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Chana dal and banana mashed together, combined with coconut milk and sweetened with jaggery, one of the desserts served with Sadya… Wishing all Keralites a Happy and Prosperous Onam. Onam is a harvest festival and is the biggest celebration of my beautiful home state Kerala. It’s actually a 10 day celebration, so while in school/college we had 10 days...

Kinnathappam with a twist, jaggery or brown cane sugar is added instead of granulated sugar… Remember my kinnathappam post? If you haven’t read that post yet, here you go. Kinnathappam is my mom’s speciality dessert, I continue to brag that my mom still prevails as the “queen of kinnathappam making”. It’s a South Indian delicacy,...

Delicacy of Kerala… Hope everyone had a fun Easter weekend. It was quite a relaxing weekend for me, as always it went in jet speed. On every Sunday night I wish if I could freeze that day so that Monday will never approach. Before my wish goes live, there pops out a question “If you freeze Sunday, wouldn’t you be missing out all the exciting things...

A simple and humble snack when munched makes me feel content and homely… There are literally hundreds of snacks that are just dear to Kerala. In most of the homes (well in the olden days I must say) different types of snacks were made from scratch and are stored for a long time, so that it can be served to guests and to hosts in the evening along with a cup...

Happy Vishu to all Keralites… Vishu is a celebration of Kerala, which represents the Malayalam New year. On Vishu day it is a custom to set up the “Vishukani” which in Malayalam means “the first thing to see after waking up on Vishu day”. Vishukani consists of ritual arrangements of auspicious things, and the people who celebrate this...