Palappam / Rice flour pancakes
Christmas season is the season of engagements, weddings, baptisms, house-warming ceremonies and other such family festivities amongst Keralites (people from Kerala). Since it is an auspicious season and the weather is cool, the entire month is always packed with many family functions?. That means loads of shopping, travel, food and stress. It is again that time of the year when you find me running about crazy trying to manage more than I should be doing. Needless to say, the best part about this crazy time of the year is the food?. You can eat and keep eating all sorts of sweets, fatty, unhealthy, greasy food and blame it on Christmas, or Santa for bringing in this sweet-treat tradition! I have been in Kerala for the past 15 days, and have not been able to take pictures of what I am cooking, stuck in the middle of constant flow of relatives and guests. Christmas day was the usual traditional food-fare with all sorts of non-vegetarian preparation laid out. For me, the best part of the day is the breakfast, I love the traditional appam and egg curry that is made in almost every Malayali Christian household. I have fond memories of 25th morning breakfasts at home? we would go to church early in the morning; come back starving and mom would dish out hot appams with mutton stew or egg curry?. Yummm and it was Merry Christmas!!
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