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Friday, September 19, 2014

Dried Tapioca Chips | Homemade Kappa Chips | Maravalli Kizangu Chips | Marichini Chips

Yet another Kerala delicacy and it is one of the most famous chips in Kerala after Banana chips. We can slice it into thin round wafers and deep fry it directly. But this time I have tried the dried version. The last time when my mom-inlaw came, she gave us two big tapioca. I made kappa masala with that(I will be posting it soon) and reserved one for trying this tapioca chips. Jany and I love this, and we finished it as soon as the photo shoot is over. This can be had as an evening snack along with tea or coffee. Off to the recipe:
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Varutharacha Sambhar Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipe

Varutharacha sambar is one of the Onam Sadya recipes. I already have my version of Sambar here. The dry roasted and ground masala gives a nice flavour to this sambar. Here we go for the step by step preparations:

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kootu curry | Onam Sadya Recipe

I continue to post the Onam recipes which I clicked before onam. This is one of my favourite onam sadya recipe I have tried. It came out very well. As soon as I started to click, Happy was waiting to eat. She thought I have prepared some snacks. I gave her a spoon of this kootu curry, so that she will allow me to click and run away. She likes it very much, and she was asking for more. This is the best compliment I received for a recipe. Here we go for the recipe:
Final Pictures Updated on 8th August 2016
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Chakka Varatti(Jam) Recipe| Jackfruit Jam| Palapazha Jam

I am back with another Jackfruit recipe. Already I have posted Chakka Pradhaman here. I had this jam once in my college days, when Appa brought it from his friend's home. It tastes awesome and I never bothered about its preparation until I started blogging. When the last time I had this jack fruit in bulk, I reserved some to prepare this. I called that Aunty and checked her version of this chakka varatti and it came out well. She asked me to chop the jackfruit into small pieces and saute it in ghee until everything mashes. It needs time and patience. You can also steam cook and grind it before mixing Jaggery. Here we go for the detailed recipe:
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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Ada Pradhaman| Rice Ada Jaggery Payasam| Onam Sadya Recipes

Happy Onam to all my friends and their families. Hope everyone is enjoying the Onam!!! I wanted to post the complete sadya today, but some or the other I missed it. Maybe next year I would love to post that. To celebrate this special occasion, I am posting Ada Pradhaman which I tried yesterday. I have had this pradhaman at my hometown in wedding feasts. This is one of my favorite pradhaman. I asked dad to bring this ada from hometown and this occupies a place in appa's large bundle during the last visit:) I tried it and it came out very well, even Jany who doesn't like payasam had it. Happy and I finished the rest of the payasam:)  Let's go for the recipe:

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Vendakka Kichadi Recipe| Okra Kichadi| Onam Sadya Special

This year when I was searching for Pachadi/Kichadi recipe, this Okra pachadi caught my attention. Already I have posted beetroot pachadi here and cucumber pachadi here. This is the first time I am trying this kichadi, it tastes awesome when served immediately. I have explained both the traditional and baking method. Let's go to the detailed preparation steps:
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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sarkara Varatti| Sweet Upperi| Banana chips with Jaggery| Onam Sadya Special

I am rushing to post Onam recipes. I have clicked so many recipes last weekend, but I am not getting time to post it :( I try to get ready with my posts after coming from office, but Happy needs full attention if I touch my laptop. So started to wake up as early as possible to edit images and compose the post. Today's post is about the preparation of Sarkara Varatti. Sarkarai Varatti is prepared by chopping banana into thick pieces, deep fried it and then mixed with melted jaggery. Off to the recipe:

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Chakka Pradhaman Recipe| Jackfruit Payasam| Jackfruit pudding | Onam Sadya Recipe

Yet another traditional and popular delicacy from 'God's Own Country'. I tried this pradhaman long back, when dad brought a very big Jackfruit from my hometown :). I reserved some jackfruit pieces for this Pradhaman and some for jackfruit jam which I will be posting soon. Being from nagercoil, I grew eating chakka from my childhood days. This is one of my favourite fruits. This is the first time I am trying a recipe with this. I got this recipe from my dad's friend's wife. She is very lovable and explains both the pradhaman and Jam very cleary. Here we go for the recipe:
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cheru Payaru Thoran Recipe|Pachai Payaru Thoran Recipe|Green gram stir fry| Onam sadya recipe

The thoran which I am posting today gives me some nostalgic feeling about my maternal grandmother and my mom. In my opinion, they both are the best cooks I have ever met. In my childhood, I love to have this thoran whenever my grandmother prepares this. I got this recipe from the handwritten note shared by my mom. It is very simple and we can make it in a jiffy. Whenever I ran short of veggies, I prepare it in home. Let us go for this thoran preparation:

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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