Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 Hope you all are having (or had) a happy weekend. It is the month of India's biggest and grandest festival, Diwali, and it is raining offers and discounts. Be it clothing, home appliances, jewellery, or beauty products, there is a sale on pretty much everything. While everyone out there is busy shopping this weekend, … Continue reading Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Hello 🙂 It has been pouring nonstop the last few days here in Bangalore, and I could not stop thinking of snacking over some hot bajjis (bajji: fritters made from any vegetable, coated with a gram flour based batter), of which nothing would beat Chilli (Molaga) bajji, the 'king' of all bajjis. A cult favourite, this bajji … Continue reading Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Stuffed & Fried Okra (Ladies Finger) / Stuffed Vendakkai Fry

Hello! 🙂 Whenever I see okra, the first thing that comes to my mind is it's link with exams 😛 If you are a South Indian, you would probably know okra, as the vegetable of intelligence. According to all the elders in my family, it is said to improve memory power, and is especially great … Continue reading Stuffed & Fried Okra (Ladies Finger) / Stuffed Vendakkai Fry

Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step 

Happy Dussehra/Vijayadasami everyone! 🙂 With the Navarathri festive season coming to an end, I cannot help but wonder what I would do this weekend! Navarathri has kept us so busy the last few days. I live in an apartment complex full of Tam-Brahms (short for Tamil Brahmins), so everyone here is strong on the golu game, busy … Continue reading Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step 

Navarathri Special: Kondakadalai/Chickpeas Sundal – Simple and Easy: Updated

Hello all! 😀 Come follow us on Instagram,  a_burst_of_flavor. Day 9 of Navathri- a very simple, yet flavourful chickpeas sundal recipe! For day nine or the final day of Navarathri (Vijayadasami / Dussehra marks the end of the Navarathri festive season), it is the cult favorite chickpeas sundal. This is probably the easiest, and the most commonly … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Kondakadalai/Chickpeas Sundal – Simple and Easy: Updated

Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Jaggery and Coconut- Sweet Version

Day 8 of Navarathri- A sweet karamani/black-eyed peas sundal, a delight to the taste buds! For day eight of Navarathri, it is the sweet version of the Karamani sundal, as promised! This is made very often at temples as offering/neivedhiyam to the gods and it is also one of our most favourites! My mom always … Continue reading Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Jaggery and Coconut- Sweet Version

Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Idly Milagai Podi

Day 7 of Navarathri - A savoury and tasty Thattai Payir/ Kaaramani (Cowpeas/ Lobia/ Black-eyed Peas) Sundal, tossed with idly milagai podi ! Thattai pair / Kaaramani as it is commonly known here, is mostly available in the white, or red variety. This delicious sundal is flavoured with Idly milagai podi, for a fresh twist on a traditional … Continue reading Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Idly Milagai Podi

Navarathri Special: Green Peas & Sweetcorn Sundal, No Soaking Required, Step by Step

Day 6 of Navarathri - straying off the beaten path with a fresh green peas and sweetcorn sundal !  This sundal is not traditional in the strict sense of the term. I forgot to soak peanuts for making sundal today (second time this week, what does that say about me?), so I was looking to … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Green Peas & Sweetcorn Sundal, No Soaking Required, Step by Step

Navarathri Special: Moong Dal Halwa / Mung Dal Ka Halwa, Step by Step

Navarathri Special Day 5: An utterly delectable, crumbly and melt-in-the-mouth Moong Dal Halwa! A 'halwa' is a traditional sweet pudding, made with ghee (clarified butter), and garnished with a mixture of fried nuts. It may not may not require additional flavouring, in the form of essence, extract and juices. Halwas can be made from a variety … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Moong Dal Halwa / Mung Dal Ka Halwa, Step by Step

Navarathri Special: Semiya (Vermicelli) Kesari, Step-by-Step

For Day 4 of Navarathri, a very traditional dessert dish - Semiya Kesari ! A pudding style sweet dish, traditionally made in our house for festive occasions. Very quick to make (takes all of 10 mins) and tastes delicious! Hello all! 😀 It is day four of Navarathri today, and I see a lot of people … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Semiya (Vermicelli) Kesari, Step-by-Step