Upside Down Fresh Fruit Cake

How about all your favorite fruits chopped down into a healthy bake?? It is not only pleasing to your eyes, but to your tummy too. Amidst this festive season filled with treats of dry fruits, here is presenting an upside down fresh fruit cake that is made partly with wholewheat flour. You may use any…

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…

Egg Coconut Curry

Coconut just goes well with almost anything, you know..may it be fish, chicken, or eggs… This special recipe using freshly grated coconut with some spices, is perfect to be had with appam, idiyappam or even rice. I’ve picked this recipe from my Aati who prepared it so deliciously that day. Being not so spicy, Tanu also loved the gravy. However, you could always adjust the spice levels. This is a very quick recipe that could be made in minutes, if you have fresh grated coconut. The eggs need no hard boiling, thus saving time. It is a very simple poached…

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….

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…