Month: June 2015

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Rainbow Layer Cake

            My daughter, Safa turned eight last month. Rainbow layer cake was a special treat for my sweetheart. This cake has seven layers but six layers will be ideal.. Ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour/ plain flour 1 3/4 cup sugar 350 gm unsalted butter, softened 6 eggs 4 tsp […]

Crunchy Snacks, Food, Snacks

Masala Pori / Spicy Puffed Rice

Ingredients: 3 cups pori / puffed rice 1/4 cup roasted peanuts 3 tbsp roasted gram / pottukadala 3 garlic cloves, crushed few curry leaves 1 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder salt to taste 1 tbsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a large frying pan, add crushed garlic and curry leaves and saute well […]

Food, Traditional Sweets

Pineapple Balls

Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to your taste) 1 cup grated coconut 1/4 cup peanuts, roasted and crushed Preparation: Heat a non stick pan and add finely chopped pineapple and cook until it turns soft.  Add  grated coconut and sugar and saute well on low flame for 5 […]

Food, Popsicles

Yellow Watermelon Popsicles

Ingredients: 3 cups yellow watermelon, seeds removed and cubed 2 tsp lemon juice 3-4 tbsp sugar (add according to the sweetness of watermelon) Preparation: In a blender, add the cubed watermelon, lemon juice and sugar and blend well until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve.. Pour the strained mixture into popsicle mould and freeze […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Food, Kerala Dishes

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients: 1 cup grated coconut 1-2 green chillies 1/2 inch ginger, chopped 1 shallot small piece tamarind 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 sprig curry leaves 2 dry red chillies 2 tsp oil salt to taste Preparation: Grind grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, shallot, tamarind and salt together to a smooth paste adding little water. Transfer […]