More than 15 varieties of fresh and dried fruits including dates, grapes, figs, cherries, papaya and nuts like cashews, almonds and pistachios are added to make the Christmas cakes rich and delicious.
Try it as a snack for your Christmas feast.
If also accompanied by a cup of tea, a butter cake can make your day without question.
The dish is a favourite in many Kerala households on Sunday mornings and they often feature on our Christmas menus as well.
The cake can be whipped up easily with this recipe.
Vellayappam pairs well with any non-veg curry, vegetarian dishes like kadala curry, green piece curry, vegetable stew and more.
Raisin wines are also called straw wines and are capable of very long aging.
Lololikka or Indian coffee plum is a popular, sour fruit that's grown in Kerala homes.
It is also considered a classic comfort food by many.
It is also available in Mangalore by the name Kidyo.