Showing posts with label Festivals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festivals. Show all posts

Friday 28 January 2022

Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe/Black Rice Sweet Recipe/Chettinadu Kavuni Arisi Sweet/Kavuni Arisi Innippu/Karuppu Arisi Innippu/Chettinadu Special – Kavuni Arisi Innippu/Black Rice Pudding

Kavuni Arisi Sweet is a very famous, popular and traditional recipe in Chettinadu district – TamilNadu. This Black Rice Pudding/Kavuni Arisi Sweet is served as dessert in Chettinadu belt for special occasions and in marriages. Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice is a hard variety of rice which turns purple after it’s cooked. This Black Rice is very popular and found commonly  in East Asian Countries. In olden days, the Chettiyar Community had trading business with the East Asian Countries and brought the wonderful and super healthy Black Rice during their travel back to Tamil Nadu. Usually the Kavuni Arisi Sweet is made with sugar, but I have replaced it with Jaggery as an healthy alternative. Kavuni Arisi is loaded with antioxidants and is a  wonderful source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals especially Iron and Protein and is naturally gluten-free.  Do try out this healthy and delicious Kavuni Arisi Sweet and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Halwa Varieties, Payasam Varieties, Ladoo Varieties and Traditional Sweet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kavuni Arisi Sweet with step by step photos…

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

Saturday 24 April 2021

Kambu Murukku Recipe/Pearl Millet Murukku Recipe/Bajra Chakli/How to make Kambu Murkku with step by step photos- Easy Diwali Snacks - Video in English & Tamil

Kambu Murukku/Pearl Millet Murukku/Bajra Chakli is a crispy, tempting and delicious Murukku variety. This murukku is yet another interesting and healthy way to incorporate Kambu Maavu/Pearl Millet Flour/Bajra Flour to make snacks. Do try out this crispy and crunchy Kambu Murukku and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Kambu Idli, Kambu Dosa, Kambu Maavu Puttu and other interesting and healthy Millet Recipes/Siru Dhaaniya Recipes here. Check out the video for kambu murukku recipe in both English & Tamil

Here’s how to make Kambu Murukku Recipe here…

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...

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…

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...

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,

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