Author: Shabbu

Food, Malabar Recipes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Kums / Mutta Pola

                                 ‘ Kums’ is a soft and spongy textured cake prepared using eggs and plain flour with cardamon flavour. It is very popular in  Malabar area.Can be served as a tea-time snack. My brother Sabi’s favourite. Ingredients: 4 eggs 9-10 tbsp sugar 8 tbsp plain flour (maida) 1/2 tsp cardamon powder ghee for greasing the […]

Drinks, Food, Summer Specials

Avocado Shake

A refreshing and healthy drink for a warm day. Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup chilled milk 1/4 cup crushed ice 3-4 tbsp sugar (or more,depending on your taste) 1/2 -1 tsp vanilla essence (or 2 scoop of vanilla ice cream) Preparation: Cut avocado into half and scoop out the flesh. Blend this with crushed […]

Food, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Stuffed Tomatoes

This is an impressive dinner-party dish which can be served as a starter. Large and firm tomatoes are used to fill the minced meat filling. Recipe source: Quick and Easy Simple Indian Cookbook Ingredients: 5-6 large,firm tomatoes 40-50 gm unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger , finely chopped 1 tsp […]

Food, Ice cream, Summer Specials

Jelly Belly Ice cream

  Jelly Belly Ice cream is a homemade vanilla ice cream served with strawberry jelly. An ideal dish as a dessert. Ingredients: 1 cup strawberry jelly 1 cup milk 1 cup milk powder 1 cup fresh cream 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: Place the strawberry jelly crystals in a pan,add 1 cup […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Food, Kerala Dishes, Other Breakfast Items..., Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Uzhunnu Vada

Crispy Uzhunnu vada is a perfect snack for evening tea. It is also a popular South Indian breakfast dish,usually served  with coconut chutney. Ingredients:   2 cup urad dal, soaked in water for 5-6 hrs 1 finely chopped onion 3 green chillies, chopped small piece ginger, finely chopped few curry leaves, chopped 3/4-1 tsp pepper […]

Cakes & Bakes, Food, Muffins/ Cupcakes

Strawberry Banana Muffins

                              Starting my blog with strawberry banana muffin which is prepared by using fresh strawberries and ripe bananas.This recipe is adapted from Joy of Baking. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh strawberries ,cut into bite sized pieces2 large ripe bananas,mashed2 large eggs,lightly beaten1/2 cup (113 gms) unsalted butter,melted1 tsp vanilla extract2 1/4 cup all purpose […]