Category Archives: Coconut

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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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

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Steamed rice cake and chickpeas curry/Puttu and kadala curry

It is a shame if I don’t write about Puttu and Kadala. It is like bread and butter in Kerala. I have eaten it all throughout my life and can connect it with many stories, old sayings, humorous and real … Continue reading

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Olan/Ash gourd curry in coconut milk

Creamy coconut Kumbalanga curry! Olan is a very simple Kerala curry with less cooking and a great, fresh taste. It has few ingredients and has a crunch very close to a salad. Ash gourd and cow peas are the main … Continue reading

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Moru kootan/Yogurt curry

Yam curd curry This is an authentic Kerala curry most favoured in homes and restaurants. No meal is complete without a last course of plain curd or a curd curry added to rice. This is my mother’s recipe and tastes … Continue reading

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Coconut macaroons/4 ingredients macaroon

A coconut treat to relish! I have not posted a namesake recipe for a long time. This is a true coconut snack! Coconut is the main ingredient, flavour and inspiration for this recipe. This is the only baked sweet dessert … Continue reading

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Mixed Vegetable Kurma (Coimbatore style)/Spicy veggie curry

Restaurant style vegetable Kuruma Hi guys…I am in India right now, enjoying the lovely weather, hanging out with relatives and gobbling amazing food in different places. If I am not able to post regularly, please excuse me! Right now I … Continue reading

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Beetroot Pulav/Fried beet rice

Beetroot Fried Rice I don’t know if it is a cultural thing or a motherly thing that I always ask my children what they ate if they did not have home made lunch. When I ask my son, invariably he … Continue reading

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Black rice pudding/Glamorous black rice payasam

¬†Fancy black rice pudding I was fascinated by black rice and on cooking it, I was immediately drawn to its chewy texture and distinct nutty taste. On research I found out, it is called forbidden rice and is very nutritional … Continue reading

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