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How to make Nankhatai – Nankhatai recipe – easy baking recipes

Nankhatai has been in my to do list for a very long time. Infact everytime I bake a cookie, I think of making this as this recipe has been the base of most of the cookies I have made and posted here.Except that I wanted to use ghee as I have used butter in all the cookies till now. Ghee gives a nice flavor and lovely texture to the cookies. My friend had made this for Diwali and shared a few with me. They were delicious and I loved the white colour of the cookies. She gave me the recipe…

 

How to make Paneer garlic fried rice – easy paneer recipes- Easy Indian rice varieties

I had made this rice some couple of days ago for lunch one day even before Diwali. I have not really been cooking anything different after Diwali because the sweets and savouries we gorged on during that time. But I will be certainly posting some interesting recipes soon maybe in a week or two. Till then do try making this. Its really delicious. We at home love paneer a lot, so I do add them in pulao which I make frequently. I had had this rice variety in a restaurant some time ago and loved it. I served with boondi…

 

Atte ka halwa recipe – easy sweet recipes – food for kids

When I was young and watched the hindi movies with interest, I used to be quite fascinated with the concept of halwa puri in them and I really used to feel quite tempted with the combo. When in some early 90’s we moved to north india, an acquantaince made this halwa poori and shared it with us. The poori was good as always , but the halwa tasted a quite weird as we were used to the semolina kesaris till then. I never knew atta could be used to make halwa. I came to know about this very recently when…

 

Kaju besan burfi – chickpea flour cashewnut fudge- easy diwali sweet recipes

I was looking for some easy recipes which can be made for diwali and chanced upon this recipe in Jaya shenoy’s cookbook. Who does not like kaju kathli? I am sure kaju kathli is a favourite of everyone, But if you are looking for a slight variation, then you can try this sweet recipe. It tastes delicious and tastes quite similar to 7 cup cake because of the addition of besan. Actually, the taste of cashewnuts is quite prominent with a slight hint of besan in it. My son loves kaju kathli and he said this one tastes quite similar…

 

Maida burfi recipe- how to make fudge with plain flour – Easy diwali sweets recipes

This is a easy recipe, especially for beginners.My grand mom had given me this recipe a couple of years back when I was beginning my culinary journey and it has been succesful.Its quite easy to make this one compared to the other burfi recipes and am sure you cannot go wrong.I have been wanting to post this one and some variations of the recipe from a very long time, but have been really busy nowadays, especially with the kids.I will try to post more easy diwali recipes soon. Hope you try this one for this diwali! Its soft and yummy…

 

How to make pal payasam in a pressure cooker — Pressure cooker kheer recipe

I wanted to post this last week itself as it might have been useful for some readers who wanted to celebrate navrathri even in their busy schedules. But I have been so busy , not with navaratri infact, but with the regular activities. So one day during this 9 day festival, I made this kheer in a hurry.Yes, because this delicious dessert can be done in 5 minutes. The actual cooking time involves more than 30 minutes, but the preperation time is just 5 minutes. It does not require continuous stirring like the traditional payasam.Nevertheless, you can always make this…

 

Kalkandu saadam recipe- Sweet rice recipes

Happy Navratri to all my lovely readers and blogger friends!! This is a traditional dish in Tamilnadu. I am posting this as Navaratri begins today. You can also try this delicious sweet along with some savoury chundal when you invite your friends over for golu . I had made this during a religious get together few days ago.Everyone liked it including the kids. Hope you try and enjoy this one!! See other Prasadam recipes here.

 

How to make tea- With jaggery -Gud ki chai- hot beverages recipes

Todays recipe is not a big deal , but definitely worth a post for tea lovers.I dont call myself a tea lover and have umpteen cups of tea each day. But I do begin my mornings with a hot cup of tea. As the mornings are really busy and always in a hurry to cook breakfasts and lunch and send the kids to school, I dont spend a lot of time making tea. But there are some mornings or sometimes even in rainy afternoons, I crave for some nice flavoured tea. I have it in leisure,bliss!! One of my friends…

 

How to make couscous kesari – Couscous halwa recipe – Couscous recipes

I had bought a packet of couscous recently. Few days back, I had posted the couscous upma.With the remaining couscous, I made this kesari and it was quite delicious.Even my kids loved it. So I have found couscous quite versatile. I am going to buy more of this and try various dishes with it. When I bought couscous for the first time, I did not even know how its texture is and the method of its cooking.Now I have learnt that we can even use a mixture of different vegetables and spices to make delicious dishes with couscous. I am…

 

Black channa curry recipe – No onion Garlic recipes

I have made this several times and have also loved it.I even made in a big bulk for a friend for a party. I once served with vegetable rice when I had some friends home. It was liked by all. My friend asked me to post this recipe and I am doing it after a long time.This is quite similar to the kadalai curry with puttu , I had posted years ago. But not entirely same, so its more richer and tastier. It goes well with rice, mixed rice,dosas ,chapatis and even pooris. I have made both with and without…