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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kasi Halwa Recipe | Poosanikai Halwa | Ash Gourd Halwa(White Pumpkin) | Easy Diwali Sweets

I hate most of the veggies in my childhood. Later on,  I started eating some common vegetables and I am unaware of many. So after Happy's birth, Jany and I decided that we should introduce her to almost all the vegetables before she grows up. So every weekend we hunt for different veggies in Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayam. Once I bought this white pumpkin and I don't know what to do with that. Finally, I ended up in googling for "White Pumpkin recipes" and I came across this wonderful dessert. Without any hesitation, I give it a try and it came out really well. Check out my entire Diwali Collection of recipes. Do check out my Corn Flour Halwa, Badam Halwa, Khajoor Ka Halwa too. Here comes the recipe:
Final Pictures updated on 19th October 2016

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dry Chicken Masala Recipe | Dry Chicken Roast | Chicken Roast with less oil | Chicken Recipes

This is my first non-veg recipe in the blog and also this was my first tried non-veg recipe after I start cooking. Most of the day we cook non-veg in my home, and this is one of the simple and easy chicken recipe I often make. This goes very well with Sambar and Rasam Sadam. I got this recipe from my previous cook, she is specialized for non-veg dishes. And , here we go for the recipe. 
Final Pictures updated on 6th Nov 2016
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chocolate Doughnuts Recipe (Yeast raised & Deep fried)

I am a regular visitor of Joy of baking. Whenever I visit that website, I badly wanted to try Doughnuts. My first trial for the doughnuts was a failure because of the yeast I used. And, finally this weekend I succeeded making these tasty doughnuts. These are so yummy, I bet you can't eat just one.  I have tried the yeast raised and deep fried version of preparing doughnuts. I will also try to post the baked version.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Murungakkai Thoran Recipe | Drumstick Kootu | Drumstick thoran

Drumsticks are mostly used for preparing sambhar and aviyal. In my native, we have a drumstick tree in our backyard. And whenever we get drumsticks in bulk, mom used to prepare this thoran. My maternal grandmother is from Kerala border and the thorans she makes were yummy!! My mom adopted this thoran from her and I am a big fan of this thoran. 
Pictures updated on 24th March 2017

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Rava Upma Recipe | Sooji(Semolina) Upma | Easy Breakfast Ideas

When I was a kid I used to run away if I saw rava upma as a breakfast. My mom makes it once in a while and whenever she makes upma I fight with her. But during hostel days, hunger forced me to eat the upma. And, then I realized the taste behind upma and started liking it. I don't get a chance to prepare upma after marriage since Jany hates it completely. So whenever we go to my mom's place I have rava upma. These pics are clicked during my last visit to hometown.
Final Pictures updated on 6th June 2016
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe | Idli/Dosa Batter Kuzhi Paniyaram | Coconut Jaggery Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular south Indian snack item or a tiffin variety. It can be made with leftover idli batter. The presence of jaggery makes these sweet paniyarams have a porous and soft texture. In my home, we make both the Sweet and Savoury Kuzhi Paniyaram together either for breakfast or for dinner. Do check out my Kara Kuzhi paniyaram (savory version) which I have posted in this space.
Images Updated on 8-Apr-2016. Initially, I wrote this post when Happy was just 4 months old. And, now Happy is around 4 years old and this is one of her favorite tiffins:). I used to send this as her breakfast or lunch when she was going to Amelio child care.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe | Kuzhi Paniyaram (Savoury) | Kara Paniyaram using Idli/Dosa Batter

A healthy quick breakfast dish or evening snack made using Idli batter readily available in the fridge. I had this kuzhi paniyaram in my friend's place twice, but never had an idea about how it would be prepared. Once I was googling some recipe with Jaggery, I came across this sweet and savory paniyaram. From that day onwards it is one of our week's menus. It is simple and easy to make if we have Idli batter and paniyaram pan. My husband loves this paniyaram and he even adds saying it tastes like ulunda vada,which is one of his favorites.
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Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Kalkandu Pongal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari