Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diwali Legiyam|Marundu|Diwali Recipes

                                                     We have seen so many sweet and savoury recipes for Diwali now it is time to make this yummy medicinal legiyam.In our house we use to call it Marundu which means medicine in Tamil.After all the sweets our stomach should not go for a Toss so that is why this was invented i guess.
                                                      It is quite simple with most of the ingredients at home except the Knadathipilli and sukku(dry ginger)which you get in Nattu marundu kadai.There is one famous Dabba chetty kadai in kutchery road mylapore or Salam stores in Pondy bazar.You even get the powder ready made in these shops.



Monday, October 17, 2011

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!!!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Bread Paneer Rolls

This is another after school snack i tried from sharmee's blog.It sounded and looked interesting to me.Just making bread more interesting and tasty.I already made it quiet a few times and the kids loved it.


 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beet Root Halwa

All of us love beet root in our family starting from my grandfather to my daughters and nieces.We enjoy beet root in any form curry,sambar,kootu,salad and of course beet root halwa.This is my nieces favourite sweet every time she comes in summer for holidays my mother always used to make it for her.It is quiet similar to carrot halwa preparation but i have not added milk in this for a change.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Dhokla

                                                                   Few of my friends requested me to post some after school snack recipes for children so i thought let me give it a try and this is the first one.Dhokla is a Gujarati snack somewhat like the south Indian idly.It is quiet simple and healthy because it is steamed.Have a look!!




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet and Sour Vegetables


This is quiet an easy and simple Chinese vegetable.You have it with Noodles or rice.I have used my own choice of vegetables you can choose yours and if you like pineapple you can add!it gives a little sweet and sour taste to the dish.