Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Besan Laddoo (Microwave method)


Diwali was so fun this year. Days just went by so quickly. I had prepared this post half way through before Diwali but did not get around to posting it :/ Now that all the festivities and parties are over , its time to get back to blogging. Some time back, I had posted the recipe of Besan Laddoo (Recipe link here). Its my most favorite laddoo. I have heard from so many friends of mine that they shy away from making Besan Laddoo because its so time consuming. In the traditional method of preparation, you would need to roast the besan for a good 30-45 minutes. So this time around for Diwali , I tried making them using the Microwave method.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sabudana kheer / Sabakki payasa / Tapioca pearl pudding


Sabudana Kheer is an easy  and delicious pudding prepared during festive times and also popularly prepared and served during fasting days. Soaked Sabudana or tapioca  pearls are cooked in milk, sweetened and then flavored with saffron and cardamom powder. Try this tasty pudding / kheer for the upcoming Diwali.




Friday, October 21, 2016

MAHALABIA (Middle Eastern Dessert)


Mahalabia ,a Middle Eastern Dessert, is very easy to prepare and is very delicious. It makes a great dessert for parties as it looks very pretty and can be prepared well in advance. Mahalabia is a creamy, slightly sweetened milk based dessert. It is flavored with rose water and cardamom. Serve it chilled garnished with slivered almonds, pistachios and diluted rose syrup.




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Schezwan Parata


Schezwan Parata is a stuffed parata inspired from the Chinese Cuisine. This  stuffed Indian flatbread has loads of veggies and abundant flavors induced by the Schezwan chutney. This post is a part of the Blog Hop event "Flatbreads".



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chana Sundal / Tempered Chick peas


Happy Dussera to all my dear friends. Vijaya Dashami or Dussera is an important festival celebrated in India and Nepal. Dussera or Dasha Hara (in Sanskrit) means removal of ten bad qualities (anger, lust, greed, jealousy to name a few) in you . Vijaya Dashami means victory over these bad qualities. The first nine days are celebrated as Navaratri while the tenth day is Vijaya Dashami or Dussera.
Today , I will share with you all a dish that I prepare often during Navaratri "CHANA SUNDAL". It's a simple vegan recipe where cooked chick peas are tempered and flavored with some lime juice and loads of fresh grated coconut. Chana Sundal can be served as a snack with coffee or tea or as a side. This protein rich dish makes a great lunch box option too.