Desi Paleo

Paleo Flour

Posted by in Bread, Cakes, Coconut, Egg, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo

Ever since I switched to a paleo diet, I’ve been experimenting a lot with various substitutes for getting right kind of cake and bread mix.  I find nut flour too rich and often it takes away from the taste of a cake or bread.  Coconut meal settles at the bottom and makes a bread too clumpy.  Rice flour either makes the baked product gritty or it goes the other way and makes it glutinous.   Yes, trial and error is what makes paleo cooking succeed.  And also pretty nifty ways…read more

Prawn Malai Curry

Posted by in Coconut, Dinner, Fish

I have memories of fresh prawns, the green ones on beds of ice that we used to buy at INA Market in Delhi.   Sadly I no longer have the energy to drive down some thirty kilometers on a fresh prawn quest.  Frozen prawns are what I settle for even though sometimes I think they are not as good.  I am missing fresh deveined prawns right now. I had a packet of frozen prawns and decided to make prawn malai curry, one of my favorites.  Mildly spicy, creamy and really…read more

Gluten Free Grain Free Paleo Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Coconut, Egg, Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo

I woke up with bread cravings.  You know the kind that has you out of bed at 4:45 a.m. wanting to pop a slice in the toaster, slather it with butter and just shove it in the mouth?  Yes, exactly that kind of craving. I had to have bread. When the food cravings kick in, its time to hit the internet. I got this recipe from, made from just and it is simply delicious, it even looks like your regular white bread.  I am one happy cook today. The…read more

Chia Seeds for health

Posted by in Coconut, Fruit, Healthy Living, Paleo, Pudding, Snacks, Sweet

I did not know what chia seeds were when I embarked on my Paleo diet.  Most paleo blogs and podcasts talk in length about chia and flax seeds which one must have on a regular basis not only because they impart a sense of fullness, but also because this is a low carb diet and we need supplements. Hence chia seeds … Now chia or Salvia hispanica is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.  250 grams of this seed costs Rs.1350/- which in my…read more