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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vella Sevai Recipe | Jaggery Idiyappam | Sweet Idiyappam | Idiyappam with Jaggery & Coconut | Idiyappam Varieties

Good Bye 2017!! Thanks everyone for the support you have given me throughout the year. Though I am not posting regularly this year, I received enough encouragements from many readers on my Facebook and Instagram Pages. I will be sharing more interesting recipes in the coming year. To wind up 2017, today I am sharing a simple and easy idiyappam variety, the Vella Sevai. This can be served as an after-school snack for kids and they will enjoy it. Check out the already posted Puli Sevai and Paruppu Sevai. Let's move to the preparation steps:
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Vettu Cake Recipe | Tea Kadai Muttakos | Tea Stall Fried Cake | Fried Tea Cake | Vedi Cake

I am super excited to share today's recipe and I have many memories around this fried cake. In Tirunelveli district, the fried cake is made as a big round shaped ball with few cracks and people call it as Muttakos (cabbage) since the shape of this resembles the cabbage. The same cake is called as Vettu Cake in Kanyakumari District and Kerala. They make it a bit small and have a cross in the centre. Most of the roadside tea shop will sell this along with Medhu Vada, Parippu Vada, Samosa and Pazham Pori.
My mum was working at a School in Tisayanvillai and I did my schooling there until grade 10. We had a neighbour who makes this Muttakos(Vettu Cake) and Mini Samosas. He supplies it to all the nearby tea shops and some days we buy it from him for our evening snacks. It tastes so yummy and at times mum will make it at home. The original recipe calls for maida and my mum makes it with wheat flour. Today I am sharing the original recipe with maida and you can always replace it with wheat flour for the healthier option. Let's see the preparation steps:
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe | Non Alcoholic Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake | Kerala Plum Cake | Christmas Fruit Cake | Christmas Special Recipes

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and waiting for the Christmas. When I posted the Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake last year, many of you mailed me asking for the eggless and non-alcoholic version. As promised, I am sharing the easy peasy eggless fruit cake soaked in orange juice. If you forget to soak the dry fruits, then no worries, this recipe requires only one-day soaking. I followed the recipe from here and it came out super awesome. I packed the cake to Jany's office and his teammates really loved it. I am planning to make my next batch tomorrow if everything goes well. Let's see the preparation steps and do check out my other Christmas special recipes too.    
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mango Loaf Cake Recipe | Mango Loaf | Mango Recipes

When most of the World has the cold weather, in Australia, we are in the summer season. We are enjoying loads of mangoes now and I have tried few mango recipes to make use of the season. Recently, I tried this mango loaf cake and it came out so delicious. I used fresh mango pulp for this loaf and in your part of the world, if it is not the mango season, then you can use tinned mango pulp. I followed the recipe from here and it turns super awesome. Each one of us at home tasted a slice and I packed the remaining to Jany's office. They all liked it and without much delay, let us move on to the recipe. Check out my other Cakes & Christmas special recipes too.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Popcorn Chicken Recipe | Chicken Bites | KFC Style Popcorn Chicken | Chicken Recipes

I am planning to post few Christmas special recipes on the blog and today I am sharing a yummy starter for the Christmas party. I love KFC Popcorn chicken a lot and though it is unhealthy, I indulge in it once in a while. I always wanted to recreate it at home. After I tried Chicken Chippies, I was confident enough to try this one. It tastes so yummy and Jany told, it tastes similar to KFC popcorn chicken. This can be served as an appetizer for the kids' party as well and kids will love it. Without any delay let's see the recipe. You can also check the other Chicken recipes/Non-Veg recipes from the blog here.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Special Recipes

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chapathi Recipe | Soft Chapati | How to make soft Chapathi | Soft Roti

Making soft chapathi is everyone's dream and so am I. Though I have not mastered making the perfect round chapathis, I have managed to make soft chapathi. When I was living in Saidapet with my in-laws, a cook who comes there makes perfect chapathis. Once I saw her making the dough and she asked me to insert my finger into the dough to check the consistency. It was so smooth and my finger went inside without much effort. From that day, I was dreaming to make such dough. Also, when I was working with TCS Chennai, I had a helper Kalpana who makes similar chapathi. Happy loves her chapathi and asks for more whenever she makes it. I learned tricks from both of them and now I am able to make reasonably good chapathi. Though this is a simple recipe, I wanted to record it here with the tips I learned from them. Let's see the recipe:  
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Puli Sevai Recipe | Tamarind flavored Idiyappam | Puli idiyappam | Idiyappam Varieties

If we have readymade sevai or homemade Idiyappam in hand, then we can easily make a variety of quick breakfasts for our busy weekdays.  I make homemade Idiyappam only on Saturday or Sunday and I always pair it up with Sodhi or some non-veg gravy. For weekdays, I go for the store brought instant sevai and make any of the variety sevai. I have posted Paruppu Sevai already in the blog. Today I am sharing another interesting sevai recipe, the puli sevai. Let's move to the recipe:
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Egg Rice Recipe | Simple Egg Rice for Lunch Box | Lunch Box Recipes

Egg rice has so many nostalgic memories of my childhood. I was a very fuzzy and picky eater during my school days. Mom struggled to pack lunch for me since I bring back home almost everything untouched. I don't prefer rice mixed with any Kuzhambu and also hate almost all the vegetables. Egg rice was my mom's saviour since I finish this if it is in my lunch box. Initially,  I will not allow her to add mustard seeds, onion and it should be a plain rice with egg and salt. As years passed, I changed a bit and started eating this yummy egg rice. Really, I was such a silly girl during those days and I have completely changed after I moved to the hostel in Chennai while doing my PG. This recipe is very simple and it is a go-to recipe for lunch boxes during the busy weekdays. Let's see the preparation steps:
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Idli Milagai Podi Recipe - Version 2 | Homemade Idli Podi | Idli Podi | Chutney Podi for Idli & Dosa

I have posted a recipe of Idli Podi already in this space. That is my mom's recipe and it is made only with Urad dal. I am a great fan of Idli podi and now Happy and Jany joined me. When I feel really tired and lazy to cook, this handy podi helps me. Having Podi Idli with strong filter coffee for breakfast is a pure bliss. Today, I am sharing another interesting and healthy podi which includes sesame seeds and channa dal along with the urad dal. Adding sesame seeds give a nice flavour to the podi. Off to the recipe:

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Methi Chicken Recipe | Fenugreek Chicken | Chicken Methi | Chicken Recipes | Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipes - Recipe #17

Hello everyone, I am here with a new recipe almost after a month.  Though I plan to be active on the blog quite often, it is not happening.  I am super busy these days and blogging is taking the back seat on my priority list. Today, I pushed myself to post a recipe since it is the first day of my favourite month. My dad is also with us in Sydney and we are having a good time now. In the meantime, I started exploring more Millets since my dad is diabetic. Hopefully, I will be posting more Millets recipes here. I have posted few lunch ideas with Millets on my Instagram account. Let us move on to today's recipe for Chicken Methi and it is another recipe from Chef Venkatesh Bhat's show Samayal Samayal. Check out other Chicken Recipes here.
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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