ISBN 9789383260782,The Suriani Kitchen

The Suriani Kitchen



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789383260782

ISBN-10 9383260785


Number of Pages 246 Pages
Language (English)

Cookery or food & drink etc

Since ancient times, seafarers and traders have been drawn to Kerala by the lure of spices. Saint Thomas also travelled this spice route, converting several Brahmin families who later intermarried with Syrians who had settled here thus was born the vibrant Syrian Christian community of Kerala. Today, Ayurveda massage resorts and backwater cruises make this scenic land a top tourist destination and spices still draw both travelers and gourmands to its rich culinary heritage. It is this legacy that the Suriani Kitchen brings us, through 150 delectable recipes and the unforgettable stories that accompany them. Featured here are such savory delights as Meen Vevichathu (Fish Curry Cooked in a Clay Pot), Parippu (Lentils with Coconut Milk) and Thiyal (Shallots with Tamarind and Roasted Coconut). Equally mouthwatering are a variety of rice preparations, Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake) and Paalappam (Lace-Rimmed Pancakes)and tempting desserts like Karikku Pudding (Tender Coconut Pudding). Authentic and easy to prepare, these to prepare, these recipes are accompanied by a guide to spices, herbs and equipment, as well as a glossary of food terms. Interwoven between these recipes, in the best tradition of the cookbook memoir, are tales of talking doves, toddy shops, traveling chefs and killer coconuts. Full of beautiful photography, charming illustrations and lyrical memories of food and family, The Suriani Kitchen is a delicious, memorable read.

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