Saturday, October 24, 2015

How to Choose Jaggery To Make Soft Athirasam | Tips To Get Perfect Soft Adhirasam

 The Adhirasam sweet is typically made in South India and this sweet is a traditional delicacy as well. Usually in South India they use Jaggery or Nattu Sarkarai (Natural unrefined cane sugar), so they pick the right jaggery and Raw Rice to make this sweet soft and perfect but when we live outside the country, we don't have much option to choose. Sometimes instead of raw rice we have to go for Sona Masoori and is hard to get south Indian jaggery products. So today's post is going to talk about what type of jaggery

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pani Varagu Jaggery Payasam | Proso Millet Kheer

Today being an auspicious day (Saraswati Pooja/Vasant Panchami), I am posting a healthy millet kheer recipe. The ninth day of Navratri is celebrated as Saraswati Pooja, Saraswathi is revered as a goddess for Knowledge, Music and art. I keep on saying about my India trip in most of the posts. Today I have to say this again :-), I have bought all kinds of millets during my trip, my mom and grandma, they both were cleaned all those millets and packed for me. So I have loads of millets right now and using daily in my cooking. I will post the recipes one by one after the Diwali celebration. So coming to this millet, this is very rare or unknown millet, it looks like thinai but little big in size. I totally forgot the name, Me and my MIL only went to the store and purchased all the millets, so i asked her she too doesn't remember

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Easy and Quick Chana Dal Sundal for Navratri

From August to November we are usually busy with consecutive festivals like Aadi Perukku,Varalakshmi Pooja, Krishna Jayanthi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Puratasi Sani/Saturday, Navratri, Saraswathi Pooja (the 9th day of Navarathi) , Ayutha Puja and finally Diwali, the much expected festival. Now Navratri (9 nights) is going on and today is the 5th day, daily one sundal neivedhyam is a must for

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pottukadalai Murukku (Dalia Chakli) Using Rice Batter with Video | The Traditional Way

Today I am here with a recipe for Pottukadalai/Roasted Gram Murukku, the traditional way that my mom and relatives practice for long long years. I have mentioned this procedure few years back, that is my first murukku post in 2012 using instant rice flour to make Pottukadalai Murukku. Today I am here with the complete Murukku tutorial which is made by grinding the rice to smooth batter and mixing flour and other stuff to the dough.  I have postponed so many years to post this recipe, the one and only reason for

Monday, October 12, 2015

Authentic Adhirasam Using Brown Sugar | Soft Athirasam Recipe with Video!

Diwali is nearing let me gear up the colorful festival with an authentic and super sweet Adhirasam.  My kids usually call them as brown cookies and even my H who is a sugar dis-liker also likes this sweet so once in a while i have to make it especially for them.  If you are my serious follower then you may wonder why I am re posting Athirasam recipe. I have to admit here that my first version is still popular in the blog and today’s version has a quite easy jaggery preparation so you may never go wrong in syrup consistency and for beginners I assure this one is going to be a no fail version. During my summer vacation my mom

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mushroom Tikka Masala | Spicy Kalan Kuzhambu Recipe

Mushroom Tikka Masala --> Mushrooms are marinated with Indian masala powders and yogurt mixture. Later skewered and grilled in oven or fried in stove top(i did so) then finally added in simmering tomato sauce+ onion paste + Indian spice mixture. Here I have added generous red chili powder