Banana Halwa || Gluten free halwa ||வாழைப்பழ அல்வா || நேந்திரன் பழ அல்வா

Have old, ripe bananas lying on your fruit basket and do not know what to do with them??
No worries, use them deliciously by making this easy halwa.

Sweet Potatoes Coconut balls

Sweet potato coconut balls.. Three ingredients, 15mins. A healthy, delicious breakfast or snack. Start with the sweet potatoes, microwave the steam potatoes with some water in a closed microwave safe steamer for 12 mins. You can also pressure cook in the cooker or use the pressure cook mode in your instant pot. Once cooked,peel off…

Mysore Pak

Diwali wishes for all.. this super simple must sweet recipe is here after a lot of trial and errors. This dish is gluten free, using chickpea flour and all. But not refined sugar free and has the desi ghee in it. It’s alright though. I have used lesser ghee than in the store bought Mysore…

3 Steps Paruppu/Masala Vadai

One of the common breakfast items in South India, especially in Tamilnadu Masal vadai is a vegetarian fried dish made of Lentils. It is protein packed, and healthy, keep you full and generally served with Idli/Dosa and sambar. We at our home make these little falafels of the south for breakfast, not generally with Idli…

Soup maker Pav Bhaji masala

Slow cooking has got its own advantages – delicious, juicy, low maintenance – as in you can put them in and continue whatever work you have been doing and get back for a comforting, yummy lunch or dinner. Chili is one such comfort food. Comforting, healthy, nutritious and so much more.  In India we have…

3 step sakkarai Pongal(sweet Pongal)

Happy pongal to all.. Wish you all a very prosperous pongal. Lets celebrate this Tamil traditional day with very traditional sweet pongal. Born and brought up in Chennai, we have celebrated all the festivals celebrated in Tamilnadu. My mom is a very good cook and has been cooking for 34 years and I have picked…

Prawn stew with long melon

Long melon or bottle gourd, Soraikai in Tamil is one of the healthiest of the fruits used like a vegetable though in our cuisines. The water content present in it is so healthy when consumed is said to work in eliminating the bad fluids from our bodies. Well, true or not these make for very…

Fried Fish[Meen Varuval] – Indian Style

My love for cooking started developing from a young age of 7. I have no idea from where. I always used to catch up with all the cookery shows, which I must say was very limited 20 years back, at least in India. And I used to love watching mom, grandma and aunts cooking. My…