Author Archives: coconutcraze

About coconutcraze

I'm obsessed with coconuts!

Butter mushroom

Butter Mushroom Butter chicken is undoubtedly one of the most famous Indian dishes enjoyed around the world. It is rich and creamy with a buttery flavor. Recently, I made butter chicken with barbequed chicken. I used tikka masala to marinate … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday# 11

Summer flowers! Now I know why short is sweet! I have to take in as much floral bliss as possible so I can recollect it in cold wintery days and feel happy! Flowers are a message from earth saying, ‘Everything … Continue reading

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Zucchini carrot coconut loaf/Zucchini sweet bread

Zucchini, carrots and coconut baked in a loaf pan…makes a hearty bread. Zucchini and carrots have a wonderful taste when combined. This bread is made with coconut oil and coconut milk to give it an extra flavor boost. It is … Continue reading

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Mulakushyam/Cabbage & lentil coconut curry

Mulakushyam is a simple curry made using lentil and different vegetables in a coconut gravy. I first tasted this curry when my mother-in-law made it. Being an expert with dishes from Palakkad, in Kerala where this curry originated, she used … Continue reading

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Barley mango pudding

Oh, I did not abandon everything and vanish! I took off on a short, road trip to Pittsburgh. The route was beautiful and the weather, extremely pleasant. It is nice to take a break from routine as monotony slows down … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday # 10

Herb butter! Plain butter is amazing. When you add other flavours, it becomes divine! Here is my herbed butter. It is a good way to extend the life of fresh herbs. This compound butter is delicious on grilled bread, pasta … Continue reading

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Original neiappam/ Rice fritters

On Wednesday, there was this strong urge to post something. I had soaked rice to make Neiappam, the previous night because there was a special request to make it. It is a sweet celebration snack that evokes lovely memories. But … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Celebration, Coconut, comfort food, Dessert, Finger food, Fried, Indian recipe, Kerala recipe, Not just for kids, Pack-and-go snack, Rice, Snack, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Sunday Funday # 9

Heat and spices go hand in hand. My tongue was tuned to spices from a very early time. As a new-born there are many traditional practices followed in many Indian homes. In our family, parents smear Vayambu, a spicy root … Continue reading

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Crepes

Crepes are the delicate cousins of pancake. My son likes pancakes and waffles over dosa, which is a traditional rice and lentil crepe. After we discovered how to make these crepes, he has announced that it is his favorite. Overladen … Continue reading

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Asian glazed basa with rice and vegetables

Lunch is a lighter meal but it still has to include a balance of nutrients and a mix of flavours to be enjoyable. Basa fillets, rice and vegetables is a three piece lunch put together to make it a satisfying … Continue reading

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