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…es cooked with vegetables and spcies  Rava -Moong dal upma/Semolina- Green gram upma Kande Pohe/ Spicy flattened Rice flakes   Lemon rice vermicelli    International Spicy Baked eggplant Parmesan   Spicy Spinach-Mushroom Frittata Kerala special breakfast dishes Idiyappam/Rice string Hoppers Puttum Payarum Pinae Pappadavum/Steamed Rice Cake  Masala Pathirium Kadala curryum/ Masala pathiri  and Black chick peas curry  Gothambu dosa /Wheat flour…

Coconut rice/ Thenga sadam Vegan free and Gluten Free option

My mom makes different varieties of rice for Aadi perkku/ padinettam perukku festival, which usually comes in the month of Tamil month of Adi (usually mid July.-August) . It is the festivals for thanking the rivers which gives prosperity and lives to people, while flowing through the areas. Usually they make lot of rice dishes and bring to river banks and after prayer, they will eat the dishes wishing for next year to be prosperous. If you…

Taking a Culinary Travel to Gods Own Country: Kerala, South India

…d chewy compared to Basmati. Raw red rice is used to make desserts and famous breakfast dish like puttu (Steamed rice cake/ muffins ), Appam (pancake), Dosa (Rice and lentil Crepe) etc. Most famous breakfast is puttu- Kadala (steamed rice cake, chana dal curry ), Appam – Mutta curry (Egg  curry), Idiyappam-vegetable ishtu( vegetable-stew) and Pathiri ( flat bread made with rice) –mutton curry. Breakfast dishes uses less oil, however it contains c…

Forbidden Rice/ Black Rice with Spilt Mung Beans Pudding with touch of Cardamom: South Indian Style Gluten and Vegan free

…day’s recipe.  When I called my dad today and told him that I am going to make Payasam or pudding with forbidden rice/black rice which I bought from latest trip to Whole Foods. I like to shop there as I get lot of new varieties of flours and grains. Even though I am from 3 time rice eating part of India, I haven’t seen forbidden rice there. I have seen recipe with them in Internet. So always curious to buy  and bought a little about a cup so that…

Rice and Lentil curry/Chorum parippu curryum

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…o all my friends in U S A. If you see the food blogs nowadays, it is overblown by different kinds of festivals dishes just like our Television, wherein there is a program for every festival.   Some of the blogs takes a popular dish and to compare with other dishes in other parts of India. I believe that Kerala cuisine is unique just like any other cuisine; even if you take any particular dish, the differences arise depending upon the region of…

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice/Khao op sapparot

…Memorial Day weekend, which included regular shopping and house cleaning. Also I made this Thai pineapple fried rice (Khao op sapparot in  Thai). This version of Thai fried rice is from the southern part Thailand, where its cuisine had influence from India and Malaysia.  This pineapple fried rice was in to my do to list for a long time. I also find similarities in the style of cooking as it uses curry powder like Indian cooking.  This recipe req…

Pulihora/Puliyodharai/Tamarind Rice: Temple Style

…ing lot new things with him, everyday. Okay coming back to recipe, I have enjoyed this puliyodharai or tamarind rice only during the pathinettamperuku, adi perku festival time, when amma used to prepare varieties of rice dishes.  Other occasion of making this was when my aunt/Athai (father’s sister) who travelled to back to her home, in Tamil Nadu after visiting us. She would make a pack of this rice for her family for their train journey.  I ha…

Spinach Rice

…idn’t came home for lunch as he had a lunch meeting at the office. Normally in that situation I would make mixed rice, so both daughter and mother can have it with some yogurt. Yesterday for a change I made spinach rice. It is an easy breezy dish. I tasted this rice first time in one of my friend’s house in Stockholm. She had invited us for dinner and made this rice along with a few other dishes. I liked it immediately and asked her for the recip…

Uppu and Vella Seedai/ Salt and Sweet Fried Rice Balls

…dia, but in Kerala, it is on August 10th as they are following lunar calendar. Amma used to make lots of special dishes and we sisters used to enjoy it starting from the time she would start making the dishes. Amma will do Pooja (offerings), and we all wait patiently for her to finish, so that we can get more goodies.  Amma   was very particular to do the Pooja at 12: 00   in the night (the time of birth of Lord Krishna) so we have to wait until…

Vegetable Biryani/Biriyani : An Easy Way

…Kashmir, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi/Agra and Malabar are the main centers of biriyani cuisine. Biriyani, rice and gravy are cooked separately and then they were layered with alternate gravy and rice resulting in a highly flavorful rice with flavorful meat or vegetables .This separation is partly a result of necessity: the proportion of meat/vegetables to the rice is high enough to make biriyani a one-dish meal, and the cooking time of eac…

Idiyappam/Noolappam/Rice String Hoppers with Egg Curry: Kerala Style Gluten free

…a steamer. She would make potato stew or ishtu to go with it. If you ask me I am lazy when it comes to make some dishes, while for some other dishes I will go all the way create them. My hubby says I am doing it for blog, maybe it is true to an extent. There is another variety of string hopper popular in Tamil Brahmin household called sevai, they look like idiyappam/ rice string hopper, but I will say cousin to it. These are very tedious to make…

Jeera Pudhina Chawal: Cumin Mint Rice

I cook rice everyday so what is big deal that I was the feeling when I cook Basmati rice. I learned the hard way that it is not. You need to be very careful cooking them otherwise; it will be risotto not rice. The Beauty of rice dishes stand out when each grains stands up and shows its presence. I cook parboiled red rice everyday and it is really forgiving, I can put it in the rice cooker and wait for almost 7 whistles about 30 minutes and th…

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is mainly a comfort food for me. When I am in hurry or lazy; I love to have some simple classic dishes like tomato rice, curd rice and lemon rice. Tomato rice and curd rice are more appreciated in my home than any other rice. You need only a raita and a pickle to enjoy these two dishes. A single tomato carries higher percentage of vitamin c, potassium, iron, vitamin A, and lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which stops and p…

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