Category Festival Specials

Besan Murukku – Kadalai Mavu Murukku

October 9, 2017 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury 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 – Kesari Using Milk

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, Pineapple Kesari & Aval Kesari recipes too.

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Chocolate Burfi – Double Layer Burfi

July 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/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™‚ Do check my Milk Peda recipe.

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Homemade Rosemilk – With Homemade Rose Syrup

April 27, 2017 DrinksHoli RecipesSummer Special  4 comments

Rosemilk brings back a lot of childhood memories. We used to make Rosemilk with Roohafza syrup. Am not sure if that is still available in the market. As a child, I thought that was Homemade Rosemilk. Trust me, making Rose Syrup at home is not a big deal. Moreover it does not contain any preservatives, making it a much better option than the store bought ones. I made Rosemilk Popsicles earlier. U can make this Rosemilk and pour it in popsicle moulds and enjoy too. If u ask me, I would not be patient enough to let it freeze and would simply slurp it with a straw πŸ™‚

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Coffee Walnut Brownies – Eggless Brownies

April 20, 2017 AwardsBaked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas RecipesKids Bay  15 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.. Do try my Choc Chip Shortbread too.

20/4/17 – Post updated with video πŸ™‚

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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. Here is a collection of Holi Recipes. 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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Coconut Rice – South Indian Coconut Rice

February 9, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCoconutNavaratri 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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Masal Vadai – Paruppu Vadai – Masala Vadai

January 31, 2017 Diwali SnacksNavaratri SpecialSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Masal Vadai is a popular South Indian tea time snack. It is very commonly available in the local tea shops there. I should say it smell’s divine if u happen to be near a tea shop when they make it. It is perfect on a rainy day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s also called Paruppu Vadai. Usually some people do not prefer to add fennel seeds. U can skip it if u don’t want.. The only planning u need to do is the soaking of chana dal. If that is done the rest of the process can be done in 15-20 mins. Medhu Vadai Recipe HERE.

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Paneer 65 – How to make Paneer 65

January 17, 2017 Holi RecipesPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  9 comments

Paneer 65 is a very popular starter in any Indian restaurant menu. It is a spicy pakoda kind of snack that can be had with coffee/tea or as a starter. Paneer is an universal favourite especially for vegetarians. Chotu just loves paneer in any form. I made this Paneer 65 during the holidays and he could not resist to pick one while I was clicking the pics. U can see the result below πŸ™‚ The only planning that u need to do is to marinate the paneer. Once that is done it is only a 15 min process.Β  Do try my Paneer Pakoda recipe..

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Lemon Rice – Rice Varieties

January 10, 2017 Navaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  5 comments

Lemon Rice is a very common and popular South Indian rice variety. It is an easy and quick lunch box recipe. All u need is rice, lemon juice and tempering. I pretty much told the recipe here. Actually this is not a fancy recipe to be published here, but there are many beginners/bachelors who really need this. My favourite among these rice varieties isΒ Puliyotharai especially with home made Pulikaichal. This Lemon Rice is good to go as is or divine with any potato sabji & papad/crisps.

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