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Karachi Halwa In a Mug

Karachi Halwa In a Mug

Happy Valentines’ Day Everyone!!! DO you need a last minute dessert idea for Valentine’s Day? Do you like Karachi Halwa? If your answer is ‘Yes’ to any of these two questions, then this post is for you. 2 minutes is all you need to make […]

Eggless Churros

Eggless Churros

Valentine’s Day is coming up. I wanted to share an Eggless Churros recipe for Valentine’s Day and present them with a different look. I decided to make flower shaped ones. They are incredibly easy to make.  All it takes is 6 ingredients and about 30 minutes […]

Moong Dal Sambar/ Instant Tiffin Sambar/ Pesara Pappu sambar/                            Spicy Lentil & Vegetable Soup –                      Instant Pot Method

Moong Dal Sambar/ Instant Tiffin Sambar/ Pesara Pappu sambar/ Spicy Lentil & Vegetable Soup – Instant Pot Method

Tiffin Sambar is an yummy accompaniment to the Common South Indian breakfast foods like Idli, Dosa, Vada and P0ngal. It is a spicy South Indian lentil and vegetable soup. The breakfast foods are also known as ‘Tiffins’ in South India. Tiffin sambar is served in the restaurants along […]

Katte Pongali and Chakkera Pongali /                         Savory Pongal and Sweet Pongal  –    Instant Pot Method

Katte Pongali and Chakkera Pongali / Savory Pongal and Sweet Pongal – Instant Pot Method

Today, I am going to share a healthy and traditional festival dish ‘Pongal’ prepared especially  for the ‘Pongal’ festival. Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in most parts of India. Pongal festival is also known as ‘Makara Sankranthi’. It is a three-day festival. Pongal is a rice and […]

Nuvvula Undalu/Til Ladoos/                 Sesame Jaggery Ladoos

Nuvvula Undalu/Til Ladoos/ Sesame Jaggery Ladoos

My first post in the year 2017 is an age-old traditional Indian recipe, ‘Nuvvula Undalu/Til Ladoos’ which are usually made for the ‘Makara Sankranthi’ festival. I learnt this recipe from my mother- in-law. With Makara Sankranthi just around the corner, I thought it is a perfect time to […]

Eggless Chocolate Cookies

Eggless Chocolate Cookies

A very Happy New Year 2017 to all my readers. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the visitors, readers and followers for their feedback and support. Today I am sharing an  Eggless Chocolate Cookie recipe. My kids love chocolate and I am […]

Easy Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Easy Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake is served during the Christmas season. It is made with dried fruits, nuts and spices. The dried fruits and nuts are soaked in alcohol for several weeks and then used in the cake preparation. It does require some planning ahead. It tastes absolutely delicious. […]

Cranberry Tomato Rasam/                          Spicy & Tangy Cranberry Soup- Instant Pot Method

Cranberry Tomato Rasam/ Spicy & Tangy Cranberry Soup- Instant Pot Method

Rasam is a spicy and tangy south Indian dish that can be prepared instantly. It is a staple dish in most South Indian homes.  Though the recipe is very simple, making a tasty rasam with the right balance of tangy and spicy flavors is a skillful […]

Idli-Dosa Batter  –                                                   Fermenting batter using Instant Pot

Idli-Dosa Batter – Fermenting batter using Instant Pot

Idli or Dosa is a staple breakfast in any South Indian home. Idli-Dosa batter is a multi-purpose batter that can be found in almost every South Indian refrigerator. The list of breakfast foods/snacks that can be prepared using this batter is too long – Idli, Dosa, Uthappam, Guntha […]

Rajma Masala –                                          Instant Pot Method

Rajma Masala – Instant Pot Method

Rajma Masala is a very popular Punjabi dish. Red kidney beans are soaked overnight, boiled and cooked in an onion tomato masala along with other spices. It is usually served with rice. This is a very comforting dish. I made Rajma Chawal for our weekend meal. […]