Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Microwaved Mor Kali and Rava Laddo revisted for Indian Cooking Challenge!

Inspiration at times seems very late in coming. Especially when its with cooking in Microwave. My own event, Microwave Easy Cooking was basically to help us discover the wonders of cooking in Microwave and having more time on hand to do other things. But if you know how it goes, having those glass bowls handy is such a risky thing with kids being around all the time in the kitchen. I almost think my boys will learn cooking soon. They always want to be carried to see what's getting cooked.

Like last night I was making dosas for them, while having the Idlis steamed for the rest of us. All of them wanted only dosa. In a week its almost 3 times that I give them dosa, still they only want it again. Anyway hubby dear was carrying Chinnu, he wanted to know what was on the stove. I lifted the lid and showed the pristine while idlis, he was so excited that he asked that for dinner too.

Coming back to the recipe on hand, I had planned on making the Mor Kali last night but kids refused to sleep before 10 and after that I was too tired to even think about making it. So got up early this morning and proceeded making it. Being in TN so long, I have heard and seen this eaten so often at friends place, though I have never made it myself. I even had the recipe written down, planning to make it in Microwave but never came around. What really surprised me that this never came to mind when Simran wanted to host breezy breakfast. Believe this Mor Kali is as breezy as it can get!

Cooking on stove, you got to be vigilant ensuring it doesn't get burnt. You got to keep stirring it frequently. Even for the measurement I prepared, it was supposed to take more than 15 mints. But in MW, it just took about 6 mins. Imagine having your breakfast getting ready in 10 mins. Of course you need to have all ingredients on hand.

Also these are normally tempered with Red Chilies, but I used Mor Milagai, (Sun dried chilies soaked in curds/yogurt) for added taste

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Preparation time: 2 -3 mins
Cooking time in MW - 5 mins.

Ingredients Needed

Rice Flour - 1 cup
Butter Milk - 3 cups ( 2 tbsp of curds)
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Seasoning

Red Chilies/ Sun Dried Chilies - 2 -3 medium
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 -5 leaves.

Method to prepare:

In a deep bottom bowl, add about a tsp of oil, drop in chilies, curry leaves along with Mustard and Urad dal. Stir well and micro for 1 min. If you think its needed, stir in between. End of the minute, my kitchen was filled with the wonderful aroma of sun dried chilies being fried along with curry leaves.

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Take the curds/yogurt, add salt and beat well. Then add water to get thick butter milk.

In a bowl take rice flour and slowly add the buttermilk and mix well to get a lump less batter. The consistency can be more or less a dropping liquid .

Grease a square or rectangle microwave safe bowl with little oil. Pour the rice batter into it. Add the tempering to this batter and mix well.

Micro for 5 mins. In intervals of 2 mins, keep stirring. Once done, check if the kali is getting struck to the ladle.

Grease a bowl and transfer to it. Pat it well and unmold it for the click!

Notes: The curds/Yogurt I used wasn't sour, Athamma felt had it been a bit more sour it would have been even more tasty! So maybe increase the curds used which can also be sour.

You have your breakfast ready? Hurry up today is the last day. Sending this Mor Kali to dear Simran, who is going to have quite a few dishes to help her out busy mornings!

Finally as things would always happen, I procrastinated making Rava Laddos for the Indian Cooking Challenge till the last moment. Though I had planned to make it with powdered semolina, ended up making the same way again!

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Will be back with the round up of all Rava Laddoos made by the members! So watch out!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Mutton Kura ~ Weekend Cooking with Sunday breakfast!

Having a two week off from cooking on Sundays is good enough reason to indulge in elaborate cooking I should say. That's exactly what I did. The last two Sundays were either spent on visiting friends or touring around the place, that I somehow had a relaxing day. Of course the breakfast has to be Poori with Channa Masala. Even if I want something else the kids won't let me think. So I decided when I am at it, I might as well enjoy it. Not that I don't ok!

