My all-time favorite South Indian food combo is these cripsy-edged appams paired with a ladle full of tangy, sweet chicken curry poured on top of the pillowy center. Growing up, this was my breakfast. My brunch. Our special occasion table special for holidays like Christmas and Easter. Nothing beats eating this, except being able to make it from scratch!
There are several varieties of cutlets including vegetable and fish, but the one I ate most often as a kid was the beef cutlet. This crispy, flavorful, savory appetizer is something I would either dunk into a pool of Maggi’s Spicy Ketchup or eat with sarlas, a simple onion salad.
This fruitcake is a classic Christmas recipe in my house. When I was younger, I’d help my mom mix giant bowls of this batter so we could make enough loaves to send to just about all of our family members. For my mom, she found so much joy and pride in making this cake – it’s like she was sharing more than a piece of cake…she was sharing a piece of her memories with everyone around her.
You know what’s nice about fusion recipes like this? They bridge familiar concepts with the unfamiliar.That’s what I thought about when making this Kerala Shrimp Kati Roll recipe. It’s packed with flavor and succulent, spiced shrimp.
For those nights when you want some authentic tasting South Indian food, but you don’t feel like adding in a ton of ingredients, this Kerala Chicken Fry (Ularthiyathu) is perfect.
It’s here. The chicken curry recipe that gives off nostalgia-inducing aromas. And, if you’ve never had a Kerala-style chicken curry, well, you’re in for a treat because this is the original Foodie Cutie’s recipe, or as I call her, mom (amma).
Kappa (more commonly known as tapioca or yuca) and Beef is like the better version of steak and potatoes. This dish is simple to make, but FULL of delicious flavor.
One (Christian) Kerala Easter tradition is to make Vattayappam on Holy Thursday. Vattayappam is a fermented coconut and rice batter spiced with cumin and cardamom then topped with ghee-roasted cashews and raisins.
The way the spicy coconut milk soaks in to the eggs in this curry dish is so, SO good. I usually eat this with appam, but it’s good with rice. Or, spoon this over a bowl of quinoa for a salad with a kick.
Eggs are all over Instagram these days, especially runny eggs. And, nothing against a good runny egg, but if you want to change things up for breakfast/brunch, try this popular South Indian dish, Nadan Mutta (Egg) Roast – it’s one of my favs!
I can’t just make WALNUT COOKIES…where’s the fun in that? Check out my take on walnut cookies which includes wonderful flavors of cardamom, rose water, and coconut.
There are many varieties of payasum, but I love the version my mom makes: palada payasum with coconut milk. You can also make this vegan-friendly by using a butter sub like Smart Balance.