The last few days in my hometown and the final recipe coming out of my Mom’s kitchen this season – The Pal payasam. Payasam is an integral part of any festival/celebration in Kerala. Out of the numerous varieties, the most commonly made payasam in a malayalee household will have to be the Pal payasam. Continue reading “Pal payasam”
Healthy yummy snack bites…
Yumm yumm…the aroma of roasted rice and sesame seeds(ellu) coming from the kitchen, something that makes me salivate every time. Nothing could beat this delicious traditional home made Ari n ellu unda. Continue reading “Ari n ellu unda”
I’m in my hometown, n was welcomed by the beautiful sight of mangrove lined houses with ripe mangoes towering over. Although the Mango season is almost done with, and the rains have slowly started seeping in, was lucky enough to reach before the season bids adieu. Continue reading “Instant Mango Icecream”
Easy cheesy ice-creamy delight…yumm..
It’s holiday season, and time to head hooooooome…..yay….:D:D. Still a week to go n m on a cleaning spree, for I might find certain half used/unused goodies tucked in some corner, that could go stale by the time I get back. N guess what I did find finally…a pack of frozen unused Mascarpone cheese that I had bought when the summer kicked in. My original plan was to make a Mango cheese cake, for which I had stacked the cream cheese, but the idea somehow slipped my mind. Continue reading “Mascarpone Icecream n cashew praline”
Whenever I think of making a dessert, my mind just shuffles btwn cakes, puddings, cookies, pies….n that’s its. Coming to think of it, these are just a very few out the uncountable varieties of sweet dishes out there. N as you can see, none of these belong to the category of authentic Indian desserts. Continue reading “Moong dal halwa”
Feel the minty coolness in every sip
It’s that time of the year when the heat waves are spreading its wings wide and strong across the length and breadth of the country, lashing out at every possible nook and corner. Sun burn, heat stroke, skin boils…all these terms pop up this time around. I’m not just hinting at the physical effects that the summer is having on us, but also the toll it takes on our mental health. Continue reading “Minty ginger lemon shots”
A creamy strawberry surprise
An Icecream for the strawberry lovers and definitely for all those berry haters. I belong to the latter category and detest plain strawberries. The tartness that the berries offer is way beyond what my taste buds can handle. Having said that, I need to mention my strong liking for any strawberry based dessert, for the simple reason that, the same tartness in the strawberry that I dislike, balances out the sweetness, and provides the right amount of freshness to a dessert, upping them a level above any non-acidic fruity dessert. Continue reading “Strawberry icecream”
An easy breezy strawberry drink!!
This is a drink that requires more or less no prep and could be whipped up in under 5 mins. What more could you ask for if you are in a hurry but yet cannot skip that much needed energy portion for the day…This very easy to make tasty wholesome strawberry smoothie could be just the thing that you need to begin your day on a fresh note. Continue reading “Strawberry smoothie”
A classic Indian dessert 😃
Another beautiful example of an Indian dessert that could stand at par with any other world classic. Easily made with everyday ingredients and most importantly – no ice-cream machine, the Kesar kulfi is one of my all time favorites. Continue reading “Kesar kulfi”
Brazilian party treat in your kitchen
My chocolate thoughts are beckoning me yet again and it’s time to bring in a chocolatey treat that could easily satisfy my craving. It had to be something that could be readily done without any hassles and well….I dint have to do a lot of research to land upon the recipe for this delectable sweet treat. N when I tried it, turned out to be an instant hit with everyone.
Continue reading “Brigadeiro-Brazilian chocolate truffles”