Its a race against time trying to make it on time for the kids to be ready to eat, else they get hungry and eat something junk. And because I had planned on an elaborate lunch, hubby dear took the kids for shopping. I was happy that all 3 of them came back only with 2 sets for each. But that time off came me all the time I needed to get my act together. Though nothing major got done during their absence, I had time to plan. We had invited Daddy to join us. The kids enjoyed their time with their Thatha.

Before that since I remembered that I had to send Divya something for her interesting post, I clicked my plate. Afterall whats so tough about just clicking one's plate right, you need not think much or plan for something new!..


I also made Mutton keema balls to be featured in my book. So getting them in the prefect shape was another story!

Mutton Kura:

Ingredients needed

Mutton - 500 gms
Onions - 2 medium
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamon - 1
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Mint leaves - handful
Coriander Leaves - handful
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp


Weekend lunch Menu: Masala Vada, Mutton Keema Balls, Mutton Kura, Plain Rice.

Method to prepare:

Clean and chop mutton to required size. Wash and let drain. Chop Onion, tomatoes to fine pieces.

Heat oil in a kadai, add the whole spices. Then add onion and sauté till its brown in colour. Add ginger garlic paste, fry well. Then add mint leaves and half of coriander leaves.

After few mins, add mutton pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Cover it with lid and let it get browned well. Water will come out at this stage, so you got to cook till its all evaporated.


Add the chopped tomatoes along with chili powder and coriander powder. Cook for another 10 mins.

Then transfer this to pressure cooker, add required quantity of water and cover with lid and pressure cook for 5 whistles or till the mutton is well cooked.

Once the pressure is off, remove add coconut paste and coriander leaves.

Notes: There is lot of difference with cooking directly in the pressure cooker and cooking it first in the kadai and transferring it .

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lunch Box Series : LBS#48 ~ Dosakaya Kootu!

In my venture to try all the veggies that I find in the shop, my eyes fell on this rounded one. When I asked the shopkeeper, he said its the Dosa kaya, the one that's used in curries or gravies. Having heard so much about this veggie being quite a famed one in Andhra cuisine, I have always wanted to try this out. Not being one from the actual local, I miss most of these famed ones. If you ask me something from good old Madras I may be able to voice something. My knowledge to vegetables or ingredient usage depend so much on what my Amma knows or my Athamma does. Naturally it boils down to the fact that they make only those that they liked. I have never known Amma making any dish with Dosakaya or Athamma even uttering a word.

When I finally got a Dosakaya home, Athamma said her neighbors always cooked with this, but she never tried as her family weren't so keen on vegetables. Well there went my cents more of knowledge! And Amma has been so much influenced by her tamilian neighbors that she makes kolambu or kootu with back of her hands. Maybe I can say I am glad that I could learn both the cuisines a little better from their knowledge. So my experiments started with this Dosa kaya after seeing so many bloggers raving about the wonder of this veggie and after seeing couple videos. I planned on making a dal or pappu in Andhra style, I ended up making a kootu in a tamilian way. Whatever, the lunch was most enjoyed. Me along with my colleagues licking the bowl clean and Konda calling up to tell me that she loved it and Hubby dear nodding his head in approval, this made my day and a permanent member of my monthly menu!

You know what, while I was giving Peddu his bath last night, he suddenly caught my face with both his hands, put his cherubic face near my ears and told me "Amma neeni Girl ila, neeni Boy!" (Mom, you are not a girl, but a boy!) then his singsong Nani Boy, Daddy Boy, Chinnu Boy, Nanamma Gurl, Akka Gurl! Gosh how I loved his statement, but I was laughing for a long time, thinking his expression which said as if he discovered something new, to the bran of my mom, I always wanted to be a boy! Finally it took my lil one to thrill me that I am one...:)

Before checking this, please check out the guest post on Kids food by Mallugirl!


