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Panakam

panakam

Panakam is a simple sweet drink prepared during festivals like Rama Navami. In my village, Thekkegramam, this drink is served to people pulling the temple chariot on Rama Navami day. Some households would keep a huge vessel full of Panakam … Continue reading

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Growing Plants

Growing plants seem overwhelming to most people. They make up all sorts of excuses. “Oh, there is no space in the house. I don’t have time. I don’t have a green thumb.” But it is actually very simple. You don’t … 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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Uthappam, The South Indian Rice Pizza

Uthappam, for most people, is thick dosa made from dosa/idli batter. But at home uthappam is made from special uthappam batter and is eaten with fiery shallot and red chilly chutney. Fenugreek seeds up the health quotient of uthappam. Restaurant … 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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Jackfruit Jam (Chakka Varatti)

A preparation unique to Kerala; it can be used as jam or magically transformed to various sweet delicacies. The king of all jams! Ingredients: Ripe jackfruit pieces – 1 kg Jaggery – ½ kg Water – 1 glass (medium) Preparation … Continue reading

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