Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our little bonus baby- Another beautiful gift from above!


"Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows"- James 1-17
As soon as our daughter Adhya was born we were  one super excited parents...documenting her every gesture from sounds that she made to her first words, her smile etc. Both of us were fighting to carry her, be with her to be her favorite.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kallappam or Vellayappam


Another traditional breakfast item authentic to Kerala Christians is Kallappam or Vellayappam. In my house it’s called Vellayappam and my husband side they call it Kallappam (as Kalu / toddy is used to ferment it).

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mathiyum Manghayum Peera Pattichatu (Sardine and raw mango curry)



Keralites are fond of their fish from the ever famous Kerala fish fry to the fiery red Meen curry; malayalyees have umpteen ways to cook fish. This is because of Kerala’s long coastline, numerous rivers and backwaters, and strong fishing industry. And mathi (sardines) are a favorite among malayales. I haven’t come across any malayalee who feels otherwise.  Sardines are totally smelly and the whole house starts to smell once you cook them but once you start eating you just can’t stop  with one (to h#*  with the smell ! ).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Beef Curry (Kerala Style)



Beef curry is an all time favourite of Christians in Kerala. Easter, Christmas, Weddings or any special occasion would not be complete without beef dishes. Its an all rounder dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Little Purple Angel


              
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward". Psalm 127:3 .
Being born as a Christian this was what I heard all the time and I always wanted to have children and have a family of my own. Or rather every Indian girl was taught from childhood that she was born to raise her own family someday.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Tis The Season To Be Jolly"- Chistmas Fruit Soaking For The Traditional Kerala Chistmas Cake

Christmas in November ....no not at all but the preparations have already begun! I found this beautiful poem about Christmas customs evolving through the ages

Christmas customs brighten up mid-winter, says Arnold Kellett's poem, yet at the centre of Christmas there is a simple manger-bed.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gulab Jamuns-With Homemade Khoya



I am the only one with a sweet tooth in our house. My husband refrains from sweets for health reasons and my daughter likes certain sweet stuff not everything sweet (mostly cakes and cookies that mommy bakes :) ) and my son does not like eating cookies or cakes not even sweetened cereal. So other than the occasional cookies or cakes mostly requested by my daughter I hardly make any sweet dish for desert.

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Hello, Welcome to Eleventeen Recipes and counting authored by me, Shibi. This blog is an outlet to share my love for food, cooking and clicking. It includes a collection of traditional recipes from my mom, mother-in-law, sister and friends kitchens, and a few from cook books, other food blogs, and a few of my own experiments. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Thank you.