Banana Blossom Stir Fry | Vazhakoombu Thoran

Banana Blossom Stir Fry | Vazhakoombu Thoran

Banana blossom is the superfood you haven’t heard of yet! It’s packed with essential nutrients such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, iron, antioxidants, and fiber. According to Ayurveda, it balances pitta and is used to treat bronchitis, constipation, and ulcer among other things. If 

Candied Plantain Chips | Sharkara Varatti

Candied Plantain Chips | Sharkara Varatti

These thick-cut plantain chips coated in coconut sugar and spices are another important part of any sadhya that can be a hit or a miss. For some, these are the first things they reach for when they sit down in front of the banana leaf, 

Plantain Chips | Ethakka Upperi

Plantain Chips | Ethakka Upperi

There is nothing like fresh homemade plantain chips! Once you make them at home you’ll never go back to store-bought chips, I promise you.

How To Fry Pappadams

How To Fry Pappadams

Papadum is a side dish often served with rice in Southern India. Well, it’s a side dish depending on who you ask because my daughter will try to convince you that it’s a proper meal. In all fairness, pappadams are well-loved by people of all ages 

Divine Chocolate Cupcake

Divine Chocolate Cupcake

Get ready to taste the best chocolate cupcake ever! They are super moist and airy with a flavor that’s oh so divine. Be prepared to make more than one batch because these little guys are really addictive. I’ve made these cupcakes with cane sugar, dates puree, banana puree and 

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Sesame Seed Brittle (Til Chikki)

Ellunda, as it’s called in Kerala, was a staple while I was growing up. It’s not only delicious and easy to make but also has a chock-full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium,phosphorous, iron, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, vitamin B1, 

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super Easy Vegan Jello

Super easy and healthy vegan jello made with agar agar and sweetened with apple juice. Conventional jello is made with gelatin which is derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products like the skin, bones, hooves and connective tissues of animals such as cows, chickens, 

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Salsa is extremely versatile and a must have in your refrigerator at all times! It’s a boon when you want to throw together something in a jiffy. You can add it to soups, sandwiches, salads, burritos, tofu scramble, dip, marinade and many more. Ingredients 3 

Kale Quesadilla

Kale Quesadilla

Here is something that’s easy, nutritious and extremely kid-friendly! Ingredients 1 tortilla, uncooked or cooked 1 tbsp kale, finely chopped 1 – 2 tbsp of vegan shredded cheese 1/2 tsp garlic oil (optional) Directions I used uncooked tortilla but cooked tortilla will also serve the 

Easy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry (Thoran)

Easy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry (Thoran)

Thoran is a daily staple at most homes in Kerala. It is a vegetable stir fry with grated coconut and delicately spiced with cumin, turmeric, mustard, chilies and curry leaves. It is typically served with steamed rice. Ingredients 2 cups kale, finely chopped 4 tbsp