Rava Kesari | Suji Halwa | Semolina Fudge

Just thinking about this sweet makes me drool. One of the reasons why I love Indian Cuisine is this Kesari. 🙂 Especially the ones that are loaded with Ghee/Clarified Butter. They taste the best. Other names for this sweet ate Sheera, Suji halwa etc. (more…)

Medhu Vada | Indian Lentil Dumpling

Medhu Vadai (pronounced as May-dhooo V-uh-dye) is a traditional favorite of south Indian, especially Tamil cuisine and is an indispensable part of the menu during festivals. ‘Medhu’ means soft, and the dumplings must live up to the name. This is the basic version of the fried snack. There are so many different varieties possible with the same batter. The best combination to eat these vadas are with coconut chutney and Sambar. (more…)

Carrot Sago Pudding

Today on my Cooking with Kin series, I have someone who is a Food Blogger. She has been a source of inspiration for all us amateur bloggers! 🙂 One can spend hours just ogling at her food photographs. I still wouldn’t forget “improve the font or nobody’s gonna read it!” email she sent me. 🙂 It was the first constructive advice anybody had ever given me and boy! did I cash in on that! 😀 She is one multifaceted lady; what with her job, the kids, the blog AND the herculean task of hosting so many events! She is the founder of the very popular Blog Hop Wednesdays & Let’s Cook Series.  – Yes folks, its Radhika, from Tickling Palates!!! *Drumrolls* Over to Radhi.. (more…)

Jalapeño Fritters | Molagai Bajji

It is perhaps unfair to post jalapeño two days in a row. 😀 But you need to know just how sinfully delectable both these dishes are. I wouldn’t categorize either of these as “Healthy Foods”. The baked cheese jalapeño, although ‘baked’ involves a ton of cheese; while these fritters avoid cheese but make up for the fat by frying in hot oil! Ideally, you could eat one. (or if you’ve been good & working out, then two! :P) Since these fritters are stuffed with mashed potatoes, you’re left feeling full after just one or two. This is a very basic version. I wouldn’t recommend spicing up the stuffing as the jalapeños are spicy. (more…)