Baked & Fried Gujiya

Gujiyas are sweet dumpling make with all purpose flour or semolina or wheat flour with khova, coconut and mixed nuts stuffing. I learnt this recipe from one of my North Indian friends. It was for one holi she made it and I went to observe her making it. This recipe is time consuming but worth to make. These are mildly...

Nellikai Arachukalakki

Arachukalakki is a distinctive dish of Palakkad Iyers. This is a best side dish for molagushyam, mulagootal. You can also have this as a main course.  It is an easy recipe consisting of two steps – grinding and mixing. Hence the name arachukalakki(Arachu-grind,kalakki – mix). Coconut and curd are the two main ingredients. You can also make this by adding...

Vegetable Biriyani

          Vegetable biriyani is a rich, exotic rice that is made with a lot of vegetables and spices. It is completely different from pulav and fried rice. It contains three main ingredients that is not included in pulav and fried rice-curd, red chilli powder and tomato.  I learnt this version from one of my college friend....

Kaaradaiyaan Nonbu

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu or Savithri viratham is a traditional Tamilnadu festival of fasting wherein married woman pray for the wellness and long life of their husband and the unmarried girls pray God to get a good husband. Along with the rice flour, we use cowpea which is called as Kaaramani in tamil. Hence the name Kaaradaiyaan nonbu. I got this information...

Mango Rice/Mangai Saadham/Maavinakai chithranna

Raw mango rice is a South Indian delicacy which is made with sour mangoes. It is prepared in the same way as lemonrice which most of us make at home. It is one of the easiest rice varities which can be made in few minutes without any fuss. The mangoes should be cooked well to give it a good tangy...

Mangai thokku / Sweet and Spicy Mango pickle

Mangoes are everyone’s favourite be it a raw mango or ripened one. We can make a lot of recipes using both raw and ripened mango. During Summer season, we can see lot of mangoes in the market. Using raw mango we can make different varieties of pickles like mangai kari, avakkai, mangai thokku and mangai pachadi, mangai kootan, Mango rice,...

Baked Fingermillet crisps / Baked Ragi crisps

Fingermillet which is popularly called as ragi in tamil is a millet that is packed with nutrients. It is a super cereal that helps in controlling diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and lot more. Consuming it daily helps in improving one’s immunity and health. But nowadays, many families have stopped using it. To make the younger generation eat it, we can try...

Besan cheela/Veg omelette/Kadalai maavu dosai

Besan cheela or Veg omelette is a savoury pancake which is packed with proteins. It is very easy to make and healthy too. Though I shot this video two years back, missed to publish it. My amma has lot of recipe collections and this is from that collection. This was under the name veg omelette and later I came to...

Urulai Kizhangu Bajji / Aloo Pakora / Potato Fritters

Bajji is a famous evening time snack that originated from Indian subcontinent. There are many varieties of bajji and in this post I am going to explain how to make urulai kizhangu bajji. Urulai kizhangu is the local name for potato in tamil. From my childhood days I have relished this delicacy. Though I have seen many people making bajji,...

Paal Payasam

Paal payasam is an exotic dessert made with rice, milk and sugar. It is made on the festival days and offered to God. Paal payasam should not be too thick. Else it will land up in paal sadham(milk rice) instead of paal payasam. This is one of the common errors that many make. You have to be patient while making this payasam....

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