Frosting, the Finishing Touch to your cake

Two Essential Frostings: Buttercream and Meringue

What you coat your cake with is as important as the cake itself. As timeless as they are delicious, buttercream and meringue are two...

Fish Mollee

The Portuguese richly influenced Kerala. This curried fish stew, cooked in rich coconut milk, is a variation on Portuguese Caldeirada. Serve it with Appam.

Asha Gomez’s Chai

“The key to a great chai is patience,” Asha Gomez insists. The essence of a good cup of chai depends in taking the time...

Amma’s Fresh Tomato Juice

Asha Gomez’s childhood home in Kerala was near the Catholic school, and she remembers priests and nuns dropping by often just to drink her...

Lacy Kerala Style Appam

In Kerala, wheat-based breads are rare. You’re more likely to find Appam, a lacy, crepe-like bread made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk.

Stewed Plantains

You can serve these plantains as a side dish or as dessert. This dish pairs nicely with the rice-flour Appam.

Railways Beef Curry

Because Kerala has a sizeable Christian population, this is one of the few regions in India where beef is regularly eaten. The cinnamon imparts...

Tropical Fall Salad

Add a zing of spice and citrus to fruit for a fresh side dish that balances out the richness of the pepper, curry, and...

Browned Butter Doughnuts with Orange-Browned Butter Glaze

Pairing tangy citrus with nutty brown butter, this glaze adds a little extra zest to a bakery standard. Be sure to glaze the doughnuts...

Pots de Crème

This silky dessert is a big step up from your basic pudding—it eats more like the center of a really good chocolate truffle.