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Aloo Mattar Parathas (Flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes and peas)

By on May 25, 2016

Food blogger confession time. I hate making flatbreads of any kind. Hate the rolling pin with a vengeance. In fact whenever I think of general paratha making, I think of a Bollywood matha types, the Nirupa Roy kind of lady, who is whipping up buttered parathas and poignant one liners with equal ease. Now I am not that kind of paratha maker. I belong to the made-parathas-and-transformed-my-kitchen-into-a-flour-fest kinda gang. So I try to avoid making the stuff as much as possible.

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Ammamma’s Valluvanadan Avial ( Mixed Vegetables Stir fried in Grated Coconut)

By on June 11, 2015

I have a little snippet for you that I have hidden away from as many people as I possibly can for a while. I am known as Ramya Menon. But I belong to the matrilineal Malayalee Nair community from the area popularly referred to as Valluvanad (around Shornur, Edapal etc). And the popular custom there is to name the children with a suffix of the ancestral family name, so my real name ends with, wait for it, KARUMATHIL PULLARA!

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Traditional Kerala Pork Fry

By on April 28, 2015

I have never been a big Pork eater. I have only condescended to eat it on Pepperoni Pizza or Ham sandwiches. Currys, never!

But all that changed when a dear uncle of mine introduced me to some spicy, yummy pork, ‘shaap style’. I have messed up several attempts to make it. But this recipe from the Nadan Kerala Cuisine FB group and Matthew Alexander is a huge hit 🙂 !

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