Instant Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal is one of the most important festival that in celebrated in Tamil Nadu.. In down south it is much more famous and Pongal is usually made with newly harvested rice.  During our childhood days, we used to celebrate in our native place and we celebrated in a grand manner. It is a harvest festival…. 

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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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Rava Kozhukattai / Rava Modak

Today is Aadi friday(Aadi velli kizhamai) & all the fridays falling in the month of aadi are considered very auspicious. Prasadam are offered to the goddess, visiting temples, doing special poojas are always special. In our family traditional the first friday of Aadi we make kozhukattai & following that we make Maavu velaku is made… 

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Karadaiyan Nombu Adai – Sweet & savory version

Karadaiyan Nombu or Savitri Vratham is celebrated in Brahmin community during the transition of Maasi & Panguni according to Tamil calendar!! On this precious day we generally fast & make sweet & salt adai & offer as a Neivedhyam along with butter!! The married women will pray for the wellness & long life of their husband…. 

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Vella Adai

Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights for the Tamilians. It is celebrated in the month of karthigai. We light lamps (agal vilakku) all over the house, light all the lamps possible in the house, put decorative kolams & place the big kuthuvilakkus on them. It is celebrated grandly & we light deepam for 3days…Aval… 

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Traditional Vella Puttu

Vella Puttu is a popular traditional Tambrahm recipe that is prepared as neivedhyam during Navarathri especially on Friday!! Most people try to prepare this atleast once during the nine days of the festival…When the girl child attains puberty, they also make this puttu & invite the guest to the house. The process of making this… 

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