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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Inji Sorasam / Ginger Sorasam

Sorasam is very common in Tiruchy /Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu and it is very common in my kitchen. It is prepared with ginger,cumin seeds,corainder seeds & pepper. It has alot of health benefits. This helps digestion and is very effective during stomach upset, vomiting sensation,and other digestive related problems.  ‘The festival of Lights –… 

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Potukadalai Podi / Roasted channa dal powder(Sweet version)

Potukadalai Podi/Roasted Channa dal Powder – is one of the traditional recipe in my family that Mom prepares on the day of the Navaratri (ie)on Amavasai – the day we keep the Golu! Some people keep fruits for Neivedhyam. But my Mom always makes this podi. Iit is so easy to make, super quick &… 

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Paruppu Urundai Rasam

Paruppu Urundai Rasam – Traditional, authentic,classic Tambrahm no onion & garlic recipe. If you are making this rasam then it would take sometime to prepare. Although it might seem like a lengthy process, this rasam actually is very easy to prepare & taste delicious. This is one my favourite. It is a perfect combination & the… 

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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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Modagam / Sweet kozhukattai

Modagam/Modakam/ Sweet kozhukattai is one of the must neivedhayam for Vinagayar/Pillayar/ Ganesh. This post was due for a long time & since chaturthi round the corner I thought of posting this recipe. Modakam is also made on Varalakshmi Pooja & in our house it is also made during the first aadi friday. Each & every… 

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Aval Payasam – with Jaggery

Aval payasam is generally made during Shri Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami/ Janmashtami. As festival is round the corner, I thought to post the recipe & couple of my friends have been asking me to post this recipe. You can make aval/Poha payasam with sugar too. I will post the recipe soon! Aval payasam with jaggery is one… 

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Kadala paruppu/ Channa dal kozhukattai

Kadala paruppu kozhukattai / Channa dal kozhukattai is another one variety of kozhukattai that is made during Vinayagar Chaturthi/ Varalakshmi Pooja. Tomorrow is Varalakshmi nombu(August 12).So I thought this is a perfect time to post this recipe. People celebrate this nombu in a grand manner. Previous evening they clean the house & invite “The God”… 

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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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