Anubala's Kitchen

Suryakala

Suryakala

Suryakala is one of my most favourite sweet. I remember my dad buying this sweet specially for me during my childhood days. Today is a special day for me. I started blogging last dec 13th. I have been posting a recipe everyday since then. Today, I am posting my 300th recipe. I made my favouriteRead more about Suryakala[…]

Aval Chakara Pongal

Aval Chakara Pongal

Ingredients Aval ( poha/ rice flakes) – 1 cup Grated jaggery – 1 cup Milk – 1/4th cup Ghee – 3 tbsps Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp Grated coconut – 1 tbsp Cardamom powder- 1/4th tsp Method Wash the aval well. Drain completely and soak it in milk for 15-20 mins. Add jaggery and 1/4thRead more about Aval Chakara Pongal[…]

Ras Malai

Ras Malai

It’s my son, Arjjun’s birthday today. He is turning 18. When I asked him what he wanted for his special day, he said he wanted Ras malai:) Ras malai which is a traditional sweet from West Bengal is made with just 2 main ingredients, milk and sugar and some saffron. It’s really wonder that suchRead more about Ras Malai[…]

Kozhakattai

Kozhakattai

Kozhakatai ( known also as modak) is a very traditional sweet of Tamil Nadu which is made for Vinayaka Chaturthi ( Ganesh Festival). It’s also made on Varalakshmi Pooja as a Prasadam. It’s a actually steamed rice flour dumpling with sweet stuffing. The stuffing is made of coconut and jaggery. It’s my dad who taughtRead more about Kozhakattai[…]

Paal Khozhukattai

Paal Khozhukattai

Milk is known as Paal in Tamil and Kozhukattai means rice flour dumplings. Paal Kozhukattai is a delicacy from Chetinadu Cuisine. Soft rice balls are cooked in thin coconut milk which is sweetened with sugar or jaggery and finally thickened with thick coconut milk. It has been in my ‘to do’ list for quite sometime.Read more about Paal Khozhukattai[…]

Nei Appam

Nei Appam

I learnt to make this long back in Muscat from a good friend, Lakshmi. I was very very new to cooking that time. I followed her recipe blindly and am so glad that I did that. Till date I follow her recipe whenever I make Nei Appam. I have shared this recipe with almost allRead more about Nei Appam[…]

Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Cashew nuts are known as kaju in Hindi and mundhri paruppu in Tamil. Kaju Katli is one of the very famous  traditional Indian sweet. You can hardly find anyone who is not fond of this sweet. I made this after many years. It came out really very well, almost like the mithai shop’s Katli. TheRead more about Kaju Katli[…]

Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Vermicelli is known as Semiya in Tamil. Payasam means kheer. Semiya payasam is my husband and my daughter’s most favourite one and it’s made very often at home:) I make this payasam in the microwave. Sharing with you all my simple, easy and micro wave recipe of delicious Semiya Payasam:)   Ingredients  Semiya ( vermicelli)Read more about Semiya Payasam[…]

Badhusha and Chocolate Badhusha 

Badhusha and Chocolate Badhusha 

Badhusha is one of my most favourite traditional sweet. I learnt this from Chitra mam, my veena teacher few years back in Muscat. It was during Diwali time. It’s a simple recipe once you get the hang of it. Along with the traditional Badhusha, today I have made Chocolate Badhushas ( badhusha topped with chocolateRead more about Badhusha and Chocolate Badhusha […]

Chakara Pongal( Sweet Pongal)

Chakara Pongal( Sweet Pongal)

In Tamil, the word Pongal means “overflowing” which signifies abundance and prosperity. Chakara Pongal which made for Thai Pongal festival is a dish of sweet concoction of rice, moong dal, jaggery and milk. Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the month Thai of the Tamil calendar. The day normally falls between 12thRead more about Chakara Pongal( Sweet Pongal)[…]

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