Cottonseed milk dessert

Cottonseed milk is one of the best vegan milk traditionally used by people in the villages near my home town, Madurai, for making nutritious desserts. As a part of my college education, I served as a NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteer. We used to camp in the surrounding villages during summer vacation to understand the…

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Ashoka Halwa

Ashoka halwa is a guilt-free protein-rich sweetmeat that I like to serve for breakfast instead of usual sooji halwa (rava kesari) for special occasions in our family. I also like to take melt-in-mouth Ashoka halwa as evening tiffin. Ashoka halwa is usually prepared using sugar; but here I have used palm jaggery but not used…

Porivilangai

Porivilangai is a traditional sweet made of pan-roasted rice & palm jaggery. Our grandmother usually prepared these laddus for Deepavali and my aunts used to keep them for us till our visit during summer. In those days these flavorful porivilangai were made into hard-to-bite orange sized balls but now I have made them into small…