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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Cheese Garlic Toast

Anything garlicky is delicious…I love the flavor of garlic…This I made from leftover bread…An easiest to make toast..A good starter or we can use as an evening snack..Garlic with coriander leaves, cheese and the spiciness of green chilli elate the taste…

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Veg Frankie Or Veg Roll

Yesterday’s dinner…I was very skeptical when making this thinking I may have to make dosa or idly for my husband…he hates all these fancy cooking…even though this is not fancy for me…Just the usual wrap that we fill with the vegetables that are available and make into an exotic tasty roll…Anyhow, this clicked and he had it fully without any complaints…So, from now onward I am going to graduate to the next level.. These wraps are calorie packed and nutritious…A very good dish for snacking for kids, and to take in their lunchbox…This Frankie is my version…different ways you can…

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Apple Chutney Stuffed Paratha

Stuffed parathas are always tasty..You do not have to go for non-veg filling to make it tasty…Any filling adds taste and makes parathas softer also..This sweet paratha can be had as an evening snack or as a main dish…

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Apple Chutney (a perfect combination with parathas).

Even with bread for that matter. Make a sandwich and you are going to love this..I love this tangy zesty appiley flavor with little spice to balance the sweetness. I used this as a filling in paratha and it was quite tasty..And the paratha becomes soft when you stuff with this chutney…A good way to feed kids who does not like parathas and apples…

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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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Masala Dosa

Today’s breakfast…No stories to write about this…When you always have idly or dosa, this comes as a welcome change…No doubt Idly is comforting…Once in a while we add a little more calorie by eating these delicacies…Anything stuffed, whether it is roties or dosas, the taste is enhanced..

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