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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Ela Ada Recipe | Elai Adai | Elayappam | Elai Adai with sweet filling | Steamed rice cakes with jaggery & coconut filling

Ela Ada is one of the traditional Kerala delicacy and it is normally made using roasted rice flour, coconut and jaggery.  However, variety of stuffing can be used while making this elai adai. I have already shared Chakka(Jackfruit) Ela Ada. This is one of my most favourite naalu mani palaharam and it tastes delicious with a cup of chai. 
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Mango Salsa Recipe | Mango & Mint Salsa | Mango Salsa with corn chips

Mango salsa is versatile and makes a perfect appetizer, side dish or condiment for get-togethers. We just pick a pack of corn chips from the supermarket and carry this homemade mango salsa for a picnic in the park. If the mango is not in season, I make it with any available fruits and we all love it. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and always so fresh and delicious. We are almost at the end of mango season here in Australia, so thought of sharing this recipe before the season ends. Do check out my other mango recipes in the below links:
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lotus Biscoff Pudding Recipe | Lotus Biscoff Biscuit & Cream Pudding | Biscoff Pudding | Biscuit Pudding

Biscoff is one of my favourite biscuits and I always grab a pack whenever I see it in Coles and Woolworths. Also, I always have a jar of biscoff spread in my pantry to have with bread. During the lockdown in 2020, most of the supermarket's baking section was almost empty. People were going crazy to find a pack of yeast, flour, baking powder etc. Along with that one of the fast moving product was this lotus biscoff and I couldn't find a single pack for more than 3 to 4 months. I was wondering about the reason for the non availability and later figured out through an article in Daily Mail Australia, that a Sydney based blogger Walla had created a viral recipe using this and people were emptying the shelfs to try it. I too wanted to give it a try since then. 
Finally, I could grab a few packs towards the end of last year and I tried it. It was so delicious and we started having it whenever we crave for ice creams. I was planning to post it during Christmas but I was not satisfied with the pictures I took. On valentines day this year, I made it again and clicked it. This is a very easy recipe and we do not need to follow the exact measurements. Just layering the biscuit, cream and spread will give you a fabulous dessert. 
If you could not find Lotus Biscoff in your part of the world, you can make this with any available biscuit spread and biscuits. The lotus biscoff gives you caramelised taste and any biscuit with similar flavour will work best for this recipe. You could make chocolate flavoured pudding with any chocolate biscuit and Nutella spread. 
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ragi Malt Recipe | Ragi Sweet Porridge | Ragi Kanji

Ragi is very nutritious, it is rich in iron and calcium. When I was in Chennai, I always have homemade ragi flour in stock. I used to give ragi porridge sweetened with karupatti for Happy until she was 3 years old. However, after we move to Sydney I stopped making it since I couldn't source the ragi flour. Recently, I bought a pack of ragi flour from an Indian store and we are having this ragi malt as our breakfast once in a while. It can be made in a jiffy and it is a very filling breakfast when we prepare it with milk and almond powder. 
I also grabbed a pack of the whole ragi for making homemade ragi flour and I will be sharing the process soon. Please have a look at the other ragi recipes from the blog in the below links:

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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Prawn Biryani Recipe | Pressure Cooker Prawn Biryani | Shrimp Biryani

I make pressure cooker biryani very often and in my opinion, it is one of the easy to make one pot dish. Though I have already shared layered prawn biryani,  and prawn fried rice, I always wanted to share this easy one pot biryani recipe here. In this recipe, I have used coconut milk since it goes very well with the prawn and it makes the biryani rich. However, you can always replace it with water if you don't prefer coconut milk.
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Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Unniyappam/Neyyappam
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Suzhiyam/Susiyan
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Adhirasam
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Rasgulla
Thirattipal(Palkova)
Rasamalai
Vattayeppam
Kalkandu Pongal
Akkaravadisal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari