Saturday, September 29, 2012

Veggie Hawaiian Pizza | Onion Pizza Sauce Indian Style

Whenever we get chance to taste Hawaiian pizza at outdoors, I think about its vegetarian version. I say it would be better if this is a vegetarian friendly. Hawaiian pizzas are basically non veg topped along with pineapple chunks and loads of cheese. To a change I tried my version of pizza sauce

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pavakkai Pulikulambu | Bitter Gourd Gravy with Tamarind and Homemade Powder

My MIL stays with us at least once in a year. When she comes here she prepares this puli kuzhambu powder in bulk and brings it. She likes my way of preparing this gravy (recipe follows)...Now for a long time i didn't go to motherland, since this podi is not in stock, I recently tried it by asking her over phone. So here comes two in one recipe the homemade Puli Kulambu Powder and Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu recipe

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Avocado Dip

Most of my kids day out is with my hubby. Once in a blue moon :) I take them out to the nearest park. I got few park friends and few months back one of them asked for chicken nuggets  (Sorry for the delay :). I am giving both the baked and shallow fried version with homemade avocado dip. Please choose your choice. To my perspective both are equally good.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gajar Ka Halwa | Low or Reduced Fat Carrot Halwa | Pressure Cooker Method

Happy that Vinayagar Chaturthi and my 100threcipe fall on the same day. May God shower you with good Health and Wealth. I want the recipe flexible to all, so I preferred Carrot Halwa. This is a never fail recipe and anyone can make halwa in jiffy since my method is going to be pressure cooker version. 100% I am dedicating to all my fellow readers...Since it is low in fat don't doubt the taste, definitely this is close to restaurant 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Milk (Paal) Kozhukattai | Ellu Pooranam | Neivedhyam Recipes

I had tough time in 2007. Ganesh Chaturthi was nearing and I don’t want to skip my regular Pooja/Prayer. Luckily my close friend was with me for Ganesh Chaturthi, so we started preparing bachelor kozhukattais. I just watched her and she prepared everything n called her her mom through phone for her doubts. The outcome was simply superb.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sweet Pottukadalai n Uppu Pidi Kozhukattai | Ganesh Chaturthi Specials

Though I am not from the culture of making Kozhukattais for festival, Neighbors in Chennai not even taught making variety of patchanams also guided the way of praying with Mud Pillaiyar, Umbrella, Arugam poo malai etc. I really inspired, attained very pleasant mind and following every year. Let approach God with your own way and I wish your colorful dreams come true.  I have given easy sweet and kara pidi kozhukattais here. Due to lengthy post I cut down the remaining actual neivedhyam recipes, will do in next post.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Soya Beans and Peanut Sundal | Soy bean Curry | Stir fry

I usually prepare White or Kala Chana for every chaturthi festival. Even Lord Vinayaka/Ganesh may expect different varieties right? This year for his birthday I planned to invite him with the traditional Neivedhyam/ Kozhukattai and Soya Bean sundal. I posted here in advance for you guys to do so. Advance Ganesh Chaturthi to ALL...
Dried Soya Beans - 1 & 1/2 Cups
Dried/Raw Peanut - 1/2 Cup

Monday, September 10, 2012

Whole Wheat Avocado Paratha

We all know that Avocado plays vital role in Anti-aging...Apart from that, this is one among the top fat burner. Studies show this fruit reduces Blood Pressure, Prevents Heart diseases, Stroke and Few Cancer...Though high in fat it is mono saturated and also rich in Fiber, Potassium, Folic Acid, Vitamin E and K etc...So whenever available in the market, try this paratha and keep your inner organs too clean and healthy. I grind few onions, tomato, green chili along with Avocado for making this Paratha, so yogurt raita is enough to accompany...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Arisiyum Paruppu Sadham | Dhal Lentil mixed Spicy Rice

There is no meaning in saying Kongu foods without this recipe. Whenever I taste Arisiyum paruppu sadam, it reminds my childhood days spent with cousins. We all gather on our very first day of vacation in Mom's hometown. When grandma asks what special to do, we all say arisiyum paruppu sadam with no second opinion. She makes fresh ghee from the butter collected on the same day, which apts well for this rice. aah the flavor still remains in my thought!!! We preferably have this rice for dinner with funny chats...the open

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pearl Millet Dosa | Kambu Dosai | Bajri Dosa Version I

Every day we are running with Sandwich, Cereals, Pan Cakes, Waffles, Egg Scrambles and Desserts so n so...  How do we forget our traditional recipes?  Try this easy and healthy Kambu/Bajri dosa which is purely made of Kambu/Bajri and no Rice or Urad dhal mixed in the batter. This is my mom's signature recipe and I have served this dosa with healthy Manathakkali chutney which I posted earlier(In the old picture below).

Whole Bajri/Kambu/Pearl Millet - 2 Cups