ഓശാന സ്പെഷ്യൽ കൊഴുക്കട്ട / Hosanna Special Rice Dumplings

These special rice dumplings are prepared on “Kozhukatta Saturday” or traditionally called as “Lazarus Saturday” – the day before Palm Sunday. It is believed that Jesus comes to Lazarus’ house 6 days prior to Maundy Thursday. This day is re-lived by making these dumplings which symbolizes the perfume bottle used to wash Jesus’ feet. The

ഏത്തപ്പഴം ഇലയട / Steamed Plantain-Rice Parcels

A traditional Kerala delicacy encased in a dough of rice flour + plantain, layered with sweet fillings, & steamed in banana leaf! Ingredients:Ripe plantains-3, steamed Rice flour- 2 cups Grated coconut- 1 cup Jaggery powder- 1/2 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Sesame seeds- 1/2 tsp Salt- To taste Water- As needed Banana leaves- As

Udupi Hotel Style Sambar

A flavorful lentil based vegetable stew that is mildly sweet and spicy & acts as a great accompaniment to dosas and idlis!   Ingredients : Toor dal/split pigeon peas – 1 cup Shallots – 10-12, thinly sliced Carrots – 2, cut into medium cubes Potato-1, cut into medium cubes Drumstick – 2, cut into medium

Aval Pradhaman / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A traditional Kerala dessert that is a delicately sweetened combo of rice flakes, jaggery, & creamy coconut milk and makes perfect for the festival season!     Ingredients: Aval/ poha/ flaked rice- 1/2 cup Jaggery- 3/4 cup Milk-1 cup Coconut milk- 1 cup Cardamom powder- 1 tsp Dry ginger powder – 1 pinch (optional) Ghee

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

Pacha Manga Rasam / Indian Style Raw Mango Soup

A flavorful and wonderfully spiced comfort soup recipe with the perfect balance of spicy, tangy, & full of mango flavors!     Ingredients: Raw mango – 1, peeled and chopped into medium size cubes Jaggery – 1 tbsp Urad dal/split gram dal – 1/2 tsp Red chilies – 2 Green chilies – 2, finely chopped Turmeric

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

Kundapur Style Chicken Ghee Roast

This exotic dish is from a small coastal town in the Indian state of Karnataka called Kundapura and is close to Mangalore.  This Mangalorean delicacy is famous for its tangy & spicy flavor of ghee roasted spices and is sure to tickle to taste buds!      Ingredients: To Marinate: Chicken – 1/2 kg, cut

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

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