Aval Pradhaman / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A traditional Kerala dessert that is a delicately sweetened combo of rice flakes, jaggery, & creamy coconut milk and makes perfect for the festival season!     Ingredients: Aval/ poha/ flaked rice- 1/2 cup Jaggery- 3/4 cup Milk-1 cup Coconut milk- 1 cup Cardamom powder- 1 tsp Dry ginger powder – 1 pinch (optional) Ghee

Fruity Orange Raisin Bread

This fabulous and easy orange bread with fresh oranges, raisins, & nuts gives a zesty superior orange flavor to each bite!     Ingredients: Seedless oranges- 2, cut into small pieces with skin All purpose flour – 2 cups Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup Baking powder – 2 tsp Baking soda – 1 tsp Ground

Palada Payasam / Kerala Style Rice Flakes Pudding

A lip smacking & rich milk-based dessert made with flakes of cooked rice, coconut milk, and sugar as the star ingredients.     Ingredients: Rice ada/rice flakes: 1 cup Boiled milk: 2 cups Coconut milk – 1 cup Sugar: 1 cup Cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp Ghee: 2 tbsp Cashew nuts: 6-8, optional Raisins: 8-10, optional

Annammede Pradhamanu Parippu Pazha Madhurakkoottu / Kerala Style Ripe Plantains & Lentils Pudding

A sweet coconut-jaggery based pudding with the delectable concoction of ripe plantains and yellow lentils as the main star ingredients!     Ingredients: Ripe plantains – 3 Jaggery powder- 1/2 kg Split moong dal/yellow lentils -100 g Coconut milk-4 cups Chukku podi/dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp Jeera powder-1/2 tsp Coconut slices-A handful, thinly

Spooky & Scary Spider Sandwiches

These cute spiders are great Halloween snacks and can be a fun “cooking” project for your kids!    Ingredients: Whole wheat bread slices – 2 slices per sandwich Peanut butter – As needed Jelly/jam- As needed Pretzel sticks – 8 per sandwich Raisins/chocolate chips – 2 per sandwich Method: Using a cookie cutter, cut the spiders (bread slices) out.

Healthy & Fragrant One Pot Turkey Pilaf

A fast and easy one pot family meal that is an innovative way to use turkey leftovers! The fragrant spices infuse a captivating & appetizing all-in-one dish!     Ingredients: Turkey – 2 legs Onion – 1, thinly sliced Frozen green peas – 1 cup Carrot – 1, thinly sliced Chicken masala powder – 1 tsp

Gajar Halwa Ladoos / Indian Style Sweet Carrot & Coconut Truffles

Try these delicious bite size gajrela halwa balls that are slow cooked in milk and sugar making it a lip smacking and yummylicious treat for your loved ones!   Ingredients: Carrots – 2 cups, grated Shredded coconut – 1 cup Condensed milk – 1/2 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Ghee/clarified butter – 2 tbsp Sugar – 2

Carrot Ada Payasam / Kerala Style Carrot & Rice Flakes Pudding

A sweet & healthy pudding flavored with cardamom that tastes yummylicious to slurp with each spoonful!   Ingredients: Carrots – 3 large Rice Ada – 100 g Sugar – 2 cups Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp Cashew nuts – 10-12 Raisins – 10-12 Coconut milk- 1 cup Milk – 4 cups Ghee – 2 tbs Water- As needed Method:

Chettinad Mini Poori Payasam / Chettinad Style Deep Fried Bread Pudding

Try this ultra creamy & luscious dessert that is overwhelmingly delicious and lip smacking.     Ingredients: Whole wheat flour – 1 cup Water – As needed Salt- To taste Ghee/clarified butter – 1 tsp Oil- As needed Sooji/rava/semolina – 1 tbsp Milk- 500 mL Sugar – 1/2 cup Saffron – Few strands, soaked in