Saturday, December 07, 2013

Learning to live without my Mom - In a short break from blogging

Hi Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to say I'll be taking a short break from blogging.

As you can see, it has been quite a while since I last posted. My sweet mother passed away very unexpectedly. It was very hard for me to accept this terrible fact.

My Mom was everything to me. She left us too early. She molded me to live independently and taught me everything to take good care of my family. She is the one who supports all my efforts and enjoys wholeheartedly whatever I do. She is the greatest mom in the whole world.

We used to talk on the phone every day, a number of times and share almost everything that happened on that day now and then. I miss all those calls and the moments we shared together won't come back again. I cry every day when I remember all my happy moments with her.

Happy's Cook is my Mom's blessing and I want to continue it throughout my life,  at least to honor my mom's cooking skills.

I ran into tears when I saw the text www.happyscook.com in my Mom's mobile after she passed away. She was the one who was very much excited and thrilled after seeing Happy's cook. She feels proud and enjoys spreading it to her well wishers. Most of my recipes will have her influence and you can find a word about her in most of my blog posts.

Amma, "Things could not be any better than having you in my life. I have never met anyone as wonderful as you and no one can replace you in my life.
I really miss you".

Thanks everyone for your support until now and do support me in the future.

Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diwali Sweets, Payasams & Savoury Snacks Recipes| Diwali Special Recipes

Diwali,'Festival of lights" is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Being a blogger, it is such an excitement to try new recipes at home and share the same as Diwali special recipes in the blog. I really enjoyed making these sweets and savories. I have compiled the Diwali Special Sweet Recipes, Payasam Recipes and Savoury Snacks Recipes that I have posted until now for your easy reference. Click on the image to view the recipe. 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maa Ladoo /Pottukadalai Urundai |Diwali Special Recipes

Mom has made this Maa Ladoo once or twice in my childhood. Since I don't show much interest, she stopped making it. After a long gap I tasted this ladoo, that too from my preparation :). It tasted awesome and it is also a recipe which can be made in a jiffy with very few ingredients. Since roasted gram is healthy, you can try this yummy ladoos for your kids sake. Here, we go for the recipe.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Paal Payasam Recipe/ Milk & Rice Kheer| Payasam Recipes

The Blogging world has introduced me to so many new and interesting recipes. One such recipe is Paal Payasam. I am not aware of this recipe until I tasted it in my neighboring aunty's house. We make only Paruppu Payasam and Semiya Payasam. The funny thing is until now I call the Semiya Payasam as Paal Payasam without knowing what exactly Paal payasam is. We really loved having this payasam. Just for garnishing purpose I added Saffron, it changed the pure white color of the payasam. If you don't prefer adding saffron, skip it.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Gulab Jamun Recipe(with Khoya) |Diwali Special Recipes

Gulab Jamun is one such recipe which makes us drool, just by hearing its name. This is the easiest recipe which we can prepare for any celebrations. Until now I have tried Gulab Jamun with ready made mix. This is the first time I am trying it with Khoya. It came out perfectly, though I was not completely satisfied with the pictures. I will be trying the milk powder version soon.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mysore Pak Recipe | Ghee Mysore Pak | Sri Krishna Sweets Style | Soft Mysore Pak | Diwali Special Recipes

Today we enjoyed my first ever mutton biriyani for lunch along with chicken fry and Paal payasam. This time I haven't clicked mutton biriyani since it was the first time. I will be trying it again to post it here soon :). Met my friends after a long time and we had a great weekend. And, coming to today's Diwali special recipe, Mysore Pak. It was a dream come true after trying this recipe. It tasted really like the one we get in shops as soft Mysore Pak. I tried this long back but it was waiting in my drafts this long.We will see the steps involved in the preparation:
Final pictures updated on 29/09/2017 
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mullu Murukku Recipe| Boiled Rice Murukku | Puzhungal Arisi Murukku | Parboiled Rice Murukku | Diwali Special Recipes

