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Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Dessert, International | 1 comment

Banana Coconut Sesame Cake

Banana Coconut Sesame Cake

One of the popular fruit all over the world is banana.More so in Asian, Latin American and African countries. You have seen Yellow bananas but do you know in a southern state of Kerala in India,there are red skinned bananas?I wish i was adventurous back then and tried one.I totally ignored these red beauties for familiar yellow,much of my dismay now. I prefer to eat bananas just as fruit ,un-speckled, then any cooked version.One of the breakfast item,growing up we had was, sliced banana mixed in warm milk and bit of sugar.I still like it that way ūüôā Problem is,bananas ripes ¬†faster then we can eat.So I am always trying to figure out what to do with it.Hate to admit it but often times it ends up in my trash.So what do you with riping bananas?Nothing against banana bread and muffins but it doesn’t excites my taste buds.. So we experimented with half of dozen riping bananas couple of ways last weekend. My daughter made Banana smoothie.¬† We made...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in Dessert, Indian | 0 comments

Sweet Coconut balls

Sweet Coconut balls

Couple of months ago,my sister prepared ¬†‘nariyal laddu’¬†,in a traditional way,by condensing the milk for long hour.I am pretty sure it tasted terrific.However i wasn’t going to stir and condense the milk.So when she visited me,i thought this is a right time to experiment the shortest and easiest way to make those yummy ‘nariyal’ (coconut in hindi) laddu’.I am sure my mom will agree that these sweet and sticky balls tastes just the same. If you can grate the fresh coconut,it will take the dish to another level.I have the fresh coconut sitting but just haven’t gotten around grating it yet. You can use unsweetened shredded coconut,i found only sweetened in the baking aisle. Adjust the amount of sugar per your taste,coconut is naturally sweet and so does the condensed milk. Do not skip the¬†cardamom¬†pods,it gives sweet fragrance to the dish.Cardamom is quintessential¬†Indian spice for dessert.You can substitute it with Vanilla beans,if you can’t find Cardamom. You can add chopped¬†blanched¬†silvered almonds and cashews to it if you like.I just...

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