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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pottukadalai Murukku Recipe | Instant Murukku | Diwali Snacks Recipes

Mom is very much fond of all kinds of murukku and she doesn't need any special occasion to make murukku. I still remember the days, when she used to make murukku in large quantity and store it for us. We can munch homemade murukku at any time. 
Being a beginner in making snacks, I just try with only one cup of flour, which will vanish soon after I make. Jany & Happy asks for murukku the next day too, so I am planning to try it in bulk at-least during Christmas.  I am waiting for the day my dream comes true. Today I am presenting the simple and easy to make pottukadalai murukku. I have already posted the following murukkus:
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Aval Kesari Recipe | Poha Sheera | Poha Kesari | Diwali Sweet Recipes

Today's post is about Aval Kesari. Apart from rava kesari, I have never heard about any other type of kesari until I started this blog. Blogging world has taught me so many yummy dishes and this is one among them. I have already posted Aval Payasam, which is one my popular posts. This Aval Kesari is an easy to make recipe that we can make it in a jiffy. Let's see the steps involved: 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mysore Bonda Recipe | Ulundu Bonda | Diwali Snacks Recipes

I have never heard about Mysore Bonda until I tasted it in Sangeetha. Every Friday, I get something from Saravana Bhavan or Sangeetha that is inside my office premises. Once I brought this Mysore Bonda with three different chutneys home for Jany & Happy. They both liked it very much and I thought of trying it in home. Though it is very similar to Medhu Vada, it has its own unique taste. I ground the batter in grinder the previous day and the next morning I made it for breakfast. It really turned out very soft and fluffy. Here, we go for the recipe: 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Aloo Bhajji Recipe | Potato Bajji | Uruzhai Kizhangu Bajji | Diwali Snacks Recipes

I am ready with few Diwali snacks and sweets recipes for this year too. I will be posting it in the coming days. Please have a look at this link for the Diwali recipes which I have already posted in this space. For the past few weekends we are relishing on the homemade snacks and Happy is taking those snacks for her Snack's time in school. I was really proud when I send her homemade murukku and ladoo in her snack's box. All this happened because of this blogging journey. To begin with, I am sharing the simple and easy to make snack which we can prepare it for our evening coffee. Let's go to the preparation steps:
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Homemade Killu Vadam Recipe | Fryums made using left over Rice | Killu Vathal(Vadagam)

I was very lazy and I didn't post anything for the past 2 weeks. I was very busy preparing diwali snacks during my weekends. I will be posting it in the coming days. Today's post is about my dream project:) Yes!! making vadams at my home was my dream come true. I was very much excited when I fried my homemade vadams. Many thanks to dad, for drying it in sun after I go to office. This is a very simple recipe with left over rice, we pinch (Killu in tamil) small portion of the rice dough to make this vadagam, hence the name. I will be trying out few other vadagam's soon. Let's go to the recipe:
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Orange Juice Recipe(with lemon) | Summer Drinks Special

My favorite among all the fruits is oranges. I still remember the days during my pregnancy when Jany buy loads of oranges because of my craving towards it. May be because of that, Happy's favorite fruit is orange though she prefers all kinds of fruits :). Dad usually buys and extract orange or Mozambi juice for us during the peak season. I clicked it to share it here as well. Though the recipe is very simple, I want to record it under summer special drinks. 
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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe | Kitchen Basics

Ginger garlic paste is very essential in day to day cooking and it is almost impossible to cook non veg dishes without having ginger garlic paste. I always stock a bottle of homemade ginger garlic paste in my fridge. I usually prepare this paste with 1:1 ratio of ginger and garlic until I saw an episode of Venkatesh Bhat's Samayal Samayal. He suggested 1:2 ratio of ginger and garlic because of the over powering smell of the ginger. Last time when mom was in Chennai with me, she peeled a huge amount of ginger and garlic to save my time. I tried my level best to stop her from peeling, but she didn't listen to me. I can't get those days back in my life, but she is guiding me in all my situations. Emotions apart, let's go to the recipe:  
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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Pesarattu Dosa Recipe | Andhra Pesarattu | Whole Green Gram(Moong Dal) Dosa | Pachai Payaru Dosai

Pesarattu is an authentic Andhra special recipe that is mainly made with green gram. This is very nutritious and tasty too. In Andhra, they serve this with Upma and this combination is called as MLA Pesarattu. My friend suggested this recipe for dad since it is made with diabetic friendly green gram. So, I made this pesarattu on a weekend for dad and he liked it very much. We all liked it too and it is in our breakfast menu these days. Let's see the preparation of the yummy & nutritious dosa:
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Friday, October 02, 2015

Mutton Liver Kheema Masala Recipe | Eeral kheema masala

Though I don't taste any kind of liver dish, I make it for Happy & Jany. Liver is rich in iron and I try to give it to Happy whenever it is possible. Already I have posted mutton liver pepper fry here. Though Happy likes liver, sometimes she never touches it. So to make her eat without any force, I tried this recipe. After that she had it without any hesitation. I just mixed this kheema masala with steamed rice and fed her. I was able to feed her little more than her usual quantity, when I mixed rice with this. If you are a non vegetarian, don't miss to give your kids this liver masala at least twice in a month. This will be a main source for iron and you can also serve liver in the form of soup, which I will be posting it soon. Let's see the preparation steps:
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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Carrot Juice Recipe | Carrot Juice with Ginger & Lemon flavor

Yayy, long weekend!!! I was waiting for this break to try many new diwali recipes. Already I have planned many items and dad purchased almost all the ingredients required for those snacks. Everything should go well as planned :). Today's recipe is a simple and healthy refreshing carrot juice. Whenever I make sandwich for breakfast, I pair it with any fruit juice. So few months back, I tried this carrot juice and to my surprise Jany and Happy liked it. Firstly, I used sugar and nowadays I am preparing it using honey. Here, we go for the recipe:
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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