Thiruvadirai Vadai

Thiruvathirai or Thiruvathira or Arudhra Darisanam is one of the most auspicious festivals for Lord Shiva. In my last post I have explained the traditions and customs that we follow in our family. As mentioned earlier, along with Kali, ezhu kari kootu, this thiruvadarai vadai is also made for neivedhyam. The speciality of this vada is… 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THIRUVADIRAI AND THIRUVADIRAI KALI

Thiruvathirai or Thiruvathira or Arudhra Darisanam is one of the most important festivals celebrated during Margazhi season in South Indian and it is auspicious for Lord Shiva. It is of great importance and this year it is celebrated on 11 of January thisyear(2017). Kali with ezhu kari kootu,thiruvadirai vadai or thalagam always the best! There… 

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Onion and Garlic Vathakuzhambu

Does any one need any introduction for vathakuhzmbu? It is a authentic,classic,traditional South Indian kuzhambu/gravy and it is one of my favourites!! They are spicy,tangy and a small piece of jaggery makes this a extra special!! Traditionally, vatha kuzhambu is made in kalchatti,Sesame oil and this should be cooked slowly. That is when  you get… 

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Kai Murukku

Kai Murukku(Suthu Murukku) is a traditional Indian snack especially for marriages and other auspicious events. It is also a tradition in our family to make this murukku for Sri Krishna Jayanthi(Gokulashtami) also. For the auspicious events they make swirls in odd numbers(3,5.7,9 respectively). My patti and mom is an expert in making Kai murukku. I am… 

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Homemade Rice Flour

Homemade Rice Flour – is used in most of the preparations like kai murukku,seedai and it is very handy for most of the Indian snacks and also for festive special recipes. You can use the same rice flour not only for making snacks but also for the dishes that requires rice flour. I have used… 

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Cucumber Poricha Kuzhambu

Malaya paksha has started & so I thought I would start posting No onion & Garlic recipes so that it could be helpful for you all. First recipe is a traditional one & it is very common is Tambrahm houses.  It is Poricha Kuzhambu! Although you can make poricha kuzhambu with any veggie this is my… 

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Raw rice Idli /Pacha arisi idli

Idlis are usually made with par boiled rice/ idli puzhungal arisi. But for Vinayagar chaturthi, Varalaskhmi Vratham & Avani Avitam idlis are made with raw rice only. Pacha arisi idli is one of the important Neivdhyam. As it is prepared for neivedhyam it is very important to make them with raw rice. Getting super soft… 

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Ulundu paruppu usli amini kozhukattai

Ammini kozhukattai also called as mani kozhukattai or urandai kozhukattai. I have already posted couple of variation. This ulundu paruppu usli amini kozhukattai is quite different. If you have left over pooranam of uludndu kozhukattai then you can use the same for making this. These kozhukattai is usually made with the left over dough while… 

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Sweet poha / aval vellam

Sweet poha / aval vellam – simplest sweet & instant recipe & ofcourse it is Lord Krishnas favourite. It is one of the most important neivedhyam for Golukashtami. Little Krishna always love this. You can make it instantly..Nothing fancy. Just handful of ingredients:) This dish is also healthy as we are making this with Poha &… 

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Instant thengai payasam/ Instant coconut kheer

Festivals always starts with Payasam. There are so many varieties of payasam you can make. Traditional Payasam are usually made with jaggery as it has higher value  & ofcourse for Neivedhyam it is auspicious.  I usually make arisi-thengai payasam, aval(poha)payasam,Javarasi payasam or paruppu payasam.  Another quick payasam that I make now a days is this instant… 

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