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How to make sambar powder at home–Homemade easy sambar powder recipe

I have never made sambar powder on my own. I always get a huge stock from my native place. I store it in a freezer and use small quantities at regular intervals and it lasts till my next visit to India. But I have seen my mom make the powder at home.I have even bought back the powder made by my grandmom. So as I had mentioned in this post, I am posting my grandmom’s sambar powder recipe for people who wish to make it at home. You can get it ground in a mill if you have the facility….

 

Vadai curry recipe- Side dish for Idli and dosa

I don’t remember having vadai curry up to date. Making this at our homes must have been out of question because whole spices were never used in our cooking. My grandmother stills hates the nice aroma of whole spices but still cooks for us as we love anything with the masala/spices.It has become an essential part of our cooking. Anyway, when I saw the recipe of vadai curry, it sort of intrgued me. I have seen this in several sites and different methods people have used for cooking this one. I made it for idlis one day. My hubby vaguely…

 

Kesar badam burfi ~How to blanch almonds- Indian sweet recipes

Wishing all the readers of Creative saga “A very happy Holi.” I actually made this sweet a couple of days ago , to be more precise -for my son’s (star) birthday.But how about celebrating holi in Creative Saga with this delicious sweets. Sounds good!! right?? I had a can of evaporated milk which my hubby bought accidently when I asked him to buy condensed milk. I thought of using it in a sweet recipe which demands condensed milk. Anyway some sugar along with evaporated milk can be substituted for the condensed milk. I love nuts based desserts and loved this…

 

Molten chocolate cake recipe –step by step pictures

I dont bake a lot nowadays, but I have a huge list of bookmarked recipes waiting to be done someday. This one too, I had seen in some blog a couple of months ago . Finally ,when I got the time to bake this one , I had lost the link to the recipe and no amount of google search brought me to that particular recipe I wanted. Anyway, I found one quite similar to the one I had seen. I have always wanted to bake molten lava cakes and this is the first time I did so. We really…

 

Dum arvi/arbi recipe – sidedish for chapatis

I made this couple of week back when I had bought some arbi. I usually make it in the south indian style. But this time as I wanted it for chapatis, I tried it this way. I almost used the same recipe which I had used to make dum aloo, but with a slight variation. It tasted delicious. Few more arbi recipes in this blog- 1. Arbi ajwaini 2. Seppangkizhangu/arbi roast. Also check out-

 

Baby potato biryani recipe

Another rice variety which I wanted to make since a very long time as I am quite fond of the cute little potatoes. Biryani usually consumes lot of time and I was waiting for the opportunity and finally could make it last weekend. I used the similar recipe as I do with the vegetable biryani. But this time I added a green paste made with mint and coriander. Mint leaves imparts a wonderful flavour to the rice. Method- Wash the rice properly.

 

Soft mysore pak recipe – Diwali recipes

I have tried the traditional version of mysore pak before – the one which is slightly harder in texture. I always wanted to make the softer version , the kind available in krishna sweets. I simply love those and can’t stop eating them. I happen to see the mysore pak recipe at Jeyashri’s space and that very moment , I decided that I had to make them. They looked so tempting , so soft and beautiful. I was busy with my packing for the forthcoming trip to India and other routine activities. But I somehow wanted to make them and…

 

Asoka halwa recipe – Diwali recipes

Asoka halwa is a popular sweet of the Tanjore/Thanjavur region. As I belong to Tirunelveli, probably this sweet has remained unknown to us.Not very sure if thats the reason, but I don’t really remember this sweet made at my place. I do have a vague memory of having this in some wedding couple of years ago . But then it happens to be my hubby’s favourite dessert (I came to know that only few days ago!)and he has been asking me to make it for quite sometime now. I thought the recipe was quite complicated as its name does not…

 

Coconut burfi with jaggery – Diwali recipes

Coconut burfi has always been my favourite since my childhood, the ones made with sugar actually.It was surely prepared for me during any festivals and I used to rightfully demand for it during any occasion also. Its ages now I had this sweet. I have also posted two versions of this sweet in my space. -version 1 -version 2 I have seen the coconut burfis with jaggery in many blogs. I am not really sure I have ever had this.So I decided to give it a try. I made a small batch yesterday evening. It actually tasted nice , so…

 

Rasmalai – Diwali recipes

I made rasgullas a couple of years back. It was okay for a first timer , but I wanted to try it again. The day never came and then I have always been wanting to try this gorgeous ramalais. Finally, I decided to make them yesterday. The procedure below may seen lengthy and difficult, but believe me, its really not that hard and you will probably not go wrong with rasmalais. They were really soft and tasted great. When a few(4 to be precise out of 16) of my rasgullas crumbled while cooking , I was really tensed that they…