Mango Shrikhand, also known as Amrakhand is a traditional dish from the Maharashtrian cuisine. It is made with hung yogurt and ripe, sweet mango purée. It’s a no cook dish, very simple to make and absolutely delicious. Chilled, rich, creamy and delicious mango shrikhand served with hot puris is an absolute delight to the palateRead more about Mango Shrikhand… Read More!
Two weeks back, a few of my friends from college had come home for lunch. I was meeting two of them after nearly 20 years. Needless to say, we all had a great time filled with silly jokes and non stop laughter, just like our good old college days. I had made a very traditional SouthRead more about Basundi… Read More!
Today morning, I bought some fresh and yummy litchis. I wanted to make litchi milkshake as everyone at home loves litchi milkshake. When the opened the fridge to take out some milk, I saw few left over milk pedas. Immediately I got this idea of making instant rabdi to serve with the litchis. It justRead more about Litchi in Instant Rabdi… Read More!
The day after Navrathri is celebrated as Dashahara or Vijayadashami. Kama( lust), Krodha( anger), Moha( attachment), Lobha( greed), Mada( pride), Matsara( jealousy), Swartha( selfishness), Anyaaya( injustice), Amanavta( cruelty) and Ahankara ( ego) are the ten negative qualities within us. Dashahara means defeat of these ten negative qualities and Vijayadashami means victory over these ten negativeRead more about Aval Vazhaipazham Payasam… Read More!
Today is the eighth day of Navrathri ( Ashtami). This day is considered very auspicious. Young girls are invited home, served festive food and given lots of gifts. Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of Maha Gauri. Gau means knowledge. When one prays to Maha Gauri, the person is blessed with wisdom, brilliance andRead more about Carrot Cashew and Coconut Payasam… Read More!
Today is the seventh day of Navrathri. Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of Kaalaratri. Kaala means time and ratri means deep rest. Deep rest is required for the rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. Kaalaratri signifies deep rest. Today I made a very simple but a delicious payasam ( kheer) with ravaRead more about Chocolate Rava Payasam… Read More!
Today is the fifth day of Navrathri. The Divine Mother is worshipped as Skandamata. Lord Karthikeya is known as Skanda. Mata means mother. Skandamata is depicted as riding a lion with little Skanda on her lap which signifies courage and compassion. Skanda is also someone who is very skilled. When we pray to Skandamata, weRead more about Pumpkin Payasam… Read More!
Today is the third day of Navrathri. Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of Chandraghanta on the third day of Navrathri. Chandra means moon and Ghanta means bell. Divine mother is depicted as wearing a bell-like ornament in the shape of the moon. Moon is connected with the mind. Just as the moon waxesRead more about Thenga Payasam… Read More!
Today, it’s my daughter’s birthday. She is turning 14:) She wanted me to make a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Since she is very fond of gulab jamuns, I thought of making Chocolate Gulab Jamun Cake. I was looking for an eggless chocolate cake recipe. I found Priya’s recipe ( she firstname.lastname@example.org), Eggless Chocolate CoffeeRead more about Eggless Chocolate Gulab Jamun Cake… Read More!
I had this sudden craving to have brownies, not any other sweet but warm and yummy brownies. I have made this instant brownie before and it always comes out good. Today was no exception at all:) I enjoyed warm, soft brownies with a scoop of chocolate ice cream:) Ingredients All purpose flour- 2 tbsps CocoaRead more about Instant Eggless Brownies… Read More!