Green Beans Thoran, Thekkady Barbeque Cooking School.

Green Beans Thoran

Chopping, chopping, chopping! We can still hear the joyful cackle that follows this refrain as we’ve stood with Sheril at the Thekkady Barbeque Cooking School preparing this dish. The finished taste is all the incentive you need to do the slicing and dicing for this recipe. This puts green beans on a coconut-y pedestal.

Mrs. Abraham's Cabbage and Carrot Thoran.

Cabbage and Carrot Thoran

This is a dry stir-fried dish. It’s quite like a coleslaw as it has the cabbage and carrots. The difference is that this coleslaw is very coconut-y and it’s eaten warm. I learned to make it in 2012, on my first trip to India, in the kitchen with Mrs. Abraham and I’ve been enjoying it …

Banana Lassi

Anna Zacharria’s Banana Lassi

There are at least 20 kinds of bananas that grow in South India. This drink is another great way to enjoy them. Note: This recipe serves one. Multiply it as needed for a nutritious start to your day or snack anytime.

Anna Zacharria's Fried Buttermilk

Anna Zacharria’s Fried Buttermilk

This recipe for Fried Buttermilk adds protein to your diet, and colour and taste to your plate. It is a South Indian favourite that we enjoyed at Green Palms Homestay. Serve over rice.