Category Festival Specials

Pista Badam Burfi – Burfi Recipes

November 5, 2018 Diwali Sweets  No comments

Wishing u all a very happy Diwali. I am sure all of you are ready with your preparations. This Pista Badam Burfi is a simple last minute sweet for all those busy people. This version is made with condensed milk. All u need are a few simple ingredients. If u do not want to use condensed milk, check my Kaju Katli recipe and replace it with pista/badam powder. Unlike other traditional sweets like Mysore Pak this does not need a lot of ghee. This can be made in 15-20 mins. Post with video..

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Thengai Paal Murukku – Coconut Milk Murukku

November 2, 2018 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Thengai Paal Murukku or Coconut Milk Murukku is a flavourful murukku variety made with the rice flour + urad dal flour/pottukadalai mavu along with coconut milk. The addition of coconut milk gives a unique flavour. Fresh coconut milk would create the magic. Once u have extracted the coconut milk, it is a breeze to make this snack. I have posted a few varieites of murukku earlier. Cashew Murukku is a family favourite though! Recipe with video..

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Coconut Burfi – Thengai Burfi

October 29, 2018 Diwali Sweets  2 comments

Coconut Burfi is a very simple and quick to make sweet. With Diwali coming up, I have just started my preparations. This can be made in about 30 mins and suits well if u are looking for a quick one. All u need are simple ingredients. There are a few variations that u can try too – browse down to the tips section. This is a traditional version. Check my Coconut Laddu which uses condensed milk and can be made in just 15 mins. Post with video 🙂

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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 out 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 SweetsHalwa RecipesSweets/Desserts  One comment

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 🙁  But after making this halwa, was so happy and totally forgot everything 🙂

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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. 🙂 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.  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.. 🙂 Puliyodharai, Porikadalai Thuvaiyal (Recipe coming soon) & Potato Puttu is an ultimate combo.

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Atta Halwa – Whole Wheat Flour Halwa

March 15, 2018 Diwali SweetsHalwa RecipesSweets/Desserts  4 comments

Atta Halwa or whole Wheat Flour Halwa is an easy sweet/dessert that can be made in less than 20 mins. This is a no fail recipe. With just 3 ingredients, this is a quick sweet for sudden cravings or any special occasion. This halwa is smooth, moist & it will just melt in your mouth. My mom makes this when she makes ghee. She uses the same pan in which she makes ghee to make this Atta Halwa, the idea being – ghee sticking to the pan will not go waste. Am wondering myself, how I missed to post this recipe here for so long. Anyways here it is, the humble Wheat Flour Halwa. This is a very good combo with Poori in North India.

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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! 🙂  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. 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! 🙂

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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa – Halwa Recipes

February 21, 2018 Halwa RecipesSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Carrot Halwa is an all time favourite. It is a divine treat when served warm on a winter day! Yumm!! I love it when made with Delhi carrots. Was so happy and surprised to see them here during last week’s shopping as it is hardly available here. All we get are those English carrots. The red colour of Delhi carrots is so attractive. So it is so obvious that I made this Carrot Halwa. I have already posted a microwave version of this Halwa earlier. Check it HERE. This is an elaborate method, Of course it is lip-smacking and worth the time & effort. Do check my Beetroot Halwa & Potato Halwa too.

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