Sago Kheer/Pudding

Sago kheer or Chowari payasam(in Malayalam) as I know it from my childhood days is a quick dessert fix by my mom whenever we craved for some sweets. I have never seen her making this for any guests so every time it was made exclusively for us. Some little things to be happy about as…

Mango Coconut Healthy Bars

Mango season has been on for a month or so and I was desperately waiting for this season, to eat, drink and cook with mangoes in all possible ways. Despite it being my favourite fruit I still couldn’t make something with it other than gulping down every fresh batch I bought so far. Time is…

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)…

Gajar Halwa/ Carrot Halwa

  Winters are all about hot drinks and comfort foods but what about our traditional superfoods that are eaten to keep you warm and cozy during the cold season? Please don’t roll your eyes on me before hearing me out.  I am not talking about any exotic ingredients and their health benefits to keep you…

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…