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Chakka Vevichathu/ Chakka Puzhukku with Dehydrated Jackfruit

It feels good to be back into blogging. The past few months had been a bit too hectic for me that I decided to take a break from blogging. I was really touched when some …

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Spicy Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu (Spicy Stir Fried Clam Meat)

Even though I’m very fond of fish, buying them is a rarity as D isn’t particularly fond of fish. Thankfully he loves other seafood varieties, which is a huge relief. The other day when I …

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Arikadukka (Fried Stuffed Mussels)

  Arikkadukka is a popular snack of the Malabar region in Kerala. It is deep fried stuffed Mussels. I have been craving for this snack for a long time. While I was looking to order …

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Pineapple Pachadi (Pineapple with Ground coconut and Curd)

A festival becomes even more enjoyable when you celebrate with your loved ones. Last year, we had celebrated Onam with J’s cousins.  As luck would have it, this year all the kids were having the …

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Southekayi Majjige Huli (Cucumber in Curd based Gravy)

Few days back, when I went to my dear friend R’s house, she made me taste a dish she had prepared for lunch. Though I had heard of Majjige Huli a lot of times, this …

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Kumbilappam/ Chakkayappam (Jack fruit Dumplings)

  Chakkayappam is commonly made snack, at most homes in Kerala during the Jackfruit season. These are dumplings made out of jackfruit puree, jaggery, coconut and rice. The mixture is wrapped with Indian Bay leaves(Cinnamomum …

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Pidi (Rice dumplings) – Kerala Special

When I was a child, Pidi used to be the quintessential dish for any special occasion. Though the process of making dough is relatively easy, the time consuming part is rolling out small balls off the dough. That’s when the whole family comes together with their helping hands. The big balls of dough

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Butter Prawns

The other day I bought some prawns and was in an experimental mood. The first thought that crossed my mind was Malay cusine. The only hitch was to search for a recipe that didn’t require lime leaves or lemon grass or shrimp paste. Thankfully, I didn’t have to look for long. Found an ideal recipe but

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Parippu Thenga Arachu Vachathu (Moong Lentil Curry with Ground Coconut)

Parippu Thenga Arachu Vachathu or Parippu Curry is one of the must-have dishes for any Kerala style vegetarian Sadya (feast). Rice with a ladlefulof this curry topped with a spoonful of warm clarified butter is a meal I would die for. Its the clarified butter which gives this dish that distinctive

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Kerala Style Prawn Cutlet aka Chemmeen Vada

One of the must-do items during our trip home (Kerala) was to try out as many seafood dishes as possible. Though the list was exhaustive, we did manage to strike off quite a few from it. Topmost on the list was Prawn Cutlets aka Chemmeen Vada, an all time favourite of ours. No matter how much we hav

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Mangalorean Mutton Curry

When we were kids we used to enjoy ‘Star-lit Dinner’ once in a while. We, along with our parents, would carry dinner to the terrace and enjoy the food under the ‘Stars’. Later we all would lie down, watch the stars and sing old songs. Those were the good old days!!! It was for one of those ‘Star-lit

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Pulissery/Moru Curry (A Curry made with Buttermilk and Ground Coconut)

Moru is the Malayalam word for Buttermilk. This curry is a blend of Buttermilk/Curd with ground coconut and cooked vegetables like yam, raw plantain, ash gourd etc. This is one of our favourite Kerala curries, which goes well with rice. This curry is made at almost all Keralite households even thoug

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Coconut based Tomato Curry

Way back in my school days, we boarders, used to get tomato curry along with rice for lunch. I used to despise it and that aversion carried on for years. I am not sure how the curry we got at school was prepared. All I remember is a yellow curry with some ground coconut and tomatoes in it. Luckily w

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