Brownies with Walnuts

Brownie is a yummy snack usually loved by one and all. Who does not love to indulge on these heavenly delights once in a while, right ? I especially love brownies with walnuts.This was my first attempt in making it at home and was pleased with the way it turned out.I  looked at couple of…

Banana Bread with walnuts

Banana bread also sometimes called Banana loaf is a very simple and delicious bread that goes well with your evening tea or coffee or  just by itself as an afternoon snack.Since the kids have holidays, they were eager to help and excited to bake and be mom’s big helpers.It is super easy to make this…

Mango Mousse

Mango mousse is a very simple and easy to prepare dessert and just needs a few ingredients .This can be prepared a day in advance and served in little  individual  dessert cups when you have guests over.There are many recipes to make mango mousse ,this is one of the easiest . It requires only three ingredients,…

Chocolate chip cookie with walnuts

 Chocolate chip cookie is an universal favorite sweet treat of most kids and they can usually never say no to it! I used to buy cookies from the store until I learnt the home made cookies are so easy to make and  taste so yummy and delicious, very different from the ones you buy at regular store….

Parippu Payasam – Traditional dessert

‘Parippu payasam’ also called as ‘Dal payasam’ or ‘sharkara pradhaman’ is a very delicious dessert made during festivals and is served as part of the sadya. This is made using yellow split mung beans, jaggery (molasses) and coconut milk . The highlight of the dish is the coconut milk that is used, and it is best to…

Simple Vanilla Sponge Cake

Vanilla Sponge Cake or Hot Milk cake is an old fashioned ,traditional cake which has a very homely taste and perfectly goes well with your evening tea or makes a great dessert after dinner , served with whipped cream and strawberries.I got the recipe from a good friend and was so thrilled when it came…

Suji Halwa (Cream of wheat pudding)

Suji Halwa , also called  Rava kesari is made from cream of wheat .The finer the cream of wheat is  , the better is the result . The finer version is obtained in the grocery by the name Sooji Rava (Fine) .This recipe needs very few ingredients like sugar, nuts ,cardamom, ghee and of course the cream of…

Neyyappam – A traditional snack

  ‘Neyyappam’ is a traditional Indian snack , from the beautiful state of Kerala in India ,also called as ‘God’s own country’ .This is usually made during the festival of Vishu , a harvest festival  .It falls in April and is also celebrated as the New Year. An offering of this delicacy made to the…

Vermicelli Pudding

Vermicelli pudding or ‘payasam’ is a quick and  easy dessert to make and needs very few ingredients. This can be made in a very short time. Vermicelli is semolina and is made of wheat and is obtained in any Indian grocery store .I used a brand called ‘Bambino’ which is really good.Vermicelli can also be…