Today's Lunch Box had

Dosakaya Kootu
Sun Dried Fries/ Vadiyalu
Cumin pepper Rasam
Curd Rice

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Dosakaya Kootu

Dosakaya/ Yellow Cucumber - 1 medium
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1-2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch

For the paste
Coconut - 2 -3 tsp
Green Chilies - 2 long
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

For seasoning

Onions - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds + Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Red Chilies - 2 -3


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Method to prepare:

Pressure cook the toor dal till soft. Mash well if you like.

Peel the dosakaya and scoop the seeds inside. Cut into small chunks.

Grind the coconut, green chilies and Cumin seeds to a smooth paste by adding some water. Keep it aside.

Wash and heat the pressure cooker again with oil, add the mustard, red chilies, curry leaves and then onions. Sauté for a min.

Then add the ground paste, sauté well. Add the chopped cucumber. On high flame, sauté well for a min. Then simmer and cover with lid and leave it for 5 mins.

Once the paste gets cooked, add required quantity of water. Cover it with the lid and pressure cook for another whistle. The gravy you get is more of a thick but loose liquid, which goes excellent with steamed rice and vadams!

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Note: This is no way an authentic way of making a kootu but then I never know one. Also I believe innovation leads to new dishes. But most important of all, Konda loved it, which should say a lot about this dish.

Adding red chilies was purely to satisfy hubby dear, you can omit it or increase the green chilies. And of course miss those onions too.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rajma Masala!

I think Rajma Masala for ever will kindle those memories back to mind. The first time I actually remembering giving this lentil some thought and enjoying it, was when I had it at my friends place. She is a Gujarati and her mom was an awesome cook. Previous to that I don't' remember Amma making this or had she even made, I may not have actually paid much attention. But after eating at my friend's place, I was so much in love with that dish. I must have asked her many times for the recipe and recreated it at home. Though it never came as good as the first time. I finally concluded that certain dishes require a touch!

Do you think so? Well I am not sure, but it sure looked that way to me. The many times I made this dish at home, everybody liked it. But I was never satisfied as it didn't' match my first impression. Anyways after getting this blog I always thought I should get in touch with my friend to get the recipe again.


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Meanwhile I have only my own way of making this simple gravy!

Ingredients Needed:

For pressure cooking

Rajma - 1 cup
Clove - 1
Cardamon - 1
Garlic julienne 0 2"

For the gravy

Onions - 1 medium
Tomato - 2 medium
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Black cardamon - 1
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 small
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish



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Method to prepare:

Wash and soak Rajma overnight. Before cooking, wash again, add fresh water along with the clove, cardamon and ginger julienne. Add enough water to cover the rajma and pressure cook till tender. It normally takes about 5 - 6 whistles for me.


Meanwhile, heat a pan with oil and add the cumin, bay leaf and black cardamon. Saute for a min, then add the onions.

Fry till the onions start turning brown. Add the tomato puree, along with the chili powder, garam masala, salt and turmeric. Simmer for 10 mins with lid.

Remove lid, add the cooked Rajma. Bring to boil and cook till you get a thick gravy.

Serve with rotis or rice.

Note: You can remove the ginger julienne from the rajma.

If you want your gravy to be thicker, mash handful of rajma before adding to the gravy.

Sending this to Apu who is hosting the wonderful MLLA twelfth edition, MLLA is the brain child of the lovely Susan!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bottle Gourd Curry ~ Sorakaya Kura!

It feels good to be back to regular blogging! My PC got bonkers and I had all my pictures stored in there. Well that left me without any picture to talk about. And last one week was really hectic with both Mithai Mela and the Indian Cooking Challenge. The polling just got over! On top with work becoming even difficult I was wondering how I am still sane! One thing I miss most is not recording what my kids are up. The boys have started speaking a language of their own, its really so sweet to hear it. Chinnu speaks like a foreigner would speak telugu and Peddu speaks a typical marwari way! Both so sweet to hear, I have even recorded their conversations during their bed time. They both say "nanni" for "me or I". Daddy has given up trying to correct them. But we have started speaking their language.

