Bombay Ice Halwa (with cornflour)

These thin sheets of sweet can be made with just 4 main ingredients at home.It takes only 20 mins to make them but it has to dry for at least 4 hours.Bombay Ice Halwa can be prepared using either rava (sooji) or cornflour.The ones made with sooji has a soft ,chewy texture whereas the traditional … Continue reading Bombay Ice Halwa (with cornflour)

Rava Paniyaram – Virudhunagar special recipe

Rava Paniyaram is a must sweet recipe for all special occasions for the people in Virundhunagar.It is part of our tradition to make Rava Paniyaram on specials days. A very simple recipe that is so easy to make with just 3 ingredients.This must be the KING OF SWEETS for the people of Virudhunagar.On the day … Continue reading Rava Paniyaram – Virudhunagar special recipe

Shrikhand (with cardamom & saffron)

Shrikhand is a traditional Indian sweet recipe from Gujarat and Mahrastra made from hung or strained curd.Hung curd is mixed with sugar,flavoured with cardamom and saffron ,garnished with nuts and chilled before serving.Always use fresh unsour curd to make this sweet recipe. An easy sweet recipe that doesn't require any cooking process.Even newbie cooks and … Continue reading Shrikhand (with cardamom & saffron)

Shankarpali (or) Sweet diamond cuts

Sweet Diamond Cuts or Shankarpali is such an easy sweet made with just 3 main ingredients (maida,sugar and ghee).But as they are deep fried ,it takes time to fry these small diamond bites.They are also called by other names like Bombaylakadi ,Kalakala and Maida biscuits. It can prepared both sweet and savoury,I have already posted … Continue reading Shankarpali (or) Sweet diamond cuts

Javarisi Semiya Payasam / Tapioca pearls, Vermicelli Payasam

Javarisi,Semiya payasam is prepared using both Javarisi (tapioca pearls) and Semiya (vermicelli). Another sweet treat from my native place Virudhunagar that is served in most of the weddings. In this recipe both javarisi and semiya are cooked in water instead of milk and milk is finally added before serving. Like Kesari ,this is another easy … Continue reading Javarisi Semiya Payasam / Tapioca pearls, Vermicelli Payasam

Kalakand

Kalakand is a traditional Indian sweet prepared from milk ,with soft and granular texture.The traditional method of making Kalakand is a lengthy process which involves making Chena (Paneer) and thick condensed milk from scratch. You can also make Kalakand using store bought paneer and thick condensed milk, which not only reduces your cooking time but … Continue reading Kalakand

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 … Continue reading Pumpkin Halwa / Kasi Halwa

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 … Continue reading Badusha