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Kanji (Kerala Rice Porridge)

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Have you ever play the game called Opposite? Yaseen taught us this game. We always play it while we are on a long road trip. In Opposite game, you are supposed to ask each other the yes-or-no questions. It’s a good way to learn more about someone. The fun part of the game is you

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Fried Mathi (Kerala Style Fried Sardines)

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Fish is a stable side dish in Kerala. As a rice consuming state of India, fish makes a perfect entremet in everyday meal in the coastal regions of India. Whether it is a curry or fries, dried and fry again, most people in Kerala just can’t live without fish. I’m not exaggerating; fish is a

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Puttu, South Indian Steamed Rice and Coconut Cake

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My mouth is all watery when I think about South Indian breakfast. Mmmm different types of soft Appams (soft pancake), hot Dosa (savory pancake), steamy Idli(rice cake), Poratha (Kerala flatbread) for a heavy weight type of breakfast, not to mention a spongy Puttu loaded with grated fresh coconut. Along with them, coconut chutney, Sambar (spicy

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Palappam

I tried Palappam for the first time in a restaurant on the way to Munnar, a famous hill station in Kerala. Have you ever seen a dish you know it’s so delicious even before you taste it? That’s what my first experience with Palappam was like. Palappam is a slightly sweet rice pancake. Not as

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Katti Pathiri

Traditions are a long treasured custom cherished by generation after generation, something survived along side the kinfolks. They were usually passed down with such love and passion. They are meant to share, exhibit, and even spread. When we were in Kerala, we got to soak up and learn new traditions, new for Yaseen, in the

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Tapioca with Fish Curry (Kappa and Meen Curry)

When my husband told me about using tapioca in savoury dishes I thought it was one of his silly jokes. I love tapioca but I have never tried it savoury. We use tapioca a lot in sweet dishes in Thailand. Tapioca in sugar syrup was simply comforting and delightful, and with the drizzle of thick

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Kerala Fried Fish

While traveling back and getting close to Kerala, we could smell the sea and hear the wave hit the shore. We couldn’t wait to enjoy the fresh seafood and Kerala style home cooking. We’ve been longing for vegetable stew in coconut cream, refried tender beans in coconut oil with shallots, the simple cabbage with shredded

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