Seven Cup Chocolate Burfi- GramFlour,coconut and chocolate Fudge

Diwali/Deepavali-the festival of lights gets it’s name from the row of clay lamps that every household in India light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light which protects us from spiritual darkness. Diwali is celebrated with glittering clay lamps,  fireworks, sharing of sweets, rangoli and worship of Lakshmi. As my preparation is  coming to the end…

Kara Boondi/Spicy Gram Flour Balls

Kara Boondi or Spicy Boondi is an extremely crunchy and savory version of boondi which is generally made during festivals with with gram flour, cashewnuts, curry leaves , chilli flakes and other spices . The term Kara means Spicy and Boondi refers to crispy fried balls made out of gram flour, rice flour and other spices . You can have these kara Boondi as such or mix it with other ingredients to make mixture, boondi raita etc and can be stored in an airtight container for more than a week. This is an easy and quick anytime snack and is…

Papaya Delight – No cook exotic dessert

As I start writing for this post, I must tell you I am feeling relaxed, fresh and energetic after a nine day celebration of Navratri with a diet of no onion and garlic and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, salads . I love this detoxification period of the year when I allow my body to shed a good amount of toxins , I gathered during the year. It also makes me open up my mind to try various combination of flavors, textures in my food and experiment with certain fruits and vegetables which I would have never thought of…

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