Diwali wishes to all !  Wishing you all a happy , safe and dry Diwali ! The monsoon has drenched Chennai like it had never before and all the kids have their fingers crossed, hoping that the rains would end at least on the day of Diwali.  If you…


Kadambu / Seem paal

Seem paal / Kadambu/ Junnu is the steamed cow’s first milk.  One must be lucky to get fresh colostrum to make this in the authentic way. Lucky that we have many neighbours in our native to share this rare ingredient. If you have ever tasted the street vendor’s kadambu in T.Nagar area,…


Badusha- A Pictorial

Here I am..again  remembering my blog . Happy Diwali to all! Diwali- The only time in the year I am motivated to cook  sweets.  It just happened that in my family all are spice lovers and none got  a  sweet tooth except for those chocolates. I remembered that the year…


Jangiri- A Taste Of Excitement

Lately, I miss my adventurous indulgences. Mostly deep fried snacks were store bought and had no attachment to our heart.  The ‘homemade’ pride  was missing apparently. As diwali fell on a weekend this year and all the more as we did not have the time to make a trip to…


Rasgulla- From The Scratch!

A year long graving  to make rasgulla from scratch came true at last. I had made this in India  but was reluctant to make it here so long. After I saw the posts  from my fellow bloggers Priya and Priya, I was confident in trying my experiment. Wow, the outcome…


Happy karthikai deepa thirunaal ! Badam Halwa

 Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi தென்னாட்டுடைய சிவனே போற்றி! எந்நாட்டவருக்கும் இறைவா போற்றி! Wish you all a happy karthikai deepa thirunaal. Visit here to know about the grand annual worship of the divine light in Tiruvannamalai. Thanks to my friend Saffron hut for rendering the recipe of this lovely sweet Badam Halva

Kala jamun

Kala Jamun

‘Thank your mother, brother, father, sister or friend. Thank the weather or thank the farmer. Thank your neighbor’,  says  Meeta of What’s for lunch Honey. She asks us to dedicate a thank you dish for someone special. What a great chance! I came here in 28th week of my pregnancy and…

Fall colors

Fall Colors Everywhere – Rawa Kesari

It is lovely to walk along the road side, making a ‘charak charak’ sound with the leaves . As the leaves fall, they know their destination , still they give their life a colorful ending. Their  bond  with the tree is in the hands of a breeze. Some leaves get knocked…


Diwali Is Approaching

Next saturday is Diwali, but there are no signs of it. There are no advertisements with  Sneha dancing inside  Saravana Stores (as rightly called ‘Indian Walmart’ by vinod ) .There is no shopping list in my hand bag to keep me wander in the busy streets of Ranganathan street. There are…