Oct 30, 2010

Nutty Chandrakalas - a delicacy worth indulging

The sweet looks and taste as beautiful as its name - Chandrakala which might have got its name due to the crescent shape similar to moon (chandra). The shape and the stuffing may vary from one region to other region, but the sweet is surely a delicacy worth indulging in. Moreover these sweets can be prepared ahead of time and kept, saves loads of time during the hustle & bustle of festive seasons.
Normally Chandrakala has the stuffing of mawa or the condensed and thickened milk, I prefer the filling of nuts and honey.

Oct 19, 2010

A Sweet Indulgence - Imarti

The next few days are going to be sweet indulgence with festivals around the corner. The women folks are all geared up to plan for the variates they are going to prepare this Diwali. Sweets, sweets and more sweets!
Normally I avoid making sweets on festivals, but my hubby insists that I make a few sweets so that the kids get to know of our traditions and customs.
My mom always makes this traditional sweet Imarti on festivals, it looks similar to Jalebis but taste different and requires a little extra effort.

Oct 8, 2010

Sambhar Vada - A Regional Delicacy

Sambhar Vada is an authentic regional dish of South India. The humble dish has become very common and has made its presence in every part of the world. A recipe which makes a full meal in itself, and can be devoured at any time of the day.

Oct 5, 2010

Kids' Delight - Spicy and crispy Breakfast

Planning for a great breakfast which is accepted by the kids also is a daring job for all moms. These crispy and delicious looking small Indian bread or Pooris is one such treat my kids wait for any time of the day. I often make them on weekends and sometimes pack them in my kids lunchbox as well.