Peanut & Millet laddu with dry fruit filling – Diwali sweet (no ghee/butter)
Festival Special / Sweet & Payasams

Peanut & Millet laddu with dry fruit filling – Diwali sweet (no ghee/butter)

I’m besotted with millets currently. It is the latest health fad in India – albeit one that makes really sense compared to, say, the quinoa craze. Millets have been and should be the first grain of choice for daily consumption right up there with wheat and rice (if not above them too!). They’re hardy little … Continue reading

Thengai Arisi Payasam/Coconut & Rice Pudding
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Thengai Arisi Payasam/Coconut & Rice Pudding

In our tradition, kids’ ears are pierced around the Ayusha Homam: the first star birthday (incidentally, we follow the lunar calendar for all religious purposes, hence the ‘star’ birthday normally occurs on a day different from the regular one). We celebrated the ayusha homam of my li’l one last week and his ears were pierced … Continue reading

Maa Laadu with Figs & Cinnamon/Roasted Gram Sweetmeat with Figs & Cinnamon
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Maa Laadu with Figs & Cinnamon/Roasted Gram Sweetmeat with Figs & Cinnamon

What a week of cooking, shooting, posting and reading up on delicious dals! Thanks to Blogging Marathon being hosted by Srivalli of Spice Your Life, it brought a lot of discipline into my blogging – a commitment to blog every single day (if only for a week), sticking to a theme (I chose dal/lentil) and … Continue reading