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Deepavali/Diwali Snacks and Sweets Round up

 This year’s Deepavali /Diwali ( festival of lights) around corner, it is on  November 13th. When we are young appa would get us new clothes, crackers and sweets for Deepavali/Diwali. While amma will be busy cooking in the kitchen, with her own treats for us. If you want to know 10 reasons to celebrate Diwali, take a look at this link. In my home town, Deepavali is celebrated with crackers, sweets etc. We won’t do light any diya or lamps,…

Munthirikothu/ Roasted and Fried Moong Bean Sweet Balls: Gluten and Vegan free Snack

…rom work during that time.  Munthirikothu is   usually made in home and sweet shop which makes other sweets and snacks and rarely available in Tea shop. It is made during   Onam (our harvest festival) and also for baby showers. It is custom of giving this sweet while visiting ones daughter when she is pregnant, usually during 5th month or 7thmonth. If they are visiting in the 5th month parents will bring 5 different types of snacks both sweet an…

Sukhiyan/Sugiyan/ Fried mung beans sweet balls

…k about politics, could end up in fight over their favorite political leaders.  The tea is always accompanied by snacks like parippu vada, uzhunnu vada, Neyappam, Undan pori, Vettu cake and sukhiyan. Appa always bought sukhiyan from these shops while coming back from work. Actually we were addicted to the snacks that we got from there. My grandma used to make the best sukhiyan, she was an awesome cook, and nobody in the world can beat her. She…

Chegodilu / Chekodilu/ Deep Fried rice flour rings For ICC

Snacks are important in my kitchen; I like to make more savory snacks than any sweet dishes. My hubby likes to munch something during his evening tea time. One of the Andhra (South India) savory snacks I got familiarized after Srivalli selected this one for this month Indian cooking challenge. I was skeptical in the beginning, how I am going to make it, will they come out good. To my surprise it tastes good and come out perfect at first time…

Parippu Vada/ Lentil fritters, Roasted spiced chickpeas: Super Bowl Treats.

Yesterday was the big sports day, the day of the Super Bowl. Green bay Packers WON THE GAME defeating Pittsburgh Steelers 31 – 25. My hubby is a big fan of the NFL games; but one good thing is that he is a football fan and not a fanatic. Further he loves the games not the teams. He has same craze about cricket too. When we were married I found that he will wake up around 4.00 AM in the morning to know cricket score in the inter…

Kuzhalappam/ Rice flour cannoli / Fried rice flour tubes: Version 2

Fried snacks are an important part of daily life everywhere in the world. It is hard to say no to them, they are deadly delicious, but not so healthy to our heart. Still we love to munch on them. In India for every festival, there will be a load of fried snack in the form of sweet or savory. Nowadays I am trying to avoid fried goodies as much as possible, still in the name of festival I make them (It is one way of satisfy my guilty mind that…

Shankarpali /Sweet fried cookies

Wishing all my readers and friends a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali/Diwali. I do Hope everybody made lot savory snacks as well as sweets and bought new clothes.  Diwali/Deepavali/ festival of lights are unique among all the festivals, and I loved it so much while growing up. I miss those firecrackers, my mom’s cooking and all that crazy ads on TV and Radio about the sales going on for Deepavali. As this year’s Diwali is falling on a weekda…

Mattar Dal Amti/ Split Green Peas Cooked in Maharashtrian way

While growing I was not curious or cared about the differences in the cuisines of the 28 Indian states. I was just happy with the tastes of the dishes from Kerala and Tamil Nadu that my mom cooked. Once I left India for my postdoctoral studies, I got a chance to taste lots of international cuisine. After marriage, with the support of my food enthusiastic hubby, my adventures of making and testing various dishes started. He says especially…

Unnakaya/Stuffed Plantain Fritters

…old if you want to try the authentic taste you need to add egg. Without eggs it is hard to imagine north Kerala, snacks. Yes Malabar cuisine always makes tasty dishes with eggs. I love their white rice flour flat bread called pathiri, also famous for their biriyani and special snacks like unnakaya, mutta mala, Kinnathappam etc.  Kozhikode halwa is another die for sweet dish. I tried once making halwa, but not yet reached the taste it suppose to b…

Kande Pohe/ Spicy flattened Rice flakes

…ng to eat. On reaching home, it is like hungry elephant grazing all around. We will look all containers in which snacks are usually kept at home to find something. Amma knows this and would make aval nanachathu (Pohe /aval with jaggery or sugar with coconut) or some other snacks. At that time we are not fan of the savory dish made with poha/aval. After getting married I learnt to make the spicy version as my hubby likes spicy aval/pohe than th…

Chinnappam/Fried Savory Rice Cookies

Please pray for the 19 firefighter’s who lost their life in the line of duty in the Arizona fire. Firefighter’s always do awesome jobs by putting their life in danger to save life and property of others.  I hadn’t heard about this cookie until my friend, Suja of Kitchen Corner Try It sent me a mail with few recipes from the book Fresh flavors of India by Das Sreedharan, she borrowed from the library. Actually we were discussing on the phon…

100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oatmeal and Raisins

When I used to shop for bread, I would always look for the label 100% whole wheat. Nowadays I am not buying bread from outside and making it at home. One of my New Year resolutions is to bake my entire bread at home. Till now I have made bread with 75% whole wheat and the remaining part being bread flour. Last week I borrowed a book from library “Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor “. I like his boo…

Ribbon Pakoda/ Pakku vada/Ola pakoda/ Nada pakoda

Praying for the innocent lives lost during earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Hope God gives courage and strength to rebuild the life of the survivors who lost everything in that natural disaster. Japan is very close to my heart as I have spent a couple of years doing research and being the first country that I had left India for. Every help that we can do will add up like small droplets of water in big well.  Ribon Pakoda is one of the fam…

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