Miscellaneous

homemade halva

Our Tricked-Out Candy Bar: Homemade Halva

Food writer Ben Mims has your homemade Halloween cravings covered. This isn’t technically how halva is made, but it gets close enough, tasting like...
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 in white bowl

Fish Mollee

The Portuguese richly influenced Kerala. This Fish Mollee is curried fish stew, cooked in rich coconut milk, is a variation on Portuguese Caldeirada. Serve...
Asha Gomez's Chai in small glasses

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...
Fresh Tomato Juice in glasses with silver pitcher

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...
Appam in brown bowl on wooden surface

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

Stewed Plantains

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

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 in a white bowl on darker surface

Tropical Fall Salad

Add a zing of spice and citrus to fruit for a fresh side dish in this Tropical Fall Salad. It balances out the richness...
Browned Butter Doughnuts with Orange-Browned Butter Glaze

Browned Butter Doughnuts with Orange-Browned Butter Glaze

Browned Butter Doughnuts with Orange-Browned Butter Glaze are waiting for you. Pairing tangy citrus with nutty brown butter, this glaze adds a little extra...
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