Godhumai Halwa = Wheat Flour Fudge

For a rich Indian dessert, make this Godhumai Halwa. Made with wheat flour, saffron and tons of ghee (clarified butter), nothing screams celebration like a good Gehun ka Halva (Wheat flour fudge)!

Godhumai Halwa Recipe | Easy Pressure Cooker Gehun ka Halva

If only I were a better photographer…

If only I were a better food stylist …

If only…. Sigh!

Well, the one thing I am good in though is making delicious desserts and this fudgy thingy made with Wheat flour is definitely one that I think you should all try. Oh, and for those curious, Godhumai in Tamil means Wheat and Halva is just sort of like fudge. SO there you have it – Godhumai Halwa! 😉

P.S: This is a quick cooker version of the recipe. This won’t taste exactly like Tirunelveli Halwa, but it is delicious neverheless!   (more…)

Tomato Relish ~ with a South Indian twist

Make this south Indian tomato relish (thokku) for an interesting condiment to breads, rotis, rice etc.!

Tomato Relish Recipe | South Indian Tomato Thokku

I can’t write enough about this firecracker of a relish.

Or, I really should say – thokku.

I’m a South Indian and my grandmom would throw a fit if I kept giving English names to traditional recipes! 😛 But then, how do I tell YOU guys how awesome and easy this dish is if you don’t even know WHAT it is….? So this thokku is essentially tomatoes cooked down to a relish like form and flavored with seasonings quintessenial to the South Indian Cuisine. 🙂 (more…)

Seedai ~ deep fried + baked

These little deep fried rice flour balls called Seedai are very popular in South India… usually during festivals!

Uppu seedai recipe (deep fried + baked)

We make Seedai once a year.

You’ll shortly know why.

But whenever we do make it, we make large batches that (should ideally) last us for a couple weeks. It ain’t difficult, but the process of rolling about a million tiny balls of dough isn’t exactly what you call “easy”. You sweat a lot. But then, you gotta sweat to get there crispy deep fried delicacies! (more…)

Raw Banana Chips

These Vazhakkai Chips (Raw Banana Chips) are a perfect example of how everything is better deep fried!

raw banana chips recipe (vazhakkai chips)

You’d think that being a food blogger, I must love all kinds of food.

Well, you’re wrong.

As much as I love Banana – the fruit, I loathe Raw Banana. None of the regular methods of sautéing, steaming etc. seem to get rid of the inherent smell in raw banana. But when you slice them thin and deep fry to crispy perfection, that’s a whole other ball game altogether! (more…)