Yet, another traditional recipe from my mom. She makes mullu murukku often since it is one of her favourites­čśť. Until I started this blog, I never bothered to know the recipe of this addictive murukku. Last month when I was planning for Diwali recipes, I asked my mom about this recipe. She came to Chennai before Diwali during her school vacation and taught me the recipe. It was fun making murukku with her, we thoroughly enjoyed it. She was pressing the murukku and I was frying it. Since this recipe calls for grinding the rice, it is time-consuming. However, it is worth trying and we cannot stop with one after we start munching. Off to the recipe: 
Final Pictures updated on 28/09/2017. 
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Carrot Halwa Recipe/Gajar ka halwa| Diwali Special Recipes

This is the dessert I often order, whenever I visit a restaurant. I love to have the warm carrot halwa with a scoop of vanilla icecream on top. It is a yumm combo. When I was thinking about diwali sweets, the first thing that comes to mind is Gajar ka halwa. Since I had a pack of icecream in my freezer, I readily started to prepare it two days back. We enjoyed the carrot halwa with icecream. Do give it a try this diwali. 

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Adhirasam Recipe/ Diwali Special Recipes

My maternal grandmother stock loads of Adhirasam and murukku whenever we (grandchildren) visit her for the vacation. We love the adhirasam very much and my cousin brother, pronounces it as "Address" when he was young. When I think about this traditional snack of our hometown,  so many incidents and lovely memories comes to my mind. Coming back to today's post, I got this recipe from my mom and mom in law. To my surprise, it turned out really well. 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corn Flour Halwa Recipe| Karachi Halwa | Bombay Karachi Halwa | Diwali Special Recipes

I was searching for a very simple and easy to make Halwa as one of the diwali special recipes. When I saw this in most of the blogs, I wanted to give a try. Last weekend I tried this and it came out well. You won't believe me, but it took exactly 10 mins for me to finish preparing this halwa. So whenever you have any surprise guests in your home, you can try to win their hearts with this yummy Halwa. Check my points to remember section for the microwave version of this halwa.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Paruppu Poli Recipe | Puran Poli | Diwali Special Recipes

Whenever I travel in train, I prefer to buy the Poli's they sell there. I am not sure about the quality of the Poli they make, but it tastes awesome. I too love the rich ghee version of coconut and Paruppu poli they serve in the Adyar Anandha Bhavan. I always wanted to try it at home and recently when I made Suzhiyam, I reserved some Channa dal filling for making this poli and it came out really well. I am planning to try the coconut poli too. Let us learn to make the divine Dal Poli's.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe| Diwali Special Recipes | Murukku Recipes

Munching homemade murukku is a pure bliss and I am really excited about the outcome. My murukku press does not have the expected thenkuzhal pattern(with 3 or 4 holes), so it looks little different from the normal thenkuzhal murukkuBut taste wise there is no compensation :) I will be updating the pictures, as soon as I get the exact pattern for the press.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Omapodi Recipe/Plain Sev |Diwali Special Recipes

I was really excited in making this Omapodi, which is one of my all time favorite. My maternal grandmother still remembers this and ask my uncle to get it for me whenever I go to meet her. It came out really well and wherever I go, Omapodi is there on my floor because of Happy :) (Cleaning is a tough job these days :P) She enjoys having this snack being not spicy and brittle, which is very much suitable for kids. I enjoy learning and preparing this snack. Off to the recipe.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Motichoor Ladoo/ Moti Laddu |Diwali Special Recipes

I really love the moti ladoo from Adyar Anandha bhavan, and usually wonder about the preparation. When I saw this recipe from Jeyashri's blog, I really wanted to give it a try. So last weekend I tried it and it was a huge hit from my family and friends. Even Happy grabbed one of the ladoo, when I was clicking. Captured that lovely moment and planning to show her in the future:) It is one of my best diwali recipes I prepared until now. Without any delay let us learn how to make this yummy and delicious ladoo.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Karasev Recipe| Spicy Garlic Karasev | Garlic Karasev | Diwali Special Recipes

