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.





Thursday, July 26, 2018

Payatham Paruppu Payasam

                                                                           Payatham Paruppu or Paasi Paruppu payasam(yellow Moong dal) is the easiest paruppu payasam to make.Today being Friday of Tamil Aadi Masam I made this Payasam. My daughter loves payasam with Jaggery.This payasam is made in most of the festivals at home.It is also called "Payatham Kanji"and made on fasting days especially on sivarathri.(while  making payatham kanji ususally they do not add cardamom powder)
I have added milk to this payasam you can either add milk or coconut milk to it.If you are adding coconut milk do not heat it too much after adding the coconut milk.




Saturday, July 7, 2018

Baked Curry Puffs

                                                       "Baked Curry Puff "- You can call it a Puff, Calzone or Empanadas. It is bread dough with a filling of your choice. I made potato and peas curry for the stuffing, but you can use your imagination and make stuffing with paneer,peas or mixed vegetable.
Whatever be the stuffing it is a real treat for the children.It could be a perfect children's party snack too.You could prepare the filling and the dough keep it ready and just bake it when the party begins and enjoy the hot and fresh puffs.





Monday, June 11, 2018

Mango Lemonade

                                                                Mango season is coming to an end and before that i wanted to try out a mango recipe.I always felt mango milkshake is very heavy and kiils your appetitie so i thought i would try something that is light and chose to try this mango lemonade recipe.i still wonder how mango and lemon would go to gether because both of them are sour but it still tastes good....

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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, March 9, 2018

Karadayan Nombu Adai


Karadayan nombu is celebrated by the Tamil Brahmins when the Tamil month of masi is ending and the begining of panguni masam.It is done to pray for the long life of the husband.There is a story of sathyavan and savithri behind this how she fought with yama to bring him back to life.

The pooja or Naivedhaym is done before the panguni masam starts.It comes at different time of the day every year.We used put small kolam on the floor near the pooja room (in east direction)spread a small banana leaf serve two adais of each(sweet and salt)with some butter and keep a vetrilai pakku.

The sastrigal usually gives a yellow thread(Nombu saradu) few days before the nombu and we usually tie some flowers and if possible some fresh Turmeric piece we usually get during pongal time.
We tie it around the neck and pray to god and offer the adais to god and eat those adais and keep one adai of each in a plate specially for the husband.
We make two types of adais one is sweet and the other is salt.In some houses they make only sweet.It is usually made with rice flour either made at home or store bought one.let us see how i made these.