A traditional treat of North Malabar- the Neypathiri / Neypathal. It is a deep fried rice roti which is a common breakfast, evening snack or dinner item at houses in North Kerala. There are different varieties of pathiris like the Ari Pathiri ( for all the health conscious people), Prawn Pathiri, Irachi Pathiri, Chatti/atti pathiri, Tyre Pathiri..
04 March 2014
22 February 2014
No Indian meal is complete without pickles. There is an amazing variety of pickles made in every part of our country with each region having its own special pickles and methods of preparation. In the non vegetarian type of pickles, the most famous in the North Malabar is the Mussels Pickle. Vegetarian pickles the most famous are the mango pickle, carrot beetroot & dates pickle and lime pickle. Some pickles which all are not aware of are the ones like Chena (yam) Achar.
31 January 2014
Bitter Gourd is one vegetable that even adults try to avoid eating. But that's not the case with me. I have enjoyed having bitter gourd, thanks to my Mom. May be it's the way in which she prepared that made it easy for us to have it. Bitter Gourd is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, dietary fiber and iron. It has double the quantity of beta carotine, calcium and potassium than in broccoli, spinach and banana respectively. I am sure with this recipe kids will never say no to bitter gourd. And there is no squeezing out (the essential nutrients) of bitter gourd to get rid of the bitterness.
10 December 2013
It's party time! No matter which part of the world you are in, if you are celebrating Christmas there are certain traditions that you follow no matter what. Baking is one such tradition and it is almost synonymous with Christmas. So have you decided on the center piece for your Christmas party? Here is a quick and easy Christmas cake recipe that can be made without the soaking fruits or making preparations weeks ahead.
23 October 2013
Diwali - the popular Indian Festival also referred to as 'the festival of lights' falls on November 3rd this year.Many traditional dishes are prepared during this time but sweets are the most iconic of them.Whenever anyone says about Diwali the first thought that comes to mind is sweets. Shops with variety of mouth watering sweets lined up like Rasgollas, Jalebis, Chenna Payas and savouries like chivda, sev etc..This is the time when traditional meals are prepared, guests invited, sweets gifted to friends and relatives. So let's make some quick sweet this Diwali.
Cardamom Fudge - An easy Indian fudge recipe that can be made with the very few ingredients already in your pantry. It is a low fat sweet that can be served after dinner. This is a dish that does not take much of your time. It is soft and juicy and can be made in a microwave.
18 October 2013
Chivda - the crunchy popular snack of Maharashtra. Its a low fat appetizer that can be made for guests during Diwali. It is also called the Bombay Mix or the Bombay Style Beaten Rice Mix. It is a healthy snack alternative to the usually fried mixture.Diwali is around the corner and I am sure preparations have already started. I have tried out many recipes that is made specially during Diwali. Here is a list that can help you plan a Diwali Menu.
04 October 2013
15 September 2013
14 September 2013
Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala which marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. Each home in Kerala welcomes the king with flower carpets in the courtyard. Thiruvonam is the 10 day which is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This is the day when the Onam Sadhya or the elaborate vegetarian meal is prepared and served on a banana leaf.