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Showing posts with label Diwali Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diwali Snacks. Show all posts

Friday, 4 November 2016

Homemade Rice Flour/How to make Rice Flour at home/Basic Rice Flour for Murukkus, Thattais, Kozhukattai’s and other snacks

Rice flour is a very basic and important ingredient in each and every home in South Indian kitchen. We can buy it from shops, but it is really easy to make it at home and store it airtight containers for our day today use. Rice flour plays a  vital role in making South Indian snacks like Murukku/ThenkuzhalMoong dal MurukkuRibbon Pakoda,Oma PodiPottukadalai MurukkuCoconut Milk MurukkuThattaiKara SevKozhukattaiAmmini KozhukattaiKaara PidikozhukattaiSweet PidikozhikattaiUppu UrundaiPaal Kozhukattai with vellamButter Murukku, Rice Flour PuttuInstant Rava Dosa etc.


Here’s how to make Rice Flour at home with step by step photos…

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Thattai Recipe /How to Make Thattai/Diwali Special

Thattai is a crispy and crunchy snack that is very addictive and one of my favorite savories. Thattai is usually made during Diwali ,Krishna Jayanthi and other festive occasions. Now that Diwali is fast approaching, I thought of sharing with you all, this  foolproof, authentic and traditional recipe. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snack varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thattai with step by step photos…

Friday, 14 October 2016

Coconut Milk Murukku/Thengai Paal Murukku

South India is famous for murukkus. We make different types of murukkus, one among them is the coconut milk murukku. This coconut milk murukku is a very flavorful murukku, which is really soft, yet crunchy and melts in your mouth. Yes, friends today I am going to share this tempting murukku recipe with you all. Do try out this Coconut Milk Murukku and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali Snacks and Diwali Sweets in these links.

Here’s how to make Coconut Milk Murukku…


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ribbon Pakoda/Ribbon Karasev -2 [Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami Special]

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share the second version of  Ribbon Pakoda/Karasev or Nada/Ola Pakoda. Now that Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami is fast approaching all of you must be on the look of making different savories quickly and easily. So do not forget to check out other interesting and easy Krishna Jayanthi recipes here. I have also posted another version of ribbon karasev in this link, do check that out also. Do  try out this crispy, crunchy and tasty ribbon pakoda and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Ribbon Pakoda with step by step photos…

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Pasiparuppu Murukku/Moong Dal Murukku - Easy Diwali Snacks

Wishing all my friends, readers a very Happy Diwali and a year filled with happiness, success and prosperity. Have a safe and wonderful Diwali….

Having said that the past couple of days I was so busy with shopping, cooking, meeting friends, prayers etc. could not find time to blog. I made lot of snacks and sweets of which I am going to share Pasiparuppu Murukku/Moong dal Murukku with you all. A very crispy, quick and easy murukku when you are really pressed on time.

Here’s how to make Pasiparuppu Murukku/Moongdal Murukku with step by step photos…

Moongdal Murukku/Pasi paruppu murukku

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pottukadalai Murukku/Fried Gram Murukku

Are you running out of time to make Diwali snacks? Then Pottukadalai murukku is the right answer for you. You can use the store bought rice flour and mix it with pottukadalai flour and few more ingredients and tada… your soft & crunchy murukku is ready in minutes. Pottukadalai Murukku/Fried Gram Murukku is crunchy, crispy and delicious murukku and my childhood favourite. The flavour of cumin seeds infused with the buttery taste of pottukadalai/fried gram gives a heavenly taste. Do check out other Diwalisnacks & sweets here.

Here’s how to make Pottukadalai Murukku with step by step photos…

Monday, 21 October 2013

Kara Boondi/Bhoondhi – Easy Diwali Snacks

Hello Friends,
Diwali is round the corner and I think all of you must be very busy planning to make traditional, authentic sweets and snacks at home. I still remember those days when we were kids, my mom starts the Diwali sweets & snacks 4-5 days ahead and it is really fun. Since we were four kids my mom used to make huge batches of Murukkus, Ribbon pakodas, Oma podi, kara sev etc, but we used to finish it off so fast. Anyway friends today I prepared Kara Boondi for my kids and I am sharing it with you all. Check out other Diwali Sweets & Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Kara Boondi with step by step photos…

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Kara Sev/Easy Diwali Snacks

Kara Sev is a traditional South Indian snack prepared during Diwali and also during other times as crispy and crunchy evening snacks. “Kara Sev” means “Spicy Sev”, you can very well adjust the amount of spice according to your taste buds, but the measurements I have given here will suite all age groups. Kara sev is usually made with kara sev karandi (big ladle with holes), but since I don’t have one of those I have used the regular murukku press. Kara sev is made with besan flour, rice flour and other spices perfectly blended together. The addition of freshly ground black pepper corns gives extraordinary taste to these Kara sev.

Here’s how to make Kara sev with step by step photos…

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Ribbon Pakoda/Nada Pakoda/Ola Pakoda

Ribbon Pakoda is another delicious, crispy, crunchy and a traditional snack prepared during Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. The name is really very interesting because these pakodas are long like a ribbon(nada in Tamil) and also in most of the houses it is also called ola/ottu pakoda because they are crispy and crunchy. There are different variations in making this ribbon pakoda, this is the easiest version that can be done easily and quickly. I am planning to share the other variations with garlic and sesame seeds in my future post hopefully before Diwali. My mom prepares murukkus, ribbon pakoda, oma podi etc during Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi and other special occasions.  I carry out the same tradition of making all these during these special days and see to that I don’t break this tradition every year.

Here’s how to make Ribbon Pakoda/Nada Pakoda with step by step photos…

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Murukku/Thenkuzhal-South Indian Delight/Diwali Special/Gokulashtami Special

Murukku is a very famous and authentic South Indian[Tamil Nadu] snacks prepared during special occasions like Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi etc. Murukku means twisted in Tamil and made from rice and urad dal flour. There are different varieties of murukku like mullu murkku, thengai paal murukku(coconut milk), Kaara murukku, butter murukku etc.

This murukku is especially prepared in large quantities and shared with friends and families during Diwali. It stays fresh and crunchy for 3-4 weeks when properly stored in airtight containers. Whenever I make murukku, I get reminded of days when my mom prepares snacks during Diwali. Usually Diwali preparation starts a week before with shopping and making an array of sweets and snacks. I made this simple and quick Murukku for Krishna Jayanthi yesterday, so I am sharing it with you all.

Here’s how to make Murukku/Thenkuzhal with step by step photos…


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Oma Podi/Plain Sev –Easy Diwali Snack

Oma podi/plain sev is always a must during Diwali in our house, the only reason being it is very easy. Oma podi has the unique flavour of omam(carom seeds) perfectly blended with besan flour and ghee to make a crispy snack. Not only for Diwali I make it quite often during school holidays, for tea time snacks and also for chaats. Oma Podi is very very addictive, once you start eating them you will not be able to stop yourself…

Here’s how to make Oma Podi/Plain Sev with step by step photos…

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