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Month: September 2013

Creamy Sevian Kheer/Semiya Payasam (Vermicelli Pudding) with Condensed Milk

Creamy Sevian Kheer/Semiya Payasam (Vermicelli Pudding) with Condensed Milk

To celebrate this blog’s 100th post I thought I would include my favorites – Sevian Kheer or Semiya Payasam.A wonderful dessert to satisfy the senses.This pudding is made in 20 minutes and is absolutely delicious and easy Thanks to everyone out there who supported me […]

Rajma (Kidney Beans)

Rajma (Kidney Beans)

These Kidney Beans are so wonderfully soft,delectable and intricately flavored!Have them with Rice,Paranthas or hot Rotis!Originated in Punjab,these beans are packed with protein and spice and are universally delicious! Preparation Time – 35-45 minutes Makes – 4-5 servings INGREDIENTS 300 gms Kidney Beans – canned […]

Bottle Gourd Pudding (Lauki/Doodhi Kheer)

Bottle Gourd Pudding (Lauki/Doodhi Kheer)

This pudding is ultimate.Its one of the best desserts even made at festival times which can be had and one of the easiest to make.This is delicious both hot and cold.Today I chanced to crave for this delicious dessert and thought to share with all […]

Bell Pepper-Paneer Rice

Bell Pepper-Paneer Rice

When it comes to Rice,then people can be quite choosy given the infinite options available these days.But sometimes things can get as boring as the fact that we need to “invent” something for near and dear ones to enjoy.My Bell Pepper-Paneer Rice is bound to […]

Snake Gourd South Indian Stir-fry (Pudalangai Portual/Thoran/Poriyal)

Snake Gourd South Indian Stir-fry (Pudalangai Portual/Thoran/Poriyal)

Snake Gourd(Hindi – Chichinda) is a unique vegetable.A slim long gourd with a coil at the end(signifying the name).This vegetable is mostly used in South India for the varied cuisine Kerala and Tamil Nadu offer. When you buy Snake Gourd,look for firm gourds with whitish/greenish […]

Lemon Rice (Erumachampazam Saadam)

Lemon Rice (Erumachampazam Saadam)

This dish of rice is delicately flavored with Lemon Juice plus has a filling texture – have it with Aviyal or fresh,fried Papads – the taste is unbeatable! Preparation Time – 30 minutes Makes – 2-3 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups long grained/medium grained fine rice […]

Cheeni Parantha(Sugar Filled Flatbreads)

Cheeni Parantha(Sugar Filled Flatbreads)

Cheeni(meaning Sugar in Hindi) Parantha was a favorite of us when we were children and was a favorite demand when we came from school.These days when people harp on “fitness”,”health foods” and “nutrition”,I believe there is no harm in letting your child taste these fantasies […]

Khichdi(Savory Rice and Mung Lentils)

Khichdi(Savory Rice and Mung Lentils)

“This dish has to be made when there are invalids at home or people sick – having flu and all that.” So said our Grandmas and people who relished rich food and who could not care two hoots for nutrition.But the assurance is – this […]

Mixed Fruit Rabadi

Mixed Fruit Rabadi

This is a wonderfully subtle,uber-delicious dessert which can be had as a family-alone setting or a gathering as well.Its best had alone when you are happy,sad or are in any kind of mood swings.This dessert is universal. The Rabadi can be made at home or […]