Zarda ~ Kashmiri Special | Indian Cooking Challenge – March

Indian Cooking Challenge for March saw us making a simple, delicious sweet dish with rice from the Kashmiri Cuisine, Zarda ~ Sweet Saffron Rice. While this might sound very much like the Sakkarai Pongal of our South, Zarda surely differs in its rich inclusion of nuts and tutti fruity etc. As always I almost left […]

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Somas | How to make Somas / Kajjikayalu

Wish all my readers a very happy Tamil New year / Vishu Somas is called as Kajjikayalu / Karjikayalu. The recipe is the same, except you can have a variation in the fillings you fill in Somas. When we made this years back, I had used only copra with sugar and nuts. This time wanted […]

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Gavvalu | Teepi Gavvalu ~ Festival Special Recipe

One of the most famous sweets of Andhra, Gavvalu are prepared for most festivals, especially for Deepavali. However this is also something I have first known my Christian friends to prepare and share during Christmas. The first time I actually saw or tasted was from my neighbour and later came to know from Amma that this sweet […]

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Eggless Rose Cookies | Achu Muruku ~ Christmas Special

When I think of those delicately woven, crispy, not so overly sweet, yet sweet enough to make you want more, a special snack called the Achu muruku or the Rose Cookies. I was about ten years then, when I first saw this being done. You can imagine the impression this had, if I can still […]

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Chocolate Pista Roll | Diwali Sweets

For the final day of the the Diwal Special Recipes, I decided to make this Chocolate Pista Roll. I prepared this yesterday but since it requires to be refrigerated, I couldn’t get it done right away. Moreover you really need a tact to get the sheet rolled out to perfectness and then rolled into the […]

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Jaggary Rice Dumpling / Bellam Ponganalu

We are starting the final week of BM 21, I decided to some Navratri special dishes. Though Navratri is celebrated grandly at home, it’s only the two days that are observed with much celebrations in terms of food. Amma celebrates Ayuda Pooja and Vijayadasami, Hubby dear and I decided to celebrate all nine days. So […]

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