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Saturday, June 06, 2020

Rasam Vadai Recipe | Nagercoil Style Rasavada | Rasavadai

Rasavada is one of the famous breakfast accompaniments in my native. Many hotels in Nagercoil have this on their menu and I have relished it from my childhood. Other parts of Tamilnadu might not be so familiar with this rasavada because they usually pair the rasam with Medhu Vada(Ulundhu Vada). But in my hometown, rasavada is made with paruppu vada. Whenever my mum makes Paruppu Vada for tea time in the evening she makes it in excess. She soaks the leftover vadai in the rasam and we will eat it the next day with Idli/Dosa for breakfast. Do try this combination once and thank me later. This is not really a usual recipe post because this is just soaking leftover vadai in rasam. But I have shared few tricks to make this perfectly and also have shared another version of rasam.
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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Kallappam Recipe | Kallappam with Yeast

I grow up eating lots of Kerala based breakfast/tiffin items since my native is close to the Kerala border. I can never survive without puttu and appams. It is my most comfort food and everybody at home loves it. Today's recipe Kallappam is traditionally made with Kallu(toddy) and since it is not widely available these days, we are using yeast to help with the fermentation. For appam's my mom-in-law makes homemade kallu using coconut water and sugar(check notes). We can use it for fermentation if you couldn't source yeast. These kallappams are really spongy, taste delicious with the coconut, cumin and onion flavour. If you love Kerala based tiffin items, then do check the following recipes as well.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Nuts and Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe | Nuts Bliss Balls with dates | Energy Bites with nuts and dry fruits | No Sugar Energy Bites

If you are looking for a guilt-free treat for the kid's lunchboxes, these bite-sized bliss balls are the ideal pick. Also, if you are a person who is like me looking for something sweet immediately after lunch, then this will surely get you through the afternoon. These energy bites are very healthy, delicious and they are naturally sweet from the dried fruits. 
I have made this with whatever is available in my pantry. But you can always substitute with any other nuts, seeds and dry fruits (see notes). They are so easy to make and hardly takes 10 minutes. 
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Apple Halwa Recipe | How to make apple halwa

Hello everyone!! It's been more than a year since I posted anything new in this beautiful space of mine. I will be pushing myself to be more active in the coming days. Recently, I am very much active on Instagram, where I share my day-to-day cooking videos and meal plates. Also, I have a YouTube channel with a few videos and I will be sharing more video recipes as well. If you are not following me on Instagram please do it now. Also, do subscribe to my channel. I have not clicked any new recipes recently, but I have lots of recipes in my drafts that I clicked a year ago.
Today, I am sharing the apple halwa recipe. This recipe can never go wrong, but the only point we should be careful is the sugar quantity. Depending on the sweetness and the size of the apple, it should be adjusted. Also, choose the kind of apple that is not sour. Please check out other Halwa recipes from the blog in the below links:
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Ulundhu Choru Recipe | Urad Dal Rice | Black Split Urad Dal Rice | Nagercoil Special Ulundhan Choru | Ulundhu Sadam

Today I am sharing a very healthy one-pot rice that is common in Nagercoil and Tirunelveli. The word 'Ulundhanchoru' brings me a lot of childhood memories and I was very emotional after making this rice. My mum was a full-time teacher, we always had a stay-at-home Nanny to take care of me. I fondly call her 'Aachi' and she is like my own grandmother. She makes this rice quite often at home and mum get to know about this through her. I was never fond of this rice during my teenage days. However, I used to eat with compulsion and mum advertise this as one of the healthy rice in the whole wide world 😄. Now, when mum and aachi is not around me, I was behind many people to get this recipe. Finally, a few weeks back, I tried it for the first time and it tasted exactly the same as my aachi's ulundhanchoru. The smell itself makes me feel nostalgic and I made it again today to post it here in the blog. It tastes so good with spicy fish kuzhambu or any non-veg kuzhambu. For vegetarians, Ellu Thogayal is the best combination for this rice. Do check out the video for this recipe and please subscribe to my channel for more videos. Let's move to the recipe:

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Friday, February 08, 2019

Salmon Fish Kuzhambu Recipe | Fish Kuzhambu without Coconut | Seafood Recipes

I love my mum's fish kuzhambu the most and I always follow her recipe. She makes fish kuzhambu two ways, the one with coconut and the other one without coconut. I have posted the fish kuzhambu with coconut already here in the blog. Her fish kuzhambu without coconut is very spicy and it is a semi-dry thick gravy. She always pairs it with Nagercoil Verum Curry and it tastes so yum when we mix rice, verum curry and fish kuzhambu together. After coming to Sydney, I started buying salmon and it tastes so good when made this way. Hence, thought of sharing the recipe here and this kuzhambu recipe can be followed for any fish of your choice. I have posted my chithi's version of this curry already in the blog as fish curry with raw mango and also do check out my other seafood recipes from the blog here. Off to 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