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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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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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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Uppu / Salt Kozhukattai

Uppu(Salt) -Ammini kozhukattai/ Mani kozhukattai/ Urundai kozhukattai is a traditional authentic South Indian Brahmin recipe. This Uppu kozhukattai doesnt have any masala but the flavors makes you to just eat more..The main ingredient is the asafoetida.. Making this is a little time consuming process but the taste of which is absolutely delicious. This kozhukatai is… 

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