Varadaraja Perumal Kovil Idli

Varadaraja Perumal Idli

Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Kovil Idli is quite popular and I already have two different recipes, Kanchipuram Idli Recipeand Kanchipuram Idli Recipe ver 2 from different sources, each clamining to be the actual recipe. I came to know yet another recipe for the same from Amma’s diary. We are very fond of the first two recipes, […]

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Carrot Burfi | How to make Gajar Barfi

Carrot Burfi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my readers! Carrot Burfi or Gajar ki Barfi is yet another quick sweet you can make for festivals. I have used khoya and condensed milk. You can use milk as well, though it is more time consuming. There are so many ways to make this sweet. I kept it simple […]

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Sev Recipe | How to make Sev for Chaat

Sev Recipe

Traditional Savories like Murukku, Ompodi (Sev), Ribbon Pakoda are some of the dishes that Amma makes for many festivals apart from Deepavali. Its more like she feels she has to make this often for the kids to enjoy our Indian snacks. Krishna Jayanthi / Janmashtami / Gokulashtami is one of the festivals she observes and […]

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Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is one of the popular Indian Sweets made during festivals. This halwa is made with split yellow moong dal, this is a delicious and sinful dessert to enjoy anytime. This week is all about cooking for different festivals. I picked up Raksha Bandhan and wanted to make some special sweets that are […]

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Walnut Praline ~ Easy Ice Cream Toppings

Walnut Praline

Walnut Praline is a quick and easy one to make when you want something crunchy or interesting to top your Ice creams. I wanted to make with Almonds, and ended up using walnut as I didn’t have my stock of almonds refilled. Praline is the french word where sugar is caramelized and nuts are added […]

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Easy Chicken Fry | How to Make Chicken Fry

Easy Chicken Fry

Today’s recipe is all about how to make an easy Chicken Fry within 30 mins. That’s all it takes and we were surprised that it was so quick to make. Kids love chicken fry and we keep trying out new combinations and recipes. The ones that get liked by the kids, we end up making […]

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Aval Kesari | Poha Kesari Recipe

Aval Kesari is one of the quickest and easy Indian Sweets you can make. When I was planning the Tamil Nadu Breakfast Thali, I wanted a quick sweet to accompany, more so a Kesari as this is the standard sweet to be served in all Breakfast Thalis. Since I have a handful of Kesari recipes […]

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Carrot Seviyan Halwa

Carrot Seviyan Halwa is a delicious creamy milk sweet made with vermicelli and carrot. The texture is more like a halwa than a payasam and is so addictive. This sweet is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day, which falls on May 14th. Amma is so fond of sweets and this sweet was in fact […]

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Kalyana Ven Pongal

Kalyana Ven Pongal is a recipe from Meenakshi Ammal’s Samaithu Paar. I have the entire collection in English edition that my brother had bought. I think he got it to learn cooking. I remember he did carry it with him when he travelled to the US. Between both of us, we must have collected so […]

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Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu

Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu is one of those delicious simple and easy to make, dish that can be paired so well with Steamed rice or even rotis. This is part of the Tamil Brahmin thalis and I have seen friends bringing this often along with rice. As part of the bigger thali, this is […]

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