I am really busy these days with the preparation of Diwali sweets and savoury snacks. As soon as Happy sleep, I literally run into the kitchen to prepare some snack, I try minimal quantity so that I can finish before she wakes up. Today I am sharing the recipe of Karasev and it is Jany's all time favourite. I hear from my mom in law that he is fond of Karasev from his childhood. She says that Jany calls it as Ericha Kambu (Spicy stick) when he was young. He loves to have this mixed with sweet sev. I tried this a month back and it came out very well. 
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Ginger Pumpkin Bread - Baking Partner's Challenge| Halloween Special

This was my first post for Baking Partner's Challenge and I am happy to be a part of this wonderful baker's group. Thanks to Swathi for selecting such an easy and lovely recipe with the Star ingredient Pumpkin. As October is Halloween month and also the start of fall she has given us this Ginger Pumpkin bread as one of our challenges. I really enjoyed baking this flavorful loaf, the whole house was filled with a wonderful aroma while baking was in process. Let's move on to the recipe.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Suzhiyam Recipe | Suyam | Susiyan | Seeyam | Diwali Special Recipes

I am planning to post some of the Diwali recipes in the coming days. I was busy for the last couple of days because of our house shifting. So couldn't concentrate much on blogging, yet managed to post now and then. We are almost settled now, and thought of posting the Diwali recipes I have on hand. And, coming to today's post, it is Suzhiyam. Earlier whenever I go home from my hostel, mom manages to make  Suzhiyam at least once since I was crazy about this snack. It is really addictive, I cannot stop with one :). During my mom's recent Chennai visit, with her help I prepared it. It tasted awesome and we enjoyed it. Later came to know from Jany, that he also loved Suzhiyam from his Childhood. So planning to prepare it often :) 

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Semiya Payasam Recipe | Vermicelli Kheer | Payasam Recipes

I wanted to share some Payasam recipe for this festive season, apart from Sundal's and variety rices I have shared before. This Semiya Payasam was lying in my drafts for more than a month now and this is the correct time for it to go live :). I prefer Semiya Payasam than the Paruppu Payasam when it comes to any occasion. It is very simple and easy to make. I have posted Paruppu Payasam as well, do check it here
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Navaratri sundal and Navaratri recipes 2017

I have compiled the Navaratri Sundal recipes and rice varieties that I have posted until now for your easy reference. Also, I have included few Sweet recipes that you can serve. Click on the image to view the recipe. 
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Tamarind Rice Recipe/ Puliyogare(Puliyodharai)| Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

I love tamarind rice if my aachi makes it. One fine day, I was craving for tamarind rice and started preparing it on my own without discussing the recipe with anyone else. It was a big flop, and it was the only recipe which Jany doesn't like in my preparation. Whenever I ask him, "What to prepare for today's lunch?", he immediately smiles and tells  'Anything other than Tamarind Rice' :( . So, I really wanted to make a perfect tamarind rice. I browsed for some recipes and asked my friends too. Finally, this was the recipe I was waiting for and it came out really well. Do give it a try, we really enjoyed it.
Final pictures updated on 7-Apr-2016.
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Peanut Sundal Recipe/ Verkadalai Sundal | Navaratri Recipes

Yet another Navaratri Sundal recipe, Peanut Sundal. I love roasted masala peanuts and peanuts in the mixture. The place where my mom works is famous for peanuts. One of my neighbors has peanuts farm and they used to give us fresh peanuts. Mom cooks the peanuts and makes sundal as an evening snack. Even though I am not fond of cooked peanuts, I have tried it. I haven't introduced peanuts to Happy until now since I have read somewhere that peanuts may create allergic reactions for babies under two years. Mainly for making this Navaratri sundal, I purchased both dry and fresh peanuts last week. It is one of the simple and healthy snacks. 


