Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sri Rama Navami Recipes

                                                 Sri Rama Navami and tamil New year are approaching and i thought i will refresh those recipes.As the mercury is rising it is so hot and humid.These recipes are so refreshing and appropriate for this season.My mother used to make Panagam,Neer more and Kosumali for neivedhyam.



These are the three things made for Rama Navami as neivedhyam





Friday, March 9, 2018

Karadayan Nombu Adai


Karadayan nombu is celebrated by the Tamil Brahmins when the Tamil month of masi is ending and the begining of panguni masam.It is done to pray for the long life of the husband.There is a story of sathyavan and savithri behind this how she fought with yama to bring him back to life.

The pooja or Naivedhaym is done before the panguni masam starts.It comes at different time of the day every year.We used put small kolam on the floor near the pooja room (in east direction)spread a small banana leaf serve two adais of each(sweet and salt)with some butter and keep a vetrilai pakku.

The sastrigal usually gives a yellow thread(Nombu saradu) few days before the nombu and we usually tie some flowers and if possible some fresh Turmeric piece we usually get during pongal time.
We tie it around the neck and pray to god and offer the adais to god and eat those adais and keep one adai of each in a plate specially for the husband.
We make two types of adais one is sweet and the other is salt.In some houses they make only sweet.It is usually made with rice flour either made at home or store bought one.let us see how i made these.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cabbage and peas curry/Cabbage and green peas Poriyal

Cabbage poriyal or curry is a simple vegetable accompaniment for any south Indian gravy like sambar,rasam or vathakozhambu.It is a common poriyal made in all households.It goes well with sambar sadham too.In lot of places when you order sambar sadam(variety rice)cabbage curry would be the accompaniment.
My mother used to make this curry with Sambar and i would always  complain why she didn't make a potato fry with sambar????But now when i am a mom  i want my kids to try out all the vegetables and i am sure she would have also felt the same!!!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Butter Beans Sundal/Navrathri Recipes

                                                    Butter Beans is a new sundal i tried today.I had not soaked any(bean or kadalai)for sundal for today so ran to the stores and was looking for a bean variety.First time i even saw these actually.I was wondering whether they were Lima beans or Soya beans but apparently they are "Butter Beans"..I just soaked them for 2-3 hours( i was not sure if it was enough and had a back up plan of instant yellow dal Sundal­čśť).After soaking for few hours pressure cooked them with salt for three whistles and then just seasoned it.It is quiet simple and it was so soft as butter!!!!