Showing posts with label Diwali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diwali. Show all posts

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Malai Peda Recipe Using Ricotta Cheese | Holi Special

Friends are indeed our great gift in life, I absolutely agree they are the best who cares us more and though
we don't chat often they understands well and think us more. Few travel with us from the beginning of life and we grew our dreams with them...I too have many close friends due to personal work i may speak to them yearly twice or thrice and sometimes when kids stay home we introduce and make them chat in video call. Its nonstop when talk about friends with no further delay i am moving to today's recipe. Its Malai Peda prepared using homemade cheese (you can either use ricotta or Paneer) and I have used peda press which were ordered in online and sent as gift by one of my close friend from college. They reached me few months with few other gifts sent by her, from then

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rasgulla Recipe From Scratch

Coming up with a fool proof Rasgulla recipe, Rasgulla is one among the heart dessert of India and the pronunciation may differ like rasagulla or rasagola…Its so spongy and soft, just melts in mouth texture made of Indian cottage cheese/paneer/chenna and then cooked in light sugar syrup. This is a scratch recipe also I am sharing some valuable tips that I am practicing for ages to make it. Please read completely

Friday, September 23, 2016

Apple Kaju Katli | Kaju Katli | Diwali Special


 When I bake, especially my lil one who never allows them to cool, try to touch it, poke it and he just roam over the kitchen till he gets his bite :-). If you give a whole cake he gulps it in a minute of time :-). But my kids desire over Indian sweets is less and i can hardly count and say thier likes. Ladoos and Adhirasam are most favorite of them, apart from few its hard to feed our wide sweet/desserts. Coming to today’s recipe this is simple, ghee free yet attracts my kind off kids much :-). Yup it is Kaju Apple/Cashewnuts Katli, So finally these attractive sweet is peeped up in my kids favorite list and daily after returning from school lil one asks me atleast 3 mini apples (ie apple kaju) to eat :-).

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Easy Aval Laddu Recipe | Poha Ladoo Recipe | Festival Special


An easy to make poha ladoo/aval laddu for the upcoming festivals and it can be done under 30 minutes of time. I made it for Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) celebration last week, thought of sharing this easiest recipe before Ganesh Chaturthi so that others can be benefited :-) Coming to the recipe the sugar level i mentioned is medium and if you like to add more yes please. Also I have healthy Jaggery based Aval laddu recipe, do chcek the recipe HERE. I will be posting few more

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Traditional Mawa Gujiya | Handmade Chandrakala Recipe Using Instant Kyoya/Mawa all from scratch

I am wishing all dear readers a very happy Holi. Holi is the second largest Hindu festival in India (Diwali is the top among all) and today is Holi for us. Despite of my ill health I would like to publish a recipe with long post. Since this recipe elaborates making gujiya from scratch all you need is patience and some important tips I mentioned at the end to make it right. I have the video of making gujiya in the traditional pattern.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Cornflakes Mixture | Maize Poha Mixture with step by step Pictures

Cornflakes Mixture has been waiting in the draft since from Diwali and after all holiday bakes/Christmas posts I thought this would be the right time to release it. This is a perfect tea time snack and if you are concern about oil you can either bake them or add small quantity of the prepared mixture/chivda with puffed rice/murmura and make it lighter and healthy snack. Coming to Corn Flakes I have picked

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Butter Murukku | Quick Chakli Using Instant Rice flour

Ingredients
Rice Flour - 2 Cup
Butter - 3 Tbsp (Room Temperature)
Sesame Seeds - 2tsp
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4tsp (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2tsp (Optional)
Pottukadalai/Dalia or Roasted Gram Flour - 1/4 Cup (powder roasted gram in mixie/processor and sieve it before adding)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mini Jhangri Recipe With Video | Soft Jangiri | Jangri Version II

For every Diwali festival Murukku/Chakli , Adhirasam and Soft Jangri/Jhangiri are must at home, Diwali is incomplete without it. So this year I made mini and medium size jhangiri to share with neighbors. This time I have recorded the jangri making in single hand, do check the video here. So this recipe has no step wise pictures instead I have given the video link. Also if you find trouble in watching the video do check my another version of soft jangiri recipe, that recipe has both mixie/food processor and grinder version with step by step picture. The weather is cloudy for past 15 days, so I could not come up

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Besan Ki Burfi | Gram Flour Fudge | Reduced Ghee Barfi Version

For the first time, I have made besan burfi 3 weeks back and stored in an air tight container for Diwali. Since the mysore pak recipe I have in the blog is reduced ghee version I tried similar to it and the

Monday, November 2, 2015

Aloo Ki Bhujia | Potato Sev | Diwali Special Recipe

Aloo Bhujia is an easy snack to make for any festival like Diwali or a perfect savory snack to make for tea time munch. The flavors of potato, besan and spices make it exotic and when compared to other snacks this one uses very less oil when the dough is of perfect consistency. Here I have not added any water

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pani Varagu Jaggery Payasam | Proso Millet Kheer