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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Coconut Rice Recipe/Thengai Sadam| Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

My mom sometimes packs this coconut rice for lunch box during school days along with masala omelette. Jany is not interested in coconut rice and for blogging Navarathiri recipes, I prepared it today for Happy and me. We really enjoyed this mild flavored rice. Let's go for the simple and easy to make recipe.
Pictures Updated on 5th April 2016

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Curd Rice Recipe/ Thayir Sadam(Bagala Bath) |Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

In South Indian Cusine, it is common to end our meals with curd rice. It is such a comforting dish, which I prefer to have it anytime. Though we normally end our meals with plain rice and curd, I sometimes prefer curd rice with ginger and green chilli seasoning. It is a very simple and easy to make recipe. This is ideal for lunch box too. Everyone has their own way of preparations and I make it this way. And, let us see the preparation steps:
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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Green Gram Sweet Sundal Recipe/ Pachai Payaru(Paasi Payaru) Vella Sundal| Navaratri Recipes

Initially I was not aware of the Navarathi celebrations. I saw some sundal recipes in other blogs and then I came to know about it and the recipes prepared for that occasion. Even though I am late, I wanted to post some sundal recipes. Already I have posted Channa Sundal. First, to begin with Navarathiri Sundal recipes, I am sharing you a sweet sundal. Green gram sundal is a simple and easy to make recipe. Whenever I make puttu and payaru, I reserve some Cooked green gram dal to prepare this sweet sundal. Sometimes we have it with sugar instead of jaggery.
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Friday, October 04, 2013

Lemon Rice Recipe/ Elumichai Sadham | Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

I usually don't prefer having variety rice. I like to have rice only with Kuzhambu and kootu. But I have learned few quick lunch recipes just for the sake of Jany's lunch box. Whenever I was lazy and wake up late, I use one of these recipes to pack lunch for Jany. Out of all these quick lunch recipes, lemon rice is one of the easiest with very less ingredients. I have clicked this recipe long back and was lying in my drafts. When I saw lemon rice as one of the Navarathri Recipes, I thought of posting it now. Without any delay let's go to the preparation steps.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Chicken Quiche Recipe/ Golden Onion Chicken Quiche| IFC #2

This month, International food challenge (IFC #2) is hosted by Shobana. For IFC 2, we are stepping into French Cuisine, one of the most challenging vast cuisines in the world. They are famous for their delicious pastries, but this time we dig into one of the multi-cuisine region which inherits partly German, partly French culture and so their recipes are influenced from both the countries, which is Alsace-Lorraine regionThere were many recipes to try from this region, but Shobana has given us some prominent recipes from the Alsace- Lorriane region. And, from that I have tried this Traditional Quiche. It was so interesting to make, and we enjoyed it as our dinner.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Fish Finger Recipe

Fish Fingers are very simple and easy to make recipe. Any fleshy fish can be used for this preparation. I used Vanjiram/King fish to prepare this. This is mainly for the Kids, they will really love it. And, this is one of the best finger foods which kids can have it on their own. Happy enjoyed having this fish fingers. It is crispy on the outside and soft inside. Usually we get fish from the nearby market, this is the first time we ordered in Supreme Sea Food. They provided us excellent finger stripes and we enjoyed a lot. Here we go for the recipe: 
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Falooda Recipe/ Icecream Falooda | South Vs North Challenge(SNC-12)

This is my first post for South Vs North Challenge (SNC) started by Divya Pramil.  I belong to the South team and I am presenting this Falooda for the challenge given by Minnie of North team. I am really happy being the part of this wonderful Challenge. And, coming to today's post, I am excited to try my all time favorite falooda. It took some time for me to hunt for the ingredients, apart from that it is quite simple to prepare this yummy and finger-licking falooda.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mutton Liver Pepper Fry Recipe | Eeral Milagu Varuval | Mutton Recipes

Even though I love anything that is non-veg, I don't show any interest towards Liver and I almost hate it. Since mutton Liver is rich in iron, during my pregnancy Jany forced me to taste some mutton liver soup. I still remember the days, when he wakes up early to get Mutton Liver in the nearby shop. It was a surprise to everyone in the home since he hardly wakes up early :) Two weeks back I tried this liver pepper fry, it tastes awesome with freshly ground pepper. Here, we go for the recipe:
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Adai Dosa Recipe/ Lentil Crepes

My aachi makes excellent Adai and I love to eat it even daily instead of normal dosa or Idli. My mom makes it rare, feeling it is very heavySince a large amount of dals goes into this Adai batter, it is highly rich in protein. We usually have it with coconut chutney or sugar. Once I tried Adai Aviyal in Sangeetha along with my colleagues, it was a yum combo. So nowadays, when I make aviyal, I reserve some to have it with Adai :). Even Jany and Happy started to like this heavenly protein rich dosa.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tender Coconut Pudding Recipe/ Elaneer(karukku) Pudding

