Thursday, August 28, 2014

Samosa Recipe

                                                              Samosa needs no introduction these days as it is world famous.It is a very popular north Indian(especially Punjabi) fried snack which has a spicy potato and peas filling.It is very popular now and i love samosas especially in my teen years i used to love them very much.Now because it if deep fried i don't eat it that often.But It is a yummy fried snack for tea time especially in winters and you can make your own filling according to your taste and liking when you are making at home.Once in a while you need to indulge in such things right!!!.....

Monday, August 25, 2014

Doodhi Halwa/Milk Gourd Halwa/Sorrakkai Halwa

                                                                            Doodhi Halwa is a north Indian sweet very similar to Carrot,Beet root or Pumpkin Halwa.People usually make it in winter in the north.There are few ways of making this  halwa you can either reduce milk and cook the doodhi in it and make the halwa which takes a little time otherwise you can use mawa(khoya)or condensed milk which reduces time and gives a good texture.I have used condensed milk and made the halwa.
Add a Extra Spoon of Ghee and enjoy the Halwa!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pink Guava Juice

                                                                           It is Guava Season now and you get both Pink and white Guavas in plenty.Pink Guavas are very aromatic.It can be eaten as a whole fruit or made in to juice,jams and jellies.Guavas are low in calories and fats but contain several vital vitamins,minerals and antioxidant polyphenollic and flavonoid compounds that play a pivotal role in prevention of cancers,anti aging,immune boosters.So what are you waiting for just juice up some Guavas every day and boost up your immunity this season.......

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cocktail idlis Independence day special

                                                                  Happy Independence Day

I just tried these flavoured idlis for fun it looked very cute and i thought let me post it for Independence day!I have already posted Podi idli or Chilly idli which you make with Dosai milagai podi.You can make the green colour flavour by either using Karuvepillai podi or Green Chutney.I used Green chutney only.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kesar Peda/Milk Kesar Peda

                                              Milk peda or dhoodh peda is a very famous milk sweet in Northern India.
Traditionally it is made condensing milk and then adding sugar and then softening them in to pedas.But now a days with the availability of milk products it is made easier.There are few methods of making it and i adopted this method..

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thattai/Gokulashtami snacks/Crispy fried Snacks

                                                               Thattai is a flat crspy fried snack made during Gokulashtami festival.I remember my mom used to prepare the rice flour at home few days before the gokulashtami by soaking the rice then drying it under the fan in a large white veshti and then powdering it in the flour mill to make the seedai,murukku and thattais.That is the traditional way of making rice flour.I have used the store bought one and it came out pretty good.I am sure the traditional way has its own taste.You can check out this recipe for home made rice flourUppu seedai

Friday, August 8, 2014


                                                                           I decided to make a simple vella payasam today for Aadi vellikizhamai since vella payasam is(amman) ambal's favourite neivedhyam.My mother used to make this payasam during aadi vellikizhamai and during navrathri also.Let us see how i made it.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vazhakkai Podi/Raw Banana Podi

                                                              Vazhakkai Podi is a rare and traditional recipe my grandmom used to make.It is slightly different from curry and the regular podis.It can be had with sambar rice as an accompaniment, as vegetable and of course had as a podi with hot rice and gingelly oil or ghee and last but not the least it is a great accompaniment for curd rice.It is a very rare recipe so i thought i will record it.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Aadi 18 Menu

                                                This is the 18thday of Aadi masam you make 4 types of rice variety and it is a neivedhyam for Cauvery amman.People used to  pack all this and go to the river banks of Cauvery pray to nature and enjoy the food.This is just for your quick reference....

The menu usually has a