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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Palkova Recipe | How to make Palkova with Milk | Traditional Palkova | Krishna Jeyanthi Special Recipes

Palkova is one of my childhood favourite sweets and I still remember the days my maternal grandfather take me to buy palkova from the nearest bakery (Sun bakery). I have tried Palkova with condensed milk earlier and I always wanted to make it from scratch. During last Diwali, I made this and we loved it to the core. I missed to post it on time as always and finally, posting it as one of the Krishna Jayanthi Special Recipes for this year. It is time-consuming but worth giving it a try. Let's see the simple recipe which uses milk and sugar as the main ingredient.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Long Beans Potato Poriyal Recipe | Karamani Urulai poriyal | Karamani Potato Poriyal

Beans varieties are my least preferred vegetable for making poriyal. I can eat it only in the form of paruppu usili. When I was in Chennai, my neighbour used to give me fresh karamani (long beans) from their home garden. I always end up making usili with that and once I asked her about the dishes she makes with karamani. She gave this recipe with the combination of potato. I tried it the next day and we all loved it so much. Let's see the steps involved in making this yummy poriyal:
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Egg Kothu Parotta Recipe | Mutta Kothu parotta | Parotta with Egg

Most of us love to eat parotta from the roadside shops, though we all know it is not healthy. The taste of that maida parotta is really yummy, especially the spicy kothu parotta with lots of onions and green chillies. In my native, we have a helper akka whose husband makes the yummiest parotta. So, whenever we go on vacation, he comes home and makes parotta for us in our kitchen at least once.  Last time when he made, I reserved few parotta to try kothu parotta. Though I have not followed the restaurant style method of mixing plain salna at the end, it tasted very delicious. This egg kothu parotta can be made in a jiffy if we have parotta in hand either frozen or fresh. This post was lying in my draft for more than a year now and finally, the time has come for it to go live:) Let's see the simple preparation steps:
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Beans Paruppu Usili Recipe | Paruppu Usili | Beans Usili

I am a very picky eater during my school days and mum struggles a lot to feed any vegetable. I slowly started trying vegetables when I was in the hostel and even during that time I never bothered to try beans and I hate it the most. Once my colleague at TCS brought beans paruppu usili and it was so yum. I have tasted the usili rice and many other usili dishes from his lunchbox. After I started cooking, I got the recipe from his mum and tried it. We liked it very much and started making it once in a while. Today I am sharing the recipe here and off to the recipe: 
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Chakka Kuru Aviyal Recipe | Jackfruit Seeds Aviyal

As mentioned earlier in my posts, I love Jackfruit and it is one of my favourite fruits. We have jackfruit tree at my home in native and hence I am exposed to all kinds of dishes that are made with jackfruit. It is not easy to get Jackfruit seeds in Sydney. However, once I was able to get a piece of Jackfruit from the Indian grocery store and I preserved the seeds to try some recipe. Today I am sharing an aviyal recipe made using jackfruit seeds. Do check out my Onam Sadya recipes. I have shared few jackfruit recipes earlier and check those recipes in the links below:
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Capsicum Fried Rice Recipe | Capsicum Pulao | Lunch Box Ideas | Rice Bowl

Any mixed rice/one pot rice come in handy for our busy morning hours. We can pack an amazing lunch box if we make a simple side dish to go with this rice. Today I am sharing the recipe for the flavourful Capsicum rice/Pulao. I will be consolidating all the mixed rice recipes from the blog in a separate post for easy reference.  Do check out my red capsicum chutney, which is a huge hit on the blog and at home. Off to the recipe:
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Vazhakkai Roast Recipe | Raw Banana Roast

Initially,  when I started blogging I use Vazhakkai only in Aviyal. Later, I started exploring more and tried Vazhakkai Podimas, Vazhakkai Stir-fry, Kootu Curry, Kalan etc. Any side dish for rice using Vazhakkai (raw banana) can be made in a jiffy and it is suitable for our hurry burry busy morning cooking. Today I am sharing an interesting varuval recipe and it goes very well with sambhar, kara kuzhambu and mor kuzhambu. Off to the recipe:
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Strawberry Lassi Recipe

I am obsessed with strawberries until a few years back, now I am back to my roots and sticking to fruits such as orange, mango and jackfruit as my favourites. During last spring, I tried this strawberry lassi mainly for the sake of blog and we loved it. Check out the other Strawberry recipes that I posted earlier and I have Mango Lassi recipe as well in the blog. Let's see the simple lassi preparation:
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Recipes from the Kitchen

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)
Unniyappam/Neyyappam
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Suzhiyam/Susiyan
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Adhirasam
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)
Rasgulla
Thirattipal(Palkova)
Rasamalai
Vattayeppam
Kalkandu Pongal
Akkaravadisal
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