Thavala Vadai – A festive special fried food prepared with mixed lentils, rice and with coconut but without any onion or garlic. Honestly, we don’t need any occasion to make this recipe. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, this vadai an anytime perfect recipe. Today I am happy to share my mom’s Thavala vadai recipe. Read further to check the detailed recipe with stepwise pictures. Jump to Recipe
I wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali / Deepavali. Last but not the least, here comes my no garlic crispy and crunchy Karasev recipe flavored with peppercorns. Karasev is a famous snack from Tamil Nadu, and it pairs well with tea, coffee, and even rice too. Today I am going to share the no garlic version of the sevu and also how to press it traditionally with a perforated ladle.
An authentic and a traditional Deepavali recipe – Okkarai prepared with channa dal, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee. It is like the sweet version of paruppu usili without any veggies. Read through the post and you will know why I call this as sweet paruppu usili. Check out the detailed stepwise okkarai recipe here.
The next recipe that I am going to share in the Diwali recipe series is the delicious savory snack – Quinoa Murukku / Chakli. I prepared this murukku with quinoa flour and roasted gram flour. Enjoy this Diwali with the protein-rich quinoa murukku. Here comes the stepwise pictorial recipe of the quinoa murukku.
Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.
For the alphabet “G,” I am going to share a baked recipe from India. It’s the festive special Gujiya. It’s the traditional gujiya prepared in the microwave and conventional oven. I made the inner filling with milk powder, nuts, and condensed milk. The condensed milk glaze adds shine to this baked gujiyas which in turn makes it more inviting and decadent and you won’t even feel that it’s baked.
Kheer or Payasam is one of the quintessential recipes, in particular, on the festive days. And the South Indian Thali is incomplete without the kheer or payasam. When I was browsing through my payasam archives, I realized that I hadn’t posted the sago kheer or javvarisi payasam as we say in Tamil. Sago Kheer is my go to neivediyam recipes on most of my Thursday pooja. Sago is the tapioca pearl, and it is one of the widely used food ingredients during fasting days. With Holi festival coming up, I thought of posting it sooner than later. :-)
I am wishing you all a very happy and a prosperous new year. Today I am going to share a sweet recipe prepared in my instant pot. It is the rice and walnut kheer or the Akhrot kheer. This is a super simple recipe with just 4 ingredients that can be whipped up pretty easily. It’s is rich and decadent kheer with the goodness of walnuts. Today I am sharing the instant pot method but please check the notes to see how it can be prepared on stove top too.
Following my Diwali Mantra – “keep it simple”, I am sharing yet another traditional and yummylicious dessert recipe but with an interesting twist. Here comes the Instant Semi homemade Rasmalai or the Ricotta cheese rasamalai. This is a perfect recipe for parties and potlucks too as this can be prepared well ahead. :-) This recipe was in my mind for quiet sometime and few of my friends were asking me to share quick and easy dessert to prepare for potlucks. With Diwali coming up, isn’t the best time to share this recipe? So scroll down to read how to prepare rasmalai with ricotta cheese.
One of the biggest festivals of India is right around the corner. Yes I m talking about Diwali the festival of lights. This time Diwali and Halloween are back to back which of course means tons of treats. There will some tricks too. Today I m going to present a popular and simple Diwali sweet called 7 cup cake or burfi. Interesting name huh? This recipe calls for only 4 ingredients, we use 7 measures of these ingredients and hence the name.