Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari ~ Navratri Day 6

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari is a healthy option of making regular semolina kesari with Palm Sugar. This is a quick dish for prasadam. Since the sugar imparts brown colour, you can skip adding any food colour. For the Navratri Day 6, Nava Durga is Katyayani (Jupiter). So the food can be Honey, Kesari, Kadale. Kadale […]

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Chilakada Dumpa Halwa | How to make Sweet Potato Halwa

Chilakada Dumpa Halwa

Chilakada Dumpa Halwa is a delicious halwa made with Sweet Potato. While sweet potato is sweet on its own, making it into a halwa gives you a sinful dessert to enjoy! Sweet Potato is called as Shakarkandi in Hindi, Chilakada dumpa in Telugu, Ranga alur in Bengali and is a root vegetable mostly eaten just […]

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Navratan Kurma | How to make Navratan Korma

Navratan Kurma

Navratan Kurma or Navratan Korma is a typical Indian cream gravies that have about nine different ingredients added to the dish with a cream base for the gravy. This makes an excellent side dish for mild pulaos. I made this Navratan Kurma as the side dish when I was making Moti Pulao  As the pulao […]

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Kuthiraivali Arisi Payasam

Kuthiraivali Arisi Payasam

Kuthiraivali Arisi Payasam or Barnyard Millet Payasam is a delicious payasam made with the millet and makes an excellent alternate to regular vermicelli or rice. I made this payasam for the final day of Navratri. I observed the Navratri with Nine days of Neivedyam with Millets and this was for the final day of Dasara. […]

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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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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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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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Bread Pudding ~ Pondicherry’s Baguettes in Coconut Milk Basundi

Pondicherry Bread Pudding

Pondicherry Bread Pudding or Pondicherry’s Baguettes in Coconut Milk Basundi is a delicious Indo French Dessert popular in the Pondicherry that may not feature in other places. In fact, it was by luck I came across this dish. The inspiration for this cuisine struck me when Priya Suresh did this theme with Indo French Cuisine. […]

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