Today being an auspicious day (Saraswati Pooja/Vasant Panchami), I am posting a healthy millet kheer recipe. The ninth day of Navratri is celebrated as Saraswati Pooja, Saraswathi is revered as a goddess for Knowledge, Music and art. I keep on saying about my India trip in most of the posts. Today I have to say this again :-), I have bought all kinds of millets during my trip, my mom and grandma, they both were cleaned all those millets and packed for me. So I have loads of millets right now and using daily in my cooking. I will post the recipes one by one after the Diwali celebration. So coming to this millet, this is very rare or unknown millet, it looks like thinai but little big in size. I totally forgot the name, Me and my MIL only went to the store and purchased all the millets, so i asked her she too doesn't remember

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pottukadalai Murukku (Dalia Chakli) Using Rice Batter with Video | The Traditional Way

Today I am here with a recipe for Pottukadalai/Roasted Gram Murukku, the traditional way that my mom and relatives practice for long long years. I have mentioned this procedure few years back, that is my first murukku post in 2012 using instant rice flour to make Pottukadalai Murukku. Today I am here with the complete Murukku tutorial which is made by grinding the rice to smooth batter and mixing flour and other stuff to the dough.  I have postponed so many years to post this recipe, the one and only reason for

Monday, October 12, 2015

Authentic Adhirasam Using Brown Sugar | Soft Athirasam Recipe with Video!

Diwali is nearing let me gear up the colorful festival with an authentic and super sweet Adhirasam.  My kids usually call them as brown cookies and even my H who is a sugar dis-liker also likes this sweet so once in a while i have to make it especially for them.  If you are my serious follower then you may wonder why I am re posting Athirasam recipe. I have to admit here that my first version is still popular in the blog and today’s version has a quite easy jaggery preparation so you may never go wrong in syrup consistency and for beginners I assure this one is going to be a no fail version. During my summer vacation my mom

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Easy Red Aval (Poha) Ladoo | Krishna Jayanthi Special

Wishing you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanthi. Here comes a very easy and tasty aval coconut ladoo recipe that you can offer to Lord Krishna on this day. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare this delicious

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ellu Urundai | Til Ke Ladoo | Sesame Laddu

It gives immense pleasure to prepare food with Home/Farm grown ingredients and it’s also very close to heart. Today’s Sesame Laddu/Ellu Urundai recipe is one among it and I cherish the moments whenever I see those blog posts. The last time when we were here for vacation, I clicked the sesame plants (shared those pictures) and now by the time we arrived here, Parents finished the harvest and I could

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Punjabi Samosa Step By Step Recipe | Tips to store it Crispy

I wish dear readers a very colorful and joyous Holi…Holi is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated all over the country especially in North India during spring time, its also called festival of colors. Today’s recipe is pretty much close to this festival yup Punjabi Samosa from scratch with tips to make and store them crispy for a while. You might notice this samosa picture in the Facebook Fan page Profile picture for a quite long

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kai Murukku | Suthu Murukku with two versions | Raw Rice Chakli Recipe

Wishing you all a very happy Pongal/Sankranti /Lohri!!! The Indian harvest festival/pongal is to thank god for the harvest they made. Rice is the major cultivation happens in Tamilnadu and right now it’s harvest time there. Today’s recipe is mainly related with rice, you heard it right, Yes it’s Kai Murukku/Chakli with two versions. One with rice powder based and the other is rice batter based. When I went to India in 2010, My Mom arranged Kai murukku experts to come home and make snacks for us as a return snack to US. I got a chance to view the kai murukku making method unfortunately I couldn't recorded and neither did practice. I came to know from those ladies that they use a specific rice to make this suthu murukku for thier business,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maida Burfi with Chocolate Glaze | Chocolate Topped Maida Burfi Recipe

I wish all my dear Friends, Family Members, Readers and Bloggers a very happy & safe Diwali, let the light you spark bright up your life -:) Here comes one more sweet Maida Burfi recipe to celebrate this holy festival.  Very simple ingredients this sweet use and you can make this under 20 minutes of time (exclude

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Easy Mysore Pak Recipe | Melt in Mouth Sweet with Reduced Ghee Recipe

Diwali reminds many colorful memories; I am missing it badly for the past 7 years, since I came to US. Even now my kids are not aware of this festival except fireworks; I wish it will happen soon!!! Coming to today's recipe I keep on postpone making this Mysore Pak sweet becoz of its calories. But today when I got sudden craving for sweet immediately made it. Someway I reduced ghee and sugar though I got soft and perfect texture mysore paks. This recipe is easy to make unlike the traditional version. Such a superb

Friday, August 29, 2014

Whole Wheat Berry Kheer | Maharastrian Traditional Gavachi Dessert | Kothumai Payasam

Gavachi Kheer/Whole Wheat Kheer is a traditional maharastrian prasad generally made for ganesh chathurthi and offered to ganesh ji. This is super creamy and yummy kheer like any other kheer but so much of health benefits, perfect for growing kids. Here i used organic palm jaggery and rice for making this kheer along with whole wheat!!! And this is the last post for Divya's South Vs North Challenge as this challenge is coming to an end by this month. Thanks Manju for this yummy kheer and thanks Divya for this wonderful event, I have learnt many North Indian dishes, though it is heart breaking I am glad that I had been part of