Sathumaavu Biscuits

When I searched YouTube for the recipe of Sathumaavu Biscuits, the first link to pop up was from a channel named “Adhium Naanum“. The minute the video began, there was a smile on my face because the host spoke Kongu Tamizh! Stanley used to make fun of me that my face would brighten up by…

It’s been 5 years in Kuwait

Kuwait is not Saudi Arabia nor Dubai. Kuwait is a separate country in the Middle East. It’s not fast and trending as Dubai but also it is not mandatory for all women to wear a burqa/hijab like they do in Saudi. Making this clear because that is what I am most asked about. Yeah we…

Baby Products that we loved during the first year of Adhiyan

Hello there! Hope you’re all now used to the new normal and staying safe. It’s been ages since I logged into WordPress and I thought I will keep the blog alive with a post. I am giving details of the products that were of great use during the first year of Adhiyan. I, like every…

Peanut Ladoo

This is my first blog post after Adhiyan and it happened to be a sweet dish. After a good 5 months at my parents home I am back in Kuwait. Having left the fully loaded pantry with the husband has resulted in many unopened packets of groceries. Had to finish them at the earliest before…

Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli / Fresh Coriander leaves thokku is a pickle like chutney that will stay good for a week or two when refrigerated. The thokku goes well with all tiffin items like Idli, dosai, paniyaram,etc. It requires a handful of ingredients that are regularly available in the kitchen. This is our family favorite and Amma makes…

DIY – Painted Canvas & Storage box

Craft has always been part of my pastime since my childhood. I used to create greeting cards using chart papers, newspapers and pictures from magazines. Hand embroidery was taught in-house as my grandma used to do extensively. Somehow in the work-life marathon I couldn’t do much after I moved to Kuwait. Got a perfect time-off…

Ragi Pakoda

Ragi Pakoda is one of my favorite tea time snacks. Tastes good and comparatively easy to make when compared to bajji/bonda. Doesn’t need a side dish and perfect for rainy evenings with cup of cardamom/ginger tea! What you need Ragi flour – 1.5 cups Onions  – 1 thinly sliced Dry chilies – 2 Curry leaves…

Pottukadalai Urundai

Pottukadalai Urundai is one of the easiest sweets that you can make within no time. This is very commonly known in our family as Minuku Urundai which translates as glittering balls. The sugar adds a glitter to the balls and hence the name. The recipe uses simple ingredients and very less or no cooking time….

Parupu Thogayal

Parupu Thogayal is one of the easiest thing to make for lunch. It’s an ideal option when you have an almost empty fridge and very basic pantry. With very few ingredients it tastes well with hot rice and nallennai/gingely oil. You can also add ghee instead. Fry a papad or make an omelette, lunch is…

Picnic to Yasmin Farms, Wafra

We had a long weekend in the end of February for the National and Liberation day of Kuwait. Of many things that we had planned, picnic to Wafra was one.  We visited Yasmin Farms, owned by the same family as the renowned wholesale supermarket, The Sultan Center in Kuwait. The farm is widely spread across…