Showing posts with label Festive Specials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festive Specials. Show all posts

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rasgulla Recipe From Scratch

Coming up with a fool proof Rasgulla recipe, Rasgulla is one among the heart dessert of India and the pronunciation may differ like rasagulla or rasagola…Its so spongy and soft, just melts in mouth texture made of Indian cottage cheese/paneer/chenna and then cooked in light sugar syrup. This is a scratch recipe also I am sharing some valuable tips that I am practicing for ages to make it. Please read completely

Friday, September 23, 2016

Apple Kaju Katli | Kaju Katli | Diwali Special


 When I bake, especially my lil one who never allows them to cool, try to touch it, poke it and he just roam over the kitchen till he gets his bite :-). If you give a whole cake he gulps it in a minute of time :-). But my kids desire over Indian sweets is less and i can hardly count and say thier likes. Ladoos and Adhirasam are most favorite of them, apart from few its hard to feed our wide sweet/desserts. Coming to today’s recipe this is simple, ghee free yet attracts my kind off kids much :-). Yup it is Kaju Apple/Cashewnuts Katli, So finally these attractive sweet is peeped up in my kids favorite list and daily after returning from school lil one asks me atleast 3 mini apples (ie apple kaju) to eat :-).

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ammini Kaara Kozhukattai | Seasoned Mini Rice Balls Recipe

Here comes another easy to make recipe for Ganesh Chaturti festival.  Kozhukattais are very famous in south India, especially we make it during Vinayagar/Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. I have lot of sweet and savory kozhukattai recipes in my blog, also today I am sharing a savory mini or ammini kozhukattai recipe. Even beginners can try this recipe without hesitation. Don’t forget to check

Easy Peda Modaks | Doodh Peda | Ganesh Chaturthi Special

 I have started preparing Ganesh Chaturthi special recipes to offer to my Ganesha idols and also obviously to feed my blog :-). Today’s recipe is such an easy to make a sweet in 10 minutes and also with fewer ingredients. It takes little more time for shaping as modaks, instead you can go for

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Easy Aval Laddu Recipe | Poha Ladoo Recipe | Festival Special


An easy to make poha ladoo/aval laddu for the upcoming festivals and it can be done under 30 minutes of time. I made it for Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) celebration last week, thought of sharing this easiest recipe before Ganesh Chaturthi so that others can be benefited :-) Coming to the recipe the sugar level i mentioned is medium and if you like to add more yes please. Also I have healthy Jaggery based Aval laddu recipe, do chcek the recipe HERE. I will be posting few more

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Traditional Mawa Gujiya | Chandrakala Recipe Using Instant Kyoya/Mawa all from scratch

I am wishing all dear readers a very happy Holi. Holi is the second largest Hindu festival in India (Diwali is the top among all) and today is Holi for us. Despite of my ill health I would like to publish a recipe with long post. Since this recipe elaborates making gujiya from scratch all you need is patience and some important tips I mentioned at the end to make it right. I have the video of making gujiya in the traditional pattern.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Butter Murukku | Quick Chakli Using Instant Rice flour

Ingredients
Rice Flour - 2 Cup
Butter - 3 Tbsp (Room Temperature)
Sesame Seeds - 2tsp
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4tsp (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2tsp (Optional)
Pottukadalai/Dalia or Roasted Gram Flour - 1/4 Cup (powder roasted gram in mixie/processor and sieve it before adding)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Aloo Ki Bhujia | Potato Sev | Diwali Special Recipe

Aloo Bhujia is an easy snack to make for any festival like Diwali or a perfect savory snack to make for tea time munch. The flavors of potato, besan and spices make it exotic and when compared to other snacks this one uses very less oil when the dough is of perfect consistency. Here I have not added any water

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

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thengaai Pooranam Kozhukattai | Coconut Jaggery Stuffed Modaks | Easy Modhagam Recipe

Last week I made this Coconut Jaggery Filled Modaks /Thengaai Pooranam Kozhukattai for Ganesh Chaturthi. Later I uploaded a picture in my whats app profile and got lots of appreciation for this modaks. Coming to the recipe I have added generous amount of cardamom powder in the outer layer itself so you can’t expect pure white modaks instead you can see tiny bits of cardamom all over the outer layer. Also I have explained another easy way of using modaks, in this method you can make the outer layer thin

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kadalai Paruppu Modhagam | Chana Dal Modak Recipe | An Easy way to use Modak Mould

Wishing all my dear Readers, Family and Friends a very Happy Ganesh/Vinayagar Chaturthi. May God answer your prayers. Here comes an authentic sweet modak recipe that scores the sweet lovers out here. I have detailed the recipe with step by step pictures and an easy way to use modak mould.

Moong Bean Savory Kozhukattai | Kaara Kozhukattai

Hope everyone in festive (Ganesh Chaturthi) mood, me too :-). Coming to the recipe here i have used whole green moong dal, one healthiest dal among the dal family for the savory stuffing. Even if you are not a savory lover you should try once to admire it. I used the Gujiya/Somas mould here to shape the kozhukattai though i have explained them without it. I am hurrying up this post becoz i have to make

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Homemade Rice Flour | How to make Rice Flour from scratch

 This homemade rice flour tastes great for all snack items when compared to store bought flour. The preparation is very easy and i have provided them with step by step pictures, do follow the same when you make it!!! Last week i made this rice flour in bulk to make several festive snack (except red aval

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Easy Red Aval (Poha) Ladoo | Krishna Jayanthi Special

Wishing you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanthi. Here comes a very easy and tasty aval coconut ladoo recipe that you can offer to Lord Krishna on this day. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare this delicious

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puli Aval | Tamarind Poha Recipe

Puli Aval/Tamarind Poha is an easy one pot meal which is a perfect tiffin during fasting days and also a quick lunch box special recipe too…The only thing to note here in this recipe is soaking part, don’t add

Monday, April 13, 2015

Arisi Thengai Paal Payasam | Traditional South Indian Recipe

The new year of many South and North Indian calendars falls between 13 to 15th of April, marking the beginning of spring. Tomorrow April 14th the Tamil New Year (Puthandu) is celebrated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the first day of tamil month Chithirai (சித்திரை). The next day Apr 15th, Malayalam New Year (Vishu) is celebrated in the South Indian state of Kerala. The same day Bisu is celebrated in the Western parts of Karnataka where Tulu is spoken. People all around the world celebrate

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thinai Venn Pongal | Kaara Pongal | Foxtail Millet Savory One Pot Meal

Today is Thaipusam, a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). History speaks this festival is mainly related to Tamil God Muruga who destroyed the evils using Vel/Spear given by Goddess Parvathi on that day.  Last month during Thai Pongal festival I made this savory foxtail millet pongal (Foxtail Millet/Thinai is the only millet we usually get in Asian

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kai Murukku | Suthu Murukku | Raw Rice Chakli Recipe

Wishing you all a very happy Pongal/Sankranti /Lohri!!! The Indian harvest festival celebrated to thank god for the harvest they made. Rice is the major cultivation happens in Tamilnadu and right now it’s harvest time there. Today’s recipe is mainly related to rice, you heard it right, Yes it’s Kai Murukku/Chakli with two versions. One with rice powder based and the other is rice batter based. When I went to India in 2010, My Mom arranged Kai murukku experts to come home and make snacks for us as a return snack to US. I got a chance to view the kai murukku making method unfortunately I couldn't recorded and neither did practiced. I came to know from those ladies that they use a specific rice to make this suthu murukku for thier business,