Avani Avittam Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

PAAL POLI

Paal Poli is a traditional sweet made during poojas and festivals like Tamil New Year, Boghi and Avani Avittam. These little delights are nothing but maida pooris which are folded and fried and later soaked sweetened milk with dry fruits. They stay good for 4-5 days, if stored in fridge. Usual method of making these pooris are with maida, but you can make them with rava or a combination of rava and maida in equal propotions. People add cardamom powder or edible camphor for aroma to the milk which enhances the flavour immensely. The practice of making these polis are…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Indian Sweets, Sweets

KAJU PISTA ROLL

This recipe comes with a happy note, wishing all my readers a VERY HAPPY 2018!! Kaju Pista Roll has always fantasised me in all the shops and also in the assorted sweet boxes that is usually exchanged during festivities. And I was reluctant and a bit fearful to try out as how it might turn out. But as an attempt tried out this two days back and was glad I did. this delicious cashew nut and pistachio fudge is a real treat for people with sweet tooth and is of melt in the mouth consistency. This can grace any occasion…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sundal Recipes

NAVADHANYA SUNDAL

Today for the Navarathri festival I made Navadhanya Sundal task of making this for prasadam. As sundal is an essential offering during this festival down South, I took the task of making this. It turned out to be highly tasty and all at home enjoyed to the core. Coming to the name Navadhaya, this implies nine legumes which is so easily available in our homes. Come to think of it, our ancestors were totally aware of the health benefits and for each occasion made a different recipe as an offering during festivities which was not only tasty but also healthy….

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Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sundal Recipes

BLACK URAD DAL SUNDAL

Sundal is a must offering to GOD in all households in South India during Navarathri. We at home usually arrange dolls in steps and celebrate the occasion with pomp and gaiety. Sundal can be made using various dals and legumes and it is highly nutritious and healthy. This particular recipe is made with black urad dal which has a high source of protein and fibre. It also has Vitamin B in abundance and is highly recommended to girls and women in particular. If you take black urad dal regularly in your diet, it cures many of your health problems including…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

MOONG DAL MODAKAM

Modak or Modakam is a dumpling steamed or fried in Indian cuisine. It is made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and there are many varieties and variations in this delicacy. In our houses we make both sweet and savory modaks both of which is equally delicious. The one I am sharing with you here today is made with moong daL and jaggery along with grated coconut. The outer dough is made with rice flour and it is a very easy recipe to make. If you are uncomfortable or lack in practice in shaping the modakams, then you can make use of…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE MODAK

Chocolate Modak is an instant recipe made with khova or milk solids and chocolate powder. It is a very easy modak recipe I was wanting to post for a long time. This is a very easy modak and will be a sure hit among children and elders alike. This festive season I thought of making something different and chocolate was my first choice. There are many varieties of modak , the chief among them is made with coconut jaggery filling with the outer dough of rice flour. I also have Modakam and Ellu Kozhakattai in my blog, which is a…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Raksha Bandhan Recipes

CARAMEL KHEER

Caramel Kheer  is an innovative  dessert that can be made during festivites and celebrations. As Raksha Bandhan is here, I am here today with the easy and tasty kheer  to rekindle the relationship of brothers and sisters. Raksha means “bond of protection” and is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana, which falls usually in the month of August.  Any festival would be incomplete with sweets and here I am today with one such recipe. I made this super quick with my new addition in the kitchen. I have with me now Nielep’s cooking ranges….

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Avani Avittam Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

COCONUT POLI/THENGAI POLI

I have been out of the blogging scenario for sometime now, and it seemed it would never happen in the near the future. I was travelling and couldn’t get to the routine, though I wanted to do very much. I am posting today a sweet recipe called Thengai or Coconut Poli. It is a very easy to make recipe and can be in a short time. The good part is it can be stored for a week if kept in fridge. I made this  two weeks ago and I was happy to take pictures as well. Coconut Pornam or the…

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Diwali Sweets, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Ladoo Recipes, Reviews, Sweets

RED POHA LADDU

Sometime back I got a parcel of red poha from Dhatu Organics. I have a few aval/poha recipes in my blog such as Vella Aval, Puli Aval, Kanada Poha etc. But they were all made from white poha. Red poha as I learn is more nuritive than white flakes. They have high iron content and easily digestable  as well.It is filling to the stomach but at the same time light as well. Here I have made a sweet recipe with red poha which is very quick to make and requires very less ingredients.  Coming to Dhatu, this was started by…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Summer Coolers

NEER MOR

We always long for something cool and refreshing in the summers and what more better idea to beat the heat than simple and humble spiced buttermilk called Neer Mor. As Rama Navami falls tommorow, I thought of posting this today. It is a most traditional recipe made in most homes and is also made during Tamil New Year as well. The aroma of fresh curry leaves and asafoetida leaves a lasting taste for your taste buds long after you have had it. It is the most healthy drink which can be made in a few minutes time. There are a…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Summer Coolers

PANAGAM

Panagam is a jaggery based drink that can be made instantaneosly in no time. It is made on Ram Navami day which is celebrated on the holy occasion of the birth of LORD RAM.  It falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra Masa. It is also made during Tamil New Year also. This traditional recipe which has been made in our family for years now finds it’s way in my blog today. This is a divinely recipe since it is offered as Naivedhyam to the GOD. As you can see it is a most easy recipe to follow and…

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