Every other time, Peddu would come and tell me, "Deppu ooruki podam (We will go for trip tomorrow)" so last night while I was trying to make them sleep, he suddenly started telling me this line, I readily agreed that we shall. Then he said we all will go to his aunts place. "Oruu bavyuntundi," I asked how we will go, he replied "Naadichi Podam" (by walking), I again asked how?.he immediately stood up and showed walking. And said that by walking it will be best! Gosh imagine walking all the way across the border to Andhra! I guess in a child's mind, everything is so simple.

Anyway I am happy to share this simple recipe with Sorakaya / Bottle gourd, that was so common at my parents place. Dad likes this a lot and it used to frequent the table quite often. Hubby dear doesn't like it much, so you can imagine how rarely this figured on our table. But this time, he had no option out!

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Soraya Kaya Kura

Ingredients Needed:

Soraya Kaya - 250 gms
Mustard seeds+ Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 2 - 3 flakes
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 - 2 tsp
Groundnut powder - 1 -2 tsp


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Method to Prepare:

Wash and peel bottle gourd. Cut into 2" size pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds along with curry leaves. Then saute onions till light brown.

Then add sorakaya pieces along salt and turmeric. Simmer with lid for 5 mins.

Once the veggie gets little soft, add chili powder, coriander powder. Simmer again with lid covered for 5 mins. Fry well.

Then add 1 cup of water and allow it to get cooked slowly. Simmer again for 10 mins. Finally add groundnut powder and can be removed immediately.

Serve with chapati or rice.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Mithai Mela Round up ~ Part 3!

Its surprising that so many things can happen in such a short span of time. Between the 2nd and the 3rd round up of this Mithai Mela, I have announced a new event. Its called the Indian Cooking Challenge and will be hosted in my Spice your life Blog.

Its sure going to spice my life no doubt. As if I don't have enough, I had to think about this and even went and announced it. What was even amazing was the fact that everybody loved the concept. So I am really excited about the event. I am right now working on the list and the rules, lets see how it comes out. Plus the logo, yeah I want it something to be really defining the theme! So check out for the details that will be coming out soon.

Meanwhile, lets treat ourselves to another and final part of this wonderful Mithai Mela. Yes its been one great celebration with so many sweets coming my way. Thank you everybody for your contribution. I am really so touched!

Update: Plus I have been able to fix the annoying gap below each collage!..phew all a matter of extra space that it didn't appear to me. I tell my engineers never to work after midnight, guess I should follow it myself!

Lets just jump straight into it. Believe me, its a sweet ride all along!

In the final part of the Mithai Mela, we have the Milk Sweets, Pancakes, Payasams and other wonderful sweets that I wasn't able to tag!

First we have the Milk sweets making their way. If you are fond of pedas, jamuns paal kovas, then you will be drooling over these entries!

We have one beautiful looking Modak shaped Bhugga Khoya from the Sadhana & Muskaan

Then we have delicious Ras Malai coming from Archana, Seema and Kesar flavoured from Sireesha

Gulab Jamun always invoke childhood memories and seeing these entries from Malini Basu and one made with sweet potato from Padma Balla is great!

The queen of milk sweets parades in form of lovely Kalakand from Jayashree, or this one from Malar Gandhi. Last but not the least this so beautifully crafted Microwave Carrot Kalakand from Priya Suresh!

The most concentrated form of milk sweets are always the Pedas and they are so much loved. So it is a wonder that we have so many of these. First we have Malar Gandhi sending us Makkan Peda.

From Nate and Annie comes a great looking dessert, I was drooling for a while before I realized its not our palkova but Pavlova






If you want the ease of Mw, then Microwave Kaju Peda from Priya Suresh is a must to try!

Then we have Ramya Vijaykumar sending us two treats, one the Besan ka Peda and the other Doodh Peda.

Another version of Doodh Peda comes from Sapthanaa, you must be wondering why none of hers came up right!

But if you are looking for Silky smooth melt in your mouth pedas, then Ria has them right!

