Desserts & Sweets

Thirunelveli Halwa- Whole Wheat Halwa

Thirunelveli is famous for its #iruttukadai halwa which is traditionally prepared by extracting wheat milk from #brokenwheat. The wheat milk is then sautéed in ghee for hours. Though the process seems laborious ,its totally worth your time and energy. Instead of going by the authentic route, you can still prepare the halwa by extracting wheat… Continue reading Thirunelveli Halwa- Whole Wheat Halwa

Desserts & Sweets

3 Ingredient Dairy free mango Popsicle|Vegan Mango Popsicle

Summer has reached its peak in Chennai and staying at home itself is a daunting task let alone venturing out. I'm not exaggerating. It literally feels like living in a hot furnace. My fellow Chennai peeps would definitely call it an understatement. That terrible it is! However, there is much more to summer than sweltering… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Dairy free mango Popsicle|Vegan Mango Popsicle

Desserts & Sweets · diwali

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a popular sweet from India, that is primarily prepared using milk solids. Traditionally, it is prepared from khoya(evaporated milk solids). Khoya is mixed with little flour and kneaded into a dough. The dough is then shaped into small balls and deep fried in oil. These deep fried dough balls are then dunked… Continue reading Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun

Desserts & Sweets

Rice Ada Halwa|Rice Ada Halwa From Left over Ada

As followers of swetha's culinary trials, you guys would be knowing how much I love experimenting with food and creating recipes. I'm going to share one such recipe today. I guess most of you would be wondering seeing the title of this post. Ada halwa? Really? Sounds weird right? Yes, those were the exact words… Continue reading Rice Ada Halwa|Rice Ada Halwa From Left over Ada

Desserts & Sweets · diwali

Rasgulla

Rasgulla is a traditional dessert from West Bengal, India. It involves cooking ball-shaped dumplings of chhena/paneer(unripened curd cheese/cottage cheese) in sugar syrup. I have never tried making rasgullas at home as we always used to buy from sweet shops during diwali.I love the rasgullas from Haldirams,a popular indian brand. With navratri and diwali around the… Continue reading Rasgulla

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

"Pidi" in tamil means "To catch/hold". And vellam means jaggery. So, as the name implies this is a sweet kozhukattai that is made by holding the dough between your palm and fingers.This is an easy to make sweet kozhukattai that can be made quite effortlessly unlike poorana kozhukattai(stuffed dumplings). I'm a big fan of pidi… Continue reading Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings