Showing posts with label FestivalMenu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FestivalMenu. Show all posts

Monday 4 October 2021

How to Arrange Golu Dolls for Navarathri/Significance of Golu/Customs and rituals followed to Arrange Golu Dolls during Navarathri/Steps followed to remove the Golu Dolls/How to keep Golu

 Golu is the beautiful display or arrangement of dolls in South India during Navarathri which falls in the autumn season. Navaratri is a special festival dedicated for the worship of Goddess Durga. Navaratri is a Sanskrit word – “Nava” means nine and “Ratri” means night. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakthi are invoked at our homes and worshiped for peace and prosperity. Dusshera or VijayaDasami denotes the last day of the festivities. For the quick links -  for Navaratri/Golu Recipes please click this link

Sunday 14 February 2021

Karupatti Pongal Recipe/Palm Jaggery Pongal Recipe-How to make Karupatti Pongal with step by step photos

Today, I am going to share a traditional and tempting Karupatti Pongal. We usually make sakkarai Pongal in a pot, but in this post I am sharing an easy way to make sakkarai Pongal in a pressure cooker. Usually jaggery is used to make Sakkarai Pongal, but I have replaced it with Palm Jaggery/Karupati. Karupatti/Palm Jaggery is made from the extract of the palm tree. It is a very healthy and traditional sweetener and is an excellent alternative for white sugar.

Karupatti is rich in essential Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids. Palm jaggery is rich in iron and it increases hemoglobin and treats anemia if consumed regularly. It is rich in magnesium and helps to regulate the nervous system. Presence of calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones. It also contains potassium which boosts heart health, decreases cramps and has several other benefits as well. It boosts the immune system and thus prevents several blood-related and other disorders. Do check out how to make Karupatti Pongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Pongal Recipes here and All aboutPongal and Pongal Menu here.

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

Thursday 14 January 2021

Sakkarai Pongal in Brass Pot/Traditional Sakkarai Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal in a Pot/Sweet Pongal in a Pot/Sakkarai Pongal for Harvest Festival with Video in English & Tamil

 Sarkkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal with jaggery is an authentic and traditional dish prepared on special Pooja days and special occasions. This Sarkkarai Pongal is the traditional Pongal made in brass pot especially for Pongal/Harvest festival. Do check out other interesting Pongal recipes here and All about Pongal Festival & Pongal Menu here.

Here’s how to make Sakkarai Pongal in a Pot with step by step photos & Video...

Monday 28 December 2020

Arudra Darisanam/About Arudra Darisanam/Thiruvathirai Kali and Thiruvathirai Kootu Recipes - Special Neivedhyam


தென்னாடுடைய சிவனே போற்றி!

எந்நாட்டவர்க்கும் இறைவா போற்றி!

ஓம் நம சிவாய                          

Friday 2 October 2020

Payasam Recipes Collection/20 Different Payasam Varieties-Delectable Payasam Varieties For Special Occasions/Festivals/Diwali and Neivedhyam

 Delectable and traditional Payasam Recipe collection for Special occasions, festival, Neivedhyam etc. Please click on the link for detailed recipe with step by step photos....

Easy and Quick Ladoo Varieties for Diwali and Special Occasions

 Here’s a compilation of Easy, Quick and Tempting Ladoo Varieties for Diwali, Pooja Days, Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayagar Chathurthi or any special occasions.

Please click on the links for detailed recipe with step by step photos...


        Boondhi Ladoo

     Rava/Sooji Ladoo 

Maavu Ladoo 


Pottukadalai/Roasted Gram/Maa Ladoo


Ellu Urundai/SesameSeeds Ladoo


       Aval/Poha Ladoo


Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai

  Coconut/Thengai Ladoo


BlackUradDal/Karuppu Ullundhu Ladoo


Pori Urundai/PuffedRiceLadoo





Ragi/Kezhvaragu Ladoo


      Green Gram Ladoo










 Will be updating more and more delectable and traditional Ladoo Varieties from my kitchen. Please keep visiting.

Have and great day and enjoy

Until then I am signing off...

Friday 17 July 2020

Dwadasi Paaranai/Duadasi Thaligai/Dhuvadasi Menu/Dhuvadasi Paaranai Recipes with step by step photos

Ekadasi Viratham [fasting] is practised by the followers of Lord Vishnu as a step to attain a place in Vaikuntam. Ekadasi vratham is a 3 day vrat which starts on Dashami [10 th Lunar day] and concludes on Dwadasi[12 th Lunar day]. On Dashami and Dwadasi we should eat only twice and on Ekadasi it is complete upavasam [we should not eat anything]. On all three days, Lord MahaVishnu name is chanted and prayers are to be performed. Dwadasi is the day after ekadasi , Paaranai is breaking the fast. One should break the fast after the sunrise of the dwadasi, after the first quarter of the dwadasi tithi has passed, but before the dwadasi tithi has ended. If there’s insufficient time, the fasting can be broken with a Thulasi water. The people who fasted on Ekadasi day will have Dwadasi Paaranai – special meal to finish the fasting. The paaranai should not involve tamarind, tomatoes, plaintains and are made to ease the system after fasting and to balance the acidity levels. Please check out the list of Dhuvadasi Paaranai iterms and how to prepare them with step by step photos

Here’s the list of Dwadasi Paaranai Recipes 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…

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…

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Ullundhu Murukku/Ullutham Paruppu Murukku/Urad Dal Murukku – Easy Diwali Snacks/Deepawali Special Murukku

Today, Iam going to share a very interesting Murukku variety – Ullundhu Murukku with a twist, yet crunchy, tasty, tempting and melts in your mouth. I have already posted the original version of Murukkumade with Urad dal flour, but this one is made by cooking the urad dal and then adding it to the flour. Do try out this irresistible Ullundhu Murukku and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali Snacks andDiwali Sweets here.

Here's how to make Ullundhu Murukku with step by step photos...

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Ragi Murukku/Kezhvaragu Maavu Murukku/Finger Millet Murukku/Diwali Special Ragi Murukku/Krishna Jayanthi Special Ragi Murukku

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, tasty and crunchy Murukku made with Ragi Flour – Ragi Murukku. Introducing different types of millets in our snacks like murukku makes it healthy and provides the required nutrients for us. I have posted other interesting and healthy Ragi recipes earlier, do check out the link. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sirudhaniya Recipes/MilletRecipes also. Try out this super delicious Ragi Murukku/Kezhvaragu murukku and post your comments here. Check out other interesting Diwali snacks and sweets in the link.

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

Friday 6 September 2019

Ulundhu Kozhukattai Kozhukattai/Urud Dal Kozhukattai Recipe/Urad dal Modakam Recipe/Uppu Kozhukattai/Kara Kozhukattai/How to make Ullundhu Kozhukattai Recipe with step by step photos-Vinayaka Chathurthi Special

Today, I am going to share the most commonly prepared savory version of Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi – Ulundhu Kzohukattai. Kozhukattai’s are special offering made for lord Ganesha. They are dumplings made with rice flour, either with sweet or savory stuffing. I have already posted Sweet modakama withkadalaiparuppu & jaggery poornam, sweet modakam with coconut & jaggerypoornam, Paal kozhukattai with vellam, Sweet Pidi kozhukattai, easy uppuurundai, Ammini Kozhukattai, Samai Uppu Kozhukattai and many other special VinayagaChathurthi  recipes.  please check out the links for the recipes. Do try out this Ulundhu Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

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

Monday 1 July 2019

Varalakshmi Vratham /Varalakshmi Nombu–Pooja Procedure, Things needed for Pooja /Nombu Procedure with step by step photos/Varalakshmi Pooja Recipes/How to do VaraLakshmi Pooja.

Varalakshmi Vratham is the most auspicious and an important festival celebrated by married woman to commemorate Goddess MahaLakshmi. VaraLakshmi is another form of Goddess MahaLakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and consort of Lord MahaVishnu. Varalakshmi is believed to be one who grants boons and fulfills all desires of her devotees. [Varam].

Every year Varalakshmi Vratham is observed in the Sravana month[Aadi Month] on a Friday preceding the full moon day. Varalakshmi Pooja is performed by married women for the well being of their husband and the other family members.Women of the house wake up early in the morning, fast the whole day. do the pooja with great devotion and complete the fasting. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashta Lakshmi [8 Lakshmi]  in 8 forms–
Adi Lakshmi 
Dhana Lakshmi
Dhanya Laskhmi
Gaja Lakshmi
Santana Lakshmi
Veera Lakshmi
Vijaya Lakshmi 
Vidya Lakshmi.

Lakshmi represents the Kriya Sakthi [Powder of action] . She represents the eight forms of energy namely,

Year: 2015

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…

Thursday 5 November 2015

Kasi Halwa Recipe/White Pumpkin Halwa Recipe/Vellai Poosanikkai Halwa/Kalyana Poosanikkai Halwa – Diwali Sweets/Kasi Halwa with step by step photos

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…

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Pooranam Kozhukattai Recipe– 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…

Monday 19 January 2015

Mysore Pak – Traditional Porous Mysore Pak -Diwali Special

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. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Payasam varieties here and other Festival Recipes here.

Here's how to make Javvarisi Payasam with step by step photos...

Sunday 26 October 2014

Thengai Burfi/Coconut Burfi/Nariyal Burfi – Diwali Special

Hello friends,

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…

Thursday 14 August 2014

Gokulashtami Recipes/Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Wishing all you a very Happy Gokulashtami in advance, let's all celebrate the little Kannan's birthday with great zest and happiness. "Sarvam Krishnarpanam". Please click on the links for recipes with step by step photos.