UPDATED: Introducing my cooking group- KERALA KITCHEN

UPDATE: Kerala Kitchen round up for January 2011, the very first has been posted here
Check the Kerala Kitchen main page for the host and event details for this month

Welcome to Kerala Kitchen - a cooking club for those who are in love with  Kerala!  I started this group with fellow mallu and talented blogger Ria of Ria's collection as a way to meet  foodies who share a similar passion for cooking. 
This is a food blogging event where we will meet every month to share the dishes we have cooked that are inspired by the flavors of Kerala. Be it by the cuisine itself, that features dishes as varied and delectable as those of the Onam Sadhya to the Malabar parotta or Syrian Christian "ishtoo" or inspired by the flavours of unmistakably Kerala ingredients like the blazing heat of aromatic spices, the sweetness of jaggery and creamy coconut milk, the tang of tamarind or the myriad tastes, smells, textures and sights that remind you of this little state proudly called "God's own country".

Edited to add: To introduce some friendly food blogging competition, Kerala Kitchen will be giving badges for the foll categories:

  • Top Dish
  • Best Pic
  • Top Contributor : The one with the most number of entries
  • Member: All participants will get Kerala Kitchen member badges
So get your game on!

To be a part of this month's Kerala Kitchen and the very first meet, all you have to do is:
  • Cook a dish that is inspired by Kerala. Be it savory or sweet, a traditional Malayali dish like Idiyappam or Kappa and Meen curry, or your unique take on it, even a dish that features a flavour or ingredient that reminds you of Kerala but may not be typical Malayali fare (like coconut macaroons maybe?) and post it on your blog anytime before or on the 30th Jan 2011
If you are looking for ideas check out Ria's Malabar Chatti pathiri- the inspiration behind this event! Ria's Konju varuthatu, My mother-in-law's recipe for Noolappam, My mom's Stew in coconut milk or "ishtoo", and my grand aunt's Mango pudding  

Some of the typical ingredients : Coconut, bananas and plantains, tapioca/ yucca, mango, jackfruit, lentils, cashews, pepper, cardamom, cloves, tamarind, rice and rice flour, ginger, curry leaves, jaggery, buttermilk... 
  • Email me your entry to magpiemails@gmail.com with your name, a photograph of your dish and a link to your post before or on 30th Jan 2011. If you don't have a blog, simply email me your entry and photograph if you want me to include it.
  • You can also include posts you made earlier by simply re-posting them anytime between today and the 30th Jan 2011 
  • In your post please include  a link to my post or the following : 
  • See you all at the round up on the 1st Feb 2011 which will be posted on www.magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com


  1. Hi I will definitely send my entry... Sounds like a fun event....:)

  2. Nice event, I will try to send the entry. thanks for visiting my blog. You have a nice space.

  3. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from large medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!


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