Cholam Madura Sundal (Sweet Corn, Makai Snack)

A few days ago, I had posted that I intend to make a sweet dish using corn. Several people have asked me for the recipe. I am giving this top priority since it is Navratri now and those interested can prepare it in the next few days. My own experiment turned out very successful. All…

Chakka Pradhaman (Ripe Jackfruit Pudding)

The sweet, pudding-like dish has several names across India, depending upon the region you hail from – payasam, payesh, kheer and many more. These are traditional preparations, often using refined sugar or jaggery. The South Indian ones tend to be watery and is often drunk from a glass. The North Indian ones are thicker and…

Apple Payasam (Apple Kheer, Apple Sweet Pudding)

I don’t often prepare dishes that require cooked fruits as an ingredient. Mainly because my vegan doctor told me that it is not the healthiest way of eating fruits. However, I presume it is alright to cheat once in a while. I love this apple payasam so much that I decided to cheat a little…

Wingko Babat (Indonesian Grated Coconut Pancake)

I had the good fortune of finding sticky (glutinous) rice at the local organic market a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been experimenting with several recipes using this absolutely wonderful ingredient. Having spent my early childhood in Singapore, I am familiar and fond of recipes using sticky rice. This recipe is very simple…

Pulut Inti (Malaysian Sticky Rice & Coconut Cake)

I have always loved the Nyonya kueh (cakes). As a child, I used to have this delicacy occasionally in Singapore. After I moved to India, this item was always on my shopping list whenever I visited Singapore. So, I was delighted when I found sticky rice (glutinous rice) at the local organic market. And resolved…

Banana Cake

I do not have a sweet tooth. But once in a while, especially during Christmas, I enjoy a cake. A couple of years ago, I did extensive research on a WFPB banana cake. Hari baked it and it turned out perfectly. I had a small slice and reserved the rest for later consumption. A few…

Elai Adai (A Sweet Dish Steamed In Banana Leaves)

One of the very few desserts that I really enjoy is elai adai – a very simple and healthy dish. Not to mention that it is a very healthy dish too. Many cultures have the tradition of steaming dishes in banana leaves. Elai Adai is quintessentially a South Indian dish mainly prepared in Palakkad. I…

Chocolate Cake

I had posted of Facebook that I will be attempting a WFPB chocolate cake – and also posted a picture. This recipe was inspired by Jill Dalton’s Vegan Sugar & Gluten Free Chocolate Birthday Cake. My cake turned out well. There has been a lot of interest in the recipe for this cake – I…

Khubani Halwa (Patami Kesari, Apricot Dessert)

I had occasion to visit an organic fair organised by the Ministry of Women & Child Welfare, on November 3, 2018. A very well organised fair with over a 100 stalls. I was delighted find several products that I would not normally find in any local market. Some examples are a sweet version of bitter…

Cacao Kaju Katli (Munthiriparupu, Cashew Cake)

The practice of preparing sweets and savouries, at home, for festivals like Diwali is waning – or, should I say, almost non-existent? The practice is still alive in the Southern parts of the country. In the Northern parts, however, people look at you strangely if you happen to mention that you are preparing these at…