He..Bed Bug !!! Ouch….Centipede!!! – Short Story

A long-awaited happy Saturday arrived for Reenu. Her Uncles son’s wedding would be on Sunday.  She with her older sister and mother reached her mother’s brother’s house on Saturday morning.  It was a very happy occasion for Reenu and all the children of the family, who met only once in a while for celebrations likeContinue reading “He..Bed Bug !!! Ouch….Centipede!!! – Short Story”

Snake Under the Stone – Short Story

Once a girl of 7th grade came home after her school, had her tea and snacks then ran to the paddy fields of her father, without even changing her school uniform. She loved playing in the water and catching little fishes from the small streams near the fields.  On that particular day there were aboutContinue reading “Snake Under the Stone – Short Story”

Yummy Mango Chutney: Healthy Recipe

Ingredients This was a must have dish in Kerala during my childhood days in mango season.  In those days mangos were available only during summer. During our summer vacation, we kids would pluck mangos from the tree and make chutney on our own and relish it. It was real fun, climbing mango trees and plucking,Continue reading “Yummy Mango Chutney: Healthy Recipe”

Meen Vatichathu (Kerala Special Fish Curry)

Ingredients  Cobia (Nei Meen) or any other boneless fish – ½ Kg  Small onion – 5 nos ( chopped)  Garlic – 1 teaspoon  Ginger – 1 teaspoon  Green Chillies – 4 medium cut lengthwise into two  Curry leaves – 20 leaves  Kudampuli (Garcinia Cambogia/Brindleberry) – 4 pieces  Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoons  Fenugreek seeds (Uluva)Continue reading “Meen Vatichathu (Kerala Special Fish Curry)”

Instant Chena puzhuku (Elephant Foot Yam Puzhuku)

Ingredients Elephant Foot Yam – ½ Kg Salt – 1 teaspoon Water – 2 Cups Coconut – 1 Cup Preparation   Remove the skin of the yam and wash it thouroughly (wear gloves when doing this otherwise your hands may itch till the yam gets cooked). Cut into slices as shown in picture. Put theContinue reading “Instant Chena puzhuku (Elephant Foot Yam Puzhuku)”

Palappam (Milk Bread or Kerala Lace Bread)

Ingredients  Raw Rice (Unakalari/Pachari) – 1 cup  Water – ½ cup  Thick Coconut milk (Onnam Pal) – 1 Cup  Sour Toddy (Pulicha Kallu) – 1 Table Spoon  Salt – To taste  Sugar – 1 teaspoon  Egg – 1                    Preparation Wash and soak the rice for 1 to 2 hours, drain the water, add itContinue reading “Palappam (Milk Bread or Kerala Lace Bread)”

Kashuvandi Unda (Cashew Nut Ladu)

Ingredients Uncooked rice – 1 Cup Melted Jaggery – 4 Table spoons Grated Coconut – 3 Table spoons Cashew nut –  2 Table Spoons Cardamom – 3 nos Cumin seeds (Small Jeera) – ½ teaspoon Preparation Take brown rice in a container, wash it thoroughly till the water gets clean, strain all the water, ifContinue reading “Kashuvandi Unda (Cashew Nut Ladu)”

Easy Idiyappam (String Hoppers)

Ingredients Roasted Rice flour – 1 cup (250 ML) Boiled water – 1/2 cup Grated Coconut – 1 Cup Salt – To taste Preparation time – 5 minutes Cooking Time – 15 – 20 Minutes Preparation Take roasted rice flour in a pan, add salt and mix it well; then add boiling water little byContinue reading “Easy Idiyappam (String Hoppers)”