Category: Sweets

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....

Vella Cheedai

Vella cheedai is a snack that is prepared for Gokulashtami.   My amma and paati have told me that it is always challenging to make vella seedai. Because either it will become hard or it will dissolve in oil.  This is the first time I made this recipe and by luck I got it good. Hope you too will make this recipe...

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 water for 6-8 hours/overnight. Drain...

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 a jiffy. INGREDIENTS Aval/Poha –...

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 as white and translucent or...

Sweet Ragi Koozh (Finger millet )

Ragi is the common name for Finger – millet in South India. This is one of the most nutritious food and can easily be digested. They are rich in proteins, calcium, iron. It helps to keep the body cool.  It is not season bound and  cultivated throughout the year. The grain cannot be polished due to its teeny-weeny size.So they retain...

Pista burfi

Pista burfi is basically maida (All purpose flour) cake since it is a main ingredient for this recipe. It is an easy and quick to make sweet for the beginners. INGREDIENTS All purpose flour – 1 cup Sugar – 2 cups Water – 3/4 cup Ghee – 4 tbsp Pista syrup – 3 drops Tuti-fruti – few In a shallow...

Choco fudge

Choco fudge is an easy and simple recipe that you can make in a jiffy. i am fond of chocolates and want to try something with the choco powder. So I tried making this and it was loved by all. Chocolate lovers like me would forget themselves after they start chewing this  sweet. It is very tasty, soft and yummy!!!!...

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