Sunday, 15 January 2017

CHOCOLATE POTS - Guest post by Rekha Vengalil of Foodolicious Pictured

Hello everyone. I hope New year 2017 has been a fabulous start for all of you as it was for me. I wish you all a very happy new year again and hope you will have many blessings in the years to come.

It has been a while since any guest posts got featured on the Adhithi Devo Bhavah series.. I was on a 5 week long vacation to India in September and ever since I returned, I have been taking the blog very slow. So, a very good friend of mine has taken efforts and is sharing my space today with a decadent recipe. She is an awesome blogger, a pretty and busy mom to a lovely daughter and a caring wife. She has a taste for artful things and antiques  and is quite a collector . We became friends a couple of months back but it feels we have been in touch for Eons now. She is a good friend, helpful and a good listener as well. I am so happy to have Rekha of Foodolicious Pictured at my humble space today. As the name implies, she has the magic of capturing the simplest of recipes in a grand manner  - Truly - Foodolicious Pictured Perfect. I have many a times gawked at her pictures and admired her for her versatility in cooking. Surf around her space to understand what I mean. 

Welcome to my space Rekhs.... Over to you now...

Hello to all you beautiful readers,

It’s been not too long that I met Sowmya, and has been a pleasure to have met a warm and pleasant person. Blogging has got me connected to some wonderful like-minded people. It’s pleasure to have met you. Thank you Sowmya for having me over and sharing your beautiful space.

And a little of me, I am from Kerala and settled in Singapore; living with my husband and our daughter who is five and a half now. Apart from being an HR consultant, cooking is something I have always loved to do but it really took off only after I came to Singapore.  The amalgam of cuisines here inspired me big time into the culinary world and when I decided to record all my hits and trials, Foodolicious Pictured was born.  Photography and styling is something I love doing and my blogs give me ample opportunities to pursue that interest as well.

Over to the recipe, much true to this beautiful blog, here’s something egg free and chocolatey. Very easy to put together and an absolute crowd pleaser.

You need –
  • Milk chocolate – 165 grams
  • Double cream – 300 ml
  • Whole milk – ½ cup
  • Condensed milk – ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence – ½ teaspoon
  • Dried fruits – as required
How to –
In a heavy bottom sauce pan, pour the cream, milk and condensed milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off. Break the chocolate into small pieces and pour the cream over. Stir in the vanilla and mix till the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Pour the mixture into small serving glasses/cups and refrigerate for about 3-4 hours or till set.

Garnish with the dried fruits and serve.

Saturday, 7 January 2017


Simplicity is Grandeur. The simplest of ingredients can sometimes give us marvelous recipes. Don't you agree? Today's recipe is made of such basic ingredients found in every household - Wheat and Besan. While we are already familiar with the popular Mysorepauk-recipes here and herewhere Besan/Gram flour is the common ingredient, a fusion between Wheat flour and Besan is most welcome. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER - Edible Homemade / DIY gifts for the Holiday Season I Learn how to make Peanut Butter at home

Happy Smoothie and Crunchy New Year everyone. .... As the New Year dawns, let us all hope that it is filled with promises for a brighter and prosperous tomorrow. While the whole world is geared up to celebrate with family and friends it would be fitting to delight everyone with homemade edible gifts. And, I have already given you the hint about today's recipe.