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…)

Healthy Puran Poli

Indians celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi on 19th September this year. Keeping that in mind, Team Avant Garde Cookies decided to make Lord Ganesha’s favorites for the 1st week of AGC.  Ganesha Chaturthi  is the Hindu festival celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. (more…)