Ivy gourd sabzi / Thondekayi palya is a simple sabzi with tamaraind and masala powder. It is known as tendli or tindora in hindi. Ivy gourd / Thondekayi / Kovakkai is a popular vegetable in India which is often confused with pointed […]
Vinayagar Chathurthi is celebrated to honour Lord Ganesha. He has different names like Ganesha, Pillayar, Vinayagar, Moshika vaahanar. He is the God who removes obstacles. Whenever we start some new ventures in life, first we offer prayers to Pillayar. A coconut is broken […]
Modhagam / Poorna Kozhakkattai is a popular sweet made with rice flour , coconut and jaggery. It is made mainly on Vinayakar Chathurthi as a neiveydhyam to Lord Ganesha. If the dough is left over, it can be used to make ammini […]
Ammini kozhukkattai is usually made out of the left over dough of the kozhukkattai during Vinayagar chathurthi. Along with paruppu usili it takes delicious. It is simple, easy and healthy snack. Every kid likes this recipe because of its tiny and cute […]
Paruppu usili is a very popular brahmin recipe which is ground, steamed and mixed with kothavarangai, beans, vazhaipoo and ammini kozhakkattai. It is rich in protein and is a better substitute for coconut green chilli mixture that we use for making poriyal […]
Thengai pooranam is a mixture of coconut with the jaggery syrup. This is the first time I made thengai pooranam. I learnt this from my paati (Dad’s mom). Amma and paati makes pooranam as a stuffing for modhagam. This is one of my favourite sweets(Of course whatever that is made out of jaggery :P). Whenever they make this, I thought it is a very difficult recipe. But to make the thengai pooranam is very easy and you can make it in no minutes.
Ellu Chiguli is a very simple sweet that we can make in no minutes. Its a mixture of sesame and jaggery. This is very healthy and rich in iron. ‘Open Sesame’ is a famous phrase in the movie Alibaba and forty thieves. […]
Ellu Saadham / Ellodharai is given as Prasadham in many Venkatachalapathy temples during Purattasi month. I learnt this recipe from my amma. As we all know, sesame is rich in iron. including it in any form is good for health. We also […]
Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanthi marks the birth of Lord Krishna. It falls on the 8th day after Avani Avittam. On this day, we draw the small footprints from the entrance to the Pooja room. It denotes the entry of Lord Krishna and […]
Uppu Cheedai / Seedai is a traditional snack that we make on Gokulashtami. Its is made with rice flour, urad dal flour and a bit of coconut, channa dal, etc., When I made uppu cheeai first time in my life, I was […]
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