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Spicy Veg Stew

To go with puttu An authentic Kerala dish…we all like stew to go with appam, puttu or any Indian roties…Normally we prefer the non-veg stew whether it is mutton or chicken…even beef…Here I made spicy vegetable stew with potato, carrot and I had broccoli and added that also and this came out delicious…

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Spicy Prawns Fry

Today’s lunch Wow..The delicious shrimp fry…Easiest to make and the most tastiest in whatever way you cook…Nowadays we cook less non-veg..My husband is planning to slowly become a vegetarian…When this materialises we have to seek a taster to taste the nonveg dishes I make. Here I tried the simplest recipe possible and the end result was awesome…

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Brinjal(Eggplant) shallow fry

To go with rice A very easy dish of eggplant that goes well with rice or roties…We can make different tasty dishes with eggplant…Health benefits are numerous…contains multivitamin and potassium… has got good anti-diabetic and anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertensive properties…Here I shallow fried it to reduce the use of oil..Since the eggplant is from my sister’s garden, taste wise was awesome…We never know the value of homemade vegetables unless we try once..I do feel it is high time that we try our hands on growing necessary veggies at home…and you can prevent most of the bad affects of pesticides…

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Diamond Cuts( the authentic sweet of Malabar)

The crispy crunchy sweet made of maida…this sweet we usually used to make at home and store so when guests come suddenly without warning we could proudly present our homemade sweet dish…Those days getting instant snacks from close-by shops was difficult, as mostly shops will not keep snacks much unlike now..Nothing to beat this delicacy…and always fresh and crispy..

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Egg Biryani (one-pot meal)

A one-pot meal that we all love..As I said before, in Malabar you get the tastiest biryani…We make it mild with just enough spiciness..meat, egg or vegetables can be used..but meat biryani is the all time favourite of people..Since I did not want to make rice and different side dishes to go with rice, eggs came in handy…then the idea of making egg biryani struck me…the masala gives the authentic biryani flavour whether it is veg, meat or egg…This is always a hit…Have it with raitha and any side dish of your choice..

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Kappa(tapioca) puzhukku and Sardine chilli curry

An irresistible combination..An authentic Malabar dish… loved by all..Even though some of us moved out of Gods Own Country we still love and cherish our authentic dishes…The rare combination of coconut oil and coconut make these dishes lip smacking…mouthwatering..

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Coconut Panna Cotta (coconut pudding with gelatin)

Delicious tropical dessert…Coconut is such a tasty fruit(nut) and lots of benefits by drinking coconut water daily. In Malabar even though we do not think much about the benefits of coconut…it is like the air we breathe…it is there and we use it without giving much attention to its benefits…Coconut water is a sports drink to replenish your lost minerals and salt by sweating…Today I thought of making coconut panna cotta or pudding, whatever you call it… It was too good and the easiest dessert possible…only time taken is for setting the coconut milk and coconut water…

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Athishaya Pathiri (Layered roti of Malabar)

This is a real wonder…A Malabar classic dish..An Iftar dish served during Ramadan and even otherwise…You need little time and patience, but the resultant dish is otherworldly..I grew up in a place where Muslims were predominant…even the college was dominated by them strength-wise…And we were lucky to have Iftar dishes during Ramadan sent by our neighbours…In fact we looked forward to those thin roties and rava kanji, an awesome combination…Athishaya Pathiri is a meat filled layer roti served as a snack to break the fast during Ramadan. The usual ingredient is maida to make roties..But instead I used wheat flour…

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