Baked Beetroot Shakkarpara

A perfect accompaniment to tea makes tea time more enjoyable and refreshing. This bake is a totally healthy and nutritive snack that could be munched on without any regrets. Using wholewheat flour and beetroot as the main ingredients, beetroot shakkarpara is truly a healthy one. No all purpose flour and no frying in oil. Only the benefits of whole wheat, beetroot, sesame and a bit of ghee. You could relish this dish totally guilt free and it goes perfectly with a cup of hot tea. No one could make out that beetroot is added, and so can be easily served…

Chicken Spring Rolls – A Perfect Tea Time Snack

My daughter just loves this crispy snack. I realized this only when my sister once prepared these delicious rolls, when we were at her place. Not to mention, my sister prepares scrumptious and flavorsome dishes like a pro. So, that day my daughter had a very nice treat. Actually she is very choosy when it comes to savory dishes, but this one she would munch on at any time of the day! It might seem a bit lengthy process for a first timer, but once you get the knack of it, it is super easy. The crunchy crust and the…

White Chocolate Brownies

My first try on brownies.. The white chocolate brownies.. not blondies actually, as I’ve used chocolate chunks. Tastes divine, and is made with bajra (pearl millet) and wholewheat flours. This was made specially for my ‘chocolatey’ daughter to begin her holidays on a happy (& healthy) note 🙂 These are totally healthy as I’ve used pearl millet and whole wheat flours. You could try using equal parts of both, or only wheat flour to make the texture less crumbly. I have used brown chocolate curls as topping for more appeal and taste.

Mango Bites

This mango season, indulge yourself in this sweet and creamy coconut-mango pudding in crunchy bread cups. Yes, these frigid delights tastes divine and tempt you to have more. If you love mangoes then go for it and try for yourself. Simple yet delectable, these are full of rich mango flavor with a tint of coconut. Here is how to make it. It is basically mango mousse scooped out in little baked bread baskets. The soft and smooth texture of the mousse and the crunchy outer crust of bread would delight anyone who has a sweet tooth. Do try this super…

Coconut Pickle

Do you like coconut shavings in unniyappams? The fried ones…Yummmm.. It tastes super delish. I just love the flavor and crunch of the fried coconuts. So this recipe happened as a sudden intuition to me. I was wondering what to submit as an entry for one of the food contests happening in a food group. Saw a lot of entries on cakes and sweets made of coconut, so thought why not try a savoury dish and submit something different than the usual. So came up with this idea of a spicy coconut pickle. Added raisins too for that little tangy…

Fish Coconut Curry

Kerala is the land of coconuts. It is used every day, as part of almost every meal. Fish curries taste best when made using ground coconut mix. I learnt this tasty recipe from my mother-in-law. My husband and I come from two extreme regions of the state, and hence the tastes and methods of preparation are very different. Fish curry is one among the many dishes that was prepared differently from what I had known earlier. Here is how to make this spicy curry. Another specialty of this lip smacking curry is the use of malabar tamarind or pot tamarind…

Persian Rice Cookies (Naan Berenji)

This gluten free cookie recipe is sure to bring appreciation to you from your friends and family. It is extremely delectable and very easy to prepare. These cookies are super delicate and light in texture that gives an almost melt in the mouth experience. Everyone at home loved them and has already become popular among friends. Do give it a try and experience the authentic taste of this traditional snack of Persia. These dainty white beauties are full of flavor. I have used rose essence. You may try with different flavors too like, cardamom.

Mango Caramel Custard

Caramel custard pudding deserves a place of its own in the world of desserts. Its softness and the taste soothe your mouth as well as tummy. If you are a mango lover, this tweak into the classic creme caramel recipe would make you go madly in love with it. Let us see how to make this interesting sweet. This dessert gives you a totally melt in the mouth experience, with the mango flavor awakening your taste buds. This would be a good try the next mango season, when you have ripe, juicy and fleshy mangoes available in abundance. Topped with…

Chicken Samosa

This is one of my all time favorite snacks. It is quite easy to prepare and super delicious too. Perfect to be had with a cup of hot tea. My mother is an expert in making samosas, and I learnt to make this scrumptious snack from her. It is a very common snack enjoyed throughout the country. But is prepared in different methods and with different flavors. Here is how it is most popularly prepared in the Malabar side of Kerala. The same procedure could be followed for making mutton samosas or vegetable samosas, by replacing chicken with mutton, or…

Chocolate Malpua with Orange Caramel Sauce

Yes, you read it right. This is a tweak into the authentic malpua recipe by adding chocolate flavor. Indulge in this super delicate treat with some refreshing orange flavored caramel sauce. The combination of chocolate and orange is just irresistable. Awaken your taste buds with this luscious dessert drenched in sugar syrup, and finally drizzled all over by rich orangy caramel sauce. Here is how to make this interesting yet easy sweet. You have a sweet tooth or not, this dessert is just irresistible. You definitely would be tempted for the second rounds.. 🙂 Do try this out for the…