Showing posts with label DiwaliSweets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DiwaliSweets. Show all posts

Monday, 23 March 2020

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam/Chana Dal Payasam/Bengal Gram Dal Payasam

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam is yet another popular payasam variety made during festivals, pooja days for neivedhyam or also served as simple healthy dessert for family get- togethers and functions. It is a very simple, elegant and healthy payasam made with chana dal/kadalai paruppu, jaggery and coconut milk. Do try out this kadalai paruppu payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out moong dal payasam, arisi paruppu payasam and other interesting payasam varieties here.

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


Friday, 31 January 2020

Kalkandu Pongal/Rock Candy Pongal/Kalkandu Sadam/ கல்கண்டு பொங்கல்/ கற்கண்டு பாலண்ணம்

Kalkandu Pongal is a rich and creamy Pongal that can be made on special occasions and poojas as neivedhyam. This soft and rich Pongal can be made very quickly without any hassle and can be served to your guest or can be made for get-togethers and parties as dessert. Do try out this heavenly and divine Kalkandu Pongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Pongal Recipes here and other Indian Sweets/Diwali Sweets &Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Kalkandu Pongal with step by step photos…

Monday, 20 January 2020

Arisi Paruppu Payasam/Rice & Dal Jaggery Kheer –Tamil New Years Day Special

Arisi Paruppu Payasam is a traditional payasam made as neivedhyam/prasadam during festivals and special occasions. Arisi Paruppu Payasam is made by cooking rice & dals with milk and jaggery syrup is added for sweetness. Finally cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee is added to the payasam. Today, I made this arisi paruppu payasam with boiled milk, but sometimes I make with coconut milk. When coconut milk is added the payasam will taste extravagant and rich. Do try out this Arisi Paruppu Payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Pasi Paruppu Payasam/Moong dal Payasam and other interesting Payasam varieties here. Also check out other Tamil NewYears day recipes here and about other Festival Recipes here.

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

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Thiruvathirai Kali – How To Make Thiruvathirai Kali- Special Neivedhyam for Lord Shiva

                                            தென்னாடுடைய சிவனே போற்றி!
                                        எந்நாட்டவர்க்கும் இறைவா போற்றி!
                                        ஓம் நம சிவாய  
Thiruvathirai [Arudra Darisanam] is a Hindu festival celebrated in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which falls in the month of Margazhi [Dec- Jan] on the full moon day. This Pooja is especially dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shivagami. This festival celebrates the cosmic dance form of Lord Shiva [Nataraja] on Thiruvathirai star and is also known as Arudra Darisanam. According to ancient Indian scriptures, Arudra is the largest star, bigger than the Sun. Arudra is synonymous with a ‘Red Flame’, this red flame also denotes the cosmic dance [Thandavam] of Lord Shiva. 

This festival is celebrated in a grand manner in  all the 5 sabhas of Sri Natarajar namely Kananga Sabai[gold] at Chidambaram Natarajar temple, Velli Sabai [Silver]  at Madurai, Rathna Sabai [Ruby] at Thiruvalankadu, Thamira Sabai [Copper] at Tirunelveli, Chitra Sabai [Pictures] at Kutralam. A very special Abishekam and Pooja is performed in Uthirakosa Mangai, where Natarajar is 6 ft tall and made of Maragatham[Emerald] and also in all other Shivan Temples.  

In Thillai Chidambaram, a 10 day festival is held during Thiruvathirai. On this day, Lord Natarajar and his consort, Goddess Shivagami [Parvathi] are taken out in a grand procession. It is a very special event in which the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva is enacted. On Thiruvathirai, women will fast during the day time and break the fast after witnessing the moon rise. A special neivedhyam of Thiruvathirai Kali and Thiruvathirai Kootu are prepared and offered to Lord Shiva and Shivagami. Thiruvathirai  kali is a very simple and divine recipe made with broken rice, jaggery, coconut and ghee. Do try out this Thiruvathirai Kali and offer it to Lord Shiva and enjoy. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sweets here. Wishing you all a very happy Thiruvathirai.  

