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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Unniappam / Vazhaipazham Appam

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Unniappam: On the other day, I was counting all my drawbacks…and ended up making a pretty big list:( Well, am not ashamed that I was never good with machines and numbers! So, its in the top most layer! But, its really funny when people assume that I must be good in cooking!! Ooops, maybe this [...]

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Jilebi – Hot Jilebis Anyone?

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Jilebi Being a total narcissist talker on the blog and complete introvert in reality…has made me look like a jerk! Well, let me get one thing straight! I have always had trouble breaking the ice/talking to classmates and roommates. But, am a good listener. Unless someone approach me with series of questions..I keep my opinions [...]

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Cocoa Peda / Chocolate Fudge – 4′ O Clock Sugar Rush!

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Chocolate Peda: It is not very new that I dream about ‘sweets’ all the time. My mother thinks that all my 28 teeth (that’s right, 4 wisdom teeth never grew…am evolved, hehe) are literally made of sugar!! Well, I blame it on my constant depression, rare jubilation, occasional victory(over something stupid), mere joblessness, lazy afternoons…crazy [...]

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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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Bobatlu – Ugadi Shubhakankshalu

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Puran Poli: (Happy Telugu New Year) Other Names: Bobbatlu, Puran Poli, Paruppu Poli, Boli, Obbottu, Bobatlu. Polelu. Poli. Bobattlu ( Andra Special Sweet) Ingredients: Maida/All purpose flour 3 cupsSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonCooking soda 1/4 spoonWarm water 1 cupGhee/clarified butter/sesame oil 1 cupNo working flour/dusting flour. Dough Preparation: In a large bowl add flour. Mix salt, turmeric [...]

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Carrot-Walnuts Fudge – Its Purely Decadent!

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Gajjar-Akhrot Halwa: Ingredients: Carrots 1/4 kiloWalnuts/Pecan 1 and 1/2 cupsCondensed milk 1/4 cupBrown sugar 3/4 cupMilk 1 cupCardamom powder 1 spoonGhee 1/4 cup.Method: Peel the carrot and chop them down. Cook the carrots in milk till tender, puree the same. Heat ghee in a deep, heavy bottomed vessel. Add sugar, condensed milk, cardamom and carrot [...]

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Black Gram Laddu / Urid Dal Laadu / Karuppu Ulundhu Urundai – Just Like That:)

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Urad Dal Laddu: Curbing that 4 O’ Clock sugar rush is a big thing to me! When I stock my pantry with only picky healthy ingredients…gosh, I am saved! I won’t be carried away to make any unhealthy choice like pastries-cookies-chocolates! Good, to keep a track of what I put on the shelves, I started [...]

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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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Snow Cones From My Back Yard:)

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Snow Cones with Roof Afsa Syrup It has been a long, frightening winter…with lots of cold and dark days n nights. Its officially Spring, though sleet won’t stop. One thing I like about snowy, breezy evening is…not watching TV, just go gaze through the plain window for a natural show. Most of the time’ step [...]

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