […]

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Let me start by explaining what a thoran is. Ideally I should have done this when I posted the colourful carrot, beetroot and tendli thoran when I just started the blog. Nevertheless, it is never too late… thoran is basically the Kerala version of a […]

Spicy Red Fish Curry

Spicy Red Fish Curry

Why is it that when we are kids we love to spend all our time at our next-door friend’s house? Why do we love the food cooked at their house, rather than the food cooked by our mothers, no matter how good it is?? I […]

Kumblanga Moru Curry/ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd with Yoghurt

Kumblanga Moru Curry/ Winter Melon / Ash Gourd with Yoghurt

The summer heat is rising in Dubai…. And as the temperature goes up, so does the consumption of yoghurt in my house… Moru Curry is simply beaten yoghurt that is tempered. It is an integral part of Kerala cuisine and there are as many varieties […]

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

Carrot, Beetroot and Tendli Thoran / Mixed Vegetables Kerala style

There are times when you go grocery shopping and the refrigerator is overstuffed with fresh stock of meat and poultry and fresh vegetables and all sorts of things that you buy in a flash of creative enlightenment (or perhaps it was just the promotional offer!), […]

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

I was born and brought up in Pune. Being a city kid, going to Kerala for summer holidays meant small adventures with the native cousins, going back to nature and a lot of delicious traditional food.  Everyday, there was something new and fun to try […]