Sambaram

Sambaram

  Sambaram (Spiced Buttermilk/Kerala Pacha Moru) 1 cup of yogurt3 pearl onions (or 1 tablespoon onion)1 green chili (*)1 small stalk of curry leaves1 small piece of ginger ((¼ inch))½ cup water½ teaspoon salt (or as needed)Mortar and pestle to crush (**) Put the...
Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

  Gulab Jamun Dough:1 cup whole milk powder2 tablespoons melted ghee1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon cardamon powder2 tablespoons Rava/Semolina1/2 teaspoon baking powderPinch of salt6 tablespoons Whole MilkSugar Syrup:2 cups water1-1/2 cups sugar5 cardamon...
Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari

  Rava Kesari (Suji ka Halwa) ½ cup ghee or butter, (melted)1 cup roasted Rava (also known as Semolina or Cream of Wheat)1 cup Sugar (*)Food coloring of your choice (typically yellow or red)2 tablespoons cashews, (broken in half)2 tablespoons golden raisins1...
Rava Laddu with Coconut

Rava Laddu with Coconut

  Rava Ladoo with Coconut (Sooji Ladoo/Semolina Laddu) 4 tablespoons ghee or butter, (melted)2 tablespoons cashews, (broken in half)2 tablespoons golden raisins1 cup Rava ((also known as Semolina or Cream of Wheat))½ cup desiccated coconut (*)1 teaspoon cardamom...
Yogurt (Thayir)

Yogurt (Thayir)

  Yogurt (Thayir/Curd/Dahi) 2 cups of whole milk (*)2 tablespoons yogurt culture ((homemade or store-bought yogurt)) In a saucepan, add 2 cups of whole milk and bring to a boil. Remember to use a container that is slightly bigger than 2 cups so that the milk does...