Karjikai or Gujiya is a super traditional, deep fried, half moon temptation, made with maida today. Here’s a baked, zero oil, sorghum millet version that is irresistible in its own right! This crescent shaped pastry has a sweet filling made out of lentils, nuts and jaggery, and every region in India has its own version. […]
Moong dal kheer. As it fills your mouth, it oozes out a melty goodness with a just the right hint of chewiness to make you crave some more. The coolest part? This isn’t merely a Naturopathic dish. This is traditionally a feast-only dish that grandmothers have competed with each other for, for centuries. You wouldn’t […]
Kadubu or Patholi is a Konkan delicacy. Rice dumplings stuffed with coconut jaggery mix and steamed in aromatic turmeric leaves. Ugadi at its best! Flavoured, fragrant dumplings! Yum!
Puran Poli! Sweet memories of waiting with excitement as our grandmother rolled them out, one by one. I love them with coconut milk. And you?
Crumbly and tasty chickpea peanut cookies, zero gluten, zero oil, zero dairy, zero sugar, zero butter! Can it get more awesome than this? 😀
Til Gur on Makar Sankranti evokes beautiful childhood memories! Our hands smelled heavenly after hours and hours of making this sweet. So, how many friends did you make ellu bella for? 🙂
Pongal means festivity or celebration. Maybe this is why a bite of chakkara pongal is like a celebration in your mouth!
Til Laddoo! Come Makar Sankranti, and you’ll find these yummy sesame balls in every sweet shop. Did you know they also give you amazing teeth? 😀
Cheesecake from ancient Greece, filled with the goodness of whole plant foods, packed with coconut and blueberry! Can it get healthier than this? 🙂 Cheesecakes today are made with a base or crust with layers of cheese, eggs, gelatin or fruits, many flavours and filled with sugar. Why use sugar and dairy when we can […]
Sukrunde! Baby showers? Planning to gift a box of sweets to someone you know who is pregnant? This green gram stuffed dumpling is the perfect sweet to prepare. Sukrunde or Sukkina Unde is a traditional dumpling recipe from Karnataka that is specially prepared when relatives invite pregnant women home for meal. Every region of Karnataka […]
Ginger, pepper and ajwain. Any Indian mother will know what I’m talking about. After delivery, these three spices are used for pretty much every dish for many months! Along with other spices like fenugreek, they have an amazing healing effect on the body. Grandmothers would keep the new mother’s stock hidden, or they would be […]
Cassava Cake or Kuih Binka Ubi is a delicious, sweet dessert from Malaysia. Easy to prepare, cassava cake is yummy and a sure hit at family feasts! In Malaysia and other South East Asian countries, Kuih means bite-sized snack or dessert foods. Tapioca or Cassava cake is usually prepared during Hari Raya, Chinese New year festivals and weddings. […]
Halbai or Ragi Halwa is an amazing millet jelly recipe from the villages of Karnataka, a delicacy prepared for lactating mothers. Great source of calcium! Born in Arabia, halwa was brought to India and morphed into Halbai or haalubaayi in Karnataka. In the villages of Puttur, Udupi, Coastal Karnataka and Goa, this version of ragi halwa is especially popular. My […]
Methi Payasa or Menthe paez is a payasam or kheer made specially for lactating mothers. Don’t let that make you think twice – it’s super yummy! Methi or Fenugreek is an amazing plant! Both the leaves and seeds are medicinal and highly nutritious. It has been found to be a galactogogue, which means it helps […]
Bale hannina rasayana or banana pudding is a dish for every sweet tooth out there. It is very famous around coastal Karnataka. It is popularly served as a drink or pudding to guests and visitors. Commonly, banana, cow’s milk, sugar and crushed cashews go into making it as these ingredients have dominated our kitchens for […]
Shepi is a fragrant, yummy kadubu from the Konkan region of coastal Karnataka. My mother shared a story with me the other day. She told me that fishermen would often be at sea for up to 15 days. On their return, their wives would welcome them with a feast, which included this sweet idli. Dill leaves […]
Slurrrp! Have you ever tasted Tila Udhak? My friend, if you haven’t, walk to your kitchen as you read this recipe. 😀 Back in school, we would spend our summer holidays in Bhatkal, where I was born. Huge gangs of cousins and relatives all under one roof – so many stories to listen to, and […]
A delicious, sweet laddoo without using ghee, sugar or milk! What more could one ask for. 🙂 Check out more Diwali Feast Recipes by clicking below: Happy Diwali! Here are some amazing recipes for you – Sweets and Savories! Paithama Laddoo / Lentil Laddoo (Deepavali / Diwali Special) Print Recipe CourseSweets CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep […]
Okkarai is one of the oldest Deepavali special sweets of Tamil Nadu. The secret to this dish lies in the quality of its ingredients. Use unrefined black jaggery and fresh coconut to make melt-in-the-mouth okkorai and surprise your family this Diwali!
A tasty yet healthy laddoo that vanishes the moment it gets made! Dry Fruit Laddoo Print Recipe CourseCourse 1: Raw, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Snacks, Sweets CuisineIndian Servings 4 Laddoos Servings 4 Laddoos Dry Fruit Laddoo Print Recipe CourseCourse 1: Raw, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Snacks, Sweets CuisineIndian Servings 4 Laddoos […]
A favourite dish which always brings people back for extra servings! Coconut Milk Payasam Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: Cooked Cereals, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Sweets CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 People 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Coconut Milk Payasam Print Recipe […]
A sumptuous sweet using foxtail millet Innippu Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: Cooked Cereals, Meal 1: Noon, Meal 2: Evening, Sweets CuisineIndian, Tamil Servings Prep Time 4 cups 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 cups 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Innippu Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Print Recipe CourseCourse 3: […]