Month: September 2017

Sundal Pulav

Sundal Pulav

During Navarathri, preparing a variety of sundals everyday is a norm. It is possible that you would be having lot of leftovers and wouldn’t know what you could do with such huge quantities! Worry not! The leftovers can be transformed into a Pulav, which your […]

Sundal Papad Rice

Sundal Papad Rice

You: Quick! Tell me I have leftover sundal. What do I do? Me: *shouts immediately* Make Sundal Papad Rice! This makes a great Lunch Box idea that you can put together quickly. Try this once and you won’t be waiting for leftover sundal to do […]

Sundal Chaat

Sundal Chaat

This is once again a very simple recipe that you put together in a matter of minutes. This works very well for the Navrathri season, because sometimes you don’t know how many guests you will be entertaining that evening. All you need to have on […]

Sundal Fruit Salad

Sundal Fruit Salad

I had promised you guys simple and easy dishes to make using leftover sundal, so here it is! This is the perfect party appetizer if you’re entertaining a lot of guests. It takes under 10 minutes to prep this and you can easily make large portions. […]

Groundnut (Verkkadalai) Sundal

Groundnut (Verkkadalai) Sundal

You might have heard of roasted groundnuts or even boiled groundnuts. But did you know you can make sundal with groundnuts? It might not be as popular as Channa sundal or Pattani sundal but it’s a healthy choice and a unique take on sundals during […]

Puttu

Puttu

Hello lovely readers! It’s the Friday of Navrathri tomorrow and that means we need to have fluffy puttu ready at our homes. Well, here I am! Let’s get to making… Skip to read in Tamil   Ingredients: 1 cup – Rice Flour 1 cup – […]

Kadalaiparuppu Sundal

Kadalaiparuppu Sundal

A simple Sundal to prepare.  This comes handy when we forget to soak the grains needed for sundal, the previous night. Skip to read in Tamil Wash and soak a cup of Bengal Gram (Kadalaiparuppu or Split Chana Dal) in boiling water.  Keep this near […]

Tips on Sundal preparation

Tips on Sundal preparation

Lo and behold! It’s Sundal Season again. So, a very happy Navrathri to you, lovely reader! Skip to read in Tamil I’m sure the first thing that comes to our minds at the mention of Navrathri must be sundal. Some regard it with excitement and […]

Tips to make Traditional Indian Sweets

If this is your first time preparing traditional sweets on your own, you have come to the right place!  I have compiled all the tips and learnings from my experience, starting from the preparation process, possible areas for mistakes along with solution to rectifying the […]

Kadalai Urundai

Kadalai Urundai

This is another traditional sweet prepared during the festival, Sri Jayanthi.  Very few ingredients are needed to make Verkadalai Urundai, but the syrup consistency of Jaggery plays vital role in its success.   Skip to read in Tamil     Ingredients: 2 cups – Roasted […]

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai

Skip to read in Tamil     Ingredients: 1 cup  – Rice Flour (Toast till golden in color and measure) 1/8 cup or 2 tbsp – Roasted Urad Dal Flour ½ cup  – Powdered Jaggery (use ¾ cup jaggery if you want it more sweet) […]

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai is the Hallmark of the festival, Sri Jayanthi.  Let us take a look on how to go about making Uppu Seedai. Skip to read in Tamil Ingredients: 3 levelled cups – Rice Flour (how to prepare Rice Flour for Uppu Seedai) 3 tbsp […]

Idli Podi: Some Variations

Idli Podi: Some Variations

Every household has got their own method of  preparing Idli milagaai podi, using both Bengal and Black grams or using only Black gram(skinned or deskinned), with or without sesame seeds (Ellu). You can try this in all permutations and combinations to get new flavor each […]

Vegetables best suited for Bajji

First thing that comes to our mind when we think of vegetables for bajji are Raw banana or Onion. Other popular options are potato slices and Brinjal.  Hot chilli bajji goes a long way with Rains and Beaches. I will be adding a separate post […]

Different methods for preparing Bajji batter

When it comes to making Bajjis or Indian Fritters, most of us these days probably go the “ready-made” route, opting to use store bought flour. But for those of you looking for an authentic taste through easy preparation, keep reading! I’m going to show you […]

Bajji Varieties

It is a popular south indian street food, easy to make when we have unexpected guests.  Apart from that, it is a tradition to prepare Bajjis along with Kesari (sometimes people refer to this as Bajji Sojji satirically) when prospective Bridegrooms visit the bride’s place […]

Jamun Kofta with Jain style Tomato Gravy

Jamun Kofta with Jain style Tomato Gravy

Hope you remember the procedure to make Jamun koftas using Instant Gulab Jamun mix.  Below is a quick recap… Skip to read in Tamil   Ingredients: 200 g – Instant Gulab Jamun Mix (any brand) 2 – Medium sized Boiled Potatoes or 1 Large potato […]

Jamun Kofta with Restaurant Style Kaju Gravy

Jamun Kofta with Restaurant Style Kaju Gravy

Remember my post from earlier in the year on how to make a Cake using Gulab Jamun Mix? I had promised to share more recipes using Gulab Jamun mix and here it is! Skip to read in Tamil As I mentioned before, Gulab Jamun Mix […]