Kannur Special Mutta Surka

Ingredients (Makes 10 – 12) Raw rice / jeeraga samba (jeerakashala) rice – 1 cup, rinsed and soaked in enough water for at least 5 – 6 hours Cooked rice – 5 tbsp (I used vella kuthari) Egg – 1 Water – 1/4 cup or as needed Salt – As required Coconut oil – To deep fry Method Soak rice […]

Microwave Mysore Pak | Vegan Mysore Pak

Traditional mysore pak recipe made in the microwave! With less than 5 minutes of active cooking time, you can easily make this vegan mysore pak. I have been posting back-to-back delicious and straightforward party/potluck-friendly Deepavali recipes this season, and the last one for this season is the microwave mysore pak made with vegan ghee.  #feast-advanced-jump-to { z-index: 999; border: none; […]

Air Fryer Chickpeas | Roasted Indian-Style Chickpeas

Crunchy and savory roasted Indian-style chickpeas made in the air fryer. These delicious and guilt-free roasted chickpeas are perfect guilt-free snacks, and you can even jazz up your salads with these roasted chickpeas.  I love making quick small-portioned snacks in my air fryer. When I was making my hurigalu, I had the idea of roasting it in an air fryer, […]

Maladu | Maa Ladoo | Vegan Maladu Recipe

Quick and easy vegan maladu or maa ladoo prepared with roasted gram/pottukadalai with a hint of quinoa flour. Here is a delicious laddu recipe that is perfect for any festival. Maladu is one of my favorite sweets, which I grew up eating a lot, especially during my undergrad days. My mom used to make these a lot for me during […]

Phyllo Aloo Chana Chaat Cups

Phyllo aloo chana chaat cups – my cheat vegan version of the katori chaat! Spicy and tangy chickpeas and potato mix filled inside the phyllo shells or cups! Check out how to make these quick and easy phyllo chaat cups.  Yesterday, I shared a simple dessert with phyllo shells – rose-flavored cream cheese bites, and now it’s time for a […]

Rose-Flavored Cream Cheese Filled Phyllo Cups | Phyllo Cup Cream Cheese Bites

Rose-flavored cream cheese filled in mini phyllo cups! A bite-sized dessert perfect for any parties and potlucks! Easy to make and a crowd-pleaser recipe too.  I love bite-sized or small portion snacks and desserts, especially for parties and potlucks. These grab-and-go foods are always a hit, and for this Diwali, try this super simple rose and gulkand flavored cream cheese-filled […]

Healthy Oats Chivda | Nut-Free Rolled Oats Chivda

Healthy homemade nut-free rolled oats chivda with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. A guilt-free snack for sure! I know festive food is all about indulgence, and I love deep-fried goodies. As we got tons of savories from India, I decided to share some healthy snacks instead of traditional Diwali snacks. Also, if you are following a restricted diet or allergic […]

Karachi Halwa | Corn Flour Halwa | Bombay Halwa

Karachi halwa – a delicious Indian sweet prepared with corn starch/corn flour, sugar, and ghee, also known as corn flour halwa or Bombay Halwa! It’s time for another sweet recipe, a distant cousin of Turkish delight – the Karachi halwa. I am not sure why it is called Karachi halwa or Bombay (present Mumbai) halwa, but the name corn flour […]


Ingredients (Makes around 12 – 15 pulichappam) Idli rice – 1 cup Whole urad dal – 1/4 cup Grated coconut – 1/3 cup Cooked rice – 1/4 cup (You can use 2 tbsp white poha instead. Soak it in enough water for 10 minutes and use in the recipe) Salt – As required 2. Lukewarm water – 2 tbsp Sugar […]