Oct 26, 2016

Seven cup barfi.... 7 cup barfi

Seven cup burfi is a super easy and super yummy burfi that everyone in the family will love. We used to live in a township when wee were kids. Diwali was so much fun. Getting up early in the morning, getting ready at the earliest, bursting little crackers, going to friends houses, eating lots and lots of sweets and savouries, enjoying playing around and then again back home to celebrate with lights and crackers . I used to love each and every moment of diwali. The varieties of sweets and savouries presented at everyones place used to wow me. Everyone was so good at that. I dont know how they all managed to learn so much. Great job

Now this burfi is one among my favourites that I used to relish during the festive season. My mom never used to make it but one of my aunt's used to. She was so good at it. Every time she would make it I was sure to get my share. Remembering those good old days :) 

The taste is so perfect with that special hint of coconut flavour that the thought of it makes me drool :) Simple recipe but just a little patience is what is needed to get the perfect texture


Oct 22, 2016

Mysore pak....the perfect sweet for a festive feel that just melts in the mouth

Diwali is around the corner and everybody is on the lookout for recipes to try. This sweet is perfect for the occasion.  Filled with sweetness and loaded with ghee it just melts in your mouth the moment to take a bite. Did I say loads of ghee ... well yes ... lots of it :) But its diwali yaar and its perfectly ok to dive in and enjoy the richness of the dessert even if its loaded with ghee.

Mysore pak is a favourite in our home. We love to eat it but the amount of ghee that it takes makes me guilty to have it often except for the festive season :) My mil is an expert in making and we ask her to make it for us once in a while. She is so perfect at that .... I really appreciate the patience she has. My kids always make sure to appreciate their grandma everytime for making it for them. Our appreciation doesnt count much but grandsons appreciation makes her feel sooooo happy..... you know thats how grandparents are

Well... coming back to the recipe... this dessert will be perfect for diwali. It will sure win everyones heart. The recipe is pretty simple except that you have to be cautious about measurements and also be quick in action. Rest is all about a little practise


Oct 18, 2016

Momos chutney

A spicy red chutney that compliments steamed soft momos in the perfect way. Momos might not taste heavenly unless it is served with this spicy and flavorful red sauce. I love this sauce as to how easy it is to make ad how perfectly it pairs up with the momos. Just a handful of ingredients and the sauce should be ready in no time



Veg Momos..... my favourite

Momos are my favourite and given a chance I would love to eat it every time I can catch a glance of it. Soft, steamed, piping hot momos served with spicy red sauce is a wonderful snack to attack. My family is not a big fan of momos but still I dont give up making it for myself. I can make myself a big batch every time and enjoy it more than once

Vegetables cooked and spiced a little, then stuffed to make cute dumplings followed by a quick steaming session is what it takes to make this perfect snack. I follow this simple recipe here and enjoy every time I feel like


Oct 9, 2016

Taco Mexicana ...Our style ;)

My kids loved the taco mexicana the first they had it when it was introduced in Dominos a while ago. They liked it a lot and would always ask me make them some time. I never fell for it so never gave it a try. One day niks said that the recipe was so easy that I should make it for him the next time we make parottas. I was not very particular in making the same recipe but then thought that something like that with our twist would be fun. These days I somehow feel that they just go by name more than the exact dish. Name it fancy with a decent presentation and they love to finish off the snack in no time. Will share the "taco potatana"as my kids named it... which they love taking to school and sharing it with friends

So as per my kids wish this fancy-named recipe was in my to-do list for quite a while.  One day when I was packing vegetable cutlet for my kids snack box, I decided to use the same cutlet mixture to make some taco mexicana "our style". So I saved some cutlet mixture for our special evening snack. The cutlets that I send to school on a regular basis are loaded with veggies... say raw banana, potato, carrot, beans, green peas, spinach(any keerai from our garden), chana/ rajma/ dry beans, flax seeds, sesame seeds and then whatever healthy I can think of :) It just has everything I need to give them

To make this taco snack I just needed a couple of parottas eash, some mayo, some ketchup and ofcourse the main - healthy cutlets. Assemble everything together and present it nicely in the way the kids love it

Vazhathandu pachadi or raita...

I never had vazhathandu pachadi till very recently at my friends place. I somehow have been refraining to try vazhanthandu recipes .... never tried any. It has a bundle of health benefits which will sure convince you to add it to your menu every once in a while. It is very easy to make and also so simple and tasty to add up to your regular meals. I have specially fallen in love with this raita/pachadi. Quick to make and healthy to the core is the speciality that I am talking about here

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