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

ഏത്തപ്പഴ സ്ട്യുവും പുട്ടും / Plantain Stew

A hearty rich broth that is full of goodness of coconut & plantains! Ingredients: Plantain – 1, cut into slices Coconut milk – 2 cups Cardamom- 3-4 pods Cinnamon stick- 1” Star anise- 1 Curry leaves- A sprig Method: Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, curry leaves, and star anise. Add

പഴങ്ങൾ നിറച്ച കൊഴുക്കട്ട / Mixed Fruits Steamed Dumplings

An extra zing twist to the healthy & popular dumplings that are well enjoyed with a cup of hot tea! Ingredients:Rice/ragi flour- 2 cupsJaggery- 1 cup, gratedGrated coconut – 1/2 cupCardamom powder – 1/2 tspPineapple-1 ring, finely choppedApple- 1/2, finely choppedBanana – 1/2, finely choppedKiwi- 1, finely choppedMango- 2 medium pieces, finely choppedRaisins- 2 tbspCashews

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

പഴം വിളയിച്ചത് / Pan Fried Bananas With Coconut & Semolina

Brighten your day on a sweet note with a popular snack from the Malabar region! Ingredients: Ripe plantains/banana-2, sliced Rava/semolina – 2-3 tbsp Grated coconut-1/4 cup Cashews- 6-8 Raisins-5-6Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp Ghee/clarified butter- As needed Sugar- As needed Method: Heat ghee in a pan. Add the sliced bananas and fry until they turn golden. Remove

Caribbean Banana Patties

An absolutely delightful way to use up those surplus bananas making a variety tea time snack that is sweet and tasty!     Ingredients: Ripe plantains-3, steamed All purpose flour/maida-1/2 cup Wheat flour – 1/2 cup Grated coconut-1/2 cup Egg-1 Vanilla essence – 1 tsp Cardamon powder- 1/4 tsp Sugar-As needed Water-As needed Salt –

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

Vennayil Poricha Nenthrapazham / Ghee Roasted Plantains

A super easy and yummy fried snack for those lazy busy days!    Ingredients: Ripe plantains –  2, cut into half or as whole ones Sugar – 3 tbsp Slightly roasted coconut flakes – 3 tbsp Ghee/clarified butter – 2 sticks Method: Peel the plantains. Melt ghee in a pan. Add the plantains and shallow

Kayyum Muttayum Varuthathu / Malabar Style Fried Ripe Plantains With Sweet Scrambled Eggs

This perfect teatime easy snack gives a feeling of fullness & lots of energy to your little ones. The caramelized banana slices are stir fried with sweet and scrambled eggs and nuts.   Ingredients: Ripe Plantains/nendrapazham/ethapazham : 2 Eggs – 2 Sugar- 4 tsp Cardamom powder- A pinch Ghee- 3 tbsp Cashewnuts- 1 tbsp Method: Peel