Coconut Macaroon

Macaroons can easily be made in just few minutes without any preparation. Just mix, scoop and bake it for your loved ones. Macaroons are available in every tea stall in our streets and small bakeries. During my childhood days, wanted to try one but never had a chance to go to tea stall. But one…

Beet n carrot halwa

Carrot halwa is a mouth watering indian dessert which is loved by all age groups. While in grocery shopping, long red carrots attracted me and it striked me to make this halwa. Cutting veggies is an art ! When it comes to cooking, I like to chop and do everything on my own. Suddenly thought…

Peanut dates balls

Peanut balls are very healthy and its traditionally made in houses of South India. Peanuts, jaggery and coconut are ground to coarse powder and made into balls. They are so filling and full of proteins and iron rich as well. Its a big hit in our house and liked by my kids very much. They…

Ragi muruku (CHAKLI)

Muruku is generally made during Diwali and on holidays for kids to munch. Ragi (finger millet) is one ingredient that I try to include in all my cooking and baking. Ragi is highly nutritious and rich in calcium. I wanted to try ragi muruku since long time. It turned out so crunchy and delicious with…

Chickpea chaat

Evening snack can also be something like buddha bowl. Chickpea adds more josh to the chaat by combining it with juicy veggies, succulent pomogranate and crunchy boondis. A mixed of protein and veggies make a proper fulfilling evening snack or dinner . I prefer to have it for my dinner which has no carbs. Generally…

Kalakand Burfi

Kalakand is loaded with the richness of classic flavours and its perfect to satiate the sweet cravings. It just takes 25 minutes to get ready. The flavours of saffron, cardamom and the nuts make it so rich and delicious. Kalakand is one sweet that takes a place in all Indian festivals and functions. Milk based…

Foxtail millet ( Thinai) balls

Millets are good carbs, high in fibre, low in glucose and helps in digestion as well. Millets can be cooked quickly and digested easily. I have used foxtail millet and roasted bengal gram which makes a very good combination for this sweet ball. This is a very snack, can be made in no time. Palm…

Muruku (chakli)

Snacks are a must in all homes . Be it kids or adults everybody love snacking. Mid morning or evening tea-time, muruku plays a very important role in it. With a hot cup of tea or coffee or milk, muruku goes well with anything. During festive season like Diwali, we make different type of sweets…

Banana flower fritters / vada

Usually Banana stem, leaves and fruits are used or consumed in our day today life. Banana flower is consumed rarely because it involves tedious job of cleaning before cooking it also it tastes sometimes bitter. My mom used to say that we need to ask for red banana flower otherwise thenvaalai (karpooravalli) banana flower to…