Showing posts with label Neivedhyam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neivedhyam. Show all posts

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…

Friday, 10 January 2020

Thiruvathirai Kootu/7 Kari Kootu/EzhuKari Kootu/Pongal Kootu – Thiruvathirai Special Recipes/Pongal Special 7 Kari Kootu

Thiruvathirai Kootu is a special kootu made with country vegetables [Nattu Kaikarigal] during thiruvathirai festival and offered to Lord Shiva along with Thiruvathirai Kali and steam cooked white rice. This kootu is also prepared on Pongal and offered to Sun god along with Sakkarai Pongal, Ven Pongal and Paal Pongal. This kootu is made with a minimum of 7 different types of vegetables and increase the number up to 21, but always odd number of vegetables only must be used. Try to add as many as country vegetables which available abundantly during this season. I have made this kootu with 9 different types of vegetables like Avarakkai, Mochhai, karnai kizhangu, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, brinjal, Do try out this Thiruvathirai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Dal/kootu/kuzhambu varieties and Thiruvathirai Kali here.

Here’s how to make Thiruvathirai Kootu 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…

Monday, 6 January 2020

Dhuvadasi Rasam/Poricha Rasam /Poricha Saathamudhu – Rasam Without Tamarind, Tomatoes or lemon/ Special Rasam for Fasting days

In South India we make different types of Rasam, but this is, one special type of rasam prepared without tamarind or tomatoes or lemon. This rasam is called the Dhuvadasi Rasam or Poricha Rasam prepared on Dhuvadasai which falls after Ekadasi thithi. Ekadasi vratham is observing total fast [suddha upavasam] on Ekadasi Thithi. After fasting on Ekadasi day, people have a special food or thali called “Dhuvadasi Paranai” which is devised by our ancestors for breaking the fast and balance the acidity levels. So in this Dhuvadasi special meal, tamarind is totally avoided, since tamarind consumed on an empty stomach can cause ulcers and stomach problems. The freshly prepared masala has grated coconut and added to the rasam which is makes this rasam divine. Generally the Dhuvadasi menu consists of Mor Kuzhambu, Poricha Rasam, Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi, Agathi Keerai Poriyal, Poricha Kootu, Sundakkai Vatral fried in ghee, white rice, ghee, mango pickle, yogurt/thayir. I will be posting more of Dhuvadasi recipes in my future post.Do try out this Poricha Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Rasam Varieties here and other Vegetarian dals/Kootus/Sambar/Kurma varieties here.

Here’s how to make Poricha Rasam 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…

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, 21 November 2019

White Chickpea Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal – With freshly roasted ground masala


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a Vellai Kondaikadalai Sundal, which has perfect blend of ground spices with bursting flavours. This recipe is by chef Dhamu, I am great fan of his cooking and his recipes never fail. This sundal is one such recipe which taste heavenly and lovely. Do try out this super healthy and tasty Vellai Kondakadalai sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Sundal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chickpea Sundal 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, 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…

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

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


Hello Friends,

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, 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…

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal/Moong Bean Sundal – Navarathri Special Sundal

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and delicious Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal which can be made as neivedhyam for Navarathri or as evening snacks for kids after school. Pachai payaru /Green gram is loaded with fibre, prevents constipation, helps in reducing weight, cholesterol and controls blood pressure. It is loaded with antioxidants , which helps in good hair growth and for healthy skin. Do try out this healthy and tasty sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sundal varieties here and All about Navrathri along with special sundals,rice varieties and sweets here.

Here’s how to make Pachai Payaru Sundal 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/Urud Dal Kozhukattai/Urad dal Modakam/Uppu Kozhukattai/Kara Kozhukattai


Hello friends,

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…


Thursday, 29 August 2019

Ribbon Pakoda/Ribbon Karasev –Method 3 -Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami Special/Diwali Special Snacks/Easy Diwali Snacks/Easy Tea time Snacks


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share the third version of Ribbon Pakoda/Karasev or Ola Karasev, I made for Krishna Jayanthi. Do check out the Ribbon Pakoda -1 and Ribbon Pakoda -2 which I have posted earlier. You can make this easy Ribbon Kara sev in about 30 minutes and serve it as evening snacks or you can make it for special occasions like Krishna Jayanthi, Diwali etc. Do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Snacks here in this link. Meanwhile try out this delicious, crunchy and tasty Ribbon Karasev and post your comments.

Here's how to make Ribbon Pakoda with step by step photos...


Monday, 12 February 2018

Moong Dal Gravy/Split Green Gram Gravy/Paasi Paruppu Kuzhambu [No Onion No Garlic Gravy]/பாசி பருப்பு குழம்பு


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, delectable and quick – Moong Dal Gravy. If you are looking for a recipe without onions and garlic then you have landed in the right place. This is thick, rich and creamy gravy that is perfect for vegetarian lunch and on vrat/fasting days. You can serve this Moong Dal Gravy with hot cup of white rice or with rotis/chapatti or idli/dosa. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Gravies/Dals/Sambars/Rasams here. Do try out this quick Moong dal gravy and post your comments here. Also check out other easy moong dal sambar here.

Here’s how to make Moon Dal Gravy with step by step photos...

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Samai Uppu Kozhukattai/Little Millet Kozhukattai/Kutki Steamed Balls

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share another very healthy, quick, tempting and delectable Samai Uppu Kozhukattai. This samai kozhukattai can be done on pooja days and served as neivedhyam. It can be had either for breakfast or dinner or can be served as quick evening snack for kids. Little Millet/Samai/Kutki are smaller than those of other common millet varieties. Saamai is rich in fibre helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai also has high iron content and high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. Do check out interesting Millet Recipes here and All About Millets here. For now try out this super healthy Samai Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Samai Uppu Kozhukattai with step by step photos...