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 down your system 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…

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…