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

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Coconut Laddoo with Condensed Milk/Coconut Balls Recipe with Milkmaid/Coconut Laddoo Recipe/Nariyal Ladoo/Thengaai Ladoo/Ladoo in less than 10 min – Diwali Special Sweet

Hello friends,

For this Diwali, if you are really running out of time, but still want to shower your love to your family and friends with an easy and quick sweet, then you have landed on the right page. Yes, you can make coconut laddoo in less than 10 minutes and surprise your family and friends. All you need is just three ingredients to make this laddoo, coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder. Do try out this lovely and mouthwatering Coconut Laddoo and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other easy and interesting Diwali Sweets andSnacks here.  Other laddoo varieties that might of your interest...

Boondhi Laddoo
Peanut Laddoo/Groundnut Laddoo
Aval Laddoo/Poha Laddoo
Besan Laddoo/Gram Flour Laddoo
Ellu Urundai/Sesame Seeds Laddoo
Rava Laddoo/Sooji Laddoo
Pottukadalai Laddoo/Maa Laddoo/Roasted Gram Laddoo
Ragi Laddoo


Here’s how to make Coconut Laddoo with step by step photos…


Monday, 9 October 2017

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru/Drumstick Leaves Cooked with Coconut Milk/Murungai Keerai Thengai Paal Saaru

Murungai Keerai thanni is one of my favorite recipes that my mom makes very often. It is usually very difficult to make kids eat the greens, but when we make this keerai thanni and give, they will just love it.  I love the fresh murungai keerai/drumstick leaves which we get in our backyard [organic],  cook it with kazhani thanni [rice washed water] along with onions, green chilles and the final touch of adding coconut milk is just amazing. We usually make this for lunch and serve with steam cooked white rice.

In my earlier post I have shared about the health benefits of Murungai Keerai, I would love to mention it here as well. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties. They have essential amino acids for the healthy functioning of our body. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves is highly recommended for anemic people. They are rich sources of antioxidants, proteins, potassium, vitamin A, C, B3, B2, iron and magnesium. They help in maintaining the blood sugar levels. Keeping all the health benefits in mind do try out the Murungai Keerai Thanni and post your feedback here.

Meanwhile do check out other interesting MurugaiKeerai Recipes like Drumstick LeafPowder/Murungai Keerai Powder, Murungai Keerai Soup, Murungai Keerai MuttaiPoriyal, Murungai Keerai Sambar. Do not forget to check out other interesting Vegetarian gravies here. Also do not forget to checkout Manathakkali Keerai Thanni  recipe here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Thanni with step by step photos…

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Mutton Cashew Nuts Fry/Mutton Chukka Varuval/Spicy Mutton Chukka –Sunday Special/Mutton Mundhiri Paruppu Varuval.

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share one of my mom’s signature recipes – Mutton Cashewnut Fry/Mutton Mundhiri Paruppu Varuval. I love this mutton fry a lot and mom usually makes this on a Sunday for lunch. The soft and spicy goat meat roasted well with perfect blend of masalas along with crunchy cashew nuts, tastes heavenly. My whole family loves this mutton fry a lot. It is a foolproof recipe which nobody can go wrong. Do try out this tempting mutton fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Non Vegetarian Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Mutton Cashew nuts fry with step by step photos…

Friday, 15 September 2017

Banana Dosa/Vazhaipazham Dosai or Appam for Pooja days

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share with you all a very simple and delectable Banana Dosa/Appam. This Banana Appam can be made in a jiffy and served in no time. I usually make this as neivedhyam for Sathya Narayana Pooja and distribute as Prasad. This appam can be either made with wheat flour or maida, I have used white sugar which can be replaced with brown sugar or Naatu sakkarai to make this recipe healthy. Do try out this Maida Appam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting evening snacks, appetizers and neivedhyams here.

Here’s how to make Maida Appam with step by step photos…

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Chettinad Visiri Dosai/Quick Instant Dosai/Chettinad Dosai

Hello Friends

Today, I am going to share one very interesting and an easy instant dosa which I came across in Uma Raguraman’s blog. The interesting part of the recipe is the name, visiri dosai- means dosai like a fan. The dosa is more like rava dosa, crispy and has lovely taste. The best part of this visiri dosa is, it involves no grinding and can be made in a jiffy. I tried this recipe and have become a visiri[fan] of it. You also give it a shot and you will instantly fall in love with this recipe. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Breakfast recipes and Dosaivarieties here.

