The most exciting festival “Deepavali” is round the corner and I have just started with the first round of sweets and snacks for it. From childhood, Deepavali is the most awaited festival as we get to meet friends and relatives and have fun. Mysore pak is a must have sweet on this festival for me. I still remember the the sweets and snacks that my grand mother used to make for all of us.
Elaneer Payasam is a delicious dessert prepared by blending tender coconut water, flesh and milk. It is easier to prepare with very less ingredients. It is normally served chilled and acts as a coolant to the body.
Rava Kesari is a quick and easier dessert from the South Indian cuisine. Whenever we have a guest at home this is a easy and quick recipe that we can rely on. Will be ready in minutes and yet tastes delicious. On the occasion of navaratri, I have been preparing desserts that are easy and can be prepared in very less tome and this recipe can never be missed.
Aval ladoo is an easy and quick sweet recipe that can be prepared for any festival. Today being navaratri I wanted to prepare a dish in very less time and yes this was a perfect recipe for it ! You can use normal aval instead of red aval.
Sweet Corn Halwa is a quick and delicious dessert prepared by blending steamed corn with koya. You can prepare this during any special occasion, festivals or when you crave for something sweet. This recipe is a definite hit among all age groups.
Masala Chai is a tea beverage made by boiling tea in milk and water mixed with aromatic herbs and spices. Evenings can’t better without chai ! Masala chai is prepared using spices and herbs mixed with tea powder and milk. I have added ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves to the tea which enhances the aroma and flavour of the tea. Masala chai helps to regulate digestive system and we always love it Super strong.
This is a usual cough / cold remedy that we follow in our home. Kashayam is a water decoction of herbs and spices that would help to alleviate the symptoms of cold and cough. Easy to prepare at home. It soothes the throat and helps during the bad cold days. You can add palm sugar / honey as you prefer as the decoction might be bitter by itself.
Custard apple Kesari is prepared by using rava, sugar and custard apple and gets ready in less than 15 mins.
Chocobar / Chocolate popsicle is a water or milk-based frozen snack on a stick. In this recipe I have tried a different, healthy and vegan version of the chocolate popsicle / Chocobar which is prepared by blending cocoa powder, almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and banana.
The one recipe that I wanted to post for long time. My favourite dessert from the Hyderabad cuisine. Shahi Tukda is a rich, exotic and mouth watering dessert made using deep fried breads coated with sugar water and soaked in saffron and rose flavoured milk.
Payasam is a sweet / dessert from the Indian sub continent cuisine. It is made by boiling milk, sugar and rice / dal. Generally paruppu payasam will be prepared using moong dal. Here, I have used channa dal instead.
Smoothies are a great choice for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. This recipe for a double berry smoothie is a refreshing and healthy combination of fruit and yogurt that’s kid-approved and super easy to make !!
This coffee dates smoothie is a slightly different from the regular smoothie. You can have it for breakfast or even as mid evening snack. They are delicious, filling and healthy.
Dates when added with Banana gives your smoothie a natural sweetness and makes it even more delicious. Soaked walnuts gives your smoothie a creamy texture.
Ada pradhaman is a rich and delicious traditional dessert from Kerala, South India. It is prepared by cooking rice ada in coconut milk and jaggery.
Today being Onam, thought to try this tasty dessert. You can use store bought rice ada or make it at home. I have used home made rice ada in this recipe.
Chocolate cake is our favourite !! When we craved for some and wanted to have it immediately we tried this super quick recipe and it was so delicious and spongy !! My little S was so happy to try this recipe and loved it !!
A quick and easy dessert recipe which can be made for any festival. This is a rich and mouth-watering kheer that can prepared with in very less time.
I have made payasam / Kheer with the poha. It’s made for festivals like Krishna Jayanthi and is so tasty and rich. I have used thin flake poha here in this recipe but you can use medium thick flakes too.
Akkarvadisal is a sweet made during festivals (Pongal) in TamilNadu. It looks similar to Sakkara Pongal but the main difference is the proportion of milk and moong dal used. I have followed my usual recipe which never fails. I have used moong dal in the recipe but you can skip it too. The rice needs to be completely cooked in milk to achieve the exact texture and taste.
Popsicle or Ice pops are everyone’s favorite and mine too !! Nothing tastes better than a yummy homemade Popsicle. It is very easy to prepare the yummy, kids favorite fruit Popsicle at home.
Homemade coconut chocolate bars are so easy to prepare and requires just 3 ingredients. Quick and easy retreat, great for holidays and an awesome snack.
Filter Kaapi is prepared by mixing frothed and boiled milk with the decoction obtained by brewing of finely ground coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter. Mornings always start with filter kaapi as the saying “Life Begins after Coffee” for most coffee lovers.
Sweet Poli / Boli / Obbattu is a famous street food in South India, which is a flat bread stuffed with sweet lentil filling. The flat breads are generally made using all purpose flour and the stuffing is made using channa dal. Here, I’ve tried making the flat breads using whole wheat flour and the stuffing using whole green gram.
Smoothies are always my favorite as they hardly take any time to prepare but makes our tummy full and is so healthy. This green smoothie is prepared with green Apple, cucumber, avocado and mint leaves.
Creamy Avocado Coffee Smoothie is made with coconut milk ! It’s silky smooth, rich and delicious.
Mousse is a lighter, fluffier dessert from the French cuisine. Chocolate Mousse is one of the easiest desserts to make. In this recipe, I have tried the eggless version of the Chocolate Mousse with minimal ingredients, which is rich and creamy.
Homemade Vegan Mango Ice cream is so easy to prepare and amazingly delicious. Coconut cream added with the mango gives a creamy texture and makes it more yummy. A perfect homemade dessert for the summer. Mango lovers don’t miss it !!!
Slush also known as Slushie is flavored ice. We have it every time we visit the Zoo / Bird park and it would keep us hydrated and cool. Tried making the slush at home using pomegranates and tender coconut water.
Ice creams are everyone’s favorite especially during summer. Homemade ice creams are easier to prepare and can be customized based on our taste. This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe that does not require cream or condensed milk.
When it’s season for mangoes and you cannot miss this yummy drink. Lassi is a popular traditional drink that originated in Indian Sub-Continent. Lassi is generally a blend of yogurt, spices and fruit !!!
Chia seeds combined with the unique taste of Jackfruit is a delicacy which satisfies your taste buds. Here I tried a pudding which is a very healthy dessert and easy to prepare.