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Gujarathi Patra Recipe | Alu Vadi Recipe | Pathrode Recipe

Patra – An interesting savory snack from the state of Gujrat, India! Interesting, because, I experienced a complete medley of tastes from this snack. It has got a mixture of performance from the tangy tamarind, spicy chili, sharp ginger and sweet jaggery in it. Altogether, the taste is jumbled, but yeah it’s NICE!         I will have to write about my friends Megha, Shruti and Priya before I write about the Patra recipe. My first experience with Patra was at Megha’s house. She is a Gujarathi who was brought up in Andhra. She makes awesome laddus with wheat flour, kous kous and lots of ghee . When I visited her for Gokulashtami pooja, she asked me to try a frozen snack. As she thawed, she spoke about the snack. ‘Meena, you should try this. This is a Gujarathi snack. Savory. Will be awesome! I like it a… Continue reading »

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How to make Khoya (Mawa) – Fresh Khoa (Kova) Recipe

  In my childhood days, during the evening time, whenever dad and I are to some restaurants, the first thing we order is ‘Paal Halwa’ (Milk fudge). I’m talking about Milk Halwa, especially from Madurai ‘DelhiWala’ Sweets. When it comes to the quantity and cost of this paal halwa, they’re totally contrary. So we’ll order just a few grams of this milk sweet and enjoy it in the restaurant. When our family is to some restaurants for lunch, after the meal, dad and I order for ‘Paal Pasandhi’ (Layers of thick milk-solids soaked in sweetened condensed milk). Whenever my aunt visits us, she gets ‘Milk Cakes’ from this shop in Trichy – ‘Archana Sweets’. When this box of milk-cake is opened, we pick the cakes like hungry crows emptying the whole box. Whenever Jeevs visits Srivilliputtur he gets a big parcel of fresh Paal kowa (Sweetened milk khoya). Okay, what… Continue reading »

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Mango Pie Recipe | No-bake mango pie recipe

Best Mango Pie Recipe | No-Bake dessert ideas   I never believed in love at first sight, but until I met this simple “Mango Pie”. Months back, Jeevs had a potluck at his office. That evening, he brought me a slice of mango pie from the party. The moment I saw the pie, I fell in love with it . The color was so glamorous, its texture… so shiny and silky, the taste… “oohhhh… so so divine!”. I finished licking the plate in few seconds like a hungry little pussy cat and asked him, “Why didn’t you manage to grab some more slice of the pie?” That day I learnt the recipe and saved it to be presented for the New Year 2013. In fact, I should tell you that you’ve landed on the right spot if you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert for your pot-luck parties. Yeah, this… Continue reading »

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Cashew Burfee| Mundhiri burfee| Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets

Cashew Nut Burfee | Mundhiri burfee | Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets   I never thought preparing Kaju Katli will be THIS INSTANT!!!!! Cashew+Sugar with some 4 minutes stirring AND a little patience yields wonderful cakes of Cashew burfi!   I won’t be ashamed to confess the fact that I’m a foodie (uh, the word “foodie” won’t be right. To be precise it is “thinnipandaaram” in Tamil language ). I’m the exact opposite to my mom when it comes to eating habits. May be I should inquire my grandmother or my periyamma about the eating habits of my mom when she was my age. Before my marriage, we were a family of six. So it’s mandatory to hide all the snacks, sweets and biscuits from the four imps somewhere in the kitchen. I, being an active participant in the kitchen right from my childhood <batting my eye lashes> I know… Continue reading »

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Paasi Payaru Pooranam Kozhukattai | Tamilnadu Kolakattai Recipes | How to stuff and mold kozhukattai

How to stuff and mold kozhukattai – A Video If you want to make your people at home behave like angels then we need to stuff their mouth with delicious food; a food so delicious that should stop their blah-blah talks; a food so enjoyable that shuts their mouth at least for five minutes at a stretch. If you are searching for such a smart dessert that could do the job, then you’ve landed on the right platform! This sweet kozhukattai recipe does the perfect business since it keeps their mouth engaged for at least full 15 to 20 minutes non-stop! Give them just one and they’ll line up for the second, the third, the fourth and even more of these soft, sweet munchies. Their mouth will be munching each piece of these divine little modaks/kolukattais continually for at least 5 full minutes. The kozhukattai recipe which I am going to… Continue reading »