Thattai Murukku/ Nippattu

Thattai Murukku is a traditional crispy South Indian snack. We make this for Gokulashtami and offer it to God. In Karnataka this is called as Nippattu. This is a simple and easy snack made with rice flour and urad dhal flour. You can use the same dough that you make it for uppu seedai. But for this recipe you add...

Avani Avittam

Yajur Upaakarma Sankalpam Avani Avittam is an important ritual associated with the Brahmin community in the world. The day is of great significance to Rig, Yajur, Sama Vedic Brahmins. On the next day, Gayatri Japa Sankalmpam is observed. In other parts of South India, the observance is known as Upakarma. On the day of Avani Avittam, the sacred thread worn is changed and...

Aadi Pooram

            Aadi Pooram is one of the important festivals for Iyengars. The pooram star that falls on this month is the birthday of Andal. She is the only woman among 12 Alwars who composed Divya Prabhandham. Thiruppavai and Nachiyar thirumozhi are the pasurams composed by her. Vaaranam Aayiram is a renowned Thirumozhi.Normally thiruppavai is sung by unmarried...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Horsegram Rasam / Kollu Rasam

Horsegram as evident from its name, is predominantly used as a cattle food. It is a good source of proteins, fiber and helps in regulating blood pressure and blood glucose levels. It can be germinated and sprouted to improve it nutritive value. We can use the sprouts in making salads, soups, raithas and curries. We can make thogayal, chutney, Gujarathi...

Gulab Jamun with Khova & Paneer

Gulab Jamun is a famous Indian sweet that is made on festival days as well as for party. This sweet is always close to my heart, because amma makes this at home and there is always customisation of this sweet according to our taste. She really makes best gulab jamun because it is cooked well and the syrup is absorbed...

Hagalkayi Gojju / Pavakkai Gojju

Hagalkayi gojju is a popular dish in Karnataka apart from Kathrikaai gojju, Pinaapple gojju etc., This is one of my favourite recipes made with bittergourd. We usually make pavakkai poriyal, Pavakkai pitlai at home but this is totally different and there is no bitterness in the recipe. This goes well with curd rice. We can also mix this gojju with...

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