Category: Sweets

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...

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...

Nel 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 Nel pori – 3 glasses Jaggery – 1/2 glass Finely chopped...

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...

Gajrela

Gajrela is a popular Punjabi dessert which is also called as Ghajar ka Halwa. It is a rich Indian dessert made with fresh carrots, milk, butter, sugar and nuts.  When I visited my sister’s place once, my brother in law made this sweet and it was mouthwatering. From then on, I wished to make this at home but I didnot....

Modhagam

Modhagam is a popular sweet made with rice flour , coconut and jaggery. It is made mainly on Vinayakar Chathurthi as a neiveydhyam to Lord Ganesha.  If the dough is left over, it can be used to make ammini kozhukkattai. If the stuffing is left over it can be eaten as it is.  There are three main steps in making...

Ellu Chiguli

‘Open Sesame’ is a famous phrase in the movie Alibaba and forty thieves. Yes!! It bursts open when it attains maturity. They are available in two colours -white and black. In Hindu mythology, the black seeds represent Lord Sani(Saturn). They are rich in iron, magnesium and has anti-cancer properties.  Adding jaggery to it makes it more rich in iron. They are...

Thengai pooranam

Thengai pooranam is a mixture of coconut with the jaggery syrup. This is the first time I made thengai pooranam. I learnt this from my paati (Dad’s mom). Amma and paati makes pooranam as a stuffing for modhagam. This is one of my favourite sweets(Of course whatever that is made out of jaggery :P). Whenever they make this, I thought...

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