Semiya Ladoo ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Semiya Ladoo

Semiya Ladoo is an easy Diwali Sweet that you can make very quickly. This is made with vermicelli and surely makes a difference from the regular ladoos you can make for the festival season. Since I was planning to make easy sweets for this Diwali, I had asked Amma to suggest some easy ones and […]

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Carrot Rava Ladoo ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Carrot Rava Ladoo

Carrot Rava Ladoo is an easy sweet you can make for Diwali. This is a sinful ladoo and everybody will love this quick sweet. Fresh carrots are used in this ladoo and cooked till soft before adding roasted Rava to make ladoos. I wanted to do this theme next week however, I didn’t have time […]

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Thinai Sakkarai Pongal ~ Day 9

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal or Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal is a sweet preparation made with millet and moong dal, jaggery. This is a good alternative to regular sweet pongal made with rice. Since my plan was to include millets this festival season, I replaced the regular rice with thinai and made a sakkarai pongal. Though one […]

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Mixed Nuts Rava Ladoo ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Mixed Nuts Rava Ladoo

Mixed Nuts Rava Ladoo is an easy sweet you can make for this Diwali. All the ingredients you need are easy available in your pantry. Every Deepavali we make elaborate plans on making new sweets, savories and towards the actual D Day, we will have loads of Sweets and Savories that we prepare that ends […]

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Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Sorakkai Saggubiyyam Payasam ~ Day 7

Sorakkai Saggubiyyam Payasam

Sorakkai Saggubiyyam Payasam or Lauki Sabudana Kheer is a delicious Indian Sweet made during Festivals. This is made with Lauki and Sago in a creamy milk base. For the Navratri  Day 7, I wanted to make another payasam and Amma suggested a halwa with Lauki. I said Lauki Halwa is already done. Then she talked […]

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Paneer Poha Payasam ~ Day 6

Paneer Poha Payasam

Paneer Poha Payasam is a delicious payasam made with freshly made paneer or chhena and poha/aval, suitable for any occasion and during this Navratri season, it’s an apt neivedyam. Amma shared her recipe with me when I was asking her what to make for the neivedyam today. Sundays are always hectic and I wanted a […]

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Apple Sheera with Nattu Sakkarai ~ Day 5

Apple Sheera with Nattu Sakkarai

Apple Sheera with Nattu Sakkarai is a delicious kesari made with rava and Nattu Sakkarai with the goodness of apple blended with it. I wanted to make a sweet without the refined sugar and felt nattu sakkarai is a good option. The other neivedyam today was Ven Pongal and Pattani sundal for Navrati Day 5. […]

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Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version. Thinai Thengai Sadam and Kadalai Sundal is the Neivedyam for Navratri Day 4. Check out the other Navratri Special Dishes. Thinai Thengai Sadam Ingredients Needed: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai 1 […]

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Samai Elumichai Sadam, Kondakadalai Sundal ~ Day 3

Samai Elumichai Sadam

Samai Elumichai Sadam is the millet version of lemon rice made with Little Millet. This is prepared the same way as you would with regular Rice. So for Navratri Day 3 Neivedyam, I made Samai Elumichai Sadam and Kondakadalai Sundal. My plan was to cook all the main dishes with different millets this year. Somehow […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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