Ari Pidi – Rice Dumplings in Coconut Sauce

Well, I am home, as in Kerala for vacation. If you’re already a follower of Being Wholesome I am sure you might have understood that a week back or so, since I have been posting a little this and that about Onam and other traditional Kerala dishes for a few days now. So, what’s happening…

Pumpkin Leaf & Flower Thoran (Stir Fry with Coconut)

We know Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable that is widely used in cooking and baking which is a favourite of many as well. However, Pumpkin leaf or flower is not something anyone would have thought of as a leafy veg option to cook and serve as a side dish unless you’re from Kerala. Again, not…

Onam – It’s an Emotion

As the title says, Onam is not just a festival it’s an emotion not only for me but for a lot of Malayalis out there who are not residing in Kerala. I am not saying it’s any less for the residents here but for me, Onam has always been more special whenever I was away…

Coconut & Plantain Jam Cake with Dulce de leche Buttercream

  This is a special birthday cake I made out of a recipe that I developed just for Sammu. Yes, the very same Sammu from Sammu ke Faloode. If you are a regular follower of my blogs you would know who this Sammu is and for the ones who don’t, she’s my bestie who has…

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

When you have to bake a cake for an awesome baker, that too a birthday cake, you know you are under a lot of pressure. No matter how much you plan and keep tossing different ideas in your mind, it’s never going to be enough. In situations like this, if you’re not planning to surprise…

Sammu Ke Faloode(Falooda)-Eid Special

As the name suggests, this is Sammu’s Eid special recipe for falooda. I am sure it is one of the summer favourites of most of the Indians, and those who have no idea what falooda is this’s your chance to know. It’s a milk and cream based cold dessert usually made in rose flavour and…

Mango Mastani

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of drool-worthy pictures and recipes of Mango Mastani all over the internet. Although the name sounded quite filmy it suited that tall glass of sunshine topped with vanilla ice cream and cherry. It’s nothing new but our good old mango milkshake with ice cream served with a little…

Aloo Pyaz Paratha

If there is one thing that I have enjoyed growing up in Delhi, then that’s the food. Whether it’s the pani puris from the street food vendors, the Veg Hakka noodles from the Chinese food trucks, the amazing gulab jamuns from the mithai-walas in our neighbourhood or the parathas and dal-roti from the local dhaba…

Sago Kheer/Pudding

Sago kheer or Chowari payasam(in Malayalam) as I know it from my childhood days is a quick dessert fix by my mom whenever we craved for some sweets. I have never seen her making this for any guests so every time it was made exclusively for us. Some little things to be happy about as…

Ragi Chocolate Muffin

Yes, I know I have been posting a lot of Ragi based recipes lately and yet to post more. I mean why not? I just re-discovered this wonder grain and I can’t believe I kept it away from me for so long. Now that Ragi has made a powerful comeback into my life I am…

Masala Rice (Spiced Rice)

Bored of eating the same old plain rice? Spice it up then. How? Here comes the Masala rice, an easy rice preparation made by giving a great twist to the simple & plain basmati rice in a matter of a few minutes with minimal ingredients. This easy-to-cook rice preparation is a tasty meal in itself…

Ragi Coconut Breakfast Bowl

Yes, I am back with yet another Ragi aka Finger millet recipe. There are so many things you can make with Ragi that I am still not done writing down with the list of recipes I could come up with Ragi as the core ingredient. This time I am here with a recipe which is…