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Kochi – Places to Stay

  There are new hotels being built in Kochi all the time but we like the following list for their locations, services and amenities.   CGH Brunton Boatyard  Located a short walk from Jew Town and the fish markets, the CGH (Clean, Green and Healthy) hotel group took an old ship building yard and turned …

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Nimmy Paul’s Avial

  Nimmy Paul says you can vary the vegetables you use in this dish but it should always contain a starch like yam or potato, a soft vegetable like a raw green banana or plantain and a green vegetable.   Enjoy this bright and colourful dish as a side or on its own with appams …

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Nimmy Paul’s Chemeen

Nimmy Paul used small pink prawns for this dish and they were as tender as can be. Kokum – one of the key ingredients – is a small round type of tamarind pod native to South India. Look for it (as a dried version) at Indian Grocers or substitute a small amount of tamarind paste.

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Nimmy Paul’s Fish Molee

This is one of the most popular dishes served in Kerala. With fresh fish from the Arabian Sea and backwaters estuaries, coconut from the trees that shade the land and the beauty of subtle spicing, it is easy to see why people fall in love at first bite. Every cook has their own version of …

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Kochi

Kochi is a soft place to land in India. Planes descend over teeming towers of coconut palms. Their deep green fronds, waving as though in welcome, dominate the landscape here in the state of Kerala. In fact, the word Kerala translates as “land of coconuts” in the local language of Malayalam. Kochi, at just over …

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Nimmy Paul

Nimmy Paul – South India’s Julia Child If you are going to cook, do it beautifully. These are the words of Nimmy Paul. She’s run an eponymous cooking school in Fort Kochi, Kerala for over 20 years. We are standing in her brand new facility getting ready for a long afternoon of photography, cooking and EATING …

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Welcome

Welcome to Faces, Places and Plates. We begin our journey in South India No matter what places you visit in the world, sharing plates of food offers the chance to connect with the faces you meet. Cooking with locals creates insights into their daily life and culture. Lasting connections are forged even when language is …