Pachai Pattani Sundal

Sundal is a traditional South Indian dish prepared with legumes. It is offered as neivedhyam or prasadh for he Almighty during pooja, especially on Navarathri days. It is very healthy, rich in protein and can be had with coffee or tea in the evening. This can be made with different legumes. And my favourite is this one. INGREDIENTS Green peas...

Thengai varuthu kottina porichuzhambu

Thengai varuthu kottina porichozhambu is one of my favourite South Indian gravies. This is one of the Kerala recipes. You can make this recipe with plantain, potato, yam, cowpeas, chick peas. The combination is Plantain-cowpeas, Plantain – Chick peas, Yam- chick peas, Plantain-potato-cowpeas. This recipe is not made in a regular basis but once this is made, there is no...

Navarathri

The word Navarathri means nine nights.  Navarathri is celebrated five times during the year-  Vasantha navarathri, Ashad navarathri, Sharadh navarathri, Paush navarathri and Magha navarathri.  Sharadh navarathri is the most important navarathri and is called as the Maha navarathri. It is celebrated for 9 nights and 10 days during the tamil month Purattasi. During these nine nights and ten days prayers...

Verumarisi adai

Verum means – only, arisi means rice,so as the name means this recipe has only rice as its ingredient. This is a kind of adai/dosai that is made at home.In Karnataka they make Neer dosai with raw rice. Adding the shredded coconut to the batter makes it more delicious. This is one of the tiffin items that is made regularly...

Oreo fry

A deep fried oreo is a dessert or snack consisting of oreo biscuits dipped in a pancake batter and deep fried.  Pancake mix creates a fluffy, golden-brown fried dough and yields a warm and melty oreo cream in the centre. The original recipe is made with eggs. This is an eggless version. And you can also replace the all purpose flour with wheat...

Reason behind my absence

Hello my dear foodies, followers and friends !!! Hope all of you are doing great. If you had noticed, I have been away from  blogging for past few months. Life brought so many challenges in front of me. Like my school teacher says, thunder can strike anywhere, it striked me also. It was in May month, I came across one...

Aadi Krithigai

Aadi Krithigai is celebrated on the Krithikai star day during the month of Aadi, a spiritual month for special God based activities. It is of human origin to survive with relationship and financial problems at the least. Muruga is the promising primordial power who wards off the negative forces and obstacles of your life. Devotees carry flower kavadi and it...

Aadi perukku

Adiperukku is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi. Tamil month Aadi, marks the beginning of monsoon in Tamilnadu. During this month, water level rises in rivers due to monsoon.To show our gratitude to the Nature and to thank the mother Cauvery river, we celebrate Aadi perukku. This year...

Maavilakku poojai

Maa Vilakku is ideally performed on a Friday omitting the first and last Friday of the Aadi month. The procedure for performing maavilakku poojai is as follows. Kuzhavi,chooral and a wooden board are kept.  Turmeric paste is made and applied on the wooden board. On that 25 red dots 5 rows and 5 columns are placed here and there. Draw maakolam (Rangoli...

Maavilakku maavu

Maavilakku maavu is a recipe made with rice flour and jaggery and is offered to Goddess. The procedure for this poojai differs from family to family. But the procedure for making the recipe is the same.  Hope this post will help all the beginners and newly weds. INGREDIENTS Raw rice – 1 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Cardamom- 2 Rinse...

Aadi month

               Aadi is the fourth month in Tamil calendar. It is an auspicious month for the Hindus. It starts during the mid of July and ends in mid August.  The next six month is called as the Dakshinayana punya kaalam and it is the beginning of night for the Devas. Once Aadi month arrives, festivals...

Stuffed Capsicum – Restaurant style

Stuffed Capsicum is one of my favourite side dish for roti. This can be made in different ways. Here I have stuffed potatoes in the capsicum. But you can also use mixed vegetable stuffing in the capsicum. In the same way, instead of shallow frying we can cook it in the oven. I have tried both the ways and it...

Mangai kari

Manga kari is one of the favourite pickles for me and my brother. We can just sit and eat it with tea or coffee. It is very easy to make but very tasty. Normally I hate curd rice. But if I come to know that amma has made this pickle, definitely I will include curd rice in my plate. INGREDIENTS...

Multigrain Sathu Nuts Ladoo

Multigrain Sathu nuts ladoo is the healthiest ladoo I have eaten ever. I learnt this from one of my friends. Thank you Priyanka for the wonderful healthy recipe. This includes all the nuts like almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, chironji, raisins, fig, dry dates.  Almond is rich in calcium, Cashew is rich in iron and has unsaturated fat, walnut is rich...

Raw jackfruit Dum Biriyani

Biriyani is a mouth watering rice dish that is cooked either with meat or vegetables. There are so many varities of biriyani and one of the popular variety is Dum biriyani. It is a popular cuisine from Hyderabad. In this the dish is cooked on slow fire or dum for an aromatic flavour or fragrance.  Raw jackfruit dum biriyani or...

Masaal – Side dish for Chappathi and Puri

Masaal is a very good side dish for and Chappathi and puri. It is a famous South-Indian gravy. The restaurants in Tamilnadu will add tomatoes in the masaal and it gives a different taste to it. But my amma and Paati makes it without tomatoes and it is a hit in our family. My brother and I love it a...

Karuvepillai podi

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal.It can be stored for a longer period and it is easy to carry when you are travelling. Karuvepillai=Karu+ Vepillai…. this leaves act as a vepillai to uterus and helps to get rid of irregular periods. It is rich in iron. So it is advised to include...

Dum Aloo- Restaurant style

Dum aloo is one of my favourite North Indian gravies.  There are so many versions of Dum aloo.  This is the restaurant style rich, creamy Dum aloo that tastes exactly like the restaurant one. Once you have made the white gravy base and red gravy base then it is very easy to  make this gravy.   INGREDIENTS Baby potatoes- 1/2 kg Ghee – 1...

Dosai milagai podi/Idli podi

        Idli podi / Dosai milagai podi is a coarse mixture of ground dry spices. It can be prepared and stored for three months. When we feel lazy to make side dish for idli, dosai, adai  you can mix this powder with oil and use as a side dish. I personally love to eat his with curd...

Moong dhal gravy

Moong dhal gravy is a simple, easy and colourful side dish that you can prepare in no time. It is tasty and healthy too. I learnt this from my mom.  It serves as a best side dish for Chappathi/roti. And I like to have this as such after mixing some buttermilk into it. North Indians make dhal with rice and...

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