Palak Khichdi

Khichdi, a wholesome Indian one-pot meal that is not only light on your tummy but high on nutrition too. It is basically made with rice, lentils, and spices, although it could be made in several ways with the addition of vegetables and with other grains as well. Even the simplest varieties of Khichdi is a…

Rose Cakelettes

Cakelettes are individual mini cakes that are as cute as the name sounds. I love the idea of cakelettes more than a big slice of a whole cake. Though petite, they are complete in themselves and gives a feeling of individuality. It’s amazing how they represent a clan and yet so unique on their own….

Semiya/Vermicelli Milk Pudding

Seviyan or Semiya Payasam as we Keralites call it is one of the staple desserts in most of the Kerala households. Although we have a wide range of traditional sweet dishes to choose from, Semiya is a quick & easy fix for our sweet cravings, and probably one of the reasons why most of the…

Blueberry Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Blueberry cake is an easy-peasy cake to bake if you know a basic pound cake recipe. I mean it’s that simple. However, I never tried baking it with fresh blueberries although I have baked some Starbuck inspired blueberry muffins with blueberry preserve which came out pretty well. It’s one thing that I don’t usually bake…

Ghee Cake

As the name suggests, ghee cake is loaded with the goodness of ghee/clarified butter. It’s a simple pound cake made with ghee instead of butter but it tastes a million times better than the regular pound cake. The richness and the nutty flavour of ghee in this cake are beyond words. I have had ghee…

Fresh Strawberry Vanilla Marble Cake

I bake a lot for everyone but when it comes to kids, I try not to unless it’s a chocolate cake or a plain vanilla.  Today, kids are quite smart and they need something different in everything especially their birthday cakes. They like everything colourful and full of life which is a good thing. However,…

Elderflower Tea Cake with Lemon Curd

It’s May 19th and if you do keep up with the world news you would know it was the most awaited royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today. Wondering what does that has to do with my cake? Well, I used the same flavours Meghan picked up for her wedding cake. I adore…

Madras Curd Rice

Curd rice is a popular South Indian main course that is light, healthy and perfect for a summer lunch. It not only cools  your system down but is easy on your tummy as well. It is an easy to whip up recipe that anyone can make in a jiffy. Yes, anyone! I have eaten different…

Thandai Coconut Laddoo

This was supposed to be my Holi post and I know it’s a little too late for that now. In my defense, I managed to make these flavorful laddoos on the day of Holi and shared it with my loved ones too. Yes, I know that I was supposed to make this in advance and…

Christmas Fruit Cake

Last year, I wrote a lot about Christmas but never posted a recipe for the traditional Christmas cake or Fruitcake, even though I managed to make one and share it with my dear and near ones. This year also I baked but was a little too lazy to click pictures or do anything beyond eating…

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…