Malaika Arora’s Favourite Meal Is Her Mom’s Appam And Stew

Actor, model, and TV show judge Malaika Arora is inarguably one of the fittest celebrities of the industry. While you may like to think that the actress eats little beyond her salads and soups, that is so not the case. She is one of the biggest foodies you would find in tinsel town and her Instagram is proof. Malaika can cook up a storm herself, and when she is on a holiday, she does not believe in counting calories either. Earlier this year when she was in New York, she binged at local favourite pizzerias and award-winning restaurant Junoon. Then later when she went to Paris with boyfriend, actor Arjun Kapoor, there was no cap on pastries, burgers, fries and brunches.  

When Malaika is home, she likes a rather simple, homely meal. Many would not know Malaika’s mother Joyce Arora is a popular homechef as well, who has found fans in many of her peers. Joyce, specialises in Malabari cuisine, and her doting daughter Malaika is probably her biggest fangirl. On Thursday, Malaika shared an image of feathery soft appam and stew. In the caption she wrote, “My fav combo...appam n stew made by @joycearora.”

Appam and stew are a popular breakfast/brunch staple in Kerala. Appam is a preferred go-to-bread for the stew. Appam is not made with any dough, it is made with a fermented rice batter on an iron griddle. So, in that sense it is more comparable to a crepe or a pancake than a bread. The stew could be made with beef, chicken or mutton. It is full of spices, but the addition of coconut milk tempers its hot flavours. You can make Appam and stew at home with these delicious recipes.  

Malaika is not the only actress who swears by South Indian food, on Thursday, even Deepika Padukone took to Instagram to share her love for rasam rice through an interesting video. This comfort food of Deepika comprises rasam (a hot and peppery soup) and rice. 

Here’s a recipe of rasam you should try, and perhaps then you’d understand why it rules over the Bajirao Mastani actor’s heart.