Tag: Vegan

Vermicelli Pudding | Seviyan Kheer | Semiya Payasam

Vermicelli Pudding | Seviyan Kheer | Semiya Payasam

This is quite possibly the easiest and quickest Indian dessert. Roasted vermicelli is cooked in milk, cardamom, and sugar then garnished with roasted cashews and raisins. Typically payasams from Kerala are made with coconut milk and sweetened with coconut sugar. This particular one is not 

Long Beans Stir Fry | Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti

Long Beans Stir Fry | Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti

Mezhukkupuratti literally means coated with oil in Malayalam. The idea is to slow cook various vegetables in tempered oil such that it gets a liberal coating of the infused oil.  Long beans are one of my most favorite mezhukkupurattis, along with okra, potato, elephant yam, and 

Banana Flower Fritters | Vazhapoo Bajji

Banana Flower Fritters | Vazhapoo Bajji

I make these with the flowers in the outer layers of the banana blossom. The blossom gets turned into a stir fry and these get turned into crunchy snacks for tea. There’s no reason to throw away the outer purple layers that you peel off