Finally we have a mango flavoured peda from Shweta!

These sugar soaked gulas in the name of Rasagula comes from Kavitha.

Malpoa are those tempting pancakes deep fried, you won't find me saying no ok.

Then we N33ma sending us these Sweet Shakarapara which are always a delight!

Something very similar called the Gul Gul is sent by Padma Srinivasagam

Finally we have a Milk Delight coming from Pavithra elangovan, as the name says its one delightful picture!

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Now comes the Pancakes in different forms. I know pancakes are simple and easy to make and most kids love!

First comes a healthy Adai from Anu.

Then we have an authentic Bobbatlu from Hema. These are a real treat for any occasion!

Pooris I have always loved and these sweet ones are a treasure from childhood. I was going gaga seeing these Paala Poori from Kavya Naimish. Nor these lovely Badam Puri from Saraswathi Iyer.
I am sure Baked Strawberry Pancakes from Priya Suresh tasted as great as they look!

Then comes a treat of the season Mango Pancakes from Sharmila, ah I can imagine how yummy this must've been!

And finally few polis and puris from me!

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Payasams I tell you are something that can be done in a jiffy and yes those are there that takes real time. But whichever way you make, they simply taste out of the world. Lets check out some cool and lovely entries that came out way!

First comes a set of payasams made with fruits and dry fruits.

Sadana and Muskaan makes a Vegan payasam with Coconut, how nice!

Then we have a Special kheer coming from Chaitra Aathidhyam

A delicious Dates Kheer comes all the way from Kerala, simmering in the kitchen of Kailas!

Malar Gandhi sends in two types, Jackfruit Payasam & Nuts Kheer

Another Dates Kheer this time flavoured more with almonds comings from the lovely Mythreyee

Priya Suresh is never out of ideas, and her entries goes just to proves that! One with Apple, other with Coconut! They make such lovely treats!

Of course this lovely Carrot Almond Kheer from Vibaas is a treat to eyes!

Palada Pradaman is from Sapthanaa

This lovely rich Besan Kheer is from Sadhana & Muskaan, all topped with dry fruits and great to look.


We then feast our eyes on the lovely Moong Dhal Payasam sent by Cham!

Of course, you will stop by to check out this lovely Payatham paruppu payasam from Sanghi !

From Sapthanaa comes two different versions one a Moong Dhal Payasam and another a Rice Kheer with Kova.

Sabudana Kheer comes our way all the way from Niveditas kitchen!

along with this comes the Sabakki Payasa from Ujwala Mohan, it looks so creamy that its so inviting!

I never realized a simple semiya payasam could look so different. You will know once you check out them together. While Bird's eye view brings in her version of Shaavige Payasa, we have Semai Payesh from Malini Basu.

Another version of Semiya Payasam comes from Padma, while Sanghi joins the club with her Semiya Payasam too.

On special occasions, we do make the payasam that's called the Pal Payasam. And we have two bloggers sending them. One from Srilakshmi, the other from Vidya Venky.

We then have bloggers making us payasam with wheat, having tasted one, I know how delicious it is. First a Cracked Wheat and Fruit Kheer from Sadana and Muskaan, then a Kheer with broken wheat from Bhagyashri

Finally my own collection of payasams!

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Last but not the least, we move to check on some other types sweet dishes that I couldn't tag together. They make a lovely Other category!

Bird's eye view send in her collection of sweet dishes, a Molten Baby cakes, a Chocolate Bomb and a Cake! She was worried that her creations didn't turn to appear as she wanted, but who cares when it tasted awesome right!

Then we have Priya Suresh sending in two different fudge, one with almond and the other Carrot N Pistachio. But the highlight being these were done in microwave!

We then move on to check out some cool dishes made with Mangoes. Mango Pachadi seems to be a favorite dish among all these lovely ladies! Hemamalini, Kavitha's friend Gayathri, Ramya Vijaykumar, Sanghi and Sanghi have ensured we will have enough to choose from!

