Thinai Sakkarai Pongal – Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal Recipe

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal with step wise pictures. This Foxtail Millet Sweet pongal recipe is highly nutritious and gluten free that’s made during Pongal Festival. Usually for pongal festival, we make pongal with newly harvested rice from the fields which is cooked along with paasi paruppu (yellow moong dal) and achu vellam and a liberal dose […]

7 Kari Kootu – Thiruvadhirai Kootu Recipe


7 Kari Kootu is a special neivedhyam recipe that’s made on Pongal and Thiruvadhirai. Since its made using 7 vegetables its called as “Ezhu Kari Kootu”. Its a medley of vegetables based on a creamy coconut based sauce that’s flavorful and very mildly spiced. Since its made as a neivedhyam this recipes does not have […]

Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal – Kodo Millet Pongal Recipe


Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet) Ven Pongal with step wise pictures. Ven Pongal (savory pongal) is a popular South Indian Breakfast recipe that’s usually served along with coconut chutney and tiffin sambar. Here I have made this pongal using millet (siru dhaniyam) which makes it even more healthy than the pongal made with rice.

Carrot Kheer Recipe – Carrot Payasam


Carrot kheer recipe or carrot payasam with step by step photos. An easy to make dessert or sweet that’s perfect for any festive occasion. It tastes awesome either hot or cold. As the carrots are already sweet in nature, it takes very less sugar unlike the other payasam recipes. I wanted to start this New […]

Molasses Substitute Recipe

Molasses Substitute Recipe

The Best Molasses Substitute recipe ever with step by step Photos. How I missed molasses or black treacle while baking ginger bread and ginger bread cookies. I have avoided certain recipes in the past because they called for the ingredient “Molasses” which we do not easily get in India. Though very recently, I have substituted it […]

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe – Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake or Vegan Christmas Plum Cake with step by step photos. This eggless spiced fruit and nut Cake is a must for Christmas and will also make a perfect gift.  This easy eggless fruit cake does not require any pre-soaking of dry fruits and has no butter, eggs and liquor. Its very simple to […]

Curry Leaf and Peanut Idli Milagai Podi Recipe

Curry Leaf Peanut Idli Milagai Podi

Curry leaf and Peanut Idli Milagai Podi or Chutney powder with step by step pictures. This homemade gun powder made using Karuvepilai (Curry Leaf) and Verkadalai (Peanuts) is aromatic, healthy and rich in both Proteins and Iron and tastes great when served with hot idlis or dosas and is ideal to pack for long journeys […]

Homemade Pan Release Recipe

Homemade Pan Release

Homemade Cake Pan Release or Baking Spray. The very first step to getting a beautiful cake is to grease and flour the pan properly else you can forget getting your cake in one piece. Though it’s a ridiculously simple step, if not done properly, there is always a danger of the cake breaking in half […]