Sunday, November 22, 2015

Why the Sarkarai Pongal is offering in the temple????

Why the Sarkarai Pongal is offering at Tamilnadu temple as Prasadham???

       Originally the Sarkarai Pongal is offered to devotees before the feast in Tamilnadu village temples, the reason behind offering sarkarai Pongal as prasadham is to put off their hungriness for next few hours. So we would eat the feast food well and also the serving of prasadham would energize the mind, soul and stomach.

    Sarkarai Pongal is made of jaggery, rice, dal, banana and Coconut. Sucrose in jaggery (Vellam), Carbs in rice, Protein in dal, glucose in banana, cholesterol in coconut of Sarkarai Pongal would bring the joyness to your body and soul.

Always there is a thousand meanings on our ancestors says and rituals,

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Vermicelli – 50gms
Sugar – 50gms
Water- 350ml
Ghee – 50ml
Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
Cashewnuts – 1tbsp

Method of Preparation

1.      Heat a little amount of ghee in a pan, golden fry the Vermicelli & cashewnuts.
2.      Keep aside the vermicelli once it is golden fried.
3.      Boil the water and add the sugar in it. Stir it well. Once it is boiled & the sugar is diluted well, add the golden fried vermicelli and Cardamom powder. Stir it gently and allow to boil.
4.      Put some ghee over the done vermicelli mixture.
5.      Set ready the greased tray; pour the prepared vermicelli into the tray. Let it to cool and set.
6.      Half an hour later cut the vermicelli burfi into square shape. Serve with cashewnuts on top.



Refined Flour (Maida) – 150g
Cumin Seeds – 3/4 tsp
Black Pepper Corns – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Sesame Seeds – ¼ tsp
Soda bi – carbonate – a little
Curry leaf
Water as required

Method of Preparation:

1.     Sift the refined flour. Crush the cumin seeds & black pepper corns together.
2.     Add crushed spices, sesame seeds, salt, soda bi-carbonate into refined flour.


3.     Add enough water; knead it well to make it as soft dough. Cover and Sit the dough for 15 minutes.
4.     Take enough amount of dough and the same should be spread evenly thin by the use of roller. Cut it into diagonal shape.

5.     Deep fry it in hot oil till it turns golden crisp. Garnish with fried curry leaf.  

Sunday, November 8, 2015



Carrot – 500g
Milk, boiled – 400ml
Pal Khoa – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 170g
Butter – 2tbsp
Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
Fried Ghee & Raisins
Ghee – 3 tbsp

Method of Preparation

1.      Grate the carrot. Heat ghee in a Kadai, add the grated carrot. Fry it nicely.

2.    Pour the milk into it, boil the carrot in milk till it cooks. Once the carrot is almost ready and the milk is reduced, add the sugar. Mix it well.

3.      Add the cardamom powder and Khoa. Stir it well.

4.      Once the carrot absorbs the mixture, add the butter. Stir and take it out from fire.

5.      Garnish with Ghee fried Cashewnuts & Raisins.

Friday, November 6, 2015


MYSORE PAK - Image Courtsey: Krithika

Sugar – 400g
Gram Flour – 200g
Vanaspati – 300g
Refined Oil – 300g
Ghee – 200g
Water – ½ litre
Maida – 1 tbsp

Method of preparation

1.      Sieve the gram flour and maida together. Mix refined oil and vanaspathi together. Keep the oil mixture over medium fire and heat it gently.

2.    Keep the heavy bottomed kadai over medium flame, put the sugar and water in it. Dilute and boil till it reaches mild string consistency. Gradually add the flour mixture in it and stir it fast but continuously with the help of thudupi / ladle. Ensure the mixture should be free from lumps.
MYSORE PAK - Image Courtsey: Krithika 

3.    Once the flour is added and it is mixed thoroughly with sugar syrup, pour all the hot oil gradually in the flour mixture. Stir it continuously & nicely. In a stage, the froth starts to appear that time add the melted ghee in it. Mix it well and take it out.

Transfer the Mysorepak in a greased tray. Spread it evenly smooth. Cut it into pieces when it is warm.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


ONION PAKODA | THOOL PAKODA - Image Courtsey; Krithika
Big Onion, Sliced – 100g
Gram Flour – 100g
Rice Flour – 50g
Green Chilli, Chopped – 5g
Ginger Paste – 10g
Vanaspati – 30g
Soda Salt – a little
Salt –to taste
Water – 80ml
Garlic Paste – 10g
Fennel – ¼ tsp
Curry leaf – a few

Method of Preparation:

1.    Mix well the Gramflour, Rice flour, Vansapati, salt and soda salt. Add the onion, fennel, curry leaf, greenchilli, ginger & garlic paste. Mix all together now.

