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10 August, 2011

Malabar Kadala Parippu Payasam/ Split Bengal Gram Payasam

Malabar Kadala Parippu Payasam/ Split Bengal Gram Payasam
Posted in : Desserts/Puddings, Malabar cuisine on by : superchef
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Payasam and Malayali go hand in hand. “Payasam”, also known as “kheer”, the basic ingredients being milk or coconut milk and rice, wheat or lentils. It is usually sweetened with sugar or jaggery depending on the kind of payasam being made. This is a traditional Ramdhan special payasam during ifthar or nombuthura. Yet another exotic
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6 August, 2011

Eggless Shah Jeera and Cardamom Cake

Eggless Shah Jeera and Cardamom Cake
Posted in : Baker's corner, Cakes/Cupcakes/Muffins/Pies, Diabetic Diet, Sugar Free Recipes on by : superchef
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An eggless cake flavoured with shah jeera and cardamom which will definitely become one of your favorites. This is a nice basic recipe to have on hand for folks who need an eggless cake for various reasons whether health, allergic, religious etc. Preparation Time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Yields 12 servings Ingredients All
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5 June, 2011

Ethapazha Curry / Kaayi Curry/ Sweet plantain curry

Ethapazha Curry / Kaayi Curry/ Sweet plantain curry
Posted in : Desserts/Puddings, Malabar cuisine, Veg Recipes on by : superchef
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My beloved mom used to make this sweet plantain curry every Eid for breakfast along with Puttu. She got this recipe from my paternal grandma . She kept the century old tradition after she got married and now we are following her. The first thing that I would do when I get home from Eid
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31 May, 2011

Tropical Pie Pudding

Tropical Pie Pudding
Comments : 4 Posted in : Baker's corner, Cakes/Cupcakes/Muffins/Pies, Desserts/Puddings on by : superchef
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I wanted to make something that has an American twist but with a tropical flavor. So, I decided to create a pie dessert that has ripe plantains,cardamom,and grated coconut. Enjoy!   Ingredients 3 Very ripe plantains, steamed and mashed 1 Egg, beaten ½ teaspoon Ground cardamom 1 cup Instant vanilla pudding 3 Tbsp Grated coconut
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17 May, 2011

Jackfruit(Chakka) Ada

Jackfruit(Chakka) Ada
Comments : 2 Posted in : Breakfast, Malabar cuisine, Sweet snack on by : superchef
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Jack fruit( chakka) Ada is my all time favorite. In Kerala, you get to have chakka ada, chakka varattiyathu,chakka chips during summer(March to May).When you live in a temperate zone where few arils of Jack fruit cost you $5….then you tend to rely on canned Jack fruit imported from Thailand or Philippines. I used the
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15 May, 2011

Kinnathappam

Kinnathappam
Comments : 5 Posted in : Desserts/Puddings, Malabar cuisine, Sweet snack on by : superchef
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“Kinnathappam” means a sweet rice cake that is steamed in a pan(kinnam). Malayalis use it as a sweet snack or a dessert.For me, it was one of the best afterschool snacks…ummmm… just like neyyappam or unniyappam. The choice is yours whether to have a fried snack or a steamed one.   Ingredients Raw Rice –
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6 May, 2011

Sukhiyan

Sukhiyan
Posted in : Malabar cuisine, Sweet snack on by : superchef
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Sukhiyan is another mouthwatering snack of Kerala. These are sweet green gram balls dipped in batter and deep fried. Similar to bonda preparation but a sweet delicacy. Try it for yourself and let me know the feedback…   Ingredients Green gram (whole) – 1 cup Jaggery – ½ cup Grated coconut- ½ cup Cardamom powder
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19 February, 2011

Cookie ‘O’

Cookie ‘O’
Comments : 1 Posted in : Baker's corner, Biscuits/Cookies/Crackers on by : superchef
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Why the name cookie ‘O’? O for oatmeal.Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness.One type of soluble fibre, beta-glucans, has proven to help lower cholesterol.I always wanted to make some cookies using oatmeal and now for real I have them for my son
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16 July, 2010

Uluva(methi/fenugreek seeds) Sharkaravaratti

Uluva(methi/fenugreek seeds) Sharkaravaratti
Comments : 12 Posted in : Post partum maternity care, Sweets on by : superchef
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This recipe is dedicated to all those breast feeding mothers out there.Fenugreek’s mechanism of action seems to be related to its’ propensity to increase sweat production. The simple truth is that, breasts are modified sweat glands. I prefered it over uluva kanji, uluva juice and uluva unda. Ingredients Uluva/Methi (Fenugreek) seeds -3/4 cup Jaggery(Sharkkara) –
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