Category Festival Specials

Kaju Pista Roll

October 16, 2017 Diwali Sweets  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! πŸ™‚

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Carrot Burfi – Carrot Besan Burfi

October 10, 2017 Diwali Sweets  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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Besan Murukku – Kadalai Mavu Murukku

October 9, 2017 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Am sure you all are busy preparing for Diwali. Me too. This year lets begin with a kara kara muru muru snack. Yes Besan Murukku is an easy, crunchy murukku perfect for the season. Usually murukku is made with a combo of rice flour & urad dal or gram dal flour. This is quite a different variety compared to it. It is spicy, though u can adust spice levels as per your preference. Recipe with video..

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Paal Kesari – Milk Kesari

September 21, 2017 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Paal Kesari or Milk Kesari is a simple South Indian sweet. I made this for the 1st day of Navaratri (today). Perfect for this festive season and for sudden cravings/guests. It is very similar to the normal Rava Kesari. The addition of milk gives it a magical taste. It tasted more like a halwa! The needed ingredients are always available at home. All u need is 15-20 mins. Do check my Semiya Kesari & Aval Kesari recipes too.

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Chocolate Burfi – Double Layer Burfi

July 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Its been quite some time since I disappeared from here! The reason being, we were in the process of moving home. We are yet to settle down completely. Will take some time to be back to the usual routine. With school holidays, its even more difficult.. So now U know, why there were no new posts. Having said that, this Chocolate Burfi had been in my drafts since ages. Coming to the rescue at the right time πŸ™‚ This is a double layered burfi with milk powder. My favourite sweet ever. I usually pick this first from a box of assorted sweets! πŸ™‚

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Coffee Walnut Brownies – Eggless Brownies

April 20, 2017 AwardsBaked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas RecipesKids Bay  13 comments

Brownies – Am just crazy about them.. I can manage to eat brownies as a whole meal !! These delicious Coffee Walnut Brownies have a slight crust on top and are super soft and gooey inside. Its a heavenly combo of chocolate, coffee and crunchy walnuts!! Who would say NO to this?? A perfect treat/dessert for any special occasion or parties.. I came across this recipe from a cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit our taste!! Its quick and easy to make too..

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Holi Recipes Collection – Holi Recipes

March 9, 2017 Holi Recipes  2 comments

Wishing u all a very happy and colourful Holi festival. As far as I know Holi is all about colours, irrespective of caste, creed or status. We do have a function/event for Holi here every year and you would be surprised to know the huge number of the local population participating in it. They enjoy the food and the festival totally. Here is a simple collection of sweets, snacks and drinks for the occasion!!

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Thandai Recipe – How to make Thandai

February 24, 2017 DrinksHoli RecipesShivaratri RecipesSummer Special  5 comments

Thandai – this was totally a new term to me until I started blogging. I had no clue what it was. But this recipe would be circulating in the food blogging world during Maha Sivaratri or during Holi. Out of curiosity I found out what it was. I should say it is a very interesting and flavourful drink not only for the festival but also as a perfect summer treat. After a lot of googling, finally adapted this recipe from Tarla Dalal’s recipe. Its my turn to post Thandai recipe during Sivaratri nowΒ 

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Coconut Rice – South Indian Coconut Rice

February 9, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesNavaratri SpecialRice Varieties  5 comments

Coconut Rice is a simple and yummy lunch box rice variety. It can be made in just 15 to 20 mins. Not much cooking skills are needed to make this. In the sense, it is perfect for bachelors. Am not a big fan of variety rice, but once in a while I like to have it. Puliyodharai is an exception though! Coconut Rice and potato fry is an unbeatable combo! In fact I would say it is the default combo at home πŸ™‚ Finally not to forget that this Coconut Rice tastes very flavourful when made with freshly grated coconut.

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