Here’s how to make Thiruvathirai Kali with step by step photos…

Friday, 3 January 2020

Akkaravadisal/Akkara Adisil/Sweet Pongal Cooked in Milk and Jaggery/Sweet Milk Pongal/Iyengar Special Akkaravadisal –Pongal Special

Akkaravadisal is an authentic neivedhyam offered to Lord Perumal in Sri Rangam temple on Panguni Uthram and also in other Vishnu temples during festivals and special occasions. Akkaravadisal is similar to Sakkarai Pongal except it is fully cooked in Milk along with jaggery and generous amount of ghee which gives a creamy, rich and divine taste to it. Akkaravadisal is prepared on the “Koodaravalli day” which falls on the 27th day of Margazhi [tamil month] and offered as neivedhyam to Lord Vishnu and distributed to devotees in small dhonnais[leaf cups].

A little about Koodaravalli day - Koodaravalli is celebrated to commemorate the acceptance of Andal by Perumal after her 26 days of penance. Sri Andal sang the Thiruppavai containing 30 verses – one verse for each day of Margazhi [December-January] in praise of Lord Narayana. On the 27th day, while singing “koodaarai vellum seer Govinda…”, the Lord  fell for her divine love and blessed her with the boon of marriage. This occasion is celebrated in a very special way in Srivalliputhur Andal temple, where Akkaravadisal is made in 108 vessels along with butter and offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Andal is very beautifully decorated and kept in the Arthmandapam.  Make this super delicious rich and creamy rice milk pudding cooked with generous amount of ghee and offer it god and enjoy the prasadham with the blessings of Lord Vishnu and Sri Andal.  Meanwhile do check out other interesting Pongal recipes here and All about Pongal here.

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

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Paalada Paayasam/Paalada Pradaman/Rice Palada Paayasam

Paalada Paayasam/Pradaman is a traditional and mouth watering dessert of Kerala and holds an important place in Sadya. Rice Ada is nothing but rice flakes which are then cooked with milk and sugar until it thickens and turns to light pink color. Originally rice ada/flakes are prepared by soaking the rawrice, grinding, making thin ada’s and steam cooking them. But here I have used the store bought Rice Ada and followed the instructions given in the pack. Do try out this rich and creamy Paalada Pradaman and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Paayasam/Kheer varieties here and other interesting sweet recipes here.

Here’s how to make Paalada Pradaman with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Pori Arisi Urundai/Arisi Urundai With Jaggery – Sweet Rice Balls with Jaggery

Pori Arisi Urundai is a Sweet Rice Balls made with either idli rice or parboiled rice/puzhungal arisi and jaggery. This pori arisi urundai is usually made on fasting days especially in the month of Puratasi and offered as neivedhyam for Lord Balaji. This pori arisi urundai is a very healthy recipe, it can also be made as evening snacks for kids. Do try out this healthy and tempting Pori Arisi Urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Ladoos/Urundai and other sweet varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pori Arisi Urundai with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Instant Wheat Flour Appam/Sweet Wheat Appam/Sweet Godhumai Maavu Appam – How to Make Godhumai Maavu Appam with Appam Pan

Wheat Appam is a sweet dish that can be made easily with very little time. This Sweet Appam can be made as neivedhyam for Vinayaka Chathurthi, Krishna Jayanthi, Sathya Naraya Poojai or for any special occasions or just as evening snacks for kids. Do try out this Instant wheat flour appam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Instant Sweet Rava Appam I have posted earlier here.

