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.

Tamarind & Ginger Coconut Chutney

Anna Zacharria’s Tamarind, Ginger Coconut Chutney

Tamarind, ginger, and coconut grow throughout Kerala and so it is not surprising that someone thought to put them together in a chutney. When you taste it, you’ll believe that cooking axiom: what grows together, goes together.

Okra sliced lengthwise is prepared into a red curry.

Okra Curry

This Okra Curry is inspired by the plethora of fresh produce we saw at our stop at a roadside vegetable market near Madurai. The recipe is adapted from our previous cookbook –  A Spicy Touch: Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen. You could substitute eggplant, another great Indian vegetable. Both are equally delicious as prepared …

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Nimmy Paul’s Avial

Nimmy Paul says you can vary the vegetables you use in this Avial dish but it should always contain a starch like yam or potato. Plus, 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 …