Hope everyone had a very good weekend!! And, today's post is about Tender Coconut Pudding. This was the first pudding recipe, I tried in my home and it was excellent. From my childhood, I am fond of Jelly and Pudding. So whenever I see something of this kind I really wanted to taste. I usually watch Kitchen Superstars in Vijay Tv. And, in that show I heard about this tender coconut pudding for the first time. Since then, I wanted to try this. This is a very simple and mess free recipe which everyone can give a try. 
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Plain White Bread Recipe/ Basic White Bread/ Homemade Simple White Bread from scratch

Ever since I started to bake, I wanted to try bread recipe. But my laziness doesn't allow me to explore bread baking. And, when Jany started asking me to try garlic bread, I finally decided to bake a plain white bread. To my surprise my first attempt in making bread is a success, it turns ultra soft and tasted delicious as well. With our excitement we finished most of the slices leaving behind one or two as soon as the photo shoot is over:) Well, my next target is to try Jany's favorite Garlic bread. 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spicy Mutton Masala Recipe(With Coconut milk) | Coconut Milk Mutton Masala

After a long gap, yet again with a non-vegetarian recipe. Though this recipe was clicked two or three weeks back, I couldn't post this since I was busy posting festival recipes. Finally, the day has come for this spicy mutton masala. This is one of my mom's amazing recipes. My mom usually doesn't add too much tomato in her cooking and this is one among them where she skips tomato and squeezes a lemon at the end. This was super spicy with whole peppercorns and red chilli powder. The freshly roasted and ground masala enhances the flavour of the mutton. Do give it a try :)  
Final pictures updated on 2nd Nov 2016
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Onam Sadya Recipes (2017)

Finally the much awaited Onam came, I am very happy after seeing my list of Onam Recipes.  I have compiled the Onam Sadya Recipes that I have posted until now for your easy reference. Click on the image to view the recipe. 
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Unniyappam Recipe | Neyyappam | Nei Appam | Onam Sadya Recipe

Happy Onam to all my readers and friends!! Unniyappam is a popular snack in Kerala and is usually made using rice flour, jaggery and banana. In my native, almost all the small tea shops sell Unniyappam for the evening tea time. My grandfather, buy us Unniyappam when we were kids and I am crazy about this snack. Off to the recipe:
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kerala Banana Chips/ Nendran Chips/ Ethakka Upperi | Onam Sadya Recipes

Banana Chips are popular in Kerala. Since my native is near the Kerala border, our place is also very much popular for ethamppazham and ethakka chips. I grow up munching these chips and it's my all time favorite. Whenever I come back from my native, I bring loads of these chips. It's very much famous in my college, office and hostel. My friends ask me to get these chips often :). I never expected that I will make these on my own and finally it happened. It is also a part of Onam Sadya. Unripe plantain and coconut oil is used to prepare this yummy and crunchy chips. It is very simple to make. Here, we go for the recipe. 

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Mathanga Erissery Recipe | Yellow Pumpkin Erissery | Onam Sadya Recipes

I am not a lover of ash gourd and pumpkin, so mostly I avoid it from my cooking. Because of Onam, I am exploring all these veggies. Today's post is about the delicious yellow pumpkin erissery. The main ingredient of this recipe is pumpkin, coconut and red cowpeas. Out of the recipes I tried with pumpkin, this erissery tops the list. It is also an essential item in Onam Sadya Recipes.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Moru Curry Recipe | Mor Kuzhambu | Kumbalanga Pulissery | Onam Sadya Recipe

Yet another interesting Onam Sadya Recipe - Kumbalanga (Ash gourd) Pulissery!! Pulissery is a traditional Kerala buttermilk curry with the coconut base and it is made using various fruits and vegetables like mango, pineapple, and pumpkin. This is the recipe from my mom. I tend to make this often in my home since Jany likes it.  Here, in Tamilnadu, we call it as mor kuzhambu that is mainly done with ash gourd, vendakai(lady's finger), cucumber etc. Let us see how to prepare this tangy Ash gourd pulissery.
Pictures Updated on 29th June 2016

