Ukkarai | Okkarai | Diwali Special Recipe

  Diwali / Deepavali is incomplete without this delicious lentil based dessert Ukkarai also known as Okkarai. Enjoy this delicious sweet with friends and family.    Ukkarai | Okkarai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Deepavali /

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Kaju Katli | Cashew Nut Burfi

Let me begin this post by wishing my readers, friends and family a very happy and prosperous Deepavali.  Here I am after a long break from the blogging world, in my new base and I am making the comeback with

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Spicy Diamond Biscuits / Savory Maida Biscuits / Khara Biscuits

Spicy diamond biscuits got its name for the specific diamond shape they are cut into. These fried snacks are very traditional Diwali snack. These are the easiest savory snack that we can prepare and are very addictive. Made with very

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Kara Boondhi / Spiced Boondhi

31st Oct, 2013 This is yet another savory snack that I prepared for Diwali this year. My initial idea was to make Boondhi and use it to make Mixture, but due to the crazy schedule, I decided not to make

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Bengali Chanar Jalebi / Paneer Jilebi

When I was looking for a Bengali sweet recipe to make for my Blogging marathon, this recipe caught my eye and that is when it hit me that I could make the Bengali Chanar Jalebi that was given to us

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Kalakand – A Popular Bengali Sweet made with Ricotta cheese (Blogging Marathon – 29)

3rd Jun, 2013 After a couple of month’s break, I am back again for my blogging marathon. I simply love this event, since it motivates me to get back to routine blogging. The themes for the event makes it even

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Puranam Poli/Puran Poli/Boli (BM # 27)

3rd Apr, 2013 Keeping up with the theme, Traditional South Indian Wedding recipes, this is my 3rd post. As I mentioned in my earlier post, Puranam poli is always accompanied by Aama vadai. This poli is made not only during

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Aama Vadai/Channa Dal Vadai/Split Bengal gram fritters (BM # 27)

For the second day of my post under the theme Traditional South Indian wedding recipes, I am posting the recipe for Aama Vadai. This vadai is again served during the Nichyathartham/Jaanavasam/maapilai Azhaippu evening. When talking to my mom, I learned

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Gajar ka Halwa/Carrot Halwa Blogging Marathon # 26

26th Mar, 2013 For the third day of Blogging marathon with the theme ‘Pick one and make three’, I chose to make a very famous Indian desert Gajar ka halwa/Carrot halwa. Growing up in North India, Carrot halwa is one

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Deepavali Marundhu/lehiyam

Last but not the least, here is the recipe for Deepavali marundhu/diwali marundhu/lehiyam. This is a very important component of Deepavali in South India. On the morning of Deepavali, after we take an oil bath, the first thing that is

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