Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal is one of the most popular four day long harvest festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It falls in mid January. It is like a Thanksgiving occasion to nature. Sakkarai Pongal is a delicacy made from newly harvested rice. It is cooked with jaggery, ghee and cashew nuts and is offered to sun god. Rice…

Flavours, Bangalore

I and my hubby dropped in one Sunday afternoon for lunch here. The buffet spread was reasonably good at Rs. 349 plus taxes. This is located inside the Octave Hotel on Sarjapur Raod, just besides Total Mall. Though not a lot of items but a decent number of items in their week-end lunch buffet! Food…

Mango Delight

#28 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby Mango Delight is a delectable soft and creamy frozen dessert made of Alphonso mango. This is one of the quick mind-filling desserts for the summer.  It is a simple frozen dessert that combine mango with cream in different layers. So, for those of you who always crave for…

Kalakand

#19 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby This amazing glorious ivory colored sweet need only 2 ingredients – Paneer and Sweetened condensed milk; and the recipe is very simple and instant… So let’s go ahead and transform the paneer into a deliciously yummy sweet… Ingredients: 1 tsp – Cardamom Powder 2 heaped tablespoon – Dairy…

Badam Kheer – Almond Dessert

#13 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby Badam kheer is a superb sweet dish recipe which is not only loaded with great taste and thick creamy texture but also the goodness of Almonds. Ingredients 3/4 cup almonds 1 litre milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1 tsp nutmeg powder 1 tsp saffron strands Method…

Double – ka – Meetha : Hyderabad Special Sweet-Dish

#11 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby This delectable Hyderabadi version of Shahi Tukde consists of fried bread soaked in sweetened milk and topped with dry fruits. Ingredients: 4 strands  –           Saffron 1 tsp           –           Cardamom Powder 2 tbsp        –           Raisins 2 tbsp        –          …

Ghavhachya Peethacha Sheera – Wheat Flour Dessert

#8 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby I consider this one of the easiest Indian sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Ingredients Whole wheat flour – 1 Cup Ghee – 2 tbsp Sugar – ¾ Cup Chopped Cashew nuts – 15-20 Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp Chopped…

Beetroot Halwa

#4 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby Beetroot Halwa is not as popular as Carrot or Lauki halwa but it is very nutritious and healthy. The vibrant humble beetroot merges well with ghee (clarified butter), milk, sugar and cardamom to transform into an extravagant mithai. The Procedure is same as any other halwa and tastes…

Lal-Bhoplyacha Halwa – Pumpkin Dessert

#3 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby Rich, warm and sweet – that describes the Pumpkin perfectly. Its very simple to make and delicious to taste. Try out the below recipe to make this unique tasty and aromatic halwa… Ingredients: 1 tsp              – Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder 2 tbsp            – Fresh Grated Coconut 800 gm          – Pumpkin  finely grated 8                    – Badam…

Lauki Halwa – Bottle Gourd Dessert

#2 of 30: Birthday Surprise for Hubby   It’s rare to have vegetables that can take lead roles in desserts; amazingly lauki (also called doodhi) is one of them! This delicious halwa is very yummy in taste and this recipe is so simple that you’ll love making this any time! Ingredients: 1 tsp      –…