Ari Pidi – Rice Dumplings in Coconut Sauce

Well, I am home, as in Kerala for vacation. If you’re already a follower of Being Wholesome I am sure you might have understood that a week back or so, since I have been posting a little this and that about Onam and other traditional Kerala dishes for a few days now. So, what’s happening…

Pumpkin Leaf & Flower Thoran (Stir Fry with Coconut)

We know Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable that is widely used in cooking and baking which is a favourite of many as well. However, Pumpkin leaf or flower is not something anyone would have thought of as a leafy veg option to cook and serve as a side dish unless you’re from Kerala. Again, not…

Onam – It’s an Emotion

As the title says, Onam is not just a festival it’s an emotion not only for me but for a lot of Malayalis out there who are not residing in Kerala. I am not saying it’s any less for the residents here but for me, Onam has always been more special whenever I was away…

Ragi Coconut Breakfast Bowl

Yes, I am back with yet another Ragi aka Finger millet recipe. There are so many things you can make with Ragi that I am still not done writing down with the list of recipes I could come up with Ragi as the core ingredient. This time I am here with a recipe which is…

Plantain Preserve Bundt Cake

I know the name is quite new to most of you and so is to me. This cake was one of the successful experimentations of my curious mind. I mean, since I was planning to make a cake with a completely new ingredient, I made it in my head several times to get a clear…

Healthy Plantain Jam

Hey, how do you feel about jam? I know I feel quite jammy about jam. And, that means I love it. As a kid I used to have a thing for jams, I mean all kinds of it. No partiality there for sure. I used to have it with bread, roti, biscuits, rusks and sometimes…

Unniyappam

Unniyappam! The traditional Kerala snack made of rice flour and jaggery is also a popular Prasad given at the Ganesh temples of the region. There is barely any Keralite who doesn’t like this mildly sweet and comforting rice fritters. When made at home for immediate consumption it is usually made with bananas (Dwarf Cavendish variety)…

Neypayasam

Payasam! The word that holds a significant value in every proud Malayali’s diet. It is needless to mention that being a true Keralite it will always have a special place in my heart and diet too. For us, any auspicious occasion calls for a delicious variety of payasam. So, what is this Payasam? I think…