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Olan Recipe | Kerala Olan | Onam Sadya Recipe

This week my mission is to try some Onam Sadya recipes. And, this post is an authentic Kerala Olan recipe which I tried two days back. Olan is a dish that is part of Kerala cuisine and any Onam Sadya is incomplete without this curry. It is prepared using ash gourd, cowpeas and coconut milk as the main ingredient. There are many variations of this curry which use yellow pumpkin alone or the combination of ash gourd and pumpkin. It is a very mild curry which goes well with any spicy side dish.
Final Pictures Updated on 5th August 2016

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Cabbage thoran/ Cabbage stir fry | Onam Sadya Recipe

In Kerala, any vegetable made using coconut, shallots, cumin and green chilli is called as thoran. Cabbage thoran is one of the dishes on Onam Sadya lists and it goes well with Parippu curry and sambar. The method of preparation for this thoran is little different from my usual cabbage stir fry and it's very easy to make. Here, we go for the detailed cabbage thoran steps.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Aviyal Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipe

Today's post for Onam Sadya Recipe is Aviyal. From my childhood days, this is one of the side dishes which I often ask my mom to prepare. Mixed vegetables along with coconut mixture tastes heaven. In my hometown, whenever we visit Udipi International, the first thing I order is Adai Aviyal. It's a yum combo and aviyal is also a must for Onam Sadya. One of my friends, Saranya was asking about this recipe and this is especially for her.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kerala Parippu Curry Recipe | Kerala Moong Dal curry | Onam Sadya Recipe

Parippu curry is an essential part of Onam Sadya. This is the first thing that is mixed with rice and ghee in Onam Sadya. Kerala style parippu curry is prepared using Moong dal and spiced coconut mixture.  I am a big fan of this Parippu Curry. I love to have this parippu curry with hot steamed rice and pappadam/appalam. Though Jany doesn't show much interest in parippu curry, I make it quite often for my sake :) In TamilNadu, we call it as Paruppu curry, which is mostly prepared using toor dal.
Final Pictures Updated on July 11th 2016

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beetroot Pachadi Recipe - Kerala Style / Beetroot Curd Raita | Onam Sadya Recipe

This week I am planning to post some of the Onam Sadya recipes. Pachadi is a part of Onam Sadya. It is similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables and yogurt. There are different varieties of Pachadi's that could be part of the grand feast (Sadya). Already I have posted a Pachadi recipe, with Cucumber (Cucumber Pachadi). Today I am sharing you this simple and tasty Beetroot Pachadi. 
Final Pictures Updated on 5th July 2016

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Channa Sundal Recipe | Kondakadalai Sundal Recipe | Chickpea Sundal | Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi dear readers!! Whenever I make Channa masala or kondakadalai curry, I reserve some cooked Channa for preparing this sundal to accompany evening coffee. We can prepare it in a jiffy, if we have cooked channa in hand. I prefer it when tempered with dry red chilli and more coconut. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and rich in iron content. I often try to include it in Happy's diet. And, onto the simple and interesting recipe.
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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Vinayagar Chathurthi Special Recipes | Ganesh Chathurthi Special Recipes 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayagar Chaturthi is celebrated on 25th of August, 2017. Best wishes to you and your family on this Vinayagar Chathurthi. I have compiled the collection of Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes here for your easy reference.  Click the images below to get to the recipes. 
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Pasi Paruppu Payasam Recipe | Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer) - with Coconut milk & Javvarisi | My 50th Post

Yippee!! It's my 50th Post. I never realized till yesterday that this was going to be my 50th Post of the blog. It's been quite an awesome blogging journey, with new blogging friends and new recipes to learn and try each day. It gives me a great feeling, when people try my recipes and give me feedback. Coming to today's post, it coincidentally happened to be a Payasam recipe for celebrating my 50th post. Actually I have prepared this for Ganesh chathurthi special recipes. I tried my level best to give justice for my mom's recipe and I love to have it with banana. Here, we go for the detailed steps.
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Ulundu Vadai Recipe/ Medhu vadai

