Desserts and Snacks

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce


Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local cuisine is easily available everywhere….

Egg Curry with Coconut milk


Appams are incomplete without this egg curry. The spicy-coconut-ty flavor of the curry blends well with the rice flour pancakes and the combination is simply amazing. Related recipes Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Pinterest

Palappam / Rice flour pancakes


Christmas season is the season of engagements, weddings, baptisms, house-warming ceremonies and other such family festivities amongst Keralites (people from Kerala). Since it is an auspicious season and the weather is cool, the entire month is always packed with many family functions…. That means loads of shopping, travel, food and…

Rava Ladoo


This is one of the recipes that have been in my backlog for a while. I actually made the ladoos during Diwali because this is one of the easy sweets traditionally made during Diwali and Ganesh Chathurthi; but missed out putting up the recipe. Well it is never too late……

Chakli / Murukku


I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Diwali!In India irrespective of what religion one follows, everyone gets caught up in the excitement, brightness and sweetness of Diwali. One of the most popular festivals of India, it is celebrated all over the country. It is like being in one…



Finally my vacations have started! I have left behind the sweltering heat, humidity, sand storms and a load of daily life stress back in Dubai. I am visiting the cousins in Germany – my most favorite place to go for vacation. I cannot tell you how eagerly I had been…

Unniyappam/Rice Flour Fritters


When we were kids, we didn’t have to make difficult choices of what to snack on from the hundreds of choices available in the market or which cafeteria to visit for a quick bite. We binged on home-made goodies made in bulk and stored in air-tight containers by Mom. One…

Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot pudding


Rarely do I cook just for myself… Since I have a husband and a kid, I have to think about their tastes and take their likes and dislikes into consideration… But as I was in the mood to cook a camel on Thursday, and I was really missing my mom…

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