32 Flavours

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

Coconut, really come on. It can be used in sweet and savoury and it’s great in rum-based alcoholic beverages πŸ™‚

There is also great fun in acquiring the raw material.

Coconut ice-cream float using cream soda is one of my favourite summer indulgences, but my favourite coconut recipe is:

Coconut Chutney

1 cup grated coconut
2 small green chillies , chopped
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp roasted chana dal (daria)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 red chilli , broken into pieces
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp oil

Put the coconut, green chillies, ginger, roasted split gram and salt in a blender with a little water and grind to make a fine paste. Keep aside.
Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and adding the mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves and stirring till the mustard seeds crackle. Pour this tempering over the chutney and mix well.
Refrigerate and use as required.

This makes a wonderful confection especially when the coconut is freshly grated.

I can spend a whole evening eating this with just poppadoms πŸ™‚


Truth or Dare

Daily Prompt – Truth or Dare

Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRUTH.

His life was a lie
From the age of 22 to the day he died, his life was a lie
He lied about love, which he didn’t feel
He lied about hate, which wasn’t there
He lied so often he got depression from the believed lies
He lied casually, he lied seriously
He sometimes even enjoyed his knavery
He lied no matter what
His lies were small, his lies were large
His death was the only truth he had left

Word of the Day

Across at my main blog, Wicked Words, I’ve just added a Word of the Day widget to the sidebar and I am going to try and include that word (and/or it’s synonym) into the daily writing task.

It would be completely reprehensible for me to make such a statement and then not follow it through.

So look forward to my deplorable shoe-horning of random words into my writing.