Easy And Tasty Coconut Chutney

Here is an easy and tasty coconut chutney recipe. I learnt this delicious chutney recipe from my Ummachi (mother-in-law). There are N number of ways that you can prepare coconut chutney, coconut being the main ingredient. While some add green chili, some add red chili powder. Some add garlic, while other..ginger. A few may add…

Seviya Kheer Tartlets/ Semiya Payasam Tartlets

Semiya Payasam Tartlets: Who doesn’t like semiya payasam? It is one of the most popular desserts of India. Both, old and young, enjoy this creamy sweet. You can prepare semiya payasam in different ways. I have learnt to make this delicious treat from Umma. And so, it can never go wrong 🙂 So here, I…

Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha is one of the healthiest and tastiest breads that you can ever think of for dinner, or breakfast. Yes, I would say that it is a balanced meal in itself. It has wholewheat flour and amaranth flour that form the source of carbohydrates. The palak (spinach) act as the source of vitamins…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Rice Cookies

These dainty gluten-free chocolate chip rice cookies are just perfect for evening tea. They taste heavenly when served warm and fresh out of the oven. Allow them to cool and they taste even better!! Yes, these little stars are baked out of rice flour and hence make them completely gluten-free. If the chocolate chips used are…

Almond Milk – How to make Almond milk at home

Making almond milk at home is very easy and simple. I recently prepared this at home for one of my bakes. It is a very quick process. And it yields beautiful textured, smooth and silky milk. It is totally vegan and thus can be used in all vegan bakes. I have baked a Vegan surprise…

Applesauce – How to make Applesauce at home

The term applesauce appears to be very complicated, isn’t it? Even I thought so, until I made it yesterday. You too can make applesauce by pureeing cooked apples. As easy as it could be! And this wonderful ingredient could help you save a lot of calories and fat. Yes, it is one of the best known replacements…

Chocolate Modaks

After winning contests back to back, I am in high spirits to keep it moving.. 🙂 So today’s try was chocolate modaks. It is perhaps the best sweet to try out during this festive season. A small twist to the regular modaks, and there you go…a fusion of traditional and modern flavors..!! ‘Fusion’ was the feedback from hubby dear.. 🙂 It is a super simple recipe and quite easy to prepare if you have rice flour at home. The crunchiness of coconut and the sweetness from the chocolate blends well with the soft outer rice cover. Be sure to cool…

Tomato Dhokla

Your imagination runs wild when you have loads of hand plucked, farm fresh tomatoes lying on the counter, staring at you to be picked up. Yes, the other day we got ample fresh red tomatoes from the organic farm. One by one, we were trying out the recipes using tomatoes as the main ingredient. So this dhokla is a tweak into the traditional dhokla recipe by adding in tomatoes, not as puree, but as home-made ketchup. But puree could also be used by adding few ingredients for flavor. Do try out the recipe below to enjoy the khatta meetha bites….

Veggie Delight

Preparing dinner on a lazy Sunday evening might be quite tedious, at least for a few. So here’s presenting a quick and easy dish to go along with rotis or even ghee rice, with a boiled egg, may be. A heart full of healthy veggies, for a healthy heart 🙂 Chopped broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and capsicum fried and seasoned in butter. This stir fry is as simple as it could be, yet scrumptious and nutritive. Broccoli is one of the most healthiest veggies, but not realized by many. This fiber-rich vegetable helps check the cholesterol levels and aids in…

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…