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20 Best Kerala Christmas Recipes

How is the Christmas planning coming along for everyone? It is almost Christmas! My kid's Christmas holidays start today and I am planning to celebrate this Christmas in a traditional Kerala style. Festivities and traditions are diverse in many countries around the world, but Christmas is all about joy and sharing! Christmas celebration is part of Kerala's rich tradition and culture. The season of joy and is celebrated like every other festivals in India, with grandeur and with lots of yummy food. My childhood memories of Christmas are glittering lights, colorful paper stars, Christmas papa and nativity scenes of the birth of Jesus that adore almost every home in Kerala. Our Christian neighbors and friends always help us set up the nativity scenes and the decor. And the most memorable are the trays of yummy Christmas goodies from our neighbors. It was always a fun celebration. The Christmas celebration is not complete without delicious food. Traditional Christmas

Easy Persimmon Pudding

Easy Persimmon Pudding Today's recipe is a classic old- fashioned American dessert made during the holidays. If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you might  already know my love for traditional and rustic looking home-style desserts. Everyone loves easy no fuss desserts. This one is so special,it  brings back memories of sweet, delicious after dinner desserts, toffee flavored with a touch of spice. I made this pudding for Thanksgiving but it is also made during Christmas. Are you looking for a traditional pudding for Christmas? Then why not try this delicious persimmon pudding. Persimmon is in season during fall and winter months, so there is no better time to try this recipe.It is a very fall and Christmas like pudding, rich, custard-like creamy texture and is laced with flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. Yes, all the flavors of Christmas- it is just perfect for the holidays! This pudding is magical with a delicious custard like texture. There is

Andhra Style Green Chilli Chicken

Andhra Style Green Chilli Chicken Today's recipe is a delicious and spicy Andhra style green chili chicken. This is the fourth recipe I am sharing for this year's Christmas menu. This is a spicy notch up to the regular dry chicken roast recipe. Chicken lovers will love this simple, yet flavorful chicken with the enticing flavor of chilies and spices. For me, this is absolute comfort food and has the deep essence of homey South Indian food. It is perfect with steamed rice and rasam. I spent most of my childhood in Andhra Pradesh and most of my childhood memories are surrounded by flavors of Andhra food. Andhra cuisine is known for its diversity- it is rich, tangy, hot and flavorful. They have some of the best spiciest delicacies and I have already shared some of my favorites like pulihora, Andhra fish curry, gongura pickle , Aavakaya ,etc. Andhra chili chicken is common in the restaurant menu in Bangalore and Delhi. But it is not the regular Indo Chinese chilly chicken

Kulkul - Goan Christmas Sweet

Kulkul- Goan Christmas Sweet Today's recipe is Kulkul/ Kalkal- a traditional Goan Christmas sweet. This sweet snack is undeniably good with the right amount of sweetness and a crispy bite. You want it sweeter and more festive? Then dip it in sugar syrup or dust them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Different colored kulkuls are available in bakeries during Christmas. Well, it is Christmas and goodies made for holidays need to be extra fancy! This is the third recipe I am sharing with all of you for Christmas. This snack is perfect for the holidays. Holiday cooking need not be stressful. Holiday gift-giving and a party can be fun for kids too. If you are a parent like me, you know how important it is to have fun family cooking involving our little helpers? Well here is one recipe for you. All they need is a fork and they will enjoy rolling and shaping the dough. You can make Kulkuls in large batches well in advance. But these are quite addictive and they will be

Malabar Chicken Fry- Easy Crispy Chicken Fry

Malabar Chicken Fry Hello Friends! Today's recipe is a delectable fried chicken. This is a zesty chicken fry, that is perfectly crispy, spicy and aromatic. Now it is no secret, almost every non-vegetarian loves crispy fried chicken. I also love crispy fried chicken. Well, its been raining for the past two days. But the gloomy cold weather has not damped my spirit. All I wanted was something crispy fried with hot piping black tea. Often it tends to happen that we crave fried chicken, especially on cold rainy days. I am sure you will agree :) So yesterday I made chicken pakoras and today made this crispy fried chicken. You can serve this as a snack, appetizer or as a side dish with rice,pathiri or parotta. This spicy and crispy chicken fry is super yummy. This recipe is inspired from the Malabar region of Kerala. Have you ever tried Malabar recipes? It is a whole new thrilling world of flavors. Malabar was an early trading port and has a unique cuisine with strong European

Kerala Black Halwa/ Karutha Halwa/ Rice Flour Halwa

Kerala Black Halwa/ Karutha Halwa/ Rice Flour Halwa December has finally arrived and it means it is almost Christmas time! How many of you look forward to the Season of Joy! My birthday also comes in December, so it is a double celebration for me :) How is the Christmas planning coming along for everyone? It is exactly three weeks for Christmas and I am planning to share a few recipes for the holidays this year. This is the first one I wanted to share with all of you -Kerala style sweet delicacy- a real nostalgia, the Black Halwa. Halwas has always amazed me with its simplicity, unique texture and taste. It is a gel-like sweet candy that you can never stop eating. When making halwa there is a time-honored cooking technique and halwa making is time-consuming. So people simply prefer to buy it from the shop. But making your own is a rewarding experience. Now many of the traditional sweets are forgotten or get overlooked for fancier ones in bakeries. But that is not the case w