Showing posts with label Pongal Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pongal Recipes. Show all posts

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pachai Mochai Payaru Pulikuzhambu | Mochai Kottai Pongal Puli Kulambu Recipe

Every year I usually make a long write up for the Pongal special post. Today’s Pongal special post is also not exceptional; it’s going to be little long write up… Kottai Puli Kuzhambu/Mochai Payaru Puli Kulambu is a very authentic and traditional recipe from our place, which we usually make it on Pongal festive time, also this kuzhambu pairs well with paal pongal/white or plain pongal. Whenever I see this picture or taste this kuzhambu, I do remember the childhood Pongal celebrations…where appa usually takes off on Mattu Pongal day, make the arrangements like cleaning the cows and sheep, painting their horn, tying new bells (it’s all like decorating your favorite pet :-) ) and finally at the end of the day

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pachai Mochai Paruppu Kuzhambu | Kongunadu Pidhuku Paruppu Kuzhambu

Happy New Year to all, this is my first post for this year, I thought of posting a sweet dish, since kids were at home and we had several trips during the vacation I have no time to draft any other post. I took almost a week break, so I am posting traditional kongunadu mochai paruppu kuzhambu which I drafted a long back. This dal is healthy and an authentic recipe from my mom, also it's very apt for this upcoming Pongal/Thai thirunaal. Friends don’t think that I am in hometown right now :-), luckily we

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

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

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mochai Kottai Sundal | Kadu Vaal Stir Fry

I am wishing you all dear readers Happy Navrathri. Navratri/Navarathri is an important major festival which is celebrated all over India. Today is the first day of Navratri (9 nights) during these nine nights, nine forms of Lakshmi/Saraswathi/Durga/Shakti/Devi are worshiped and the tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra" (also spelled Dasara). During Bommai Kolu (Tamil) either sweet or savory

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Authentic Sakkarai Pongal | Traditional Sweet Pongal | Clay Pot | மண் பானை பொங்கல்

Authentic Pongal Celebration
The authentic Tamil Festival Pongal is very much expected in village sides, a month before the festival my mom start cleaning the house and they paint the house during that time or at least border the entrance with sunnambu (Lime) and make few pookolams. The cultivated rice/pachai arisi (free from machine process) is used to make pongal and agriculturist thank god (SUN). I pretty much grown in the village culture so i am

Monday, January 13, 2014

Boondi Ladoo | Boondhi Laddu Step by Step Recipe | தை திருநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Wish my dear Readers a Very Happy Pongal...May this Tamil New Year (Thai) brings you good health,wealth and luck. Last year I posted Adhirasam, Chola Paniyaram, Thinai LadooRagi Sevai and Pulisadham/Tamarind Rice from palaiya (leftover) rice during that special new year month. This Year/Today I will prepare Sarkarai pongal and Venn pongal with some vadas, this is my plan. I post those later but I specially prepared this South Indian popular sweet boondi ladoo last week to publish as special post for this Pongal festival, You may wonder how special it is, I am sharing few of my hometown (Village) pictures here with it :-)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brown Rice Oats Khara Pongal | Venn Pongal | Special Post for Diabetes Awareness

Today Nov 1th is world diabetic day, we group of bloggers decided to make n post a healthy diabetic friendly recipe on this day and I am glad to share few info for this social awareness. There is no history of diabetics from my side but heard FIL had diabetics and so H is very conscious. My H prefers only jaggery based sweets and he limits with half or one…As he is very rare in taking white/regular rice (for kids sake I make white rice n for H I make brown rice separately). But when comes to pongal kids also enjoy brown rice when it is mashed well, so usually I make khara pongal with Brown rice and Oats combo for early dinner. As Swathi asked me to make a special post for diabetic awareness I opted this recipe.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

South Indian Special Veg Lunch Menu | Kongunadu Special Thali

Today’s post is going to be a very long and interesting one. Our blogger friend is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Manju (Aug 26th ), may god give you all more happiness, good health and wealth :-). To celebrate Manju's birthday virtually, we blogger friends planned to make a thali as she love thali much. She is a Rajasthani girl hope she likes this South Indian Lunch Thali :-). I prepared the thali based on feast the guests…Whoever the visitor is, first we invite them

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brown Rice Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal Recipe | Festive Special

This Monday we have moved to different apartment. We haven't looked in the apartment directly before booking, we looked in to it after getting the key for moving. Anyways we like the new house and its up to our expectations and personally i am happy with good sunlight :-). After usual Indian milk boiling procedure (it's a tradition of boiling the milk and letting it overflow), I made this sarkkarai pongal and Soya Beans Sundal on that day. For a change I used

Monday, June 24, 2013

Indian Broad Beans Stir Fry | Pachai Avarakottai Poriyal

In India broad beans is seasonal, they have the shortest season of all beans. They last hardly 3 months in a year probably from December to Feb. This beans called by other names like Val Beans/Naatu avarakottai/ Mochai kottai/Chikkudukaya (In Telugu). They are cooked in many ways either stir fried or cooked with other vegetables in pulikulambu. Amma preserved the fresh beans in freezer for couple of months (You can do the same) and when we went there

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Soft Athirasam Recipe Using Jaggery | Adhirasam and Crisp Ariselu Versions

Wish you all a very HAPPY n PROSPEROUS PONGAL/SANKRANTHI!!! Pongal an authentic Tamil festival is nearing n I want to share few abt it. After the end of harvest period/season farmers thank god (SUN) with the cultivated products. I am proud of being that family n my Appa (Dad) is a very good farmer cum retired central govt employee, now a full time farmer :-). They usually harvest paddy yearly 3times, even we prepare unpolished boiled rice from own rice mill. Rice plays main role, with the harvested rice they make plain pongal/white pongal in vengala panai. Very auspious n never mingle sweet/spice while cooking. Actually use the washed rice for cooking this white/venn pongal, so it has to foam n fall on the right side which is another auspicious belief. They thank god with other harvested items like coconut/banana/sugarcane,manjal kothu/fresh turmeric bunch/country vegetables n harvesting equipments. When I go there

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kalkandu Saadham | Rock Candy Rice | Pongal Recipe

 I had successfully posted recipes for 8 days (continuously) with different neivedhyams and for the 9th day of navrathri I am winding up with Kalkandu sadam recipe. Today we celebrated Saraswathi pooja with Kalkandu sadam and White chana sundal. Happy Vijayadasami!!! Already I came up with many sundal varieties, so the white chana sundal is similar to Red chori beans sundal. Will move on to the sweet pongal recipe in detail...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Venn Pongal | Khara Pongal | South Indian Traditional Pongal Recipe

Raw Rice - 1 Cup
Split Yellow Moong Dhal/Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 Cup
Cumin Seeds - 2tsp
Whole Pepper - 2tsp