Showing posts with label Traditional Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traditional Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Ullundhu Kanji Recipe/Sweet Ullundhu Kanji Recipe/Inippu Ullundhu Kanji Recipe/Sweet Urad Dal Kanji Recipe/Ullundhu Inippu Kanji with step by step photos

Urad dal Kanji/Ullundhu Kanji is super healthy, delicious, protein packed, iron rich kanji that can be served for breakfast or as evening snacks for kids. This Ulundhu Kanji is sweet version, I have already posted the salt of Black UradDal Kanji [Salt version] earlier. Ullundhu Kanji is given to girls when they attain puberty and throughout their teen age. Ullundhu Kanji is a must during this time because it strengthens the pelvic bone of the young girls and helps in strengthening the back and spinal cord. It is also an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals for pregnant women and old people. This dish is totally amazing it involves key ingredients, Urad dal which is loaded with proteins, Jaggery packed with Iron & Minerals, Coconut high in manganese which is essential for bone healthy and metabolism, it is rich in copper and iron which help form red blood cells and selenium an important antioxidant that protects the cells. Do try out this delicious Ullundhu Kanji and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting Urad Dal Recipes & Black Urad Dal Recipes here, Different types of Kanji/Porridge Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Ullundhu Kanji with step by step photos…

Friday, 5 March 2021

Herbal Hair Oil/Ayurvedic Herbal Hair Oil/Home Made Herbal Hair Oil/Herbal Hair Oil At Home/Benefits of Herbal Hair Oil/How to make Herbal Hair Oil at home-Herbal Hair Oil to prevent Hair loss, to fight against Dandruff and Premature Greying.

Herbal Hair Oil is a very special herbal cure and treatment for hair fall, dandruff, hair loss and other scalp related problems. With the increase in population, changing lifestyle, stress , deficiencies and diet, each and every one of us are facing lot of hair related problems. Instead of using loads and loads of chemicals in our hair, we can use all natural ingredients available with us at our home. My mom used to make this herbal hair oil when I was a kid, so this is a hands down recipe in my family. Do try out this Herbal Hair Oil and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out the Health & Beauty Page, Kuliyal Podi/HerbalBath Powder, Shikkakai /Seeyakkai Powder here.

Here’s how to make Herbal Hair Oil with step by step photos…

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

 Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal with jaggery is an authentic and traditional dish prepared on special Pooja days and special occasions. This Sakkarai 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…

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Ragi Dosa Recipe/FingerMillet Dosai Recipe/ராகி தோசை/கேழ்வரகு தோசை/Instant & Quick Dosai without Fermentation/How to make Ragi Dosai with step by step photos & Video in English & Tamil

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, tasty and delicious Ragi/Finger Millet Dosai/Kezhvaragu Dosai. Are you running out of ideas of what to make for breakfast, then you have landed in the right place. This dosai can be made instantly, does not require any fermentation and can be made in a jiffy and serve with any Chutney variety of your choice. Please check out the video for tamil recipe as well. Do try out this Ragi Dosai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Dosai Recipes here, Ragi Recipes here, Millet Recipes and other healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

 Here’s how to make Ragi Dosai/ கேழ்வரகு தோசை with step by step photos and video

 

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Paal Payasam Recipe/Milk Payasam/Paal Payasam With Rice/Rice Payasam Recipe/Arisi Payasam/South Indian Style Paal Payasam/Krishna Jayanthi -Festival & Neivedhyam Special Payasam/How to make Paal Payasam with step by step photos & Video


Paal Payasam/Milk Payasam is a traditional and authentic payasam made in South India on Festival days as offerings to gods or on special occasions and celebrations. Paal Payasam is a rich rice pudding made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it reaches thick and creamy consistency. Paal Payasam is totally an irresistible and tempting payasam which you all must try. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Payasam Recipes here and Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Paal Payasam with step by step photos and Video…

Monday, 1 June 2020

Coconut Milk Pulav Recipe/Plain Pulav Recipe/Plain Pulav/Plain Pulao with Coconut Milk/How to make Coconut Milk Pulav with step by step photos

Plain Pulav Recipe is a very common, flavourful and traditional rice variety prepared in all the households with slight variations. This Pulav is a very simple and easy one pot meal and is also a perfect lunch box recipe. Do try out this tempting Plain Pulav and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Biryanis/Rice Varieties/Pulavs here.

Here’s how to make Plain Pulav with step by step photos…

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Mappillai Samba Idli Recipe/Mappillai Samba Rice Idli/Bridegroom Rice Idli/How to make Mapillai Samba Idli with step by step photos

Mappillai Samba Rice/Bridegroom Rice is a traditional and native rice of Tamil Nadu. Mappillai Samba Rice is rich in Vitamin B1, B6 , Magnesium, iron, zinc etc which plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy nervous system. In ancient days, certain sports like lifting the rock were conducted for the bridegroom to test their bravery, physical and mental strength. To improve the strength of the bridegroom, the mappillai samba rice is cooked and served. So this variety of rice is named as Mappillai Samba Rice or Bridegroom Rice. Do try out this healthy Mappillai Samba Idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy Millet Recipes and other Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Mappillai Samba Idli with step by step photos…

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Drumsticks Brinjal Sambar Recipe/Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar Recipe/How to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar with step by step photos

Drumsticks Brinjal Sambar/Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar is a traditional and authentic sambar of Tamil Nadu served with steam cooked white rice or with idlis dosas etc. Do try out this delicious sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sambars/Dals/Kootus etc here.

