Paal Halwa

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Also Known As:¬†Milk Halwa. Sooji Halwa. Rawa Halwa. People don’t want to diet during winter…and also want to stay in shape! So, comforting ourselves with a delicious desserts that are low in calories is the trick. Paal Halwa is one of the ultimate comfort dish, evoking childhood memories. And the recipe is quite simple too, [...]

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Samba Rawa Pongal / Gothumai Ravai Pongal – Go Healthy!

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Cream of Wheat Pongal: Ingredients: Wheat semolina 1 cupMung dhall 1/2 cupMilk 1 cupSaltGreen chili 1 choppedGinger 2″ choppedCurry leaves fewPeppercorns 2 spoonsCumin seeds 2 spoonsCashew nuts fewGhee/oil 1/4 cup. Method: Cook mung dal/lentils till tender. Dry toast the semolina and add to the above lentils. Further add 2-3 cups of water. Add salt too, [...]

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Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa – How Sweet Is That?

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Zaffroni Sooji Ka Sheera: Saffron Infused Semolina Halwa. Rawa Halwa. Rawa Kesari. It isn’t what I exactly planned it to be, blogging about nothing! I mean the usual stuff, I know sometimes (okay, okay kool…many a times) my recipes are not so blog worthy. Come on, how many people would actually ruin a simple dessert!! [...]

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Restaurant Style Rawa Pongal / Sooji Pongal / Semolina Pongal

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Restaurant Style Rawa Pongal: Ingredients: Rawa 1 cupMung dal 1/4 cupFarm fresh milk 1 cupGreen chilies 1 or 2 finely choppedGinger 2″ choppedCurry leaves fewPeppercorns 2 spoonsCumin seeds 2 spoonsAsafoetida 1 pinchSalt to tasteCashew nuts 15-20Ghee 1/4 cup. Method: Soak lentils for about 40 minutes or 1 hour before cooking. Add just enough salt and [...]

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Sooji Tamatar Bath / Rava Thakali Upma / Semolina Tomato Upma

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Rawa Tomato Bath: Ingredients: Semolina 1 cupCashew nuts 5-7Green chilies 3 slicedCurry leaves fewGarlic 6 clovesOnion 1 slicedMint leaves 10Cilantro 4 springsTomatoes 3 chopped and crushedSaltTurmeric 1 pinchChili powder 1/2 spoonFennel seeds 1/2 spoonBay leaf 1Cinnamon 1 stickCloves 3Ghee few spoons. Method: Heat oil in a pan, add the whole spices, chilies, curry leaves and [...]

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Semolina Pudding / Sooji Kheer / Rawa Payasam

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Semolina Kheer: Ramzan Payasam. Ramzan Kanji. Sweet Porridge-Ramzan special. Thari Kanji. Sometimes, its very easy for me to be a terrible cook…no, its not a joke. I make blunders, okay some huge blunders, simply irrevocable mistakes while fixing even good old simple recipes. The each time, I tried to whip this sooji kheer, I was [...]

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Restaurant Style Rawa Dosa

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Hotel Style Rawa Dosai: Saravanaa Bhavan Hotel Style Rawa Dosai. Restaurant Style Rawa Dosa. Paper Thin Rawa Dosa. Rava Dose. Sooji Dosa. Semolina Crepes. Though I claim here, its Restaurant style but I have to admit that mine isn’t that perfect after all! But I am glad that I tried.:) I am not a big [...]

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Samba Rava Pongal

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Godhumai Ravai Pongal: Cracked Wheat Pongal. Samba Godhumai Rava Pongal. Myself and my brother live in two different time zones…that we can’t always talk:( We have 17 hours difference (He is in Australia)…so he should stay up all night and I should get up too early to get hold of him. So, does this have [...]

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MTR Rava Idly

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Rawa Idly: (MTR style) Steamed Pancakes. Semolina Steamed Cake. Spiced Idly. Spicy Sooji Idly. MTR – Rava Idly. Well, now if I claim its MTR style rawa idly, don’t think that I opened a ready MIX MTR rawa idly packets!! MTR – Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, Bangalore is famous for this rava idly…it is said that [...]

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Makka Cholam Rawa Upma

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Corn Meal Upma: Corn Meal Kitchedi. Ingredients: Corn Meal 1 cupVegetables 1 cup(carrots, beans, peas, potatoes….)Salt to tasteOnion 1 large slicedGarlic 2-3 cloves slicedChilies 2-3 slicedCurry leaves fewCilantro leaves fewMustard seeds 1/4 spoonOil. Method: Heat oil in a pan. Add mustards and curry leaves. Wait till they pop up. Then add garlic, onion and chilies….fry [...]

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