Ethapazham Pachadi (Kerala Plantain Curry)

If there is one variety of banana that I absolutely love, it is the Ethapazham or Nendrapazham, or plantain. It is great as a fruit, in curries and in desserts. This particular curry, Ethapazham Pachadi, is easy to make and is a fine balance of sweet and spicy. Ingredients Ethapazham or plantain 2, peeled and… Continue reading Ethapazham Pachadi (Kerala Plantain Curry)

Banana and Chocolate Rice Cake

I was trying to come up with a way to use rice flour and remembered some lovely dishes I had in Japan. Thinking of some the sweets made from rice flour, I decided to make a banana cake. The chocolate chips added a delicious but subtle taste. Ingredients Bananas 3 Eggs 2 Sugar 3/4 cup… Continue reading Banana and Chocolate Rice Cake

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Raisins

When I was working on the newspaper desk in Singapore, we would start work at the unearthly hour of 4.30 am and the one thing that kept us going was that we would take turns to bring in warm bread for an early breakfast. One of my colleagues used to make this really divine banana… Continue reading Banana Bread with Walnuts and Raisins