Pori Urundai

Pori Urundai is an Indian sweet made with puffed rice and jaggery.

Pori Urundai Recipe | South Indian Sweet Puffed Rice Balls

You know, when we talk about sweet treats, we think – Cakes, Cookies, Brownies, Pies, Scones etc. But have you tried considering unconventional sweets? Like this Indian sweet called Pori Urundai… Loosely translated, it means Puffed Rice Balls. It is usually made by South Indians during the Festival of Lights (“Karthikai Deepam”).

But you can of course make it at any time of the year! Made with jaggery instead of sugar and having no other added fat, this sweet is a gluten-free, healthy option for all those who wanna stay away from unhealthy treats! 🙂  (more…)

7 Cup Barfi

7 cup Barfi derives its name from the fact that we use 7 cups of ingredients to make this delicious Indian cake / fudge like sweet. Super rich & delicious – gluten free too! 🙂

7 cup Barfi Recipe | Seven Star Burfi Sweet Cake - Indian Desserts
Melt in your mouth delicious!

Today I am going to share a delicious Indian sweet with all of you.

Unlike most recipes, the name of this sweet is derived from the amount of ingredients used rather than the type of ingredients. If you look at the recipe, you’ll find that we use a total of 7 cups of ingredients. Smart, eh? 🙂

You could call this an Indian version of fudge. Rich, gluten-free, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, this 7 cup Barfi totally wins brownie points from anyone who tastes it!  (more…)

Vellai Appam

Vellai Appam is the sort of recipe that you make rarely, but when you do – you have the intense satisfaction of enjoying the deep fried delicacy.
Vellai Appam Recipe | South Indian Chettinad Uppappam *crunch* goes the Vellai Appam when you bite into it hot. Since it is deep fried, we usually make it around the Holiday time, so that all of us can enjoy a piece of it. I wouldn’t dare eat the whole batch. 😀

It is sort of like a fritter (Vadai), but the batter is fermented and has a bit of buttermilk to give a subtle sourness that is crucial to the taste and texture of this fritter.    (more…)

Vegetable Bajji (Bhajiyas)

Vegetable Bajji or Bhajiya are nothing but battered and deep fried veggies!
Vegetable Bajji Recipe | Indian Bhajiyas - Deep Fried Snacks

#IShouldn’tBrag … but … #IMakeTheBestBajjisInMyFamily

So.. hey guys! 😀 In case you couldn’t read my hash-tag secret message, I said I make the best bajjis in my family. And yes, I’m sure my extended circle of family and friends would vouch for that.

After all, every year on Deepavali, they come home specially to have Vegetable Bajji (Bhajiyas) from my place.

And who do you think is standing in front of the hot oil repeatedly battering and frying the Bajjis…? Yours truly of course!   (more…)