Sakara Pongal with Sprouted Whole Moong Dal

As with every festival, this Sankranti had me thinking what new dish I should make. Whatever new dish that may come to mind, I will have to make the star dish of the festival, that being the Sakara Pongal. And innovation had its play with Athamma telling me that we can prepare it with whole […]

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Pori Urundai For Karthikai Deepam!

Happy Karthigai Deepam to all my Readers! It was Karthigai deepam yesterday and I didn’t realise until Amma told me. It kind of slipped my memory. But how can I not remember Karthigai Deepam? As every festival, this too has special memories associated. This festival is very special to Tamil Nadu and since having lived […]

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Almond Milk Cake ~ Badam Halwa in Microwave!

Badam Halwa is a rich Indian Sweet made with a smooth paste of Almond or Badam with sugar. While the traditional method is quite labour intensive, this microwave method gets you the same taste and texture in 15 minutes of microwave cooking. I took a day off as the boys were due for their vaccine […]

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Wheat Adai Payasam ~ A Sweet to Celebrate!

Well it happened finally! I was eagerly waiting for the article to release since the time I was contacted. This happened sometime after the Dosa Mela. Joanne contacted me to ask if I would like to feature my recipe in The Indian American Magazine, I was elated! She wrote back last week saying her article […]

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Jangiri | Jhangiri ~ Indian Deepavali Sweet

Jangiri or Jhangiri is traditional Indian Sweets prepared all over India during the festival season. It is one of the popular sweets prepared during Deepavali or Diwali across the Indian States. In the north, this sweet is called as Imarti, while in South India, it is called as Jhangiri or Jangiri. I am not very […]

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