Here’s how to make Drumsticks Brinjal Sambar with step by step photos…

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal/Simple Dal for Neivedhyam & Pooja Days/Dal Tadka South Indian Style [No Onion No Garlic Recipe]


Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal is one of the most comforting and divine food in the Indian Cuisine. This Thalichha Paruppu is a hassle free and easiest recipe that anyone can make. Usually this thalichha paruppu is made in almost all the South Indian homes on Pooja days and offered to god along with other delightful recipes. In South Indian marriages, paruppu kadaiyal/Thalicha Paruppu is served along with ghee, before serving sambar. You can make this thalichha paruppu in a jiffy. So when you are pressed on time, but still want to make something healthy and delicious then this simple dal is the right thing to make. Do try out this simple, yet delectable Thalichha Paruppu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambars/Dals/Kootus/kuzhambu/Kurmavarieties here.

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

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Arisi Thengai Payasam Recipe/Thengai Arisi Payasam/Coconut Payasam/Coconut Kheer with step by step photos/How to make Arisi Thengai Payasam/தேங்காய் அரிசி பாயசம் செய்வது எப்படி –Tamil New Year Special Recipe

Arisi Thengai Payasam is a special traditional payasam made for special occasions, festivals and as neivedhyam[special offering for god] for pooja. Arisi Thengai Payasam as the name implies is made with perfect blend of coconut, rice and Jaggery/vellam. I made this Arisi Thengai Payasam for this Tamil New Year and thought of sharing it with you all. Do try out this rich and divine payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other Tamil NewYear Recipes here and other Payasam Recipes here.

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

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…


Sunday, 9 February 2020

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham/Ulundhu Soru/Karuppu Ulundhu Sadham with Ellu Thuvaiyal –Thirunelveli Special

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham is a traditional and authentic recipe of Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. It is a very flavourful and protein packed rice variety that can be made very easily and quickly. This ulundhu soru is usually paired with Ellu Thuvaiyal/Black Sesame Seeds Thuvaiyal but it can be served with any spicy kuzhambuvarieties and appalam.This black urad dal rice is given to girls during puberty which helps in bone growth and strengthens the bone. Do check out other interesting Ulundhu recipes like Ulundhu Kali/Urad dal Kali, Ulundhu Paal/UradDal Paal, Urad Dal Ladoo here. Also check out other Vegetarian Pulavs/Biryanis/One PotMeals/Rice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Soru  with step by step photos here...

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…

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Medhu Vadai without Onions/Medhu Vadai Recipe/Ulundhu Vadai Recipe for Pandigai/Festivals

Medhu Vadai/Ullundhu Vadai is a very popular and a traditional recipe made in South India in all most all the households especially on festival days for neivedhyam or as simple evening snacks or for breakfast. This vadai recipe is a no onion no garlic version, especially made for neivedhyam. I have posted Medhu Vadai with onions earlier which you can check out in the link. This medhu vadai is crispy, tasty and delectable all by itself, but it is usually served with sambar and coconut chutney. Do try out this Medhu Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Starters/Appetizers/Evening Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Medhu Vadai 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…

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, made of one single stone 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.  

திருவாதிரைக்கு ஒரு வாய் களி' என்பார்கள். அன்று ஒரு வாய் களி சாப்பிட்டு மகிழ்வார்கள். சிவபெருமானுக்கு உரிய நட்சத்திரம் திருவாதிரை. இந்த திருவாதிரை நாளன்று ஒரு வாய் களி தின்றால் அதன் பலன் அளவிடற்கரியது என்கிறது புராணம். 

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

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Nellikkai Pachadi/Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi/Gooseberry Raita Recipe/Amla Raitha

“Nellikkai” is the Indian gooseberry is called the Power House of Nutrition. Neelikkai in Tamil is called as Amla in Hindi and Gooseberry in English. Nellikkai is a wonderful fruit is extremely good for the hair, immunity and a great remedy for cold, coughs and helps in fighting infections. Nellikkai pachadi is usually made on dhuvadasi which falls after the ekadasi fasting. This is a very easy thayir pachadi that can be made in a jiffy and is a perfect side dish with SundakkaiVatha Kuzhambu or any South Indian Kuzhambu variety and with Poricha Rasam. Do try out this healthy and tempting Nellikkai Pachadi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Raithas/Pachadis here.

Here’s how to make Nellikkai Pachadi with step by step photos…

Monday, 6 January 2020

Dhuvadasi Rasam/Poricha Rasam/Poricha Rasam Recipe /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…