Category: Sweets

Baked & Fried Gujiya

Gujiyas are sweet dumpling make with all purpose flour or semolina or wheat flour with khova, coconut and mixed nuts stuffing. I learnt this recipe from one of my North Indian friends. It was for one holi she made it and I went to observe her making it. This recipe is time consuming but worth to make. These are mildly...

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is a traditional Indian sweet or pudding made with Delhi carrots, milk and sugar.  It is also called as Gajrela. Traditionally it is made by simmering freshly grated carrot in full fat milk. But here I didnt grate the carrot, instead I chopped it into big chunks and used pressure cooker method to make this carrot halwa. It...

Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvaathirai is a hindu festival celebrated in Kerala and tamilnadu in the month of Dhanu or Margazhi( mid Dec- mid June). Aardhra dharisanam in Tamilnadu corresponds with thiruvaathirai in Kerala. Both are related to Lord Shiva. On this day we make a sweet with raw rice and jaggery. INGREDIENTS Raw rice- 1 cup Moong dhal – 2 tbsp Jaggery –...

Boondhi ladoo

Boondhi ladoo is one of the famous traditional sweets made on various occasions like wedding, baby shower and also during festrivals like Diwali. This sweet is very close to my heart and there is a reason behind it. This is one particular sweet which we make together for Diwali. We make around 150 ladoos to distribute and every single person...

Boost Barfi

Boost barfi is a soft fudge that can be made easily without much strain. I have heard a lot about bournvita cake or chocolate cake. I wanted to try with boost and made this fudge. It is made with minimum ingredients like maida / all purpose flour, sugar and boost. Without much write up we will go to the recipe...

Mysorepak

Mysorepak is a traditionalclassic sweet that originated from the Royal kitchen of Mysore palace. This aromatic and delicious sweet is made with besan, sugar and ghee. The traditional recipe is light, crunchy, not hard, edges with crumbs, porous cube and a delicious aroma. The original one calls for oil also whereas the soft variation of is made completely with ghee....

Maavilakku maavu

Maavilakku maavu is a recipe made with rice flour and jaggery and is offered to Goddess. The procedure for this poojai differs from family to family. But the procedure for making the recipe is the same.  Hope this post will help all the beginners and newly weds. INGREDIENTS Raw rice – 1 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Cardamom- 2 Rinse...

Multigrain Sathu Nuts Ladoo

Multigrain Sathu nuts ladoo is the healthiest ladoo I have eaten ever. I learnt this from one of my friends. Thank you Priyanka for the wonderful healthy recipe. This includes all the nuts like almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, chironji, raisins, fig, dry dates.  Almond is rich in calcium, Cashew is rich in iron and has unsaturated fat, walnut is rich...

Seven cup cake

Seven cup cake is one of the easiest burfi/cake varieties that requires very less time to make. I learnt this sweet from my mom. She makes this sweet in two ways- one in this method and the other using khova. This sweet is always special to me because this is the first recipe I posted on my blog. Now I...

Dhal holige / Paruppu Boli

Boli or Upputtu or Holige as it is called in different parts of India is one of the traditional recipes made on the festival days. In my home, we make it for Bhogi. My amma and Patti use banana leaf to make the boli. Amma and paati makes this in a different style like the one we get in the...

Chakkai Varatti / Jackfruit Jam

Chakka varatti is one of the famous kerala recipes with which we can make a lot of dishes. It is actually a jackfruit preserve made with jackfruit, jaggery and ghee and can be stored for an year or one and a half years. I love this a lot and my parents  make sure, this is made every year, especially my...

Atta halwa / Wheat halwa

Atta halwa / Wheat halwa is one of the easiest halwa recipes that can be made with very few ingredients. I have seen my mom and grandmom making this during my childhood days. You can make this sweet in ten minutes if you are making it in less quantity. INGREDIENTS Wheat flour – 1/2 cup Sugar – 1/2 cup Water...

Beetel leaves-Coconut ladoo

Beetel leaves- coconut ladoo is an unique sweet that can be made very easily. I had lot of beetel leaves at home and started experimenting with different recipes out of it. One of them is the ladoo. This ladoo is chewy, soft and people who love sweet paan will definitely love this. INGREDIENTS Beetel leaves- 5 Condensed milk- 1/2 cup...

Sweet rice

Sweet rice is the mixture of rice with jaggery syrup and grated coconut with elaichi flavour. The taste and flavour differs from sweet pongal(Chakkarai pongal), and nei payasam. It has its unique taste. This is my grandma’s(mother’s mom) recipe. I learnt this from my mom.  This is the first time we made this recipe n the absence of my grandma...

Corn flour halwa

Corn flour halwa is a very famous halwa made in most of our weddings for evening tiffin. My mom makes this halwa at home which is favourite for me and my husband. Whenever we go to my place or my parents come, she makes this for us and there will be competition beteen me and my husband to finish it....

Kasi Halwa/ Poosinikai Halwa

Kasi Halwa / Poosinikai Halwa is one of the easiest halwa made with white pumpkin, sugar and ghee as main ingredients. I have tasted this halwa in almost all the Brahmin weddings, including mine. Whenever I have this halwa, I ll fall in love with it. This time I had white pumpkin at home and tried this recipe. Also my dream...

Puffed rice balls

         The idea of making puffed rice balls came from the aval pori and nel pori that we make for thirukarthigai. We buy muttai pori(puffed rice) regulary at home and kaara pori is the most commonly made snack in the evening. I remember an aunty making muttai pori urundai and she packs it for her son’s snack....

Kakinada Kaja/Madatha Kaja

Kaja is the famous sweet in Andhra,  Puri – Orissa.  The name Kakinada refers to the place in Andhra Pradesh. Since this sweet is very famous there, it got its name as Kakinada Kaja. They are layered pastries that are fried and dipped into the sugar syrup. The word Madatha in telugu means folds. So this sweet is also called...

Semiya Kesari

Semiya kesari is one recipe which I want to make for a long time. For the first time I saw the photo of this recipe when my husband’s athai(Aunty) made this. From that time I am waiting to taste this sweet. Finally I made this sweet when my blog got 3000 plus followers. Thank you Vasantha Athai for introducing me...

Aval pori

Aval pori and Nel pori are the two main recipes that we make for Karthigai Deepam. Though I eat this every year, this is the first time I made on my own. And I found that this is one of the easiest recipes. Some make balls out of it. INGREDIENTS Aval pori – 3 glasses Jaggery – 3/4 glass Finely chopped...

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