Home made Rice Noodles (Idiappam) with chicken curry

Idiappam is one of the many breakfast dishes of Kerala.  Rice noodles made from scratch and steam cooked in small rounds/mounds to resemble idlis. For breakfast they are often paired with egg curry.  Another way to eat these for breakfast … Continue reading

Baked Falafel Pita Sandwiches (Pita wraps)

The week before last week, our kitchen truly had the ‘international’ theme going on the entire week! Started with the Japanese meal on Monday which I posted last week and then mid week we had falafels and then ending with thai noodles on Friday. … Continue reading

Spinach / Carrot Idlis

‘Idlis’ are quite healthy as is.  Made with Rice and Urad dal these are steamed – so no oil or fat involved and the batter being fermented, they are light on the stomach too. Because of their high nutrition value … Continue reading

Around the World #1: Chicken Croquettes (Croquetas de Pollo), Apple fritters and a round up

My culinary adventures in Spanish cuisine these past few weeks have been absolutely wonderful. The family has enjoyed and appreciated every single one of the dishes made – Paella, flan, tortilla omelet, sizzling shrimp, chicken croquettes and apple fritters! I … Continue reading

Green Papaya with coconut (Papaya thoran)

Green Papayas are a common vegetable in Kerala and consequently ‘Papaya thoran’ is one of many vegetable dishes in the typical Keralan household.  The Papaya fruit is a highly nutritious fruit and an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, magnesium, copper, … Continue reading