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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Indian Festival Recipes, Kesari Recipes, Sweets

RAVA KESARI

Rava Kesari is a  classic South Indian sweet made during fesitivities and celebrations. It is made out of rava or semolina and is very easy to make. Even beginners if followed the steps carefully can make this delicacy in no time. It is super soft and simply melts in to your mouth as soon as you have it. My mother makes it with much skill as she has made this many number of times. It is a ritual to serve bhajji and sojji during the function where the groom visits the house of the would be bride in tamil community….

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Indian Festival Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

ANDHRA PULIHORA

Andhra Pulihora is a tangy and tasty tamarind based rice recipe full of flavours. I learnt this from a Telugu friend of mine and we all enjoyed this during weekend brunch. This rice variety is full of spices and aroma and no one can resist it. Comes really handy for lunch box preparations and one pot meals. I have already one Puliyodharai recipe in my blog, which is a bit different from this. My friend from whom I learnt this recipe makes it really nice and she told me how the addition of roasted sesame enhances the aroma in this…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Indian Festival Recipes, Rice Accompaniments, Thogayal/Podi

COCONUT PODI/THENGAI PODI

Thengai Podi or Coconut Podi is a traditional powder made with roasted coconut and spices to lend an aromatic mix that is eaten with rice. I learnt this recipe from my MIL who would make it often. During Kanu festival this is made and served as an offering along with Lemon Rice, Puliyodharai and Curd Rice. Since Pongal and Kanu or Kanum Pongal is fast approaching I am posting this today. Also this is an easy lunch box option and easy to prepare as well. Also this can be prepared in advance and stored for 3-4 days. A delicious Morkuzhambu…

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