Chinna Vengaya thokku

Chinna Vengayam in tamil means shallots.  Shallots have better nutrient profile than onions. They are rich in anti-oxidants, iron, vitamins, minerals. Shallots contain iron, a nutrient your red blood cells need to function. Consuming iron helps your body produce enough hemoglobin to support red blood cell function. Iron also plays a role in your metabolism, facilitates brain function and keeps your...

Jackfruit puzhukku / Chakka Puzhukku

Puzhukku is a popular dish in Kerala and it can be made with different vegetables like Tapioca, Jackfruit, Green gram, etc., Here I have made the puzhukku with jackfruit. The jackfruit should be half ripened for this recipe to get the best taste. If it is ripened fully, then the original taste cannot be achieved. This is usually served with...

Skandha Shasti

Skanda  Sashti or Kanda Sashti Vratam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is observed in the Tamil month of Aippasi and most devotees fast during the 6-day period. It starts from the next day after Diwali and the final day is celebrated as Kandha Sashti. The last day is also called as Soorasamharam day.     It is...

Carrot Korma

Korma is one of the favourite side dish for many people. My husband and I love to eat korma. I have made Navrathna korma and Mixed vegetable korma many times, but this one is different from those. One day I was in a hurry and had no time to chop the vegetables and want to make something best in less...

Mixture

Mixture is a popular South Indian snack that is a mixture of different ingredients that are deep fried. This is my all time favourite snack. We make this at home for every Diwali in huge quantities. Of course this is one of the items we make for Diwali and distribute to neighbours and friends. Nowadays many people buy sweets and...

Fulwadi / Phoolwadi

Fulwadi or Phoolwadi is a crispy savoury from Gujarath  made with gram flour and other spices. It is one of the best tea-time snacks and can be carried during travel. I tasted this snack when I went to Mumbai recently. There is a Gujarathi shop which is my favourite. They have lot of savouries, cookies, Khakras etc., etc., When I...

Chandrahara

Among the dishes invented by MTR in Blre, Chandrahara is one. When the owner of MTR visited France he tasted a sweet and it attracted him a lot.The sweet looked flaky like a pastry. He wished to introduce it in MTR and asked his chefs to try that recipe and named it as French Sweet. But the sweet was not...

Eggless Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are a small biscuit or a cookie which is made with ground almond or coconut and uses egg in the recipe. Coconut macaroons as the name say, it has coconut as the main ingredient. My recipe is an eggless version which is so simple to make and needs two basic ingredients to make this recipe. These are sweet, chewy...

Pulikuthi Upperi

Pulikuthi Upperi is a Palakkad Iyer recipe that is so popular in this community. Is is a tangy blend of stir fried vegetables. We normally use desi vegetables to make this recipe. Here i have used red pumpkin, lady’s finger, brinjal, plantain. We can also make it with one vegetable. It goes best with Molagootal. This stir fry is totally...

Rava Kesari / Kesari Bath

        Rava Kesari is one of the common sweets made in my home in regular intervals.  Mostly my mom makes this on Sunday evenings with hot pakoda and coffee.  Also this is made as a neiveydyam  when we are bored of making payasam. This is the all time favourite sweet for me and my second uncle. This...

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