Here’s how to make Instant Wheat Flour Appam with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai/Karuppu Ullundhu Ladoo –Black Urad Dal Urundai with Jaggery


Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai is a very tasty and healthy snack that can be made in no time with very less ingredients. My grandma used to make it for me and my sister when we were small and now I am making it for my girls. If you have girl child or women at home this is one recipe that you must know to keep them hale and healthy. You must ask me why? Here it is, Black urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B which is essential for women. It is loaded with iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium which make this black urad dal a perfect health package for pregnant women. Another major ingredient in this urundai is jaggery. Jaggery we all know has numerous health benefits, its packed with iron and folate and prevents anaemia and boosts the hemoglobin level, helps in joint pain, is a wonderful blood purifier, controls blood pressure, prevents respiratory problems and is a wonderful alternative to white sugar. The third important ingredient is ghee. We all know ghee has incredible health benefits and is one of the treasured food in ayurveda. Ghee plays a vital role in balancing hormones and maintains a healthy cholesterol level. It is loaded with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids along with Vitamin A. Ghee is a good source of energy and one important thing to keep in mind is, it is a source of good fat, great for your heart and skin.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu ullundhu Urundai with step by step photos…

Monday, 2 December 2019

Vermicelli Kesari/Semiya Kesari – How to make Semiya Kesari

The first thing that comes to mind when you have guest at home or any instant sweet -  it is none other than Kesari. We usually make kesari with rava, this semiya kesari is just the same, but you have to replace the rava with vermicelli. Few things have to be kept in mind when you make semiya kesari is cook semiya thoroughly before adding sugar, switch off the stove when the kesari turns a little thick, fluff up the kesari when it is warm to avoid it from becoming into a cake. Do try out this delicious and super Semiya Kesari and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali sweet varieties here. Also check out RavaKesari/Sooji Kesari/Semolina KesariMangoKesari

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



Thursday, 28 November 2019

ThaenMittai Recipe/தேன்மிட்டாய்/Honey Candy/Sugar Balls – How to make ThaenMittai with step by step photos

Hello friends,
I am so happy to share with you all “Thaen Mittai/ தேன்மிட்டாய் which will surely bring back our nostalgic memories of our childhood as my 700th post. Though the name of this lovely little cute balls is “thaen mittai” it does not involve honey in it, it is just that the balls are crispy on the outside and juicy syrup on the inside which is like the honey dripping out and taste scrumptious. Whenever I see “thaen mittai” in the shop /potti kadai the first thing I remember is, me and my friends sharing and eating the thaen mittai after school. I just love it to the core, even now when I see it in the shop I buy it and my kids also love them. I know most of all the 90’s kids love “thaen mittai”.  Usually the Thaen mittai is made by adding red food color, so I have done two versions one by adding color and other with out color. Do try out this tempting “thaen mittai” and post your comments here. Thank you all friends, followers, bloggers and reader for supporting me all through the years. Please keep supporting and visiting Priyasvirundhu as usual for more and more delicious recipes from my kitchen. Meanwhile do check out interesting Sweets/Snacks here.

Here’s how to make “Thaen Mittai/ தேன்மிட்டாய்” with step by step photos...



Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wheat Flour Halwa/Instant Wheat Flour Halwa/Atta Halwa/Godhumai Maavu Halwa-Diwali Sweets

Wheat Flour Halwa/Atta Halwa/Godhumai Maavu Halwa is very simple and easy halwa variety that can be made in very little time. This wheat flour halwa is a very popular and traditional dessert made in North India. Usually food coloring is added to the wheat flour halwa, but I have not added any food coloring, but have added caramelized sugar which has given a beautiful natural color to the halwa. Do try out this interesting Wheat Flour Halwa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Halwa varieties here and also other Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Wheat Flour Halwa with step by step photos…

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Badhushah Recipe/Badusha Recipe/Balushahi Recipes – How to make Badhushah


 Badushah is a traditional Indian sweet dessert recipe made with all-purpose flour/Maida, deep fried in ghee/oil and soaked in warm sugar syrup. This Indian doughnut is flaky, puffy, golden colored sweet is popularly called as Badhushah is the South and Balushahi in the North. Making Badhushah is very easy and can be done in no time and enjoyed during festival seasons. Do try out this amazing Badhushah recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

