Tag: Sweet

Poli – 2 Varieties, 2 methods

Poli – 2 Varieties, 2 methods

It is a tradition in many households to prepare Poli (Obbattu/Holige) during the festival of Bogi or the previous day of Makara sankranthi.  Most of us find preparing Poli at home a tedious process but it actually is not so, or atleast, it need not […]

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

If nothing else, just from the trend of posts on this blog you must be able to tell that Pongal festival is right around the corner! In that same line, here’s a recipe for Chakkarapongal made with aval. The most wonderful thing about this recipe […]

Paal Kesari/Mohanbhog

Paal Kesari/Mohanbhog

Kesari is one of the simplest Indian desserts that even a novice in the kitchen can prepare with ease. All you need are everyday ingredients such as sugar and rava which I’m sure you’ll have on hand at all times. If you switch out the […]

Mixed Flour Appam

Mixed Flour Appam

In our Indian Culture, we celebrate several festivals in a year.  Among them, there are three festivals for which making Appams is an absolute must – Avani Avittam, Sri Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai. Making Appams is a very versatile art.  You can see a different […]

Boondi Urundai/Boondi Paniyarakka

Boondi Urundai/Boondi Paniyarakka

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Karthigai? Pori Urundai, right? But that’s very common… I thought of making something a different this year. This is a traditional recipe too. Let’s see how to make this easy thing. I have […]

Manogaram

Manogaram

There is just two more weeks for the festival of Karthigai.  I think it’s time we start the preparations! Nel Pori Urundai, Aval Pori Urundai and Manogaram are traditional sweets that are made without fail for Karthigai.  Manogaram is a sweet murukku dish made by […]

Jalebi

Jalebi

Hope you had a great time making Jangiri at home from my previous post! For those who are not comfortable with grinding the Urad dal to prepare Jangiri at home, here is a sweet similar in taste and looks but can be made in fewer, […]

Kaju Kathli

Kaju Kathli

What’s a Deepavali without a rich and royal sweet to spark up the festive season! Today, I’m going to show you how to make the King of all decadent sweets – the Kaju Katli. This is a simple recipe that yields about 50 authentic and […]

Jangiri

Jangiri

Making Jangiri is a terrorising thought to many.  Though this looks complicated, it is not so.  Jangiri needs only few, that too, easily available ingredients Urad dal, sugar, any flavoring agent (like cardamom or rose essence) and a food color to attract your eyes.  But […]

Mock Adhirasam

Mock Adhirasam

No time to prepare Adhirasams?  No worries, we can do it instantly using very few ingredients. Going purely by the looks, it’s just like Adhirasam. But taste-wise, it is like chewy Shakarpare…or sweet maida biscuits 🙂 Skip to read in Tamil     Ingredients: ½ […]

Seeni Adhirasam/Kobbari Ariselu

Seeni Adhirasam/Kobbari Ariselu

For people who can’t get their hands on Jaggery where they live or for those who do not like the flavor of Jaggery, you can simply use Sugar. The method is same as for the normal Adhirasam, only the sugar quantity differs.  I have added […]

Adhirasam/Ariselu:

Adhirasam/Ariselu:

Adhirasam is a traditional South Indian sweet made of Rice flour and Jaggery.  It is a flat disc like vadai, fried in oil and can stay on shelf for long. ‘Adhirasam’ in Tamil, is called, ‘Ariselu’ in Telugu and ‘Kajjaya’ in Kannada.  Some of the […]

Madurai Paal Bun (South Indian Donut)

Madurai Paal Bun (South Indian Donut)

This is a popular delicacy of Madurai and the regions around it.  I heard about this simple sweet through my friend Karthiga initially, who shared her recipe in a famous forum, a few years back.  But I never tried or tasted it. I also learnt […]

Puttu

Puttu

Hello lovely readers! It’s the Friday of Navrathri tomorrow and that means we need to have fluffy puttu ready at our homes. Well, here I am! Let’s get to making… Skip to read in Tamil   Ingredients: 1 cup – Rice Flour 1 cup – […]

Tips to make Traditional Indian Sweets

If this is your first time preparing traditional sweets on your own, you have come to the right place!  I have compiled all the tips and learnings from my experience, starting from the preparation process, possible areas for mistakes along with solution to rectifying the […]

Hot N’ Sweet Ginger Pickle

Hot N’ Sweet Ginger Pickle

Do you ever have those days when you’re just sick of the same routine menu week-in and week-out? Well, everytime I find myself feeling that way, this is always what I do to pick up my mood and add a flair to the menu. This […]