Kaithachakka Pachadi / Kerala Style Pineapple Raita

An exotic & traditional side dish with a combination of sweet & tangy flavors where the pineapple bits are cooked in a mildly spiced coconut-yogurt gravy.   Ingredients: Pineapple – 1/2 piece of a whole pineapple Shallots/pearl onions chopped – 4, finely chopped Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sugar- 1/2 tsp Ginger –  A small

Palada Payasam / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A lip smacking & rich milk-based dessert made with flakes of cooked rice, coconut milk, and sugar as the star ingredients.     Ingredients: Rice ada/rice flakes: 1 cup Boiled milk: 2 cups Coconut milk – 1 cup Sugar: 1 cup Cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp Ghee: 2 tbsp Cashew nuts: 6-8, optional Raisins: 8-10, optional

Annammede Pradhamanu Parippu Pazha Madhurakkoottu / Kerala Style Ripe Plantains & Lentils Pudding

A sweet coconut-jaggery based pudding with the delectable concoction of ripe plantains and yellow lentils as the main star ingredients!     Ingredients: Ripe plantains – 3 Jaggery powder- 1/2 kg Split moong dal/yellow lentils -100 g Coconut milk-4 cups Chukku podi/dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp Jeera powder-1/2 tsp Coconut slices-A handful, thinly

Pavakka (Kaippakka) Theeyal / Kerala Style Bitter Gourd In Tangy & Spicy Roasted Coconut Sauce

A traditional Kerala delicacy made with bitter melon in roasted spicy & tangy coconut sauce. The mellow bitterness of the vegetable is hidden by the fresh aroma and taste of the tangy spicy flavors!   Ingredients: Bitter gourd/pavakka/kaippakka/bitter melon – 2, cleaned, de-seeded, and cut into thin slices Shallots/pearl onions- 8-10, finely chopped Tamarind –

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

Ethapazham (Nenthrapazham) Vanpayar Erissery / Kerala Style Plantain & Red Beans Curry

A unique traditional Kerala dish with a balanced taste of plantains and coconut that titillates the tastes buds.   Ingredients: Raw or semi-ripe plantains/ethakka- 3 medium, chopped into small cubes Black eye beans/vanpayar/red beans- 1 cup Shredded Coconut- 1 cup Turmeric powder- 1 tsp Chili powder- 1 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds -1/4 tsp Dry red chilies- 3 Mustard

Apple Unniyappam / Sweet Rice-Apple Fritters

A popular traditional Kerala snack during the festival season! Try these delectable and comforting rice fritters which is a popular offering at the temples across Kerala. We have tried a new variety of Unniyappam replacing the usual bananas with “apples” which gives a sweeter and distinctive flavor to the fritters! Ingredients: Rice flour – 2 cups All purpose flour/maida-1/2 cup

Padavalanga Pal Payasam / Kerala Style Snake Gourd Mlik Pudding / Padaval Kheer

An exotic and innovative dessert that is not only healthy but wonderfully delicious too. This is a classic dessert made from a subtle watery vegetable which is a good resource of minerals & fiber.   Ingredients: Padavalanga/Snake Gourd  – 1 big piece, finely chopped Whole Milk – 5 cups Sugar – 1 cup Cardamom powder

Nadan Mambazha Kalan (Pulissery) / Kerala Style Ripe Mangoes in Coconut Yogurt Sauce

This signature Kerala dish is a sweet and sour curry where the nattu manga (local mangoes) is simmered in a yogurt and coconut sauce- a truly divine treat that is a must try!   Ingredients: Ripe Mangoes – 6 small ones (small ripe nattu manga) Crushed black pepper – 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp

Thengai Arisi Payasam / Traditional Coconut Rice Jaggery Pudding

This mouth-watering pudding is a traditional jaggery based payasam made with freshly grated coconut, jaggery, and rice. This is absolutely delicious in that coconut blends well into the jaggery syrup with no compromise to taste.   Ingredients : Coconut – 1/2 cup grated Raw rice – 2-3 tbsp Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup Thick coconut milk