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Kerala has always faced harsh criticism over meat consumption, particularly beef. It is nothing new for us to be put under the limelight for progressive decisions and steps the State had taken in multiple fields, be it education, upliftment of non-binary genders, feminism, communal harmony or even food culture. With the recent animal cruelty incident …

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The Story of Trivandrum’s Very Own Good Morning Fast Food

For over forty years now, Ameer Hamsa has been making the wee hours of morning deliciously memorable for the residents of Trivandrum. A quaint little shop bang in the middle of a diverging road at Kunjalumoodu, Karamana, Good Morning Fast Food sports a rustic ambience and seats just a few over 7 people at a …

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Kerala’s Homely Yet Commercial One Pot Meal | Chatti Chor

If you think Buzzfeed Tasty has aced the idea of one-pot meals, I beg to differ. A glimpse of Indian cuisine and we would realize how this concept has been rooted in our culture, from Biriyani, Khichdi, Pazhankanji, Bisi Bele Bath to dishes we might not be even aware of! While these ‘yummers’ have a …

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10 Food Shows To Binge on | Productivity in the time of Covid-19

The whole world is fighting the pandemic that is Covid-19 and it is utmost important that we all stay at home to protect ourselves, our family, the nation, and ultimately the humankind. Being in quarantine is difficult, let us be honest. It isn’t that colourful nor is it going to be easy on our mental …

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Breaking down the art of eating out of a banana leaf (Vazhayila)

Through this article, I would like to make it up to our dearest vazhayila (banana leaf) for all the times a few of my North Indian friends attempted eating out of it using a spoon. I apologise to you, I know it tore you apart!  The feeling of devouring a neatly packed pothichoru during a …

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What is the Pink coloured water you get in Kerala? | Basic 5 types of drinking water in Kerala

Beyond Pacha Vellam! Little did I realise that we had transitioned from drinking lukewarm ‘Jeerakavellam’ (water infused with cumin seeds) to gulping down cold water straight out of the purifier. There were days when my Aachi’s (grandmother) morning routine included boiling a pot full of water with a teaspoon of cumin seeds for all of …