Friday, 28 October 2022

Moong dal payasam/Split green gram dessert

Quick yet delicious and easy South Indian dessert is this moongdal payasam or split green gram dessert. The richness of jaggery, coconut milk and the goodness of green gram flavored with cardamom powder loaded with ghee fried cashewnuts and raisins. Ain't that making you drool as you read? 

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Kesar peda / Saffron milk fudge

Cooking sometimes takes me to a different world, there are days I hate to be in kitchen and there are few where I could perform elaborate cooking standing hours together performing minute fine tasks required. Yesterday was one such day where I achieved fineness and swiftness. As it was a working day, I wanted to quickly get something done which would please everyone's palette.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Halasinahannina Genasale and Halasinahannina Kottige

It was a satisfying meal for dinner on Saturday last weekend. Made authentic havyaka brahmin delicacy which involved halasinahannina genasale and halasinahannina kottige with a dollop of homemade ghee and red coconut onion chutney. This definitely satisfied our cravings and it was soulfilling.
Steam cooked, banana leaf wrapped, rice cake filled with ripe jackfruit, fresh coconut and jaggery mixture being called halasinahanninagenasale in kannada language by Kannadigas, chakkaeleada in malayalam by Keralites.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Raw jackfruit dosa/Halasinakayi dose/raw jackfruit crepes

Using almost all parts of jackfruit is a tradition in Dakshinakannada(southern most part of Karnataka, India) place I belong to. Especially our havyaka kannadiga community never ceases to amaze me with the varieties that are made out of  tender or fully grown raw jackfruit as well as ripe jackfruit. It is an emotion to the people born and brought up there. Kids enjoy this with honey or rave(cooked liquid form of jaggery)

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Ragi chocolate cake

My daughter had been requesting since yesterday that today I am not supposed to do anything in the morning as she is supposed to do for a reason. I kept pestering her asking the reason even though I had an idea as what were her plans to amaze me for mother's day. She made an amazing breakfast in the morning and gave me a handmade card and a bouquet of flowers. It was great to eat a morning cheese toast made by her. Best part was she made her toast first, had that😉 and then with her toast energy she prepared for both of us. Small cute things bring loads of happiness. So I thought to amaze her with her favourite chocolate cake.