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Showing posts with label Neivedhyam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neivedhyam. Show all posts

Friday, 9 December 2016

Red Aval Kozhukattai/Poha Kozhukattai/Sigappu Aval Kaara Kozhukattai/Red Aval Spicy Kozhukkatai /Flattened Rice Kozhukattai

Hello friends,

We are always looking for some healthy, easy and quick evening snack for our kids and family members. Here’s one such delightful, healthy and tempting evening snack I would like to share with you all. It is none other than Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai. This kozhukattai is totally an irresistible and healthy recipe which you should never miss to try. Before going into the recipe, let me share a few things about Poha/Aval.

Poha/Aval is flattened/beaten rice. Rice is first parboiled, then flattened by pounding to remove the husk and dried. The drying process takes about 2 days. During this process partial fermentation takes place thereby bringing forth probiotic bacteria [which help in absorbing nutrients in the gut] and all the B-Vitamins.

Parboiled, flattened dried Red Rice is red poha/red aval. Red Rice is a concentrated source of nutrients such as vitamin E, folic acid, thiamine magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in fibre and manganese and aids in easy digestion. Red Aval  has all the nutrients present in the red rice and also is packed with iron which is essential for growing children, pregnant and lactating women. It is very low in gluten content. Using red poha/aval is beneficial in diabetics due to the slower release of carbohydrates due to all the nutrients present in it.

Ok friends, having shared a few things poha/aval [info:google,Wikipedia and other sources] I would like to move on to the recipe. Do try out this wonderful Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai which can be served as lovely evening snacks or as healthy breakfast and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Aval Recipes and Kozhukattai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Red Aval Kozhukattai with step by step photos…


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Peanut Laddu/Groundnut Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai/Hot to make Peanut Laddu

Hello friends,

Earlier today, I posted a very healthy Peanut ChaatSalad, and now I am going to share a very easy, healthy and easy to make Peanut Laddu. Peanut laddu is made with just three ingredients – peanuts, jaggery and elachi. These laddus are very soft and melts in your mouth. My kids love these laddus, so I pack it for snacks to school. These laddus give them lot of energy to play and is loaded with iron and other nutrients like protein, vitamin E, B1, B3, folate, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, copper etc. Any way friends do try out this healthy peanut laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting laddu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Laddu 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

Basundhi - Diwali Special/How to make easy and delicious Basundhi

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.

Here’s how to make Basundhi with step by step photos...



Friday, 23 September 2016

Puran Poli/Paruppu Purana Poli

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…


Monday, 1 August 2016

Sweet Rava Appam/Sweet Appam with Sooji

Hello Friends,

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

Aval Urundai/Aval Ladoo/Poha laddu with Jaggery–Janmashtami Recipes/Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Hello friends,

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 /Pineapple Rava Kesari/Pineapple Sooji Halwa

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…

Friday, 9 October 2015

Aval Kesari Recipe/Poha Kesari Recipe - Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami Recipes

Today I am going to share with you all a very easy and quick neivedhyam recipe for Pooja days – Aval/Poha Kesari. I made this aval kesari for Krishna Jayanthi, but the recipe has been sitting in my drafts for quite some time.  So friends, you are planning to make Kesari, try to make Aval Kesari and you will surely love it. Do not forget to check out Rava Kesari and Mango Kesari which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Aval Kesari with step by step photos…

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Besan Ladoo/Gram Flour Ladoo/Kadalai Maavu Ladoo

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

Hello friends,

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…


Monday, 19 January 2015

Mysore Pak – Traditional Porous Mysore Pak

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

Javvarisi Payasam with Vellam/Sago Kheer with Jaggery/Sabudana Kheer

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...


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, 28 October 2013

Ashoka Halwa – Thiruvaiyar Halwa /Diwali Special Sweets

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/Boondhi Ladoo – Diwali Special

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, 22 October 2013

Jangiri /Jhangiri – Diwali Special [300 th Post] With Video

Hello friends,
Today I am so happy that this post is a double dhamaka for me, because this is my 300th post and my blog has reached 3.1 lakh pageviews. First of all I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind support and encouragement that made all this possible. When I started this blog, I never thought I would be able to come this far. This journey of blogging is marvelous, the happiest part is meeting lot of new friends virtually and learning lot of new things every day. I would once again like to thank all of you for showing your love with your kind and beautiful words. To celebrate this lovely moment I made Jangiris as a special treat to each and every one of you. As you all know Jangiri is a traditional and authentic South Indian sweet made with Urad dal with out any fermentation and soaked in sugar syrup made especially during festivals and special occasions.

Here’s how to make Jangiri/Jhangiri with step by step photos…

Monday, 14 October 2013

Rava Payasam/Semolina/Sooji Kheer [Festival Special]

Wishing all readers and friends a very “Happy Vijayadashami”. Each day of Navaratri is dedicated to one form of Parashakthi. Vijayadashami is the last day of Navaratri on which Durga invoked as Mahishasuramardhini and destroyed all the evil elements and killed Mahishasuran. Not only Durga’s victory over Mahishashuran but also Lord Rama’s victory over the ten headed demon king Ravana is celebrated on this special day. Vijayadashami literally means “victory on the dashmi-the tenth lunar day of the Hindu calendar”.

Vijayadashami marks a new victorious start in South India. It is considered very auspicious day for starting formal education on Vijayadashami. It has been observed as the day of “Vidyarambham”, the “beginning of learning” for centuries. The custom goes by making the children aged two to three years to write their first letters “ohm” and the first alphabet "aah in Tamil" in a plate of raw rice [nellu] by the guru with the right index finger in temples and schools. Students keep their books and workers their tools for puja on the ninth day of Navratri[Ayudha Puja, Saraswathi Puja], these are taken back and used after special puja on the tenth day[Vijayadasami]. Not only studies any form of art like Bharatanatiyam, musical instruments, Carnatic music etc. are started on this auspicious day and special respect and gifts offered to Gurus[teachers]. Check out other Payasam Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Rava Payasam with step by step photos…

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal with Jaggery/Chakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal with jaggery is an authentic and traditional dish prepared on special pooja days and occasions for neivedhyam. Usually sakkarai pongal is prepared in “vengala paanai” [bronze pot] or in a mud pot, but here I used a regular heavy bottomed vessel. Sakkarai Pongal is made with rice, dal, jaggery , milk and ghee on Pongal – Harvest festival of Tamil Nadu and offered to Sungod. Today being Puratasi [Tamil Month] Saturday, I made this special sakarai pongal for Lord Venkateshwara. Puratasi month is very important for Tamilians because it is believed that lord Venkateshwara appeared on the Earth in this month. All the Saturdays of puratassi month fasting is observed and special prayers are performed. Sometimes fasting is carried out throughout the month also.

Here’s how to make Sakkarai Pongal with step by step photos.

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