Sambaram

Sambaram

  Sambaram (Spiced Buttermilk/Kerala Pacha Moru) 1 cup of yogurt3 pearl onions (or 1 tablespoon onion)1 green chili (*)1 small stalk of curry leaves1 small piece of ginger ((¼ inch))½ cup water½ teaspoon salt (or as needed)Mortar and pestle to crush (**) Put the...
Pesaha Appam

Pesaha Appam

  Pesaha Appam (unleavened bread) (Inriyappam or Kurisappam) 1 cup long-grain rice (* )1⁄2 cup Urad dal (soaked in water for 3 hours)3⁄4 cup grated coconut, (fresh or frozen**)6 pearl onions ((Cheriya Ulli))1 tsp cumin seed3 garlic clovesSalt to taste ((Use ½...
Neyyappam

Neyyappam

  Neyyappam 3 cups rice flour, (roasted)½ cup Rava ((or Cream of Rice))¾ cup coconut, (grated)2 medium-sized bananas, (very ripe (dark)*)2 cups brown sugar2 tablespoons self-rising flour1 cup coconut milk½ cup coconut, (cut into small thinly sliced pieces)1...
Rava Laddu with Coconut

Rava Laddu with Coconut

  Rava Ladoo with Coconut (Sooji Ladoo/Semolina Laddu) 4 tablespoons ghee or butter, (melted)2 tablespoons cashews, (broken in half)2 tablespoons golden raisins1 cup Rava ((also known as Semolina or Cream of Wheat))½ cup desiccated coconut (*)1 teaspoon cardamom...
Yogurt (Thayir)

Yogurt (Thayir)

  Yogurt (Thayir/Curd/Dahi) 2 cups of whole milk (*)2 tablespoons yogurt culture ((homemade or store-bought yogurt)) In a saucepan, add 2 cups of whole milk and bring to a boil. Remember to use a container that is slightly bigger than 2 cups so that the milk does...
Idiyappam

Idiyappam

  Idiyappam (String Hopper) 1 cup rice flour1-1⁄2 cup water1⁄2 tsp salt1 tsp oil1⁄2 cup grated coconut2 tbsp. sugar (*)1 tsp cardamom powder (*) Boil the water with salt and oil.In a pan, lightly roast the flour on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until there is a...