Category Festival Specials

Bread Halwa – How to make Bread Halwa

March 6, 2019 Halwa RecipesHoli Recipes  No comments

Bread Halwa is a such a simple sweet to make for sudden cravings or surprise guests. I had a few bread slices that was about to get stale. So made this quick halwa and it tasted just yumm! Nobody at home was able to find out that this was made out of bread. The best part is that all the ingredients needed for this halwa will usually be able in your pantry. No fancy ingredients needed. My favourite halwa is Potato Halwa. But unlike that halwa this can be made in just 20 mins. Recipe with video… 🙂

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Kara Sev – Besan Sev

February 4, 2019 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  No comments

Kara Sev is an Indian snack made with besan/chickpea flour. It is a crunchy,easy to make snack. Perfect for special occasions like Diwali or even as a tea time snack. Usually it is made by pressing the dough on a perforated ladle directly into hot oil. I have used a murukku press for convenience. Do check my plain Sev/Om Podi recipe too. Savoury snacks are always a favourite at home. It just vanishes very soon. So do not have to wait for a special occasion to make it. Recipe with video.

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Pista Badam Burfi – Burfi Recipes

November 5, 2018 Diwali SweetsHoli Recipes  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 SweetsHoli Recipes  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  2 comments

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 RecipesHoli 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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Strawberry Ice Cream – Ice Cream Recipes

July 14, 2018 Holi RecipesIce Creams  One comment

Strawberries are in season. I am not a big fan of strawberries as such, just like the look of it and its attractive colour. But I love the smell and flavour in the Strawberry Ice Cream. This is yet another simple no churn ice cream. U dont need an ice cream machine or hand blender, a normal mixie jar would do the job perfectly. And also no need to whip it every 2 hours unlike this Custard Powder Ice Cream. Easy is it not!?! Utilise the summer/strawberry season and enjoy! 🙂

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Mango Kulfi – No Cook Version

May 25, 2018 Holi RecipesIce CreamsMango RecipesSummer Special  No comments

I have been craving for some kulfi since a long time. As mangoes are in season made this Mango Kulfi. This is a short cut version of the traditional method with condensed milk and cream. Saw this recipe in milkmaid website and tweaked it a bit to arrive at this recipe. Trust me this is so easy and can be made in a few mins. But the boring part is to wait for it to freeze/set. Its worth it! 🙂 The smell of mangoes along with cream and cardamom is divine! Do check my simple Mango Ice Cream recipe too..

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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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