Posts Tagged ‘Coconut’

Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce

Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce is an Indian-Italian inspired fusion recipe. Italian cuisine is my favorite and this is an Indian twist to a classic Italian soft dumpling – gnocchi. Hope you enjoy!

Chilli Coconut Burger with Peanut Relish

This is a completely innovative Fusion Burger dish with a blend of Indian and eastern flavors.

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream with Crunchy Toppings

Recipe submitted by Priya Ravi This recipe is a delicious chocolate flavored coconut ice cream with crunchy toppings. I made this for my daughter who actually doesnt like coconut milk because she hates the strong aroma from the milk. I used coco powder to bring chocolate flavor and it truly did wonders. Though she recognized […]

Chum Chum

Chum Chum is a popular Bengali (East Indian) sweet dish that is made with Paneer, (home-made cheese). It is a versatile dish that can be served in many different variations. Here I will show you 3 different ways to serve Chum Chum, either with Pistachios, or with Coconuts or with Malai (cream).

Coconut Burfi

This recipe is made with fresh coconut powder combined with a cardamom flavored sugar syrup. This is a scrumptious dessert or snack.

Coconut Dream Dessert

Coconut Dream is a vegan delight, it is flavored with cardamom and saffron, very soothing and refreshing. Adding Agar-agar sets this dessert like jelly. It is super easy to make and taste great.

Coconut Halwa

This coconut halwa turns out very soft and yummy and you will love it as much as my family and friends.

Coconut Kulfi

Coconut Kulfi is a great take on the traditional kulfi. If you love coconuts, then this recipe is a must try.

Coconut Surprise!

This dessert comprises of coconut burfi with a tinge of pineapple flavour served with coconut ice-cream and topped with dark chocolate flakes.

Contest 2011 August

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The contest for this month (August) is to create any original recipe using coconut as one of the ingredients. You can submit any type of food (appetizer, desert, main dish, etc). As usual, you will be judged on creativity, and presentation (in addition to the recipe as a whole). I will be selecting the top five best entries […]

Contest 2011 August Winners

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

It was good to see a lot of entries for this contest. I had a tough time deciding on the winners, but here are the my top five entries and two top winners from those: 1st Place: Julian Elman (Coconut Crusted Cauliflower with Cilantro Curry Sauce) 2nd Place: Deepti Rao (Chilli Coconut Burger with Peanut […]

Contest 2013 July

Friday, July 5th, 2013

For July’s contest, it is all about coconuts. The specific rules are the following: It has to be a cold and refreshing drink or dessert It has to use coconut as the main ingredient It must be vegetarian and also egg-less. Please submit only ONE recipe. In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to […]

Contest 2013 July Winners

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Everyone must really love coconuts because I received so many entries last month. There were many great recipe ideas and I really did have a tough time narrowing the selection. Here are the top five entries this month. I would like to congratulate the winners and the top five participants: 1st Place: Sasi Kumar (Snowman Coconut […]

Double-Decker Burfi (Apple coconut and Pineapple Burfi)

Apple coconut and Pineapple Burfi is a simple and yummy fruity burfi with no fat and also looks great with two different colored layers. Ingredients: for Apple Coconut layer 2 Red Apples (Roughly grated) 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut (Packed) drop of Coconut extract (Optional) pinch of Red food color (Optional) 1/2 Cup Sugar for Pineapple layer Crushed Pineapple […]


Gujia is a fried pastry filled with an aromatic nuts mixture. In India, Gujia is traditionally made for the holidays like Diwali and Holi and is a must have treat.

Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice)

Recipe submitted by Pradnya Honrao Narali Bhat is a traditional Maharastrian recipe cooked on Raksha bandhan. I was planning to cook it on Raksha Bandhan and at the same time I read about the contest. So I made it and now I am happy to share this recipe with you. Ingredients: 1 cup Basmati Rice 1 cup Fresh […]

Pal Kozhukattai

Pal Kozhukattai is a popular chettinad sweet dumpling made from rice flour. It’s typically prepared on special occasions on Ganesh chaturti. It is also known as milk modak. It can be prepared in many ways. Some recipes use jaggery instead of sugar & normal milk instead of coconut milk. Either way, it tastes delicious.

Pineapple kheer

Pineapple Kheer is a very refreshing dessert made with ripened Pineapple (annanas).

Raspberry Mango Coconut Smoothie

This drink is inspired by my absolute favorite drink at KAFE, a hip and healthy restaurant in the beautiful Ubud, Bali. A refreshing combination of mangoes, raspberries, and coconut, this drink rejuvenates and re-hydrates from the inside. Enjoy this drink on an empty stomach and at least a half hour before a snack or meal.

Shakkar Para

Shakkar para is a popular snack. They are deep-fried sugar crisps with coconut powder and hint of cardamom, which gives them an interesting flavor. This is one of those snacks you cannot stop munching. Shakkar paras’ main ingredients are plain flour, semolina, and sugar.