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Friday, October 25, 2013

Semiya Cashew Kheer and Featured in the Hindu , Metro plus 25.10.13

Hi friends,

Its been quite a long time since I posted. I am very happy to see my recipe feature in my grandma's recipe in The Hindu metro plus column. Elumichai rasam was the recipe. Thought of sharing with you guys. Its featured in Chennai issue. 

Here is the link:

Coming forward to the recipe:

Sweets are really close to my heart. Felt happy and as the festive season has started again. Let me share a kheer with you. Its semiya cashew Kheer.It is similar to semiya kheer but very rich in taste.


  • Semiya / Vermicelli-  1 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder
  • Cashew 10 - 15 numbers
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Raisins few


  • Soak the cashews in warm milk. Fry the raisins in ghee and keep it separately.

  • In a vessel , add the milk and allow it to boil.

  • Meanwhile, roast the semiya. Add the semiya to the boiled milk.

  • Add the sugar. Stir it well. Allow it to boil for 5-7 mins.

  • Grind the cashew into a coarse paste and add it the kheer. Add the cardamom powder. Stir it for 5 mins. 

  • When the kheer thickens ,switch off. Add the fried raisins.

Mouth watering rich kheer ready to enjoy !!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Verkadalai Sundal / verkadalai Chaat

Navarathri special sundal recipe... Tired of regular sundals? You can try making this verkadalai sundal which is more or like chaat....  If  you dont want to add onions on navarathis, please avoid it. Onions on navarathris.. I have added onions since it is like Chaat..

Ingredients :

  • Verkadalai / Peanuts -  boiled 1 cup
  • Corn kernels - little
  • Carrot - 1 grated 
  • Onion - 1 chopped finely
  • Mango - chopped finely
  • Salt
  • Chaat Masala - for sprinkling
  • Lemon Juice 
  • \Coriander leaves - chopped


  • In a vessel , add all the above ingredients one by one and mix them well. 
  • Finally add lemon juicce and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and corn kernels and serve..

Happy Dusshera / Navarathri to one and all!!

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