My Ideal Malayalee Feast

Here’s it for me:

Masala dosa with potato filling, vegetable pakoda, porotta, and some broast chicken. Here are some pictures I’ve pulled from the web:

Picture Source: https://recipesaresimple.com/masala-dosa-spicy-potato-filling-aloo-bhaji/

This is masala dosa with potato filling. Masala dosa is a crepe-like pancake made in India that, in this case, is crispy. It can be stuffed with all kinds of nice things, in this case, potato. When I was a kid though, I ate it with sugar whenever I had dosa for breakfast.

Picture Source: https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/pakora-recipe-vegetable-pakora-pakoda/

Pakora is a vegetable fritter, basically vegetables coated with breading and deep fried. They’re some of my favorite foods ever.

Picture Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2020/jun/14/porotta-in-huge-demand-as-dine-in-services-pick-up-2156312.html

Porotta is a layered flatbread, and I inherited my love for them from my dad. They go really well with raitha, an Indian yogurt-based sauce or “white sauce.” I can eat about four of them in a single go with no problem, of which I am very proud of myself.

Picture Source: https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-chicken-65-kerala-style-710127

You all might have heard of tandoori chicken, but in Kerala we do it with our own style of preparation with our own selection of spices. If you ever go to Kerala, it’s generally referred to as “broast chicken,” which I don’t know why it is, but that’s how I refer to it.

Anyway, the reason I’m sharing this is because I had a dream last night where I described my ideal four Malayalee food items to have in a single feast, and then in my dream I got to eat them.

The next time I go to Kerala, probably 2022 or 2023, I’m having all of this.

“But Jay!” I hear you say, “you will be fat if you eat all this!”

That’s the secret, captain.

I’m always fat.

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