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Payasam Rice Sweets

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …



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 …


Thatta payaru sundal

Thatta payaru sundal is made on the festival days. It is an easy and simple recipe. Especially this is made for thai poosam along with the paanagam. INGREDIENTS Thatta payaru (Cow peas)- 1 cup Jaggery – 11/4 cup Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup Cardomom powder – A pinch Ghee – 2 tbsp Soak the Cowpea in …


Vella Aval

Vella aval is one of the common sweet that amma makes at home for aadi velli and thai velli. It is made on these days as a neiveydhyam and offered to God.  I learnt this recipe from her and found it very easy.  It is a simple, quick, easy recipe that can be made in …


Vanilla Pudding

China grass is the name used for Agar-agar in India. It is a gelatinous substance obtained from algae. Usually we use in labs as a medium to grow bacteria and to check their motility and mobility. Apart from this it is also used in cooking. It is a natural vegetable gelatin counterpart. they are available …

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