Sapthanaa shows us not to bother buying this from shop when you have Home made condensed milk

Sadana and Muskaan sends in a Granola Cereal with magic seeds along with a Sweet Potato Curry to boot!


While Bird's eye view enjoys a Banana Relish, we see Malar Gandhi enjoying a pongal made with Karumbu Chaar.

Baklava is a lovely dish that I got to know from these two lovely ladies Padma Srinivasagam and Sailaja.

Priya Narasimhan sends in a Akkaravadisal while Parita Shah makes a Shrikhand with Kesar Elaichi.

Then we have Sailaja making a Prunes with Cashew while Sanghi a Sevai with Ragi!

Next we have Sapthanaa making some rolls, Biscotti and some Biscuits!

Sweet Bondas comes from Shama Nagarajan, while Simran is bent on tempting me with her Coconut Chocolate Macaroons!

Finally we have The Cooker hissing around with over flowing Sudharas, which I never knew is this! what an idea sirji!

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With this we come to the end of the Mithal Mela! Of course its not the end of eating. Do check out and try them to enjoy!

I hope I haven't missed out any entry, but do accept my apologies and let me know! Will amend right away.

Looking forward to your participation for the Mango Mela and the Indian Cooking Challenge!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Mithai Mela Round up ~ Part 2!

Welcome to the second edition of this sweet gallery! Hope the weekend was good for everybody!. We had a good weekend too, I finally decided to take off on Saturday and caught up with my one weeks sleep. Though that was good, I again ended up being awake till late night. I am seriously becoming an owl! Sunday just flew as we drove down for a temple visit. Boys are much better now, though the cold and cough seem to be lingering. Hopefully they should get over it soon.

Back to business, getting this list proved another task. As during the process I found few cakes and bakes left out. So all those will be featured together. Sorry about it.

As part of today's edition, first comes the delicious Halwas. Halwas are those delightful sweet that you can whip within minutes. Infact at one point of time, I had this ambition of making everything into a halwa. I have blogged about 20 different halwas. But seeing the entries that came my way, I knew I still have a long way to go. What a beautiful and delicious array of halwas, take my point and get ready for a feast!

First we have the lined up Badam halwa from Archana Gurunathan. The stack makes them look so demur, when they are not!

Next we have this sinful dessert that Bird's eye view says she always had to make on any occasion that called for a celebration and its her version of Badam halwa

Not being happy with just one type, Bird's eye view goes ahead experimenting with a halwa made with Black carrots.

Chaitra makes a halwa with broken wheat.

Mangoes are in season and what a better way to enjoy than this lovely halwa made by Kamala.

Then we have a Carrot Halwa from Gayathri who is a dear friend of Kavitha.

Get ready to be feasting on the different halwas that Kavya Naimish seems to have on her blog. Right from the Carrot Halwa, Sooji Halwa, she even goes two steps ahead by making halwas with Peanut & Potato. Now that I call as a true Halwa fan!

Lena Rashmin Raj next brings us a sample of halwa made with Pumpkin.

This breathtaking Mango Halwa is from Madhuram. She proved that she can not only dish out lovely egg less bakes, she can twist her hands at many others too.

Then we have another halwa lover among us. With the number of halwas Malar Gandhi has sent in, I am sure her folks are one lucky ppl! Please check out the post by clicking on the pictures!

Another version of Sooji Halwa parades to us from Malini Basu.

Lauki ka Halwa comes in a lovely bowl from Prathibha.

Priya Suresh sends in a lovely Cornflour Halwa, am sure it was more like a cake walk for her!

I think Carrot Halwa is every body's favorite and Renuka shares the way her family loves. While we have Mandira showing us the way she loves carrot halwa. wow its too tempting not to love that picture!




Then we have two tempting halwas from Sanghi, one very healthy, infact both are. But if you want to go nuts over them, then this Nuts halwa is a must or you can settle for this dark beets in a halwa!

We have another Badam Halwa from Sapthanaa.

