Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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, February 24, 2017

Sago Upma


Sago or javarisi upma.I learnt this recipe from my friend.As a child i have never eaten this upma.Only when I started  cooking I started exploring and looked for more variety.This is quiet a simple one except for the fact that you have to soak it for a little while.


Ingredients

Sago or javarisi
200gms
Water
To soak
Oil
2tbs
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Channa Dal
1tsp
Onion
2chopped
Turmeric powder
1/4tsp
Green chilli
2
Ginger(chopped)
Small piece
Curry leaves
few
Coriander leaves
11/2tbs
Lime juice
1lime
Method
1.Soak sago for two hours.Soak it in just enough water to immerse.
2.Put it in a strainer after two hours so that excess water runs off.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles add Channa Dal(kadalai paruppu),onions,green chilli,ginger, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
3.Fry till onions become slightly brown.
4.Add the sago and salt mix well and depending on the sago close it for a minute or two and cook.Finally add lime juice mix well and serve.Garnish with coriander leaves.
You can add some coarsly powdered peanuts to the upma at the end.It adds taste,flavour and protein to the upma.



Notes

  • It is very popular in north India and Maharashtra.
  • They usually make it during fasting period.
  • You can avoid onions during fasting periods.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thiruvadhirai kali

Thiruvadirai is celebrated when Thiruvadirai star(nakshatram) and full moon coincide in the month of Marghazi,we celebrate in favour of lord shiva.All the Sivan temples allover the world celebrate this auspicious occassion with special Abhishekam,puja to Lord Natraja .
On this festival day our houses are cleaned and decorated with kolam,"Maa-ilai Thoranams and Flowers Thoranams.
A delicious sweet  known as "Thiruvadirai Kali" is prepared in all our families.This specially made Thirvadirai -Kali is made with Thiruvadirai Kootu with seven vegetables.These two dishes are prepared early in the morning and offered as neivedhyam in a banana leaf along with Betel leaves,Betel nuts and bananas and distributed to everyone in the family.