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!
Coconut burfi is my husband’s most favourite sweet. So, I made it today. Like all the burfis, it’s easy to make and yummy to eat. And thankfully, it did come out very well. The creamy and beautiful looking burfi was soft , delicious with a melt in mouth texture. Trust me when I say thatRead more about Coconut Burfi… Read More!
My school friends, Shanthi, Padma and Deepika came home today as we had planned to do group cooking today. We made Badam burfi and Dilkhush Mixture . Inspite of heavy rains and power cut, we had great fun cooking together. Both burfi and mixture came out very well. Badam burfi is easy to make, thoughRead more about Badam Burfi… Read More!
Today, I made Rava ladoo. It’s a very traditional sweet made during Diwali in South India. It’s also one my most favourite traditional sweet 🙂 Ingredients Rava ( semolina/ suji) – 1 kg Sugar – 1 kg Melted ghee – 1+1/2 cup Chopped Cashew nuts – 1/2 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Method RoastRead more about Rava Ladoo… Read More!
I started my diwali sweet preparation today with besan ladoo. It’s my daughter’s most favourite sweet. When we were in Muscat, for every diwali, my good friend Asawari used to make besan ladoo. I sure she will be making this year too. My daughter is a big fan of her ladoos 🙂 Ingredients Besan (Read more about Besan Ladoo… 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!