This recipe is from one of the most aromatic and spiciest cuisines of India – Chettinad! Chettinad cuisine, from the Chettinad region of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu, is known for it’s distinctly aromatic and spicy style. It has a lot of flavours going on, so finding the perfect blend of spices is the key.
Ingredient: curry leaves
Pavakka theeyal is a traditional Kerala delicacy made with roasted coconut, spices and tamarind. Made with bitter gourd,this is a treat for your taste buds.
If you have been to a traditional Kerala feast (Sadya), at a wedding, a ceremony, or a festival like Onam, you would have definitely come across and tasted Avial (Aviyal), served alongside twenty or more other vegetarian dishes, and felt amazed how elegantly it stood out as the hero on the plate (or the plantain leaf in truly traditional instances).
Morsels of chicken fried over a low flame with grated coconut and spices – This Kori Sukka brings together all the great flavours of the Konkan coast.
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Spicy Mixture – This humble snack, in its various avatars, is a popular, omnipresent item in all bakeries and hot chips shops across Kerala. When you have guests at home for tea, the spread is not complete without a serving of mixture. Despite being a big fan of the mixture, I had never thought that one day I’ll make this at home.
You can also make this at home. No additives, no preservatives, and no reused oil! Just a tasty, crispy snack!
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