കടയ്ക്കാവൂർ കാവടി / Kadakkaavur Kavadi

Try this variety and traditional homemade snack that originates from the town of Kadakkavoor, located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) District of Kerala. The uniqueness is the shape & design of the snack which represents “kavadi” – cowrie shells used by astrologers of Kerala.    Ingredients: Rice powder – 1/2 cup Egg-1 Sugar- 2-3 tbsp Coconut milk –

പഴം പൊരി കടികൾ / Fried Plantain Bites

Give a twist to the regular naadan palaharam (snack) and enjoy these golden beauties with hot tea or a “full cup of memories”!   Ingredients: Ripe plantain /ethapazham / nendrapazham- 3 All purpose flour / maida – 1 cup Rice flour – 3 tbsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Sugar – 3 tsp Black sesame seeds

പഴം കുമ്പിൾ അപ്പം/ Therali Appam/ Steamed Banana-Rice Dumblings

An authentic & traditional snack made from ripe plantains or jackfruits -this is purely an amalgamation of flavor and fragrance which can whet one’s appetite!   Ingredients: Ripe plantains/nenthrapazham/ethakka- 6 Jaggery-3-4 medium size pieces Clarified butter/ghee- 2 tsp Cardamom-2, crushed Cumin seeds/jeera- 1/4 tsp, crushed Dried ginger powder/chukku – 1/4 tsp (optional) Shredded coconut- 1 cup

Kluay Kaek / Thai Style Deep Fried Banana Fritters

A popular street snack from Thailand. These yummy fritters can be served with ice cream. The contrast of the crunchy bananas to the smooth cold cream is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!     Ingredients: Small ripe & firm bananas – 4, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise Rice flour – 1/2 cup Sugar –

Pulivaral / Nulliyitta Appam / Malabar Style Tamarind Fritters

An excellent and tasty Malabar snack. These easy to make sweet deep fried dumplings are made in the shape of tamarinds, hence the name!    Ingredients: All purpose flour/maida – 1 1/2 cup Rice flour – 4 tbsp Ripe bananas – 4, mashed Jaggery – 5 tbsp Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp Baking soda –

Carrot Vazhayila Ada / Kerala Style Steamed Carrot & Rice Dumplings

A twist to the very traditional & popular Kerala sweet dish! These little wonders are made of rice parcels with the addition of carrots, coconut, & jaggery and then steamed in banana leaves to give a nice flavor to your sweet tooth!    Ingredients: Rice flour – 2 cups Carrot – 1, grated Coconut- 1

Enthapazham Unniyappam / Kerala Style Dates & Rice Fritters

Delicious, soft, & fluffy deep fried dates fritters that is not only healthy but easy to make for an evening snack!     Ingredients: Raw rice – 1 cup Dates – 1/2 cup, pitted Freshly grated coconut – 1/8 cup Cardamom pods- 2 Jaggery – 1/2 cup, melted Oil/ghee/clarified butter – As needed Baking soda

Kashuandi Unniyappam / Kerala Style Sweet Cashew Nuts & Rice Fritters

Unniyappam – a traditional & popular tea time Kerala snack is given a twist to the regular ingredients by adding cashews nuts instead of bananas. These deep fried sweet fritters are an excellent treat that is easy to prepare & loved by children and adults alike.   Ingredients:  Rice flour/whole wheat flour – 1 cup

Madakkusanil Oru Kozhikkadi / Chicken Bites Wrapped in Pancakes

Flavor packed spicy chicken wrapped in individual parcels oozing with butter are perfect for an extraordinary treat for your special ones!   Ingredients: Ground/shredded chicken- 500 g Onion – 1, finely chopped Garlic pods – 2, finely minced Yogurt/curd- 1 tsp Green chilies – 1, finely chopped Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder –

Chakka Kumbilappam / Kerala Style Cone Shaped Steamed Jackfruit Dumplings

A seasonal authentic snack that goes by several names – Chakka Appam/ Vazhanayappam/ Theraliyappam/ Edanayappam. The jackfruit preserve is mixed with grated coconut & jaggery to form a smooth dough which is then wrapped in fresh (or frozen) bay leaves shaped into cones & steamed. The delicious flavor of the jackfruit and the aromatic fragrance of