Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe-How to make thenkuzhal at home?

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe:

Thenkuzhal murukku is a very common snack you can find in our home. Amma makes this very often.This is not restricted for festivals like Diwali or Krishna Jayanthi. It is super yummy and crispy savoury vareity which can be prepared easily by any of us.Ammas recipe is slightly different from what I am giving below. I made this for Diwali last weekend and it came out successful.  Hoped you liked all my 30 diwali special recipes. Continue reading “Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe-How to make thenkuzhal at home?”

Palm Sugar Syrup Gulab Jamun-No white Sugar Gulab Jamun

Palm Sugar Syrup Gulab Jamun:

Gulab Jamun is one sure shot sweet which everybody will have in the list of Diwali sweets. I am no exception. And I have been always thinking of trying jamuns with healthy ingredients instead of ready-mix and replacing the white sugar syrup.
It has been more than a year since I made gulab jamuns. Many of my readers had asked for a healthy alternative for white sugar. So I thought to experiment with that part first and here is the beautiful outcome. Palm sugar Syrup Gulab Jamun recipe is for you now. Next time I will try the entire recipe from scratch with healthy ingredients. To me, deep fry once in a week with the right oil and right quantity is healthy with the right lifestyle. It is not junk.

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Moong Dal Murukku Recipe|Paasi Paruppu Murukku Recipe

Moong Dal Murukku Recipe|Paasi Paruppu Murukku Recipe:

Diwali is on its way and I hope all of you are getting for a pompous celebration. Diwali is to our family is almost a 10-day long event I would say. Grandmom and mom begin all sweet and savoury preparations and we will begin relishing them. Relatives visit and family gettogether are add-ons.


The below recipe is from amma specially made for my son. She has been doing this since he was 1 year. It is a protein-rich snack when compared to other murukkus. Most murukkus basic ingredient would be rice but in this recipe, it is protein-rich yellow moong dhal. Check out the recipe below and try once for your babies above 6 months(skip salt). Continue reading “Moong Dal Murukku Recipe|Paasi Paruppu Murukku Recipe”

Pineapple Kesari/Pineapple Sheera Recipe for toddlers-A no white sugar recipe

Pineapple Kesari Recipe :

The festive season is on and I am sure all of you are gearing up for all sweets and savouries preparation. Here is a simple recipe of the most common pineapple Kesari but with a healthy twist. Yeah! As usual, I have skipped the white sugar.


Since this was my first attempt with rava and jaggery, I had made a small mistake. But I have mentioned the rights steps in the procedure for the perfect recipe. You might find a step image missing. Please follow the procedure given to get the perfect pineapple Kesari. I have already posted two versions of Kesari-Rava Kesari and Wheat Rava Pineapple Kesari Continue reading “Pineapple Kesari/Pineapple Sheera Recipe for toddlers-A no white sugar recipe”

Multi Millet Kozhukattai|Siruthaniya Kozhukattai|Steamed Millet Dumplings

Multi Millet Kozhukattai recipe:

Millet are a part of our weekly meals and in fact daily meal too through multigrain porridge we consume daily. I have shared a lot about millet and there are more than 30+ millet recipes in my blog here.I have experimented them in all variants of recipes ranging from basic porridge to the kids favourites.




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Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge

Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh :

Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is a summer coolant recipe from the traditional cuisine. This is a very common super energetic drink for summer. Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is made by fermenting overnight. Continue reading “Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge”

Spongy Home made Rasgulla|Rasgulla Recipe

Rasgulla-This is my most favorite sweet.Wondering how come a person who has avoided most whites in the pantry love Rasgulla!!Yeah-I used to just gobble up this Bengali sweet in no time.But it is a yearly twice kind of event. No harm right?Though I avoid whites in my pantry I don’t mind using once in a while or having them at a party or offering my kid during an outing.I tried making rasgullas at home some two years back and these recipe images have been lying on my hard disk since then. Accidentally a friend of mine wanted to know the recipe of spongy rasgulla,so posting it now. The images are of poor quality since they were clicked long back(before learning the techniques I use today).




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Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari|Dalia Pineapple Halwa|Wheat Rava Kesari

Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari or Pineapple Kesari or Wheat Rava Pineapple halwa is a very rich nutritious dessert/sweet .I made some replacements to the usual pineapple kesari made with white sugar/rava .I replaced them with healthy versions like palm sugar and wheat rava. It turned out super yummy and I didn’t even get enough quantity to click a picture.The dish was done some 2 years back and only now I dug my old drafts and brought it live as a post. Continue reading “Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari|Dalia Pineapple Halwa|Wheat Rava Kesari”

Rava Kesari|Sooji Kesari|Rava Bath|Sooji Halwa

Rava Kesari:

Kesari-The most super quick sweet one can make which I have never made fearing that I wouldn’t be able to get the right consistency. Hubby and my paternal granddad like it so much. My paternal aunt would never come home without a bowl of this even if she visits us every week. Mom makes it in a jiffy and she had never failed. But to attempt this recipe I literally nagged her for a week, pulled hubby inside the kitchen and finally made it. Hopefully, it is perfect.I was questioned by a few friends that how I manage to cook without white ingredients daily. I try to replace with healthy alternatives. But I do include them once in 4 months or 6 months for dishes like Kesari, milk halwa,gulab jamun etc.We don’t make these daily ,right?


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KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

Peanut Chikki/Kadalai Mittai:

Hello Friends! I hope all of you all keeping good. People in North India please take extra care of yourself because of the smoggy winter prevalent. There were no posts from me for the past two days because of the horrible pollution which has bombarded us. It was a real shock to the first timer like us and we are slowly finding ways and means to tackle it. I had severe eye irritation because of it irrespective of staying indoors. It is definitely not so simple as most people think. This is an alarming situation. I shall write a separate post on this because I would write several pages if I commence. Coming to today’s recipe, it is our own traditions and the most healthy snack “Kadalai Mittai/Peanut Bar/Groundnut Chikki/Groundnut Candy”.This is one of the recipes which I had been miserably failing several times and this time hubby made it perfectly. Yeah! You can call this a guest post from Kitchen King(H/O Kitchen Kathukutty). We have so keenly tried on this because we had a tough time to pick up a pure groundnut candy for our kid. By pure what do I mean? I mean the ingredients should be only “Jaggery+Water+Cardamom+Groundnut” and no glucose syrup or other artificial/refined sweeteners. You may ask me why so much of stress on this.It is because it is our regular snack. We don’t send packed snack/ready made food as our son’s snack. Peanuts/Groundnuts are so rich in protein and combining it with jaggery makes it a superfood. To know more about the benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”