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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Kesar di Kheer or Saffron Rice Pudding ~ Indian Sweet!

Kesar di Kheer

Today’s recipe is a sweet treat that I made many days ago. Kesar di Kheer or Saffron Rice Pudding. Kheer is a traditional sweet dish, made by boiling rice or broken wheat with milk and sugar. It is flavoured with cardamoms, raisins, saffron, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or also […]

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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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Ganesha Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chavithi Pooja!

“Vinayaka Chaturthi Subhakanshalu to all my readers!” Vinayaka Chaturthi pooja preparations starts quite early at home as every year. Only difference is this year, Athamma did everything herself, while I was baby sitting my darlings. Since its a tradition in their home to make Poli for all festival, I have adapted that and I make […]

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