Semiya/Vermicelli Milk Pudding

Seviyan or Semiya Payasam as we Keralites call it is one of the staple desserts in most of the Kerala households. Although we have a wide range of traditional sweet dishes to choose from, Semiya is a quick & easy fix for our sweet cravings, and probably one of the reasons why most of the…

Thandai Coconut Laddoo

This was supposed to be my Holi post and I know it’s a little too late for that now. In my defense, I managed to make these flavorful laddoos on the day of Holi and shared it with my loved ones too. Yes, I know that I was supposed to make this in advance and…

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…

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…