2 days ago
A lot of Malayali friends DM’d me after seeing yesterday’s sardine stories, on how much they too felt the need for a simple homely comfort lunch after Ramadan and heavy Eid lunch.
I couldn’t think of anything else when mom served us rice, steaming #rasam, fried #sardines, #papadam and #curd topped with a home dried #kondatam chilly.
#Biriyani is a treat, but simple curry rice is comfort and real love.
2 days ago
Avial in Malayalam, colloquially means - mix of anything or everything... It is one of the main side dishes of an Onam sadhya served in banana leaves.. mmm...heaven!!! Avial is a thick gravy, made with a lot of veggies like carrot, cluster beans, mango, french beans, string beans, potato (optional), brinjal, plantain, yam, taro root, snake gourd, drumsticks n more. Once the veggies are cooked, it is mixed with a coconut paste (a coarse paste made frm coconut n cumin seeds), then some whipped sour curd and finally with the crushed shallots with some curry leaves and a dash of coconut oil to make the dish even more divine.
The History of Avial has different versions .. here is a version. The Maharaja of Travancore used to conduct Murajapam (kind of an elaborate ritual) every year and a vedic seminar, in which a large number of vedic scholars participated. One year it so happened that there was no vegetables left on the last day of the Murajapam.. Only few pieces of various vegetables left over from the previous days were available. The cook cut all the left overs into long thin pieces and prepared "Aviyal." The king liked the dish so much and presented him with a gold bracelet and ordered that this dish be served every year since then. So says this blog : http://fooddetectivesdiary.blogspot.com/2010/07/lets-start-with-avial.html?m=1. #aviyals_of_kerala #southindianfood #mallufood #sambar #onasadhya #foodie #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #todaysmeal #keralite #coconutoil #adipoli #foodphotography #foodporn #food #indianfood #lunch #sundayspecial #foodonthetable #meal #lunchmenu #soulfood #comfortfood #pjskitchen
3 days ago
അബ്രഹാമിന്റെ സന്തതികൾ 😍
ഇക്ക ഇഷ്ടം 😘