Nov 5, 2015

Cornflour Halwa .... with the perfect texture and perfect bite

Dont ask me why I am writing so many posts today. Got plenty of recipes to upload but never find time to sit and write... always lazy you see :) So today I decided to upload some sweets and savouries recipe for the festive season. Right time to get busy when I am already busy doing cleaning chores. But I know perfect time to add these recipes now. Sorry to a couple of friends whom I had promised...(latest promise ;)... that I would upload this a week back (or I should say some months back). Better late than never. And I guess this is  the right time... just before you start making sweets for Diwali :)

This recipe is very similar to cornflour halwa that I posted yesterday. Very simple to make and luscious melt in the mouth type makes it perfect for the occasion. The best part is it makes a lot in no time. So a jackpot when you want to make something special but yet don't have to sweat it out

Try this out this festive season and enjoy ...

Coconut Laddoo ... traditional way that my mom makes :)

Coconut ladoo and coconut barfi are my very big favorites. I remember my mom making batches of them for me when I was in my hostel. She always used to send it across every time there was a chance for someone to come down to my hostel. All my roommates used to praise my mom's effort in making them. Perfect taste, perfect packing and tons of love were always filled in it every time I have received them

She made it different ways ... with milk, without milk, very soft textured, a little stiffer type and guess it right, I loved every style she made it in. Hmmm..... I can't get my thoughts out of that sight in my mind :). Love you mom.. you are the best cook :)

Try this for Diwali and enjoy the festival. Tastes divine in every bite

Kalakand / Palkhova... using condensed milk...Very quick to make

Kalakand is a rich and creamy dessert perfect for any occasion. The traditional way is time consuming but thanks to condensed milk, it has made our jobs easy. Recipe here is made using homemade paneer or chenna and condensed milk. It is quick to make and tastes as delish as the authentic version

At home I always tend to make dessert in small quantities, except for festivals, to enjoy the taste but stay away from our conscious guilt. Even if big batches are made, they will be gone in no time. Most of my dessert recipes show quantity and ingredient for a minimal batch. To make more just proportionately multiply each 

Coming to the recipe. This one is a kids favorite too. They will love the soft and crumbly  texture of  this beautiful dish

Custard Powder Halwa ... Simple to make and Perfect to taste...

Planning to make something very quick and tasty and enjoy. Here is one recipe to the rescue. 15 mins and you will have this beautiful looking halwa ready to be served. Perfect for parties, get together, festivals or just to grab any time of the day

Pick your favorite flavored custard powder and make this in a jiffy. Kids love to eat it too as it has a beautiful jelly like look and texture. The color is also pleasing to the eyes. Sweeten it mildly or dense to suit your taste buds

We make small batches so that we can enjoy just content. Super soft and melt-in-the-mouth halwa is what we get to enjoy

Nov 4, 2015

Pasiparuppu payasam / Moong dal kheer

Moong Dal/Pasiparuppu Payasam is commonly found in every south Indian home during festivals or auspicious days. Simple to make and rich in taste makes it a quick inclusion in almost every festive occasion. Jaggery and dal cooked up nice and soft and topped up with homemade ghee and fried cashews and coconut bits ............hmmmm the thought of it makes me drool. The texture is perfect for a payasam and is sure to bring a smile on your face when you eat it

The best part is that I feel it is healthy unlike other payasam because of the goodness of moong dal and usage of jaggery instead of sugar. It does not make you feel very heavy after eating this dessert. So just to have a light and simple dessert this option lends a good hand

I have always loved this when my mom used to make for us so no wonder the recipe was carried over to my kitchen and dwells there since then. 

Rava Kesari / Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa / Rava Kesari is a very common sweet that is made instantly for any occasion or sudden guests. It is so simple and delicious that it becomes an uninvited guest in quick special menus. In south Indian families it is made for almost every occasion say birthdays, new year, diwali, deepam, krishnashtami and so on

It is a very simple and easy recipe but still I feel the perfect texture and taste depends on the right recipe. I dont compare my recipe with others coz I know everybodys taste is different. Some like it a little dry, some like it too sticky, some very sweet, some very ghee'y. So there is nothing like a perfect recipe. The only thing what matters is what you and your family like

Kesari in my house almost always turns out right. My mil will sure accept this as she loves it whenever I make. She never has put a bowl down without saying that it was perfect. She keeps complaining that she has always had problem with the right texture. Now she is not into cooking much so I try to make her favorite all the time and with the perfect taste that she loves

I am not sure how I missed posting this recipe for so long. It is made so often then I never thought of it or atleast I thought I would have posted it long back. It did not strike me until someone asked me for the recipe

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