Basundhi is sweetened and thickened milk garnished with different types of chopped nuts and flavoured with cardamom, saffron and nutmeg powder. Basundhi is a very popular dessert in western part of India, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a very special sweet prepared during Diwali, raksha bandhan, gudi padwa, holi and other festivals. Basundhi is also served as dessert in weddings and other special occasions. Please try out this delectable Basundhi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snacks here.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
Poli is a very common traditional sweet prepared during special occasions and festivals. It is also a wonderful evening snack. Poli can be prepared with different stuffings like coconut filling but today I am sharing with you all Purana poli. Purana poli is a poli prepared with dal and jaggery stuffing. Poli is known with different names in different states. It is known as bobbatlu in Telugu, obbattu holige in Kannada, Puran Poli in Marathi, and Boli in Tamil and Malayalam. Try out this tempting puran polis and post your comments here.
Here’s how to prepare Puran Poli with step by step photos…
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Sweet Kuzhipaniyaram is a very easy to make evening snack and is a very popular South Indian dish. This delectable dish is made with less number of ingredients and can be made with things easily available at our house. Do try out this easy and delicious Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram and post your comments here.
Here’s how to make Sweet Kuzhipaniyaram with step by step photos…
Monday, 1 August 2016
Today, I am going to share a very elegant and traditional recipe that we especially make on Karthigai Deepam that is none other than Sweet Rava Appam. This appam though made for neivedhyam during pooja days; can be made as quick snack for kids after school and add a big smaile on their face. We make different types of appam, like wheat flour appam, neiappam etc which I will be updating soon. For now, do try out this quick and easy Sweet Rava Appam and post your comments here. Mean while do check out Diwali Sweets & Snacks and also neivedhyam recipes here.
Here’s how to make Sweet Rava Appam with step by step photos…
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Today I am going to share a very healthy and easy poha/aval ladoo. This laddu is prepared during Krishna jayanthi for neivedhyam as we all know aval is lord Krsihans favourite. The best part of this aval laddu is, it is prepared with jaggery, so it very healthy and tasty. This Aval Laddu can be made as quick evening snacks for kids, or for special occasions like Diwali, Navratri etc. Ok, friends do try out this delicious and healthy Aval laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other laddus like Bhoondhi Laddu, Roastedgram Laddu/PottukadalaiUrundai, Besan Laddu, Ragi Laddu/Kezhvaragu Laddu, Rava Laddu, Sesame seeds Laddu/Ellu Urundai which I have posted earlier.
Here’s how to make Aval Urundai/Laddu with step by step photos...
Friday, 15 July 2016
Pineapple Kesari is very flavourful and tempting sweet dish which is very commonly served in all most all the marriges. Kesari is one of the easiest recipes of all the sweets and prepared in all most all the households in Tamil Nadu. I have already posted a plain Rava Kesari and Mango Kesari earlier. So, today I am sharing with you all very aromatic and delectable Pineapple Kesari. Do try it our friends and post your comments here.
Here’s how to make Pineaple Kesari with step by step photos…
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Diwali is around the corner and everybody is busy shopping for clothes and crackers. Diwali is all about lighting lamps, sharing sweets and snacks with friends, family & relatives, wearing new clothes and bursting crackers. And when it comes to sweets and snacks, homemade is always the best and gives great satisfaction for me and I believe it’s the same with you all. For this Diwali, I am sharing with you all White Pumpkin Halwa/Kasi Halwa/Kalyana Poosanikai Halwa made out of fresh home grown white pumpkin from my mom’s backyard. Do try it out friends and have a great Diwali. Do not forget to check out other DiwaliSweets and Snacks here.
Here’s how to make Kasi Halwa with step by step photos…
Sunday, 20 September 2015
I am very happy and excited to share with you all a special Besan Ladoo for my 500th post. I thank all the readers, followers, subscribers and each and every one of you in this virtual world for the constant and continuous support and encouragement. Besan Ladoo is prepared with gram flour, sugar and ghee. We can make this ladoo for special occasions like Diwali, Pooja days or for celebrations. For now enjoy this delicious besan ladoo and have a great day. Do check out other delicious and delectable Diwali Sweets here.
Here’s how to make Besan Ladoo with step by step photos…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Pooranam Kozhukattai – With Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam/Paruppu Mothagam/Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai – Vinagayar Chaturthi Special
Advance Vinayagar Chaturthi wishes to all of you. For this Ganesha Chaturthi I am posting a very special Kadalai Paruppu Kozhukattai, I have already posted modagam with coconut and jaggery earlier. Do check out the link as well for the recipe. For this Ganesha Chaturthi make this special modakam for neivadhayam and enjoy the day. May the blessings of Lord Ganesha always be upon all of us.
Here’s how to make Modagam with paruppu pooranam with step by step photos…
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Eid Mubarak. I wish all my friends, readers and followers around the world a very happy and peaceful Eid.
Mango Halwa is a very delightful and finger licking halwa that can be made in minutes. Not just that, when you have lot of mangoes in hand then you can make this halwa in a big batch and store it in the refrigerator. You can spread this mango halwa on rotis to make rolls for lunch box, or spread it on breads to make sandwiches or spread it on dosas to make special mango halwa dosa. Any way friends do try out this easy, quick and delicious Mango Halwa and post your friends. Do check out other delectable and tempting MANGO RECIPES here.
Here’s how to make Mango Halwa with step by step photos…
Monday, 19 January 2015
Wow, I am still amazed to think that my blog has successfully completed two years in the world of blogosphere. To celebrate this second anniversary, I am sharing with you all this traditional Mysore Pak. I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of heart for visiting my blog, trying out recipes, letting me know and encouraging me. I thank you all for the love and support you have given since Priyas Virundhu was first launched. Please keep visiting and shower your blessings and wishes for the future years to come. Do check out other traditional Festival Sweets and Snacks here.