Here’e how to make Chettinad Visiri Dosai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Spicy Fried Boiled Eggs/Fried Boiled Eggs with Chilli & Garlic

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share very simple, quick and elegant spicy fried boiled eggs. It is a very flavorful and quick recipe that can be made in a jiffy. This is one of my husband’s favourite loves to have it on Sundays. Do try out this lovely Fried Boiled eggs and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Egg recipes and Non Vegetarian Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Spicy Fried Boiled Eggs with step by step photos…

Monday, 17 July 2017

Naarthangai Oorgai/Citron Pickle/Naarthangai Pickle

Hello friends,

            Today, I am going to share my mom’s special Naarthangi Oorgai. My mom makes two different types of naarthangai oorgai, one is the dried version with just salt and another with chilli powder. The dried version of Naarthangai oogai is usually given if someone is down with fever or stomach ache.  Here I am going to share the spicy version of Naarthangai Oorgai.  I will soon post the dried version of Naarthangai oorgai in the coming post. Meanwhile do check out other interesting pickle varieties here. Also check out interesting Citron Rice/Naarthangai Rice here.

Here’s how to make Naarthangai Oorgai with step by step photos…

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thayir Oats/Curd Oats – Oats with Yogurt

Thayir oats is nothing but curd rice version in oats. It is one of my favourite comforting food and great to have during summer. In South India, thayir sadam is generally served at the end of the meal. It is also offered as neivedhyam in temples and distributed as prasadam to everyone. When making curd rice, we usually do not add onions, but here I have added onions for extra taste. You can very well skip the onions and make the Thayir Oats as well. Do try out this healthy Thayir oats and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Oats Recipes and other Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Thayir Oats with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Paal Ice/Easy Milk Popsicle/Milk Kulfi

Dear friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting recipe which will surely bring back childhood memories. Paal ice/Milk kulfi is always a favorite among all the age groups. I remember my childhood days enjoying the paal ice with friends from street vendors. I have posted mango kulfi earlier, do try out this Paal Ice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other ice creams and milkshakeshere.

Here’s how to make Paal Ice with step by step photos…


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal/Kodo Millet Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal is a very special and a traditional dish of Tamil Nadu prepared especially during Pongal festival and also during other festive occasions and on pooja days. Usually Sakkarai Pongal is prepared with raw rice, moong dal and jaggery, but here, I have replaced raw rice with Varagu Arisi as a healthy alternative. Varagu Arisi sakkarai pongal is yet another addition to my millet recipe collection. Do check out other Sweet Varieties, Pongal Varieties and also about the famous Pongal festival here.

Here’s how to make Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Butter Murukku/Easy Diwali Snacks/Krishna Jayanthi Special

Butter murukku is one of the easiest murukku that can be made in no time . Butter Murukkus are very light, crunchy and have wonderful flavor of butter which just melts in your mouth. They are made during special pooja days like Krishna Jayanthi or Diwali and is also an excellent tea time snacks. Butter Murukku is my families all time favourite. Do try out this fool proof Butter Murukku recipe and post your feed back here. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali/Teatime Snacks/Murukku Varieties and have a great day.

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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Jigarthanda – Madurai Special/Jil Jil Jigarthanda Recipe for Hot Summer

Jigarthanda is the most popular drink which originated in the South Indian city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Jigarthanda is a unique milk based drink, with two main ingredients Badam Pisin and Nannari Syrup[Indian Sarsaparilla] which has a cooling effect on the system. Badam Pisin is an edible gum collected from badam/almond trees. Badam tree bark secretes the gum and it gets dried up, which is later collected and used for medicinal purposes/ They look like little rocks which are white in color and an excellent natural body coolant. Badam Pisin is a natural jelly which can be consumed by everyone to beat the heat. Also check out how to make Badam Pisin Milk in the link and enjoy.

Nannari Syrup prepared from Nannari roots has numerous health benefits. It is an excellent natural body coolant, when had in the form of sharbets will keep us hydrated. It is an excellent blood purifier and a wonderful health tonic. Nannari syrup is an effective home remedy for stomach disorders, indigestion and relieves body pain. Jigarthanda drink has one other important key ingredient it is none other than the ice cream, you can either prepare ice cream at home or use a store bought one. I will very soon post the homemade ice cream for jigarthanda in my coming posts. For now friends do try out this extra cooling and tempting Jigarthanda and have a lovely day. Do check out other lovely milkshakes, ice creams, beverages etc in the link and post your comments here.

