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Kerala Banana Chips

Anyone who visits Kerala, mallu or non-mallu, does not leave without a bag of “benana chips.” Neighbors and office colleagues demand that the Kerala native who is disappearing for a holiday will not be allowed to come back without banana … Continue reading

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Sprouted Horsegram Curry (Mulappicha Muthiracurry)

One of the best ways to include fiber in our diet is to eat whole grains and legumes. Sprouted legume immensely increases the nutritive value of the food. Horse gram is a legume that is high in iron and a … Continue reading

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Milaga Podi (Dry Chutney Powder)

There are two items that you will definitely find in every South Indian household – curd and milaga podi (dry chutney powder or gun powder as non-Southies call it). Podi is potent gun powder that can make any food item … Continue reading

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Colocasia Stem (Thaalu) Avial

A quick post about colocasia stem avial on demand. Ingredients: Tender Colocasia stems – 200 gms Long beans (payar/chowli) – 100 gms Raw banana – 100 gms Raw papaya – 100 gms Turmeric – 1/4 tsp Red chilly powder – … Continue reading

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Avial

A healthy concoction of vegetables in mildly flavored coconut gravy, a stew of sorts, a must-have for feasts. Ingredients: Assorted vegetables cut in 1-1-/2 inch size – 500 gm Water – 1/2 cup Curd* – 1 cup Curry Leaves – … Continue reading

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Sharkara Varattti (Jaggery-coated Banana Chips)

Mildly spiced sweet chips synonymous with Onam, an indispensable item in sadya (feast). Ingredients: Raw plantains (large) – 5 Nos Jaggery (Sharkkara/achu vellam) – 10 Nos (2 pieces of jaggery per plantain) Cardamom (Elakkai, elaichi) – 5 nos Dry ginger … Continue reading

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