Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Lassi/Sweet Cardamom Lassi

Lassi is a cooling and refreshing drink for the summer.There are two types of Lassi - sweet and salt.Most of us prefer the sweet one like me, i am sure.It is very soothing in this summer.Lassi is a very popular drink in Punjab and north India where it is served in a tall glass with a scoop of makan or butter on top.
However now a days we cannot eat so much butter and drink such thick lassis, so i have written a moderately thick and tasty lassi with cardamom flvour in it.You can even add rose essence to it.I always prefer sweet lassi with rose or cardamom flavour in it.



Monday, April 13, 2015

Mangai Pachidi/Tamil New Year Recipes

Happy Tamil New Year to All Readers.This is the first festival when the new year begins so it is a special one.Usually my mother makes payasam,vadai and manga pachidi with neem flowers espcially for this occassion and of course special Kolam with Semman or Kavi .The special item in the new year menu is the mangai pachidi.It is made with five different tastes which includes sweetness from the jaggery,salt,chili,sourness from the mango and the bitterness from the neem flowers.
We ask my mother to make the maga pachidi as per rules for the neivedhyam and a lot more for us to eat seperately.My mother would get the perfect(quantity) combination of sweet,sour,salt and chilli and we would have a couple of more servings even after finishing the sapadu or the meal.It is a real finger licking food!!!!(dish)


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vegetable Stew/Kerela Special

                                                                   Vegetable stew is a simple and easy mildly flavoured side dish usually served with appams.The addition of whole spices ginger and fresh coconut milk makes the subzi very aromatic and tasty.It is very popular in Kerela state and often called "Ishtu" is paired with appams and sometimes with Idiappams which makes a wholesome breakfast.
                  I usually don't  make a elaborate breakfast so i make it only for dinner.The stew and appams are very light on the stomach especially at the dinner time.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kiwi Fruit Juice

Kiwi is a perfect fruit for those living in the tropics.Being rich in vitamin c,it helps boost your immunity too. Kiwi juice is very light and refreshing and is the perfect choice to beat the summer heat!Though we are not a big fan of kiwi we wanted to try eating it in different forms.First i tried them in fruit salad and now i tried making the juice.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Potato Bonda/Urulaikizhangu Bonda/Aloo Bonda

Potato Bonda or urulaikizhangu bonda is a popular fried snack in Tamilnadu.I prefer this bonda than the ulundu bonda simply because it has potato stuffing inside and it is more tastier than the other one.Howevery my mom used to like only the mysore bonda or the ulundu bonda for which i will post the recipe soon.I have had this bonda in so many weddings as evening snack but when made it at home it is so tasty!!!!!!If you have boiled potatoes ready you can make it in a jiffy!!!