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


Saturday, 26 October 2019

7 Cup Burfi/Seven Cup Burfi – Easy Diwali Sweet/Sweet for Special Occasions or Neivedhyam


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very easy, extremely tasty 7 Cup Burfi which I made for this Diwali. The name 7 Cup Burfi is just an easy way to remember, that all ingredients are each one cup except sugar alone being 3 cups. But I feel 3 cups of sugar is way too sweet, so I have used only 2 ½ cups, sometimes I add only 2 cups. Though I have made this several times, I was unable to share it with you all, so this time I made sure I click some pictures and share it with you all. It is one such recipe, that even the beginners can try because it does not involve in making the single string sugar syrup etc.  Any way friends, do try out this delectable, tempting and mouthwatering 7 cup burfi and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets andDiwali Snacks here and enjoy. Have a wonderful and safe Diwali.

Here’s how to make 7 Cup Burfi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Makhana Kheer/Phool Makhana Kheer/Lotus Seeds Kheer/Foxnuts Kheer

Today, I am going to share a very interesting Makhana Kheer which is a very popular kheer in Northern India. Makahana/Phool Makhana/Lotus seeds are very nutritious having high content of protein, minerals and fiber.  Makhana are low in calories, gluten-free and are packed with protein. Consuming Makhanan helps in preventing inflammation and ageing due to the presence of a natural flavoroids.So, it’s good to include these healthy Makhana in our diet, which is an excellent and a healthy snack as well. Makhana Kheer is prepared in North India during the festivals and is also consumed during fasting days. For now check out this tempting Makhana Kheer and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other delicious Payasam/Kheer varieties here and check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Makhana Kheer with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Varagu Arisi Paayasam/Kodo Millet Paayasam/Varagu Paayasam/வரகு அரிசி பாயசம்

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and tempting paayasam that can be made during pooja days for neivedhyam. I have used varagu arisi but you can very well replace it with thinai or saamai to make this paaysam. Without much delay I will move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Paayasamvarieties and other sweet varieties here. Check out other interesting Millet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Varagau Arisi Paayasam with step by step photos…


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ragi Halwa/Kezhvaragu Halwa/How to make Ragi Halwa Recipe

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, quick and easy tempting sweet – Ragi Halwa. This Ragi Halwa is a super delicious and healthy guilt free sweet. I have used naatu sakkarai instead of white sugar which is loaded with iron. This ragi halwa will just melt in your mouth and the kids also will love it. Do try out this Ragi Halwa and post your comments. Meanwhile check out other Halwa varieties and traditionalSweet varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ragi Halwa with step by step photos here…

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Pori Urundai/Puffed Rice Balls with Jaggery/Kaarthigai Pori Urundai


Pori Urundai/Puffed Rice Ball is a traditional and brings back nostalgic memories for everyone. We prepare Pori Urundai for Karthigai Deepam along with ParuppuPaayasam and Appam for neivedhyam. Not only for neivedhyam, it is a wonderful healthy and an easy evening snack for kids and adults. Do try out this lovely and healthy Pori Urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other tempting Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Pori Urundai with step by step photos…

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
Coconut Ladoo/Thengai Ladoo

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


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Pumpkin Petha/Pumpkin Sweet/Agra Ka Petha - Diwali Special Sweet

Hello Friends,

With Diwali round the corner, each one of you should be busy shopping, thinking of new sweets and snacks to be prepared at home. For this Diwali I would like to share with you all one of my favorite sweets White Pumpkin Petha/Agra Ka Petha. I have had this Petha the first time when I was little girl, which my dad had bought from Agra. Even, now a days, when I visit Sowcarpet in Chennai, I never fail to buy these white pumpkin pethas.  I have tried to make this pumpkin petha recipe from here. Do try out the soft and chewy Pumpking Petha and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty traditional Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.