Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ellu Sadam/Sesame Seeds Rice

                                                                Sesame Seeds is what we call Ellu in Tamil.There are two types of Sesame seeds one in black and other in white.My mother used to use lot of black seeds in making ellu sadam or ellu urundai or in idli(dosai) chilli powder.
My mother used to make this rice on Saturdays of Tamil month(purattasi(sept15th-oct 15th)).It is a speciality neivedhayam for lord balaji(venkatajalapathy)along with paruppu payasam and ulundu vadai.
This rice is made when you fry the sesame seeds in some sesame oil along with red chillies,urad dal and channa dal.Then you powder it and mix it with cooked rice.When you fry the seeds you can hear a crackling noise!!!!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kozhukattai(Sweet and Salt)

                                                                                This pillayar chathurthi i decided to make kozhukattai with rice flour.Sometimes i do make with soaked and ground rice for which i have posted a recipe already here Vella Kozhukattai.This version is little simple with the store bought flour.You get special  flour kozhukattai also or you can use idiappam flour which also yields soft kozhukattais.





Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gokulashtami Recipes

                                                                        "  Gokulashtami " or  "Krishna Jayanthy" marks the celebration of Lord Krishna's birthday.He was born on the Ashtami day in the Shravana Month.He is the most Glorious incarnation of Lord Vishnu.Gokulashtami is celebrated two days first day by the Smaartas(Iyers)and second day by the vaishnavites(iyengars)

Gokulashtami is celebrated in different forms in different states all over India.In Tamilnadu people welcome Krishna by drawing Krishna's Legs all over the house and making all his favourite sweets and savories.Along with the sweets and savories we offer Milk and milk products like butter,curd etc.We also offer lots of fruits and krishnas favourite snack Ava(rice flakes) or a payasam made with Aval along with lots of fuits like apples,bananas,pears,guavas and Naval pazham or Jamun fruit.

We usually make






Along with vetrilai,pakku,Bananas,apples,oranges,pears,Jamun fruit,Milk,curd,butter, can be kept for Neivedhyam.

                                              HAPPY GOKULASHTAMI TO ALL!!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Akkaravadisal

                                                               Akkaravadisal is a popular Iyengar sweet.You must have tasted it in a lot of vaishnav temples as prasadam.It is similar to sarkarai pongal except that it is cooked in water for sarkarai pongal whereas the Rice and Dal are cooked in milk for Akkaravadisal.In the original recipe, it is sweetened with Jaggery while I have used Sugar. You can use either one.