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Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...

  Mutta Surka- Fried savoury rice and egg snacks… In Spring and in Fall, most days can be gloomy and rainy. On rainy days, I get the craving to have fried snacks, especially Kerala snacks. In Kerala, it’s quite a normal routine to serve some kind of snacks along with tea in the evening. Yesterday, it had been drizzling the whole day. I worked from home...

Crunchy South Indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour or besan… Yesterday, I had a craving for murukku, so I went ahead and made it. It turned crunchy and I felt really good. I’d tried making murukku twice before- once with rice flour and urad dal flour and the second time I added beetroot puree to the rice flour. Both kinds turned out great....

Arikadukka or Fried Rice Dough stuffed mussels, a Malabar speciality snack… Yes, I am a huge fan of Malabar dishes and I am glad to have tasted some of the dishes cooked by my mom and my aunts while growing up. I have to tell you that all the dishes I have tried tasted so good that I would crave for those quite often. I have already shared the recipes for...

Murukku is a South Indian crunchy snack, by adding beetroot puree it got colorful and tasted great… Diwali is around the corner and my FB news feed has been bombarded with pictures of Diwali snacks posted by my fellow food bloggers, celebrity Indian chefs and other food enthusiasts. I love all kinds of Indian sweets and snacks, especially burfis, pedas and...

Bibingka is a popular dessert in Philippines. It’s made with rice flour and coconut milk and it’s baked… Do not confuse this with the Goan speciality Bebinca, even though the names sound the same that’s an entirely different dessert made with all purpose flour batter (many layers of crepes are made) and is cooked over stove top. My intention...

Soft and melt into the mouth rice crepes of South India… Appam, which can be referred as “Kerala’s Laced Rice crepes” is one of the popular breakfast dishes which is served with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries. Appam literally goes well with almost any curries: chicken, beef, mutton or veggie korma. My sister’s favorite way...

Puttu gets delicious when stuffed with mussel and squid… Puttu or steamed rice flour is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Making puttu is really easy: wet the rice flour and add to the puttu maker along with grated coconut and is steamed for a few minutes. It can be served with literally anything: my absolute favorites are puttu with chicken curry or fish...

Soft and fluffy ottappams made in a clay pan… I had waited so long to make this in my kitchen, finally my wait ended and I made the perfectly fluffy and soft ottappams. You have to have the clay pan to make this, it won’t turn out good when made in a non-stick pan. I am back to blogging after a 3 weeks vacation in India and Dubai. I had a wonderful vacation...

My Grandma’s speciality dish, one dish that I crave often and enjoy to the core… I had already posted the recipe for making chicken chakkoli, in which chicken is added along with the rice dumplings and then cooked with the coconut gravy. However, this dish tastes better and is traditionally made with shrimp. One of the dishes my grandma makes whenever...