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Roasted Multigrain Laddu

Most traditional Kerala sweets are healthy and guilt-free – ari unda, ela ada, sweet dosa, and so on. They are not too rich or overwhelming yet utterly satisfying. Unni appam is the only exception that I can think of. Most … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanut Chaat

It is groundnut season again. Bangalore has a unique festival dedicated to celebrating this nutritious nut. Many years back, Basavanagudi, a place in Bangalore, was surrounded by villages where groundnut was cultivated. On full moon nights, a bull used to … 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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Jackfruit Seed Erissery (Chakkakuru Erissery)

Erissery is a dish that holds an esteemed place in the Kerala sadya. Classic erissery is made with yam and raw banana cooked in a simple gravy of coconut, pepper, and jeera and tempered with roasted coconut. Erissery is a perfect example … Continue reading

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Thaal Avial – Colocasia Stem Avial

“Naattinpuram nanmakalaal samruddham” This line from a Malayalam poem loosely translates to “Goodness abounds in the village.” Life in the village is so much about sharing. Produces from your garden, special items made in the kitchen, sweets and savories that … Continue reading

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Navaratna Chutney

Breakfast options for most South Indian households are usually standard – dosa or idli. A chutney or a gravy accompaniment can turn the standard breakfast into an exotic one. Here is Navaratna chutney that is made from raw ingredients. This … Continue reading

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Ari Unda (Rice Laddoo)

Kerala’s very own sweet. Quintessential Kerala ingredients; rice, coconut, and jaggery; are used to make this unassuming sweet. Popping an ari unda into your mouth after a meal can be an utterly satisfying experience and the best part is that … Continue reading

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Ela Ada (Sweet Parcels)

Ela in Malayalam means leaf (in this case banana leaf) and ada means thick flat bread. Back home at Palakkad, ela ada is a  must item on the day of Thiruvonam (harvest festival in Kerala) and sure shot on the menu when … Continue reading

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Sharkara Payasam (Sweet Pongal)

People in different parts of India celebrate each festival in their own unique ways. In South, Makara Sankranti is a harvest festival. One of the items made with the newly harvested rice is Sharkara Payasam or Sweet Pongal. Back home we do not have … Continue reading

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Thiruvathira Kali (Rice Halwa)

Thiruvathira Kali, a festival special, the sweet rice halwa, also a kind of dance that women in Kerala perform during the Thiruvathira festival and during Onam. I still remember the kali that my ashalaathu mami (neighbor) used to make. Mami … Continue reading

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