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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Pineapple Halwa / Candied Pineapple

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Also Known as: Anasipazha Halwa, Candied Pineapple. There should be some sort of stricter rule for me to stay connected with the world! I live in the woods, in the deep country side, where there is no sign of civilization for several miles. The only way to prove my existence is by my personal effort! [...]

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Candied Beets / Beet Root Halwa – Happy Tamizh New Year:)

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Beetroot Halwa: Today, I was asked to fast for a day long. Well, it was ‘piece of cake’…as I planned a good eat yesterday night:) Considering the fact, I have errands to run today and a good bit of shuttling schedule…I felt compelled to eat a relatively carb rich diet, last night. Otherwise, I am [...]

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Yucca Halwa / Maravalli Kizhangu Halwa – Country Style

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Maravalli Kizhangu Halwa:(Country Style) Manihot esculenta is the Botanical name of this plant. Where they have modified tap root…rich in starch. Its eaten in many parts of the world today, but traces its origin to South America. In India, it is often associated with famine food’. During depression, people mainly sustained with just few tapioca [...]

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Mishti Doi – Steamed Milk Cake!

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Steamed Milk Sweet: Junnu without cow’s lactating milk. Ginnu – Cheating method:) Seem Paal or Kadampu Paal Halwa. Milk Custard?! Bhappa Doi. Mishti Doi. Steamed Condensed Milk:) They make a special dessert with cow’s first few day’s lactating milk. The lactating milk is very nutritious, high in protein and looks much deep yellow in color [...]

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Milk Fudge – New Year Special!!!

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Doodh Peda: Milk Peda, Milk Fudge, Doodh Peda, Paal Peda, Paal Halwa. Even though I didn’t post daily in 2009 (as I did in 2008), this year has continued to be all ‘slow cooking classic recipes’. It has been active, challenging, energetic, realistic and somewhat glorious year. I can’t imagine what 2010 hold up for [...]

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Qubani Ka Meeta – Happy Thanks Giving Y’all

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Kubhani ka Meetha:(Hyderabadi Style) Qubani Ka Meetha. Qubani Ka Meeta. Apricot Halwa. Hyderbad Apricot dessert. Peach Pazham Halwa. Another exciting recipe from the city of Char Minar (Hyderabad). I am reposting one of my old recipe, here today to Wish Y’all Happy Thanks Giving.:) Enjoy your holidays and have fun shopping:) Ingredients Dry apricot 250 [...]

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Jack Fruit Jam

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Jack Fruit Jam: Chakka Varati. Pala Pazha Halwa. Palapazham Halwa/Jam. Chakka Varattiyadhu. My Mommy learnt this recipe from her friend Geetha (whose native is Palakkad). Mommy learnt bunch of Kerala specialities from her(will share with you’ll in future). Both my Mother and Geetha Auntie are excellent singers, all they do is sing and cook together. [...]

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Vilampazham Halwa

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Vilam Pazha Halwa: Vilampazham Jam. Vilampazha Halwa. Vilam Pazha Laddu. The Botanical name of this fruit is Feronia elephantum. The English common name is ‘Wood Apple’. The shell is hard and lethery…goes from pale greenish white to half white when ripe. The pulp is extremely ‘tangy’…so they always mix it with jaggery. This is kind [...]

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Navrathri Special – Cucumber Seeds Halwa

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Cucumber Seeds Halwa: Vellari Vidhai Halwa. Being a Pastafarian, me talking about Navrathri…no way!! As y’ll know, I am keeping my ideologies silent, today. Wish you all ‘very Happy Dusserra Festival’. Enjoy! I still remember this fresh…when we were kids, all our neighbours and friends used to invite Pari(my brother) for the Kolu. Yeah, Pari [...]

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