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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Mixed Fruits Rava Kesari

Mixed Fruits Rava Kesari

Happy Dussehra to all my readers! Celebrate the day with this delicous Mixed Fruit Rava Kesari. Today is special for us in another way as well, as its our boys Tenth Birthday. I have taken the day off to spend time with them, plus complete the special Dussehra pooja. I have been observing the Navaratri […]

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Maddur Vada | Maddur Vade ~ Tempting Snack from Karnataka

There are always certain dishes that evoke nostalgic memories that make you feel wonderful. Maddur Vada is one such dish for me. It’s been so many years since I tasted this dish. Maddur Vada if you must know the history is sold in a place en route to Mysore from Bangalore. This tempting, delicious snack […]

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Moong Dal Carrot Vada , Uddi Bonda | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

Meddu Vada  or Masala Vada is mostly made during all festivals. For a change we think of making different varieties. I had plans to make Maddur Vada, but Athamma had soaked Urad Dal so decided to make something with that itself.  Amma had the same problem too. Dad was very much against the same Meddu […]

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Sambar Rice ~ Sankranti Special!

Waves were hitting the shores, wave after wave, calling me to touch. But I didn’t budge from my spot. Every other minute, I was closing my eyes, just feeling the breeze that was caressing me with the salty drizzles from the salty water. I was gazing at my family standing on the beach. With each […]

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Wheat Berry Payasam ~ A Vegan Indian Dessert!

I went and got this bag of whole wheat berries and you can see that’s the reason for all wheat related dishes coming up. I basically bought it to make the Wheat Halwa. I used just about a cup and there were no quarter kg bags available. And its not enough to grind into flour. […]

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