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…s 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…

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

…ay’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…

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…

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 requ…

Pulihora/Puliyodharai/Tamarind Rice: Temple Style

…ng 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 hav…

Rice and Lentil curry/Chorum parippu curryum

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…he differences arise depending upon the region of Kerala.  Now some of the dishes might have some likeliness to dishes from other parts of India, but no straight forward comparison. Onam is the most famous festival from my home state Kerala, which is celebrated with lots of fun and enthusiasm. It also comprises a feast which includes wide varieties of vegetable entities with its unique flavor and taste.  For the onam feast, rice and parippu cur…

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

…ith equal amount of nutritional components like carbohydrates and proteins.  It is also gluten free. Vegetarian dishes are mildly spiced compared to non-vegetarians counter parts. Just like Thai cuisine, it heavily uses   entire coconut, coconut milk and uses coconut oil like Philippines.   Other part of India people likes to eat white rice or basmati along with wheat where as in Kerala people like to use parboiled red rice called rose matta. It…

Spinach Rice

…dn’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 recipe…

Uppu and Vella Seedai/ Salt and Sweet Fried Rice Balls

…ia, 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 s…

Vegetable Biryani/Biriyani : An Easy Way

…d a small amount ghee, as ghee is the integral part of biriyani in Malabar cuisine. I don’t like cauliflower in rice so didn’t add in my version of biriyani. I reduced the heat level amount as my princess and hubby do not favor too much heat in their dishes, and it turned out be excellent one pot meal. It is a very colorful and tasty, and good with raita and papadam (Indian wafer). If you are in hurry and want a delicious easy meal then try it. …

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…

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

 Idiyappam/Noolappam/Rice string Hoppers is one of the breakfast recipes which amma used to make during the weekend. It requires elaborate process of soaking the rice, and then pounding it in a powder, making dough and pressing the dough through the mould and finally cooking it in 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…

Lemon Rice

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We love rice, since it is the main staple that I had while growing up. I think I am fine if I can get a bowl of rice for my lunch. Dinner without rice was fine. Amma made normal rice everyday and lemon rice occasionally. After I went to Japan to continue my studies in the first few days I don’t know how I survived, eating salad more often. Then one day I discover there is onigiri, which is a rice ball stuffed with veggies or pickle, or fish and…

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