Friday, January 6, 2017

Thiruvadhirai kali

Thiruvadirai is celebrated when Thiruvadirai star(nakshatram) and full moon coincide in the month of Marghazi,we celebrate in favour of lord shiva.All the Sivan temples allover the world celebrate this auspicious occassion with special Abhishekam,puja to Lord Natraja .
On this festival day our houses are cleaned and decorated with kolam,"Maa-ilai Thoranams and Flowers Thoranams.
A delicious sweet  known as "Thiruvadirai Kali" is prepared in all our families.This specially made Thirvadirai -Kali is made with Thiruvadirai Kootu with seven vegetables.These two dishes are prepared early in the morning and offered as neivedhyam in a banana leaf along with Betel leaves,Betel nuts and bananas and distributed to everyone in the family.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rajma Pasta/Bean Pasta

                                                     It has been a while since i wrote a new post(been busy with navrathri golu etc).I thought let me start with a new recipe which i tried so i thought let me do a new post.It is a Indian style pasta which is more nutricious than the usual pasta and it can be made in two different ways.In the first way you use olive oil,italian herbs and spices with toamto puree or the second way use chilli powder,garam masala powder and with the normal oil we use at home.I have done the second way as we like a little spice in our pasta!!!!It tastes yumm and along with the beans it is more healthy!!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Badam Halwa

                                                                         Badam Halwa is a rich and delicious sweet made with badam paste,sugar with saffron flavour.The saffron is the main flavour for this halwa but if you like you can add a pinch of cardamom powder but i prefer only saffron flavour.We all love this halwa.I make badam kheer quiet often but make this badam halwa not oftern but definetly during Diwali.It is very easy to make if you have the badams soaked and peeled.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Bell Pepper Chutney/Capsicum Chutney

                                                             I never knew we could make a delicious chutney with capsicum and that too with all colour capsicums.I tried it recently and just loved it.The chutney can be used as a spread, as well as an accompaniment for our south Indian idlis,dosas and upma.My friend makes it with olive oil and uses it as a spread for bread pizza etc.I am sure it tastes great that way too.