Dumroot halwa from Saraswathi,

only to get another Badam Halwa from Sree Vidhya.

Lets not to miss out this lovely Lauki Halwa from Usha

And finally my own collection of Halwas, individual ones can be clicked on the picture!

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Then we move to other exciting Indian sweets, you want diamonds, swirls or noodles? You get them all!

Jalebi or noodles dipped in nectar? makes no difference to me! And seeing Arunas beautiful pictures makes me want to reach out!

Then we have Kajayam from Kavitha, those sweet balls!

Malar Gandhi sends us Baasandhi,

while we have a lovely Basundi from Meera!


Then from Malini Basu comes 3 great looking sweets, they not only look interesting, they have very nice sounding names! Lobongo Lotika, Misti Singara & Peragi, are them!

This Jangri comes from Sanghi.

Of course not to mention these lovely Shankarapali from Sapthanaa.

Finally few from me, all these mostly Andhra sweets!

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Then we catch on some yummy sweet dishes prepared with jaggary.

When I saw this Hayagreeva from A&N, and I was drooling. They made it with channa dal, how tempting it looks!

The lovely lady from Palakad has two dishes to offer, one healthy laddo called theMaladoos and the other healthy Vella Payar. Thanks Jayasree!

We then have two different types of Kali. First one a Vella Kali coming from Kayal Arul.

Next is from Malar Gandhi which is Karuppu Ulundhu Kali

This one has always been a childhood sweet for me, and I was elated when Nirmala sent it along. Its the delicious Kamarkat, am sure you will love it too!

We then move on to check some lovely Arisha Pitha from Oriya food

which is Aresalu to the rest of us!. This Aresalu is from Padma Balla


Next authentic dish comes from Pooja of Sai Kitchen, which is so beautifully called as Jilledu Kayalu

All the way from Srilanka comes this Wattalappan from none other than our dear blogger Priya, who is marching towards breaking records!

Then we have Sanghi bringing us two delicious dishes, one Kadalai paruppu suliyan and the other Sweet kolukattai

Ok, I can pronounce this correctly, so you read out and check out Sapthanaas blog for knowing what a Seimbaal is all about!..:)

Sakkari pongal is a misnomer and is yummy more because of the jaggary! and Sree Vidya sends us a bowl of that!

Then finally few from me, you can click on the pictures!

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Then we move on to get treated to sweets called as the Kesari! I am sure most of you know how important kesaris are to a girl. Its one of the simplest and easiest sweet you can make. And I am amazed there are so many varieties!

Mangoes I like to eat as such but as a kesari, I am seeing it for the first time. Hemamalini sure makes it look tempting!

Then comes one lovely looking bowl from Kavya Naimish, I was left admiring it for a while!

Then we have a kesari with Beets from Lena Rashmin Raj

Though I have had aval in many forms, never as a kesari as Priya Suresh has.


I think Sanghi loves kesari and wants us to get tempted too. For she has 3 to offer and each one as pretty as the other!

Then we have the cooker dishing up a new kesari called the Dalia Oats Sheera!

Ok we have the innovative Uma bring a kesari with carrots! I almost thought she would make it with apple..:)

Finally from me 3 different kesaris pick your favorite!

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We now move on to check out some great missiles that might land on your self. But of course they are sweet and very tempting!

First we have Bhawna Gupta coming with a Pethe ke ladoo, which are beautifully lined up!

Next entry from Kalyani, comes with engery packed with Dry fruits and nuts, am sure you will go nuts over it.

Then we have the Boondhi from Malar Gandhi

I was drooling over the two lovely laddoos that Malini Basu sent. I always thought its tough to get your laddos to look so pro as shown in the picture!





Next comes Undurallu from Ramya Vijaykumar

Sanghi send in two sweet bombs!

Then we have Srilakshmi sending in two lovely laddoos, one the ever famous Rava laddoo and the other a coconut!

Finally from me, you can check out from the pictures!


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Thats all for today folks! Until the final part enjoy these sweet treats..

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