Iyengar Sakkarai/Chakkarai Pongal (Temple Style): Step by Step Recipe

Chakkarai/Sakkarai Pongal is perhaps the sweet dish that is made most often at my home. If there were ever a 'default' dessert in my house, it is this 😀 And that speaks volumes about the universal love that everyone has for its deliciousness, because people in my house especially have super picky palates. Be it … Continue reading Iyengar Sakkarai/Chakkarai Pongal (Temple Style): Step by Step Recipe

Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Aloo matar (Aloo: potato, matar: green peas) was one of the first gravies I learnt when I was just starting off and exploring the world of cooking. This is an incredibly delicious dish, and today's recipe houses Aloo and Matar cooked with spices in an unbelievably silky, smooth, tomato-onion-cashew gravy. Cashew nuts give the gravy its … Continue reading Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Like I said in my previous post, boondhis adapt well to both sweet as well as savoury flavours. This is a sweet dish - a laddoo made by immersing the fried boondhi in sugar syrup, and lightly spicing it with cardamom and cloves. For crunch, we add fried cashew nuts, sugar candy and raisins. A … Continue reading Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

'Boondhi' is derived from the root word 'boondh' which means drops or droplets. It involves the process of dropping the chickpea flour batter from a perforated ladle, and the round droplets frying to a crisp in the hot oil. The boondi adapts well to sweet as well as savoury flavours. This recipe here is the … Continue reading Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

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