Thursday, October 29, 2020

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!!!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Strawberry & Banana smoothie

                                                             The best way to make the kids eat fruits especially banana is to make it in to a smoothie.I make this smoothie quite often for the kids because they make a lot of fuss eating fruits.It is quite filling and very nutritious and of course very colourful because of the strawberries!!!It is a real after School-drink for instant energy!!!!You can top it up with a scoop of ice cream if you are at home.



Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.The recipe is quiet simple with easily available ingredients at home.


 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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!!!!


Monday, August 10, 2020

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, July 20, 2020

Vegetables In Palak Gravy

                                                                   This is a different gravy i learnt from my husband's athai.She is an excellent cook.Instead of the usual tomato onion gravy i thought this was very different and more healthy.Let us see how i made this.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

THENGAI PAL PAYASAM/AADI PANDIGAI RECIPES

                                                                     Aadi masam is here and even before that Chennai is sizzling with sale and festivities.From this Tamil month of the year all the festivals begin.I always look into Meenakshi ammal's "samaithu paar" for any festival delicacies(recipes).
                                                 I decided to make Thengai pal payasam which is important for "Aadi pandigai".They usually invite the newly weds to the house and make this payasam for the Son in law and give the couple new clothes and goodies.



Monday, July 13, 2020

mor kozhambu

More Kuzhambu is one of the poular preparation in the Tamil brahmin food.It is made in so many different ways in different locations of Tamilnadu and Kerela especially palakkad.This is the style made in Tanjore style which i learnt from my mother.You can have a taste of More kuzhambu in the wedding menu as well.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Brinjal curry

Brinjal is not a favorite vegetable for many children.I hated it too as a kid .Later when I started cooking and experimenting on food I realised i was avoiding so many vegetables and left with not many choices.
Then i started trying out vegetables like bitter gourd and brinjal and many more.
This Brijal curry is a yummy one with Onions.It tastes great with rice and ghee that you don't even need a sambar(south Indian gravy)to go with it.





Monday, June 29, 2020

Carrot Poli

Carrot Poli is a new kind of poli i tasted in Savera hotel (restaurant )when i went for a party.I have not tried or tasted it before that.I tried to figure out the recipe and tried it at home.It is something new and very different and tasty.I really liked it so i thought i will make it and post it for all the readers and for my record.You can make it smaller or bigger as you like and as per the occassion.If there are too many items in your menu that day you can really make them small but if you are making only this poli you can make it a little bigger along with some vadas which would make a delicious snack for you and for your guests.!!!!!!!!!
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Aval Pidi Kozhukattai


                                                                           Honestly I have not been exposed to this kozhukattai before!!!I just learnt it from other blogs.It seemed very simple and tasty.Yes it is really soft and yummy and really quick!!!!When you have sudden guests or when you need to make something really quick and healthy this is it..You can sure give it a try.......



Monday, June 15, 2020

Mango Salsa

                                                                 Those who love a little sweetness in their food will definitely love this Mango salsa.It is a perfect Appetizer for the summer.It goes well with seafood but we are vegetarians, so we substituted it with some canapes and chips.



Sunday, May 31, 2020

Bhatura or Bhature Recipe

                                                        Bhatura or Bhature is a deep fried Indian bread very popular in north India and especially in Punjab.It is very similar to poori which is made with wheat flour but the bhaturas are made with Maida(refined fllour).
It is usually served with Channa masala or Chole,some Sliced onions and lemon wedges.It is a very tasty dish and Most kids would love it.In restaurants they make a plate size Large Poori but at home people make half the size of it.
When we were in college chole bhatura used to be our first choice of order in the canteen and i am making this after a very long time so hoping to enjoy the bhatures with chole this evening.....


Friday, May 22, 2020

Lemon Sevai/Lemon Flavoured Rice sticks

This is yet another sevai recipe which is very simple.It is yummy, especially to those who like lemony flavour or who like traditional recipes.It hardly takes few minutes to prepare, if you have the rice sticks ready.You can have it with onion or vegetable raita, which makes it a wholesome meal by itself.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mexican Rice

                                                                     Mexican rice is a simple tomato and lemon flavored rice with kidney beans.sometimes it is also called Spanish rice in which they use saffron for colour instead of tomatoes fully.I have tried to make it with the best ingredients available in my house.You can either use tomato puree made at home or the canned tomato puree which makes it easier and faster to cook!!



Thursday, March 5, 2020

Canapes with Italian style corn

                                                        Canapes are one bite crisps made in different shapes.One can create a lot of interesting recipes,fillings and starters with these fried canapes.Now a days we get these ready made canapes in shops.You can use your imagination and make your filling and make different varieties of starters.My Sil sent these cute little canapes from Bombay and i made this Italian style corn filling for these.It tastes great with these and the corn and cheese combo works superb with these canapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can try these chat canapes with potatoes,sprouts and chutneys as filling for a variation.



Friday, February 7, 2020

Kadalai paruppu payasam

                                                                          This payasam is made with Channa Dal(kadalai paruppu)and jaggery.It is made on all auspicious days and functions.It is quiet simple and easy to make.You can make this on Navratri days,Ganesh chathurthi,Krishna jayanthi and many other .