Korada

Its been almost 2months since I did my blogging and I was busy and completely held up with so many personal activites. Now that I am back to blogging and I am still in Chennai and will be here for few more days! So, I will be posting some traditional,heirloom,summer recipes that are pilled up on… 

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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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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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South Indian Mixture / Madras Mixture

South Indian Mixture / Madras Mixture is a classic snack of South India. Diwali is incomplete without this South Indian Mixture. Nothing can beat the homemade mixture. Perfect evening snack and with a cup of filter coffee or Ginger tea it tastes the best!! KK loves mixture and he loves to have it as a… 

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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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Tirunelveli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa / Irutu kadai Halwa

  Tirunelveli Halwa/ Wheat Halwa / Irutu kadai Halwa – as the name says you go crazy & you get tempted to have this halwa atleast 1tbsp.. “Tirunelveli nala – Halwa than”. While there are so many variations of Halwa, nothing can match the taste & melt in the mouth texture of the Tirunelveli Halwa… 

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Milagai Podi / Gun Powder

  Milagai podi/ Gun powder – we call it as molaga podi is a traditional South Indian staple side dish for Idli/Dosa/upma varieties..Even if chutney or sambar is there, without milagai podi we can never complete having idli/dosa & along with curd it tastes absolutely delicious.. I love to have molaga podi even with chapati… 

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