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Showing posts with label Valaikappu Menu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valaikappu Menu. Show all posts

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

PuliKaachal/Puliyodharai Mix

Puliyodharai is traditional and authentic dish prepared in South India. We can taste excellent and tempting puliyodharai as prasadham in all the Perumal temples in Tamil Nadu. Triplicane Parthasathy temple’s puliyodharai is very special and has unique taste and flavor which is always close to our heart and soul. I just love it to the core. Pulikachal is a paste prepared with tamarind/puli, dal and spices. If we have pulikachal at home, then we can prepare puliyodharai at any time and serve it pappad or appalam. Puliyodharai/Puli sadham is also served during valaikappu with other rice varieties. Do try out this pulikachal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pulikachal 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, 24 July 2015

Narthangai Sadam/Citron Rice Recipe

Narthangai/Citron belongs to lemon family. It taste similar to lemon, but has a unique flavour to it. This narthangai sadam is very easy to prepare. It is a perfect lunch box recipe and can be packed during travel as well. There are many other types of narthangai recipes like narthangai pachadi, narthangai podi, narthangai uppu oorgai, narthai thokku etc are prepared in Tamil Nadu. I will be sharing as many as possible in my future post. For now, I am going to share narthangai sadam with you all. Meanwhile check out other vegetarian rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Narthangai Sadam with step by step photos…

Monday, 22 June 2015

Raw Mango Rice /How to make Mango rice/Maangai Saadham

Yes friends, as I promised earlier here is another mango recipe in the mango recipe series. Now that we are getting bags and bags of mangoes from our back yard, we are distributing a lot of them to friends, relatives and neighbours. We plucked some raw tangy mangoes from the tree and made mango rice. This rice is one special kind of variety rice, as it is prepared in Seemandham/Vallikappu [Baby Shower] Ceremony in Tamil Nadu. I have already posted Thengai Sadham/Coconut Rice, Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadam, Thakkali Sadam/Tomato Rice, Curd Rice/Bagalabath, Bisibelabath/Sambar Rice etc. Do not forget to check out Vallikappu/SeemandhamRice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Raw Mango Rice with step by step photos…

Monday, 20 January 2014

Thayir Vadai/Curd Vadai/Dahi Vadai/Uraddal Vadai Soaked in Yogurt

Thayir vadai is yet another delectable and my favourite evening snack. I love it so much I can finish off one whole plate in no time. The best part of thayir/curd vadai is, though the vadai’s are fried in oil, as they are soaked in water for about a minute and when squeezing out the water all most all the oil also comes out of the vadai and they become very soft. All the goodness of yogurt/thayir, protein from urad dal, added vegetables makes this a delicious evening snack. Do check out other Vadai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thayir Vadai 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…

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.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Thengai Sadam/Coconut Rice - South Indian Special

Coconut rice/Thengai sadam is a very popular, common and authentic rice variety of South India. Thengai sadam is a delectable and flavorful rice prepared with freshly grated coconut, along with red and green chillies. Thengai sadam is perfect lunch box item which can be prepared in no time in the morning rush. Not only an lunch box item it is also one of the important rice varieties prepared during Valai kappu (Baby Shower) in South India. I have already posted lemonrice, bisebelabath, curd rice, tomato rice in Valaikappu menu and will be updating with other rice varieties in my future post.

Here’s how to Coconut rice/Thengai Sadam with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadham –South Indian Special

Lemon rice/Elumichai Sadam is a very common, traditional and authentic dish prepared in all most all South Indian homes. This heavenly tasting lemon rice is always paired with Potato Masala/Fry, it is like they are made for each other and is totally unbeatable. Lemon rice is a very simple and quick dish to prepare and comes in handy for lunch box. Not only just lunch box but also for travel, it does not get spoilt because of the lemon juice which acts as a natural preservative. Lemon rice is also prepared during special pooja days, Seemandhams and Valaikappus(Baby shower). In my earlier post I had mentioned about the valaikappus . In Valaikappu’s/Seemandham’s 5 or 7 or 9 different types of variety rice is prepared for the occasion and lemon rice plays a vital role in it. Check out my other Valaikappu Rice Varieties here, I will be updating all the rice varieties one by one in my future posts.

Usually Lemon rice is prepared with Potato Masala/Fry but today I prepared Spinach Pakoras and served it as side dish.

Here’s how to make Lemon rice with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Thalichha Thayir Sadam/Curd Rice/Bagala Bath Recipe

Dear Readers,
Here is the very tradional South Indian recipe “Thalichha thayir sadam/Curd Rice”. It is very simple, yet very delectable and a comforting dish. We make this thayir sadam very often at our homes, but still I love the way they are served in the temples in dhonnai. Ok guys, try out this thayir sadam just the like the Perumal temple ones…

Here’s how to make Curd Rice with step by step photos…

Monday, 3 June 2013

Thakkali Sadam/Tomato Rice

This is a very simple South Indian Style Thakkali sadam, which can be made very fast and quick. In South India during valaikappu or baby shower usually it is a tradition to make 5, 7, or 9 different types of variety rice, and thakkali sadam also plays one major role in it. I am planning to post all the different types of rice varieties in the future one by one. Thakkali sadam is not only made during valaikappu but also is a perfect lunch box meal. For now…

Here’s the Thakkali sadam with step by step photos…

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Bisibelabath/Sambar Sadham

Bisibelabath is a one pot meal in which lentils and vegetables are cooked together and served hot. Bisibelabath/ sambar sadham is originally from Karnataka. Jaggery is usually added to it, but I have not added it. Bisibelabath mix is available in shops, but you can make it at home and store it for later. It is one nutritious meal which is simple and easy to make. Please check out other rice varieties here.

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

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