Coconut chutney

The humble coconut chutney is a regular fixed accompaniment to a typical South Indian breakfast be it idli, vadas or dosas there are innumerable variations to the simple ready in a jiffy coconut chutney; here are a few versions: Lets start with the ….. Basic Coconut Chutney Ingredients Coconut(grated) – heaped 1/2 cup Roasted gram dal(Potukadalai) –…

Sweet coconut milk sauce

Sweet coconut milk sauce Ingredients Shredded fresh coconut – 2 cups Water – 1 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Sugar – as required for sweetness Method In a mixer grind the shredded coconut in batches with water. Using a fine sieve/ strainer extract maximum coconut milk. Add the cardamom powder, sugar and mix well…

Coconut Sauce

Coconut sauce is a very nice smooth non spicy savoury sauce. It can be used to serve kebabs, wraps, nachos etc. The variations are endless. Ingredients Extract thick milk from fresh coconut or canned coconut milk 1/2 tsp oil for tempring Mustard red chilli curry leaves Method For coconut milk sauce Take a pan add thick…

Indian style pancake (Malpua)

Little Master DSK loves pancakes drizzled with strawberry crush & or chocolate sauce & fresh sliced strawberries on the side. Was just wondering if we use the pancake topping on the Indian pancake i.e. our  yummylicious “Malpua”…. how would it taste, turned out to be super yummy… On a cold winter dinner menu you can surely…

Fruit fritters

These can be served as a dessert or as appetiser with chocolate syrup with ice cream. It is easy to make and very few ingredients.

Veggie Pot pies

I’m a huge fan of this food blogger called Manjula Jain her recipes inspire me. Also I saw this beautiful Hallmark movie called “Chance at Romance” where the female lead is a pot pie artist. I have mostly heard only about pot pies as being non vegetarian recipes. So I thought why not go veggie…

Brussels sprouts-Dutch boy meets the Indian girl.

 Brussels Sprouts  These cute little cabbages were first discovered by me at a Albert Heijn Superstor @ Netherlands. Later I came to realise it’s excellent health benefits, they contain Vitamin C, fiber, folate & antioxidants. Though they originated in Belgium, they are majorly grown in the Netherlands. Traditionally the meal consists of roasted or sauteed…

Pavbhaji with a twist…

Pavbhaji sauce Ingredients 1 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala 2 tsp butter 1/4 cup chopped capsicum 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 cup grated processed cheese (optional) 1/4 cup milk optional) salt to taste 1 tbsp fresh cream Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the capsicum and sauté on a medium…

Sauces & chutneys…

Sauces & chutneys make my life easier… in the morning & dinner rush …. pre-prepared homemade sauces are a life saver. you can make a few sauces well in advance or a few hours. Coconut sauce Coconut sauce recipe Coconut  chutney Green chutney Sweet chutney Pavbhaji Sauce Pavbhaji with a twist…

Basic Dutch Ingredients for Indian Cooking.

Couscous can be replaced for Lapsi, Dalmiya Vermicelli at dutch stores can be used for Indian sevyain Griesmeel is semolina/ sooji/ rava can be used for Indian delicacies. Wholewheat flour (Tarwebloem)