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

Malai Rose Cham Cham / Chom Chom : Step by Step

The Chom Chom, or Cham Cham, is a very popular Bengali sweet dish. Milk is curdled to and strained to make fresh cottage cheese, and that is further kneaded until soft and shaped into cylinders. These cottage cheese batons are then dropped into a flavoured sugar syrup and boiled for about 15 minutes. The cheese … Continue reading Malai Rose Cham Cham / Chom Chom : Step by Step

Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Hello ! This is my first ever try at making pannacotta. My interest in making this Italian dessert stems from watching Masterchef Australia, where contestants put up endless varieties of  lip-smacking pannacotta in beautiful shapes and sizes of glasses. My only problem - being a vegetarian, I was reluctant to use animal gelatine. So for … Continue reading Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Easy Badam Halwa

  I've been wanting to make Badam halwa since Diwali last year, but for some reason it never happened. DH is having a potluck at office today, and he asked me what I wanted to make. When I was thinking some kind of variety rice, he suggested dessert. I jumped at the chance and immediately … Continue reading Easy Badam Halwa