Category Festival Specials

Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai – Chathurthi Recipes

September 11, 2018 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  One comment

It has been a long time since I disappeared from here! Reason being, I had been on a vacation to India. Getting back to the normal routine now.. This year Pillayar Chathurthi is on the 13th – Thursday. Am sure all of you would be busy with your preparations! This Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai is a sweet variety. I simply love these mini kozhukattais. I have already posted a Spicy version of this for those who do not have a sweet tooth unlike me. Check it outย HERE. U can cook these mini buddies and make both the versions if u wish too.

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Kasi Halwa – White Pumpkin Halwa

July 19, 2018 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  No comments

Kasi Halwa is a very popular South Indian Halwa served in weddings. It is nothing but Halwa made out of grated white pumpkin (also known as ash gourd). The only job is to grate white pumpkin. It can be made very quickly and easily. Does not require a lot of ghee unlike this Atta Halwa. Love the glossy texture of this Halwa. I have had no plans of making this halwa at home as we hardly get White Pumpkin here. So when I happened to see it during my shopping, was so excited that I almost bought half of a big sized pumpkin. Only after reaching home did I realise the weight & price. Its so damn costly here ๐Ÿ™ย  But after making this halwa, was so happy and totally forgot everything ๐Ÿ™‚

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Instant Mango Pickle Recipe – Mango Pickle

April 23, 2018 CondimentsMango RecipesPicklesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Is there anyone who does not like Mango Pickle? I dont think so. Lets begin the mango season with this lip-smacking pickle. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, As the name suggests it is an instant mango pickle recipe. I am a big fan of mango pickle especially homemade. I should say, this is my grandma’s recipe. This is the best mango pickle recipe I have ever tasted. ย Its very quick and easy too.. Had posted this recipe long back. Now updated with new pics and video.. Do try my grated mango thokku too.

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

March 19, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  13 comments

Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics. I had posted this recipe long before. Now updated with video.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Puliyodharai, Porikadalai Thuvaiyal (Recipe coming soon) & Potato Puttu is an ultimate combo.

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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Holi falls on the 1st of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. But it is celebrated all over the country. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours.ย Here is a collection of sweets, snacks, drinks & ice creams. Choose your options and plan according to the time mentioned in each of the recipes. Click the pics for recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Poondu Murukku – Garlic Murukku

December 7, 2017 Diwali SnacksSavoury Snacks  3 comments

Poondu Murukku / Garlic Murukku is a flavourful crunchy snack perfect for tea time. I had this post lying in my draft since Diwali. Did not find time to post it then. But this is not only meant for Diwali, can be had during normal times too. Its a simple procedure. Have made it like a round, proper murukku. If u find it difficult pls refer the video to make it randomly too. Video with both the methods. Do try my Butter Murukku & Potato Murukku too. Both are my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚

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Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

November 21, 2017 Holi RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Onion Pakoda is an awesome & easy Indian snack. Its perfect to munch over a cup of coffee or tea. It does not ask for any special ingredients, just simple ones – all of which will definitely be available in the pantry. It can be made in justย  15 mins.. What more do u need!?! Easy, quick and yummy snack to crunch/munch, Isn’t it? I bet your house will be filled with a very tempting aroma!! Perfect for cold & rainy days ๐Ÿ™‚ Check other snack recipes HERE.

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Kaju Pista Roll

October 16, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  2 comments

Kaju Pista Roll had been in my plan list for last year’s Diwali. Somehow could not manage to make it. This time when I made the Kaju Katli video, made it as an extended version. It is in fact an extension of Kaju Katli as the base layer is the same with an additional pista filling. Made it as a video recipe too. So happy about the results as it tasted just like the ones we get in sweet shops. With this my sweet collection for this year’s Diwali is over.

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Kaju Katli – Easy Diwali Sweets

October 12, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Kaju Katli – the very name drives many of us crazy ?!? This is a very rich and exotic sweet. U can find this in any sweet stall and as far as I know this is the most expensive one!! But once u make it at home, am sure U will agree with me that homemade is the best!! I had posted this Kaju Katli recipe long back, have updated with new pics and video! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Carrot Burfi – Carrot Besan Burfi

October 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  5 comments

Carrot Burfi is a mouth-watering sweet perfect for Diwali. This is yet another sweet which does not need sugar syrup consistency. It is a no fail recipe even beginners can try. Nobody will be able to find out that it is made out of carrot. The combo of besan makes it taste like carrot mysore pak. Though the procedure for mysore pak is different. I have grated carrot and used it here. Chk tips for other options.

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