Rava Payasam is an easy to make South Indian sweet dish that I am making for Ugadi festival. Rava (semolina), milk, sugar and cardamom go into its making.
I like to feed Nehal healthy desserts made from nutrition rich ingredients than a fat-rich cake or mithai. Sesame seeds Laddu falls under the category of healthy dessert. Nuvvula Unda or Nuvvula Laddu is a classic Andhra style sweet prepared for festivals like Nagula Chavati. At home, we make this calcium rich sweet often.
Rava Kesari – moist, melt in the mouth Indian semolina dessert that is prepared as a festival special for occasions like Navratri. Not too complicated, just a few ingredients like semolina, clarified butter, sugar and cardamom mingle together to bring out something magical and exotic. The key to a delicious Kesari is to slow roast […]
The festive season has begun in India. Navratri is here and its time for some special festival sweets. The first day of Navaratri has Sweet Pongal as an offering to Goddess Durga. Creamy, infused with cardamom, garnished with roasted raisins and cashew nuts, this delicious jaggery based pudding is comforts and warms the soul.
Traditional sweets are usually prepared during festive occasions and its been a while since I made any Indian sweet at home. I have been craving Rasmalai since quite some time but did not get myself to make a visit to our neighborhood Indian sweet store. Today, when Nehal asked me for ‘Rasgullas’, I got down to preparing them at home.
Wishing all my readers, visitors and friends a happy and safe Deepavali! Phew! Its been a marathon of sweets dishes at our home. Three sweet recipes for my dear readers this Diwali – Badam Halwa, Annam Payasam and Bobbatlu. With a home full of near and dear loved ones and the background sound of crackers […]
Festivals reflect the cultural diversity of India, a land of many religions. Festivity denotes – new clothes, rangoli/muggulu, mango leaves thoranam, smell of camphor and incense sticks, family get togethers, fun, laughter and most importantly home cooks diligently prepare traditional sweets, savories and elaborate festive meals. Semiya Payasam ~ Rava Laddu Today being Dasara, it […]
Meera concludes her article on traditional Maharashtrian food with a focus on snacks and sweets, including festival delicacies. Thank you, Meera, for giving us an indepth article on every day, home cooked Maharashtrian food. ~Sailaja Sailaja invited me to write about Traditional Maharashtrian Snacks and Sweets. It sure was a very delectable invitation which instantly […]
With some very basic ingredients usually available at home, you can whip up some comforting simple lentil based sweet dishes that are not high in calories yet delicious. One such traditional Indian dessert is Pesara pappu payasam prepared from good quality yellow moong dal, jaggery and milk. This humble earthy sweet dish was part of […]