Saturday, 19 April 2014


Pazham pori or the Banana fry is a common snack served in Kerala hotels and roadside outlets in both Malabar and Travancore. It is a common snack served in the Mangala Lakshadweep express, Kerala Express, Kerala Sampark Kranti and other trains to Kerala. It is prepared from the special variety of Banana called  'Nendran'. 

1. Bananas - semi ripe
2. Sugar
3. Wheat germ flour (Maida)
4. Water
5. Oil

How to make:

Mix maida in water to make a loose paste. Add sugar and a pinch of salt.
Peel and split bananas lenghtwise to make thin long slices.
Dip these slices in the paste and fry them in hot oil in a pan.
Serve hot.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

SULAIMANI (LEMON TEA) - to be taken after having Biriyani

Description: Sulaimani is a form of black lemon tea popular in the Malabar region of Kerala. The name is of Arabic origin. It is a good beverage, usually taken after a stomach full dinner of Biriyani. This beverage will allieviate all the ill effects of the heavy food and soothens the stomach and help us to have a very good overnight sleep.
Tea leaves (black)
Preparation (for 4 cups)
Boil 4 cups of water. Add one teaspoon of black tea leaves and stir two tablespoon sugar and close the lid. Put out the fire. Wait for one minute and then squeeze half a lime to it. Serve hot.