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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...

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...

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...

Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai pongal is an auspicious neivedhyam made in many perumal(Lord Venkateshwara) temples. It is the main recipe made on the occasion of Thai Pongal. However it is also made at home during many occasions. We can make this recipe with or without adding milk into it. Here I have posted the recipe without adding milk into it. INGREDIENTS Raw rice...

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....

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...

Badham Halwa

Badham Halwa is a rich dessert that does not require too much of ingredits. Also the method of preparing it is very easy. But a lot of patience is required to peel off the skin. Since I soaked the alomonds only for two hours, it took me an hour to peel them off. When I told my mom, she said...

Rava Kesari (Sooji halwa)

        Rava Kesari is one of the common sweets made in my home in regular intervals.  Mostly my mom makes this on Sunday evenings with hot pakoda and coffee.  Also this is made as a neiveydyam  when we are bored of making payasam. This is the all time favourite sweet for me and my second uncle. This...

Chadha chadhayam / Idichu pizhinja payasam.

Chadha chadhayam or Idichu pizhinja payasam is the most favoured payasam among Keralites. In Malayalam, idichu means pounding and pizhinju means squeezing. In olden days, the scraped coconut was pounded in mortar since there was no blenders or mixers. Hence the payasam was named like that. The main ingredient in this is coconut milk and the extraction of this milk...

Apple jalebi/ Apple fritters

Apple jalebi is the new version of normal jalebis. For my grany’s birthday, I want to try something new. Always I am fond of jalebis than jaangiris. So, I was about to make that. But my dad bought a lot of apples. And I said everybody that I am going to make jalebis with apple. Everyone was scared to taste...

Kaju balls

         Kaju balls/ Kaju katli is made from cashews, sugar, ghee.  It differs from kaju burfi in two ways. Kaju burfi contains milk powder or milk but kaju katli is made without milk. Also the shelf life of kaju katli is more than that of the burfi. My mom makes this in a different way. She soaks...

Banana Choco Pudding

I wanted to make something new and landed up with this new recipe. I love bananas so I used them as a prime ingredient. This is an easy and simple sweet that can be made in 30 minutes. INGREDIENTS Bananas – 5 Nos Sugar – 1/2 cup Milk powder – 4 tbsp Cocoa powder – 2 tsp Cashews and Almonds...

Tomato Halwa

I want to make something different and ended up in making this recipe. As we all know, tomato is an anti-oxidant and fights against cancer. It helps in reducing the blood cholesterol. Also it is a good antiseptic and the pigment improves eye – health. It helps in combating hypertension, urinary tract infections and is rich source of minerals and...

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