Here’s how to make Mysore Pak with step by step photos…
Sunday, 11 January 2015
First of all I wish all my readers, friends, followers, subscribers, each and every one of you a very Happy New Year. I am really sorry for the late wishes, but I think better late than never. Since I am posting after so many days and also this is my first post for this year, I am starting by sharing with you all a very traditional and authentic Javvarisi payasam made with vellam/jaggery. Enjoy this mouth watering payasam and have a great day.
Here's how to make Javvarisi Payasam with step by step photos...
Here's how to make Javvarisi Payasam with step by step photos...
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Belated Diwali Wishes from Priyas Virundhu to you and your family members. For this Diwali I chose to make a traditional, easy and quick sweet – Thengai Burfi. The best part, I love about coconut burfi is it can be made with less number of ingredients in minimal time. Coconut Burfi is a perfect sweet for any festive occasion, so try out this delectable coconut burfi and have a great day.
Here’s Thengai/Coconut Burfi with step by step photos…
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Today I am going to share a delectable and luscious Milk Peda, as a special treat to all my readers, subscribers, fans and friends. I know you all should be wondering what the special occasion might be? Here it is, Priya’s Virundhu has crossed more than 1000 likes in facebook. Thank you all friends and fans for all your likes, support and encouragement. Do try out this lovely Milk Peda and post your feedback.
Here’s how to make Milk Peda with step by step photos…
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Today I am going to share a very delectable and mouth-watering Paal kova, furthermore can be made in 10 minutes in a microwave. This paalkova recipe really proves anyone and everyone can cook a wonderful dessert in no time. And also friends I am going on vacation to India for about 4 weeks and will be back with great recipes. I will surely be missing my co-bloggers, readers, friends, subscribers and every one of you a lot. So I am wishing each and every one of you a very Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year in advance with this sweet Paalkova. Please keep visiting and enjoy your holidays as well.
Here’s how to make Paalkova with step by step photos…
Monday, 28 October 2013
Ashoka Halwa is a traditional and a very famous sweet in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu usually served as a dessert. The name is very fascinating and interesting, but I don't know why or how it got it's name. It is made in special occasions like weddings, baby shower etc and also during festival seasons. This halwa is prepared with moong dal as main ingredient which is rich in protein and fiber. Do try it out friends, it is very easy and quick Diwali sweet. Check out other Halwa Varieties here and Diwali sweets and snacks here.
Here’s how to make Ashoka Halwa with step by step photos…
Friday, 25 October 2013
Bhoondi ladoo is a very popular and traditional sweet prepared for festivals, special occasions, weddings etc. Ladoos are offered as neivedhyam for poojas in temples and given as prasad to everyone. Ladoo comes from the Sanskrit word “ladduka” meaning a small ball. Bhoondi ladoo is made with besan flour and sugar syrup along with nuts and raisins.
Here’s how to make Bhoondi Ladoo with step by step photos….
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Ellu urundai/Sesame ladoo is a very healthy ladoo made with just two ingredients sesame seeds and jaggery. Sesame seeds have a nutty taste and are delicate yet crunchy. Before the making ladoos I would like to share some of the health benefits of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, Vitamin E, zinc and dietary fibre. These dietary fibres help in lowering the cholesterol and helps in controlling blood pressure. This ellu urundai I prepared for Ganesha Chathurthi as neivedhyam for Lord Ganesha.
Here’s how to make Ellu Urundai/Sesame Ladoo with step by step photos…
Monday, 16 September 2013
“Wishing all my lovely friends and wonderful readers a Very Happy Onam, Thiruonam Aashamsakal”
Onam is the most important festival of the state of Kerala, India. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by all the communities throughout Kerala. The festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Once again I am wishing all you a very very Happy Onam.
I am sorry my friend’s I was not keeping really well for the past 3-4 days, so was not able to visit your pages. But since today is Onam I wanted to post something really sweet and celebrate this Onam with all of you.
Here's how to make Sago/Javvarisi Payasam with step by step photos...
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Ullundhu Kali is an authentic and traditional dish of South India – Tamil Nadu. I am really sure all the girls from Tamil Nadu must be very very familiar with this ullundhu kali. The reason I say it is because this ullundhu kali is given to girls when they attain puberty and throughout their teen age. Ullundhu kali is a must during this time because it strengthens the pelvic bone of the young girls and helps in strengthening the back. This dish is totally amazing it involves only three ingredients but loaded with proteins (urad dal), Iron & minerals (Jaggery) and vitamin E & Omega 6 (Gingelly oil). Even now the tradition of giving raw eggs and gingelly oil as a first thing in the morning for the first few days for the young girls during their first menstruation cycle continues in many families. They are considered to be very nutritious for the girls as they strengthen the uterus and prepare them for healthy child bearing later on in their adulthood. I still remember those days when I used to cry to eat the raw eggs so my grandma used to give boiled eggs, but I love gingelly oil.
Now coming back to Ullundhu kali, it must be made only with gingelly oil. Gingelly oil/Nalla ennai is a cold pressed oil derived from sesame seeds and has numerous health benefits. Cold pressed oils are produced through a combination of grinding and low heat without any addition of chemicals. Ongoing research also indicates that the rich presence of antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats could help to control blood pressure [source:Wikipedia]. Gingelly oil is called as “Nalla ennai” meaning “Good Oil” , so friends try to incorporate it in cooking as much as possible.