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Last Updated Saturday December 03 2016 10:06 AM IST

The fish fry part of #Onam!

Netizens of Malabar maintain that seldom have their celebrations excluded the fish and meat, be it Ramadan or Onam!

Aranmula boat feast vs regular Kerala sadya. What's the difference

Know about the famous 'Vallasadya' or ‘feast for the boats’ at Aranmula which has many peculiarities on how it is conducted and eaten. The feast is offered in honor of a boat (vallam) which represents a particular place around the temple. During the festival, it is believed that Sree Krishna

Indian Coffee House's tryst with Beetroot

A signature Mannade song streams in; it is joyous one that the maestro is heard singing, going down the memory lane with long lost friends and beautiful evenings spent in the Coffee House with them. Here is what the soulful lyrics of the song translates to: “There are no gatherings of friends

How safe is the vada you buy?

Shopkeepers procure them for sale, keeping higher profits in mind only because they are available to them for as low as Rs 2 or 3.

Want some piping hot Malabar dishes in Bangalore?

Maruti Nagar, Madiwala is suddenly the hot-spot of all food Malabari, as 'Ethnic Spoon' restaurant run by Faizal and his wife Nargiz serves up quite an inviting array of dishes from Kerala's northern states.

The biggest ever selfie cake in Kozhikode

Kozhikode: In Highlight mall, there's a huge gathering of people in 'Hug a Mug' cafe. They've all come to see and buy the cakes that has their 'selfie picture' imprinted on it.The selfie cake has 1000 selfies imprinted on it and the makers claim that it's the largest selfie cake made. It is a 125m

Kudumbasree Cafe scores with assorted food at Ananthapuri

Thiruvananthapuram: Ananthapuri shopping fest has commenced in the Putharikkandam Ground at the capital city, and is jointly conducted by Manorama and Oceanus Builders. Prominent brand Ideal is the electronic sponsor. Attractive offers are lined up in the festival which will go on from 27th

Grand cake mixing at Hilton's Thiruvananthapuram

With Christmas celebrations just a few 'jingle bells' away, the Hilton Garden Inn, Thiruvananthapuram organized a grand cake mixing ceremony. Two hundred kilograms of dried fruits and nuts and 40 liters of various spirits were used for the mixing, thus kicking off the run up to the Christmas

Food festival in Kochi to create awareness: Vandana Shiva

Thiruvananthapuram: Different ethnic and traditional food delicacies will be showcased at 'Annam', the National Food and Agro Biodiversity 2015 festival at Kochi from December 10 to 14. Addressing a press conference to announce the details of the festival, noted activist Vandana Shiva said the

Thattukada trending at Thrissur

Thrissur: The number of make-shift roadside eateries or thattukada seem to be going up in number in Thrissur. Before the year 2000, there were just 240 Thattukadas in the district, but now this has gone up to 1137. Around 237 among these do business in Thrissur town, according to the

To dear street dwellers, with love

Kochi: For the students of Sacred Hearts college, Thevara, Daya means a lovingly prepared meal packed in plantain leaf. The programme comprises offering packed meals to the street dwellers, which has been executed religiously by the students. The initiative, started by the sociology

Selin’s kitchen serves food to the hungry and homeless

Amid the mad rush of city lives, there are people whose humanitarian gestures emerge as a dash of green in an otherwise grey land.Meet Selin, a ‘good samaritan’ who sets aside a regular fraction of her earnings to feed the hungry and destitute. The motto ‘if you want to do something, you can make a

Lakshmanan's tea shop, a wonder in Kannur

We say that change is inevitable. But there is a place in Kannur that makes you doubt this popular belief, as change has not visited this place for the past 29 years. To know where this place is, we must visit K. P. Lakshmanan’s small tea shop in Kizhunnappara. Believe it or not, the price of tea

Some new gen chappatis, hotel-goers?

Knead it, roll it, cook it. Do you think that making soft and tasty chappatis are as simple as that? Well, evidently, not!It seems the fresh handmade chappatis that have always made it to the 'favourite food list' of many food lovers, are facing major extinction threats in hotels, as the new

Kudumbam: Recipe of homemade taste

What happens when three women in the neighbourhood get together? If the answer is “gossiping”, then you are wrong What if they have an exciting and inspiring story? When Fakeesa, Sakeena and Mumthaz, from Muringampurayi, Mukkom and Kozhikode joined hands five years ago, a catering unit called

Qatar calls out to Surendran's Harees

Doha: Surendran’s culinary fortune crosses the seas in the name of a dish that his own household members or hometown folks have never tasted. The recipe of the luxury Arab dish, also a Ramadan specialty, called Harees or

A whiff of Ramadan in Kozhikode

Kozhikode: The city’s restaurants are turning the Ramadan fast breaking into a celebration. Malabar’s signature dishes and savories are the ones that are most in demand. There are even restaurants experimenting with Arabic cuisine. All prominent restaurants have lined up Iftar buffets and

Breaking the fast at Zero Junction

Alappuzha: Shajahan is one of the many who sell tender coconuts on the wayside. He has a shop at the Mullackal Zero Junction. But what makes him special is the fact that this is the fifth year he has set up a small place for people to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In addition to

Adam’s Tea Stall

Calicut: In Adam's chayakkada (tea stall), you'll find chicken Pottitherichathu(chicken exploded). Adding to the amusement, there will also be Chicken Hungama, Antham vitta Appam (surprised appam) and olichu kalikkana chemmeenkoottam (prawns playing hide and seek)! These are part of

Wi-Fi for a couple of bull’s-eyes

And now, a thattukada (roadside eatery) in Thodupuzha that can boast of facilities that even some five star hotels do not offer. Unlimited wireless internet can be availed free of cost by everyone who comes to eat here. Kunchaveedans thattukada, which operates near Mangattukavala

Dosa and Idli to be dearer

In all likelihood, legumes and pulses like urad dal, toor dal, green gram, brown gram and so on are going to be costly in the coming months.

Kuttanadan Selfie—a treat to the palate

Kuttanadan Selfie 2015—a food festival organised by the hotel management students of Chandanathope Government Basic Training Centre—turned out to be a memorable event for foodies.

Greener Pastures

Five chefs, who earned fame through their meat-based dishes, are now creating signature vegetarian delicacies

It's a double feast at Ente Keralam restaurants

Chennai: It's a double feast for guests at the Ente Keralam chain of restaurants here - one for the belly and the other for the eyes.With the Onam festival beginning Saturday Ente Keralam has brought Ottamthullal dancer Pahuvil Gopinath as an added attraction along with the

Hyderabad's more than biryani - try blazing Andhra cuisine

Hyderabad: For those well-acquainted with Hyderabad, it's often nicknamed a foodie's paradise. But before you draw your conclusions and crown the famous Hyderabadi biryani for the entire credit, it's worth giving another contender a well deserving chance. The local Telugu or Andhra cuisine.They say...

Gastronomic pilgrimage is what Lucknow promises, delivers

Hitting the food trail in Lucknow is a pilgrimage! In this land of indulgent nawabs and haute Awadhi cuisine, a lavish dastarkhwan - Persian for a well-laid-out spread of dishes - awaits worshippers of good food. All return blessed!Be it the street food from the dingy lanes or dishes rolled out at...