Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

WHEAT RAVA LADOO

Ladoo with broken wheat, wheat rava or dalia was totally new to me. I first stumbled upon this while browsing for a different, yet tasty and healthy recipe. This recipe is totally easy and very easy to make. As Diwali is fast approaching, it is an excellent way to try this delicious melt in the mouth sweet balls. Wheat Rava has more carbohydrates and less of fat and can be easily had by people of all ages. There are ample ample amounts of phosphorous, potassium snd Some B Vitamins. It is easy to digest and quite filling as well. The…

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Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE LADOO

Come Festivals it is a must to make sweets and desserts and I am no exception. As I was thinking on making a simple yet special dessert, this easy recipe crossed my mind which my friend had shared with me months before. It is a delicious ladoo which is made with very easily available ingredients at home. And it’s so easy to make as well. You can make this for any festival , I made it during last weeks Navarathri celebrations, you can try the same for the upcoming Diwali festival. My daughter’s friends who came for lunch last week…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sundal Recipes

NAVADHANYA SUNDAL

Today for the Navarathri festival I made Navadhanya Sundal task of making this for prasadam. As sundal is an essential offering during this festival down South, I took the task of making this. It turned out to be highly tasty and all at home enjoyed to the core. Coming to the name Navadhaya, this implies nine legumes which is so easily available in our homes. Come to think of it, our ancestors were totally aware of the health benefits and for each occasion made a different recipe as an offering during festivities which was not only tasty but also healthy….

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Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sundal Recipes

BLACK URAD DAL SUNDAL

Sundal is a must offering to GOD in all households in South India during Navarathri. We at home usually arrange dolls in steps and celebrate the occasion with pomp and gaiety. Sundal can be made using various dals and legumes and it is highly nutritious and healthy. This particular recipe is made with black urad dal which has a high source of protein and fibre. It also has Vitamin B in abundance and is highly recommended to girls and women in particular. If you take black urad dal regularly in your diet, it cures many of your health problems including…

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Snacks

AVOCADO GUACAMOLE SANDWICH

Sandwiches are eveyone’s favourite aren’t they?And children love to grab them at any time of the day. Keeping this in my mind, I made this recipe which is not only easy to make but is healthy and tasty as well. As we all know avocados are a good source of vitamins and minerals and tastes yummy also.They have very less sugar content and so they can be had by sugar patients without guilt. I have  used brown bread here which is more healthier than the whiter ones. This recipe does not involve any cooking except the toasting part as the…

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Starters

CARAMALIZED GRILLED PINEAPPLE

Pineapple is an exotic tropical fruit variety which is loved by all. I have made a deliciously easy recipe here with pineapple spears that are coated with buttery, chilly, and sweet flavors grilled to perfection. My daughter who loves fancy recipes asked me to do this one which she read on a website. She not only helped me in making this but clicked the pictures as well. I was highly impressed by the dedication she showed and was happy with the outcome as well. Coming to the recipe, this involves less work but yields remarkable results. Pineapples are available all…

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Breakfast Recipes, International Recipes

CHOCOLATE BANANA PANCAKE

Pancakes are always filling and tasty, if taken during breakfast. I make it once in a while and my daughter Dhivya relishes each time I make it. I have already two pancake recipes in my blog, but this one is full of chocolate and bananas. I generally make this for breakfast but you can try this for evening snack as well. It is one of the most easy recipes and takes very less time to prepare and it doesn’t involve any expertise in making these delicious pancakes. You can make a lot of variations in this by adding fruits like…

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Diwali Sweets, Sweets

CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA

Carrot Halwa is a delicious dessert that can be made in a matter of minutes. It is the most favourite recipe of my daughter who relishes each time I make it. It was last week I had got a big basket of fresh carrots which was brought by my mother from ooty estate through a friend. I instantly thought of making this as the carrots were juicy and red. It took very less time and the result was delicious and yummy. I added khoya also which added to the texture and the result was delicious. I have a carrot halwa…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

MOONG DAL MODAKAM

Modak or Modakam is a dumpling steamed or fried in Indian cuisine. It is made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and there are many varieties and variations in this delicacy. In our houses we make both sweet and savory modaks both of which is equally delicious. The one I am sharing with you here today is made with moong daL and jaggery along with grated coconut. The outer dough is made with rice flour and it is a very easy recipe to make. If you are uncomfortable or lack in practice in shaping the modakams, then you can make use of…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE MODAK

Chocolate Modak is an instant recipe made with khova or milk solids and chocolate powder. It is a very easy modak recipe I was wanting to post for a long time. This is a very easy modak and will be a sure hit among children and elders alike. This festive season I thought of making something different and chocolate was my first choice. There are many varieties of modak , the chief among them is made with coconut jaggery filling with the outer dough of rice flour. I also have Modakam and Ellu Kozhakattai in my blog, which is a…

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