Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Are you bored making Sambar and Puli kulambu?Then you should definitely try this Paruppu Urundai Kulambu with the goodness of lenthils ,a protein rich Kulambu.It is prepared by cooking Lenthil dumplings (urundai) in tomato and coconut based gravy.Either Toor dal or Bengal gram can be used to make these lenthil balls.I have used both the… 

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Pumpkin Halwa / Kasi Halwa

Halwas are a must classic sweet for most of the Indian weddings,festivals and special occasions.This makes them so special and when garnished with nuts they become so rich.Halwas made with fruits and vegetables gives such a nice texture ,colour,taste and flavour to the halwa than the ones made with flour. Pumpkin Halwa or Kasi Kalwa… 

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Neer Mor / Spiced buttermilk

Neer Mor is spiced buttermilk which is popular in South India.A healthy,traditional drink that cools our body and keeps us hydrated.To make Neer mor the curd has to be little sour and fresh.The curd is beaten well with water then flavoured with ginger,asafoetida,curry leaves and finally tempered with sesame oil.A favourite summer drink as it… 

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Beetroot & Carrot juice

A very powerful drink with the goodness of beetroot and carrot and I have added jaggery and coconut to enhance its taste. Very refreshing juice for our mind and body.You can add either more carrots or beetroots as per your taste.One of the best vegetable juices,besides being healthy they are delicious too.A super healthy drink… 

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Badusha

Badusha is a deep fried sweet recipe made from all purpose flour,then dipped in sugar syrup and finally garnished with nuts and saffron strands.I have seen them being garnished with colored grated coconuts in the sweet shops near my place.They look so colourful and tempting though they are tasteless.So being fascinated by its appearance I… 

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Homemade Ghee

As I have been making lot of sweets for Diwali ,I have used almost 2 liters of ghee so far.Still running out of ghee and sugar everyday.So thought of making a post on Homemade ghee from butter.I never buy ghee from the stores for they are very expensive and doesn’t smell that good too. Homemade… 

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Sweet Somas recipe

Sweet Somas is a deep fried sweet with crispy outer part and sugary sweet mixture inside.The sweet filling is usually made with bengal gram powder,rava and sugar,but I have added some roasted nuts to make it more rich and special for Diwali. Some even add Khoya ( mawa ) as a filling but the shelf… 

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Nankhatai (eggless biscuits)

Nankhatai is a popular baked cookie that one could easily make at home.Homemade cookies are always more delicious than the store bought ones for we use only fresh ghee or butter to make them.But the store bought cookies have good amount of vanaspati which does not yield crumbly textured biscuits instead they tend to stick… 

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