Author: G Padma Vijay
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171672787
A collection of traditional and popular dishes from different parts of Kerala. This book is an insight into a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian keralite meal, which is traditionally served on a banana leaf.
A complete meal consists of hot boiled rice which is eaten with ghee, a pickle, appam or pappadam, curd, and a variety of vegetarian dishes such as Thoran(Coconut based curry), Theeyal (a sour gravy curry).
A festive meal, in addition to the above dish, is rounded up with a rice and coconut milk kheer called pradhaman, which is also made with fruits and dal.
The book also gives a comprehensive account of breakfast wishes. No meal in Kerala is complete without the tongue-tickling chips made from malabar plantains, jackfruit and the starch rich rooit vegetable, the tapioca.