Category Festival Specials

Cabbage Pakoda – Crispy Cabbage Pakora

November 14, 2022 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCabbageHoli RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Cabbage Pakoda is an all-time favourite in my family. Winter has started and it’s getting colder and colder these days. What would you crave for, on a day like this? Hot Pakodas and a cup of coffee or tea? I would love to have this combo!!  This Cabbage Pakoda is a crispy pakoda which am sure your kids would definitely ask for more. Even kids who are fussy about eating vegetables would like to eat it in this form. Onion Pakoda is another favourite.

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Vazhakkai Podi Curry – Raw Banana Poriyal

May 9, 2021 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year RecipesVazhakkai/Raw Banana  One comment

This Vazhakkai Podi Curry or vazhakkai poriyal is a simple side dish for rice, made with freshly ground spices. The freshly ground powder adds a magical flavour to this Vazhakkai Poriyal. Next to potato fry this is the most wanted side dish at home.  It is so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday.. This poriyal along with rice and rasam is a feast! Post updated with video..

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Raw Mango Sweet Pachadi – Mango Pachadi

April 12, 2021 Mango RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  No comments

Wish you all a very happy Tamil New Year. Raw Mango Sweet Pachadi is a simple and yummilicious pachadi for Tamil New Year. It is sweet, spicy & sour making it a perfect side dish for rice. This also goes well with chapathi and bread. Mango Pachadi is a must for Tamil New Year. The idea is to have all the tastes in one dish. Neem Flowers can be added to get a dash of bitterness too. Do try my other version of Manga Pachadi if you are interested. Check out the quick video..

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Thandai Recipe – How to make Thandai

March 10, 2021 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 now. Post updated with video.

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Christmas Mug Cake – 2 Mins Microwave Christmas Cake

December 17, 2020 Cakes/MuffinsChristmas Recipes  No comments

With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to make this quick Christmas Mug Cake. This is a microwave cake and can be made in just 2 mins. Most importantly this is a single serving cake. You do not have to make a whole big cake when you can only consume a small portion. Perfect for sudden cravings too! Well if you want a family cake, Check my Eggless Christmas Cake. This is a No Alcohol and Eggless cake. Check out the quick video with my voice over 🙂

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7 Cup Burfi – 7 Cup Cake – Easy Diwali Sweet

November 10, 2020 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  15 comments

7 Cup Burfi is an easy sweet to make for Diwali or any other special occasion. This is the first sweet I successfully made without my mom’s help after marriage. The procedure is very simple too. No sugar consistency is needed. You just need to mix 7 cups of ingredients together and slowly cook it. I pretty much told the recipe here itself!! Now u know why it is called 7 Cup Burfi. So trust me this is a perfect sweet to make for beginners. Recipe updated with video.. Do try my Besan Laddu if interested.

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Horlicks Burfi – Bournvita Burfi – Boost Burfi

November 6, 2020 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  No comments

Horlicks Burfi! Yes You read it right! 🙂 This Burfi is a melt in the mouth burfi made with besan/chickpea flour as the base along with Horlicks. See tips section if you are not a fan of Horlicks. I had a pack of Horlicks lying in my pantry since a long time. Made good use of it here. All of us loved it. This is a simple sweet which even beginners can try. Do check out the quick video. Check Mysore Pak recipe if you are interested.

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Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal – Chakkara Pongal

July 22, 2020 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal is an authentic sweet recipe that is made for different festivals to offer as prasadham. As it is Aadi month thought of posting this easy Sakkarai Pongal recipe. Traditionally it is made in a pot for Pongal festival, but here I have used the pressure cooker method for convenience. The best combo for Sakkarai Pongal is Medhu Vadai. Recipe updated with new pics and video 🙂

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Bread Bajji – Bread Pakora – Tea Time Snacks

June 12, 2020 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBread RecipesHoli RecipesKids BayPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  7 comments

Bread Bajji is an easy tea time snack that can be made in a jiffy. I mostly end up making this recipe when I have extra/leftover bread. With no fancy ingredients this can be made at anytime as it calls for some very basic ingredients that’s normally available in your pantry. If u are bored of eating the normal vegetable bajji’s (RECIPE HERE) try this bread bajji for a change. Am sure kids would grab this immediately!! Post updated with video..

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Gobi 65 – Cauliflower 65

May 2, 2020 Bachelor Friendly RecipesGobi/CauliflowerHoli RecipesKids BayPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Gobi 65 is Chotu’s favourite. Anytime we go to a restaurant he would ask for this. Have tried making this at home many times but could not convince him. He loved the restaurant style ones.. Then I realised that he was attracted by the red colour and here is the recipe – WITHOUT any artificial colors though. He loved it!!  Am sure your kids would like this too… This Onion Pakoda is always a hit at home too.

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