Ulundu vadai is one of the common snack item, we often make in our home. For any festivals or occasions, we prefer idly or pongal as breakfast with chutney, sambhar and vadai. And, whenever I go to restaurants for breakfast, I never miss ordering the ulundu vada.  My mom makes crispy, soft vadai and when I was in school, vadai with sambhar makes my breakfast. Initially, I was struggling to shape the vadai. But now I am managing to do it if the consistency of the batter is perfect. Only practice gives better results for shaping the vadai.
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Friday, September 06, 2013

Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe| Upma Kozhukattai | Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes| Kozhukattai using boiled rice and moong dal

This is my final kozhukattai post for this Vinayagar chathurthi special recipes. I never expected, I will try these many kozhukattai's in my lifetime. The blogging world has completely changed me, I am happy that I learned so many recipes which are completely new to me. Now I am confident that I can feed my daughter and husband with a variety of food. This is the recipe from my mom, she makes it often as evening snack. She prefers doing it with boiled rice than raw rice. So, I have followed her instructions for this preparation and it turned out very well.  Check out my other Ganesh Chaturthi recipes here: 
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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam Recipe-Modak | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

This is my first post for Vegan Thursday, an event where vegan recipes are shared every first and fourth thursday of every month. Today's post is about Vella Kozhukattai. This is one of the Kozhukattai I love the most. I like anything that is made with Jagerry. Jagerry with Coconut and Channa dal is a yum combo. With this filling and maida, mom used to make Susiyam (Suzhiyam) which is my favorite. This is the first time I am using channa dal filling for kozhukattai. While making the filling, Happy was sitting near me and watching. I gave her some filling while making it, she really loved it. We really loved the kozhukattai and here is the recipe.
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mani Kozhukattai recipe| Ammini Kozhukattai | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

When I saw this cute Kozhukattai in some of the blogs, I really wanted to give a try. The name of the kozhukattai sounds interesting and it can be made quickly as an evening snack. The left over dough after making Modak or Idiyappam can be used to make these cute tiny balls. Even though Jany doesn't like any of the Kozhukattai, I pester him to try it. Thank God for giving such a loving person to support whatever I do, with his charming smile. Here we go for the recipe. 
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ellu Mittai Recipe | Sesame Seed balls / Til Laddo / Ellu Urundai

When I was searching for Vinayagar Chathurthi Special recipes, apart from Kozhukattai and Sundal I found this Ellu Urudai as one of the special recipes made for that day. Ellu Urundai is one of the addictive sweet, which is made with just two main ingredients Ellu and Jaggery. Both these ingredients have high health benefits. The tiny, nutty sesame seeds are loaded with many essential minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus etc., While the Jaggery is the richest source of iron as well. This recipe is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the health benefits of these ingredients. Here we go for the step by step preparation of this nutty Ellu Urundai.
Pictures updated on 13th October 2016

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Paal Kozhukattai Recipe | Paal Kozukattai with Sugar & Coconut Milk | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

During my school days, my mum used to make Paal Kozhukattai as breakfast, less frequent since my dad doesn't like kozhukattai. Now after marriage, I make this kozhukattai once in a while when I crave for this. When I made it last weekend, I thought of sharing it here and managed to click it during my busy morning hours. Usually, I make it with puttu flour, this time I tried it with Idiyappam flour and it came out excellent. And, here we go for the recipe.
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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Chicken Fry Recipe | Fried Chicken Drumsticks | Spicy Drumstick Chicken Fry | Chicken Recipes

This is one of the simple and easy non-veg recipes we can prepare and serve as a starter. If marinated well for at least an hour with the required masala, then this chicken fry will be a sure hit. I always marinate it the day before and leave it overnight in the fridge. We usually start munching it as soon as fried, never allowed it to come to the Dining table :)  Do check out my Dry Chicken masala , Chicken Chippies and Restaurant Style boneless chicken 65 too. Here, we go for the recipe.
Final Pictures Updated on 6th Nov 2016
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