ഏത്തക്ക കൊതപ്പിച്ചത് / Plantain & Jackfruit Stew

An amazing breakfast side dish prepared in the Christian homes in Kollam, Trivandrum, for Christmas! Ingredients: Ripe plantains -2, cut into 1” round slices Jackfruit – 1 cup, semi ripe pieces, seeds removed & sliced lengthwise Thick coconut milk – 1 cup Thin coconut milk – 1/2 cup Cardamom pods- 3, crushed Sugar- 1 cup

Hariyali Jheenga Biryani / Green Masala Prawns Biriyani

A celebration of unique seafood flavor with coriander leaves, mint, spinach, & green chilies infused in a blend of whole spices making an intensely flavorful one-pot meal that is not only fragrant but irresistible too.     Ingredients: Basmati rice – 2 cups Prawns – 500 g, deveined and cleaned Onions – 2, finely sliced

Vazhayilayil Oru Suriyani Biriyani / Kerala Suriyanese Style Biryani Wrapped in Banana Leaf

Try out this special Syrian Christians’ mutton biryani cooked in dum, flavored with rich coconut milk and meat stock, & wrapped in plantain leaf which lends its earthy aroma to the dish. This lip smacking biriyani is served with a side of raita & guarantees to take your taste buds to a gourmet’s heaven.  

Hariyali Murgh Biryani / Green Masala Chicken Biryani

A chatpata recipe for all biryani lovers! The greenish color & the heavenly fragrance makes this quintessential, celebratory, & comfort food even more unique.    Ingredients: Chicken – 500 g, cut into medium size pieces Basmati Rice – 1-1/2 cup, washed and soaked for 20 mins Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp Green chilies – 3 Turmeric

Karikku (Elaneer) Pradhaman / Kerala Style Tender Coconut Pudding

Adding an unique new entrant in our list of traditional Kerala payasams (puddings) that is easy to prepare and extremely delicious! Try out this delightful mildly sweet tender coconut cooler!   Ingredients: Karikku/Tender coconut pulp- 1 cup ( I used the canned coconut pulp) Tender coconut water- 1 cup Thick coconut milk- 1 cup Jaggery-

Cauliflower Rezala / Bengali Style White Cauliflower Curry

This yogurt based cauliflower gravy is slightly spicy with a rich fragrance of the whole spices that tastes awesome & is worth trying!   Ingredients:  Cauliflower – 1 medium size, cut into medium size pieces Fresh thick yogurt/curd – 3 tbsp Onion – 1 medium, roughly chopped Bay leaf – 1 Cloves – 2 Cardamoms

Instant Pazham Dosa / Indian Style Instant Sesame Banana Pancakes

This simple pancake recipe is sure to mesmerize you with the deep aroma of cardamons, sweet flavour of bananas, and the intense aroma of crunchy sesame seeds. The healthy banana pancake is a wholesome delicious snack to nibble on for kids. Greasing with butter further enhances the attractiveness of these soft and succulent pancakes, which

Madakku San / Love Letters / Eylanchi- Kerala Style Coconut Filled Pancakes

For the pancakes 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp of sugar A pinch of salt 3/4 cup of milk For the filling 1 1/2 cups of grated coconut 2 tbsp of ghee 2 cardamom crushed 5 tbsp of sugar   Method: Heat a skillet, pour in the ghee. Add