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Monday, November 30, 2015

Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe | Ladies Finger Stir Fry | Okra or Bhindi Stir Fry

Almost a year back I clicked this recipe when I visited my hometown. Vanitha Akka is an expert in making poriyal and though her recipes are simple the net result will be too good. She was about to prepare this poriyal and since I have very few poriyal recipes in this space, I attempted her recipe and clicked it. I usually make it differently and I will try to post my version soon. Off to the recipe:
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Manathakkali Paruppu Keerai Recipe | Black Night Shade Spinch Dal | Paruppu Keerai Masiyal with Manathakkali Keerai

Manathakkali Keerai or Black Night Shade is a short-lived perennial shrub that grows almost everywhere. Its fruit is called as Sunberry or Wonder Cherry. Both the fruit and leaves are important ingredients in Indian medicine. It cures the stomach problems, mouth ulcers and reduces body heat. 

Though I am not familiar with this, my neighbor akka introduces it to me. She showed it to us that was grown in our backyard itself. Happy loves to have the berries, whenever we water the plants she plucks the berries and enjoys it :). Since it was abundantly available in my home, I make use of it more often these days. I make this paruppu keerai and mix it with ghee, rice for Happy's Lunch. Here we go for the simple and healthy recipe:
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Prawn Potato Masala Recipe | Prawn curry with Potato

Yet another Prawn recipe in this space. Until I try this recipe, I am not sure about the combo Potato and Prawn. When Jany's cousins were in home last time, the quantity of Prawn that we had was very less. So to serve few more, I added finely chopped potato along with the prawn. Also, I added cashew paste for richness. To my surprise it turned out very well and Danie loved it to the core. Since everyone liked it, I wanted to share it with you all. Let's see the preparation steps.

Check out my other prawn recipes in the below links:
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Sodhi Recipe | Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew | Vegetable Stew for Appam & Idiyappam | Tirunelveli Sodhi

Back-to-back I was busy with my cousin's wedding and was travelling so much for the past two months. Though feeling little exhausted, I was happy after meeting the loved ones in the family. Today's post is about famous Tirunelveli Sodhi aka Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew. This is again Aachi's recipe which I got it from my mom. Mom makes it monthly once or twice along with Idiyappam for dinner. I too make it for dinner, both Happy and Jany likes it. Here, we go for the step by step preparation. 
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Monday, November 09, 2015

South Indian Mixture Recipe | Spicy Mixture | Diwali Snacks Recipes

Happy Diwali to all my readers and friends. I am really excited to share this Mixture recipe for this special occasion. It was in my to-do list for a long time now. Though this is time-consuming, it is worth giving it a try. This gives so much volume that you can share with your loved ones for this festive season. Plan well in advance and start preparing it. I prefer my mixture this way and I have given other combination in notes section. Everyone at my home loved it. I took some to my office and they too really loved it. Let's see the preparation:
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Vegetable Puffs Recipe | Veg Puffs | My first guest post to Mahaslovelyhome

Hope everyone is busy making the Diwali snacks this weekend. I will be posting few more recipes soon. Check out the entire Diwali collection here. And today's post is about vegetable puff recipe which I have presented in Mahaslovelyhome. 

This is my first guest post after I started this blog. When Usha contacted me to do a guest post in her blog Mahaslovelyhome, I was really excited. Though I am not very much active in blogging she considered me and I am really happy about that. This will be a motivation for a budding blogger like me. She is having a remarkable 970+ recipe and she is about to reach her 1000th post soon.  She is a lovely person to connect with. Do visit her website and follow her FB page.

Check out the recipe of this Vegetable Puffs here in her blog.

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Kara Boondhi Recipe | Spicy Boondhi | Easy Diwali Snack Recipe

I really love South Indian mixture and to make that Kara Boondhi is an essential ingredient. So thought of posting it before I post the mixture recipe. I made this snack two weeks back when my in-laws visited us. They really liked it and Jany asked me from which shop I got this :). Obviously this recipe is a hit in my home and do try it for this Diwali. Off to the recipe: 
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Besan Ladoo Recipe | Kadala Maavu Ladoo | Diwali Sweet Recipes

I saw this Besan Ladoo in Sangeetha last week, it was new to me and I tasted it immediately. When I asked my friend about the recipe, she said it is very simple and easy to make. I got the recipe from her and I decided to try it over the weekend. To my surprise the ladoos tasted awesome and I liked it very much. For the first time my ladoos where far better than the one I tasted in Sangeetha. Jany doesn't prefer sweets much, but he too liked it. Let's see the detailed preparation steps:
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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