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

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Vadai Curry/Vada Curry/Side Dish for Idlis and Dosas

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very traditional and famous South Indian delight – Vadai Curry, which is served as side dish for idlis and dosas. Vadai Curry is a flavourful and tasty gravy, the vadais are prepared separately and then dunked into the freshly prepared gravy and cooked together for a while. All the flavors and spices get infused into the crumbled vadai and it taste heavenly. I have fried the vadais, if you want to make it healthier then you can very well steam cook the vadai and then make the vadai curry. Do try out this delicious vadai curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vadai Curry with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

South Indian Lunch Menu – 8/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, elegant and lovely lunch menu idea. I have posted many South Indian Lunch MenuIdeas earlier, do check that out also and have a great day.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu/Thali….

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal & Drumsticks Fry/Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Pirattal is a very common dish prepared in TamilNadu in all most all the homes.  This poriyal/masala is perfect and lovely combination of brinjal and drumsticks cooked along with onions, tomatoes and spices makes it extraordinary and succulent. Kathrikkai Murugaikkai poriyal is especially prepared on pooja days and fasting days  for neivedhyam and served as side dish along with rice, sambar, rasam etc. It can also be served as sidedish for rotis or chapathis. Do try out this lovely Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other vegetarian Poriyal varietieshere.

Here’s how to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Friday, 6 January 2017

Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal/Varagu Arisi Khara Pongal/Kodo Millet Pongal/Pongal Recipes/Kodo Millet Recipes/How to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal

Hello friends,

As I promised earlier, I am trying to more post millet/sirudhaaniya vagaikal recipes. For today, I am going to share a very healthy, filling and flavourful Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal. Pongal is a very common South Indian Breakfast made with raw rice and  moong dal  and tempered with green chillies, ginger, black pepper cumin etc. To make this pongal more healthy you can replace the raw rice with varagu arisi and make a tasty and healthy breakfast. Varagu Arisi is loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Varagu when consumed regularly helps to keep diabetes under check and controls obesity. This tiny grain is highly nutritious and is “gluten free”. Have shared some of the benefits, I think it’s time to move on to the recipe. Do try out this healthy and delicious VenPongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Millet/Sirudhaaniya recipes here.

Here’s how to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Keerai Vadai/Arai Keerai & Siru Keerai Vadai/Keerai Vadai with Channa Dal/Keerai Masala Vadai/ Mixed Keerai Masala Vadai/Kadalai Paruppu Keerai Vadai

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very tempting Keerai Masal Vadai. Keerai vadai can be made with either urad dal or channa dal. I have already posted keerai vadai made with Urad dal. This Keerai vadai is made with channa dal along with Arai keerai and Siru keerai. You can choose Keerai Variety of your choice and this surely is one short cut method to get your kids to eat greens. Do try out this Keerai Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Evening Snacks and Vadai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Keerai Vadai with step by step photos….

Monday, 2 January 2017

Kambu Idli/Pearl Millet Idli/Bajra Idli

Kambu/Pearl Millet/Bajra is a very common and abundantly available millet, because India is one of the largest producers of Kambu. I have posted earlier Kambu recipes like Kambu Dosai, Kambu Puttu and now I going to share with you all a very healthy and tasty Kambu Idli. Kambu is loaded with proteins and minerals. It is a great source of phosphorous, which plays an important role in the structure of body cells. Consumption of Kambu/Pearl Millet helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The high fibre content in Pearl Millet/Kambu helps in weight loss. It has other important nutrients like magnesium, zinc, folic acid, calcium, sodium and phytonutrients. Yes, friends why not try something healthy and new? Do try out this healthy and tasty idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Millet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Idli with step by step photos…



Inji Thuvaiyal/Ginger Chutney/Spicy Ginger Thogayal/South Indian Thogayal Recipes/Sides Dish for idlis, dosas etc/Adrak Chutney

Hello friends,

Priya’s Virundhu wishes you all a very Happy New Year, hope you all had a wonderful vacation. May the New Year bring joy, peace and happiness to each and every one of you. Now coming to the post, today I am going to share a lovely, spicy, tasty and healthy Ginger chutney which is a wonderful accompaniment for any breakfast dishes like idlis, dosas, rotis, pooris etc. Not only that, it is generally served along with a cup of rice during lunch. This chutney is very healthy because the ginger helps in settling down all the digestive problems. Yes friends do try out this spicy and tangy Inji thuvayal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Inji Thuvaiyal with step by step photos…





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…


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