2.      Sprinkle water and mix everything nicely.

3.      Take the Pakoda mixture in hand and put the mixture in a sprinkled way into medium hot oil for deep frying.

4.      Take out from oil once the pakoda is golden crispy fried. Drain it.

            5.   Serve it as with your hot Tea or Coffee or enjoy it as snack or starter

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Urid Dal – 500g
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Orange Red colour – as required
Lemon yellow colour – as required
Refined Oil for deep frying

For making sugar syrup

Sugar – 1 ½ Kg
Water – 2 Litres
Rose White Essence – 1 tsp
Lime juice - 1/4 tsp to remove the impurities from Sugar syrup

JHANGIRI - Image Courtsey: Krithika
  Method of Preparation

1.      Steep the whole urid dal in water for about 20 minutes. Grind it in mixie by sprinkling little water as per need and prepare the soft batter as like how you prepare for the Medu vada batter.

2.      Dilute both the colour powders in water. Add the corn flour and colour powder water in the jhangiri batter. Mix it well and beat it with your hands for about 5 minutes.

3.      Heat the oil in Jhangiri kadai, Put the batter in Jhangir bag and squeeze (swirl) it in to the medium hot oil as the shape of Jhangiri.

4.      Gently deep fry the Jhangiri. Once it is fried enough, take it out from oil and drop it in already prepared thin sugar syrup. Dip the Jhangiri for 2 minutes by using the ladle after that allow it for some minutes.

5.      Take out the Jhangiri from sugar syrup when it is absorbed the juiciness of sugar syrup.

6.      Garnish with coloured dessicated coconut / Cashewnuts slivers.


BADHUSHA | BALUSHAHI - Image Courtsey: Krithika

Maida (Refined Oil) – 1kg
Vanaspathi – 300g
Water – 300ml
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon yellow colour

For Making Sugar Syrup

Sugar – 1 Kg
Water – 3/4 litre
Lime Juice 1/2 tsp to remove the impurities from sugar syrup

Method of Preparation

1.    1. Mix the refined flour, cardamom powder, Baking soda and vansapathi and rub it well with both of your hands. Dilute the lemon yellow colour in water. Sprinkle the water in the flour mixture and knead till it becomes soft dough.

2.      Cover it with 20 minutes.

3.   Take small quantity of dough mixture in your hand, apply little ghee in your palm and tightly roll in your palm. Flatten it slightly with your palm and make a dent in the centre.

4.      Deep fry it in medium hot oil till it become nice golden crisp and the surface starts to flake.

5.     Put it in medium thick sugar syrup till it absorbs the sweetness, ensure the sugar syrup is warm.

6.      Garnish the Badhusha | Balushahi with colored desiccated coconut.

Gulab Jamun | Gulab Jamun recipe | Indian Sweets | Gulab Jamun recipe with Khoya

Khoa – 1 Kg
GULAB JAMUN - Image Courtsey: A.Sentamil Arasu
Maida (Refined Flour) – 250gms
Cardamom Powder – 1 tbsp
Refined Oil – to deep fry
Cashewnuts & Pistachio nuts – to garnish

For Making Sugar Syrup

Sugar –  2 Kg
Water –  2 ½ litres
Rose White essence – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

1.      At first knead the khoa nicely by hand, Put the khoa and maida in the basin. Knead the Khoa, maida and Cardamom powder till all mixes well.

2.      Take enough amount of Khoa mixture, apply little ghee in your palm and tightly roll the mixture in your palm without any cracks. Prepare it into even size balls. Let the Khoa balls to rest for 20 minutes.

3.      Deep fry the Khoa balls in the medium hot oil till it turns deep golden colour.

4.      Let the deep fried Khoa balls to drain. Add the khoa balls into the sugar syrup which is in single string consistency.

5.      Let the balls to soak well to imbibe the sweetness.

6.      Garnish the Gulab Jamun with slivers of Cashew and Pista.

Monday, October 26, 2015


KAPPARISI SADHAM - Image Courtsey: A.Sentamil Arasu

Raw Rice – 200g
Fried Bengal Gram – 1tbsp
Coconut, grated – 2tbsp
Cashewnuts – 1 tbsp
Ghee – 50ml
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Jaggery – 150g
Water to boil the rice


1. Rinse and boil the rawrice in water. Add the jaggery into the almost cooked rice. Stir it and cook it in slow fire.

2. Heat ghee in a non stick pan, add fried Bengal gram and cashewnuts. Fry it till it turns slight golden colour.

3. Add the fried items into boiled raw rice mixture, mix all well.

3. Now add coconut and cardamom powder. Combine it, finish with little ghee.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Aviyal | Avial | How to make Aviyal

Carrot – 1nr (Medium)
Brinjal – 1nr (Medium)
Drumstick – 1nr
Potato – 1nr (Medium)
Rawbanana – ½ (Medium)
Salt to taste
Coconut oil – 2tbsp
Curd – 2tbsp
Greenchillies,slitted – 2nr
Curry leaves – a few
For making coarse masala
Coconut, grated – 1 nr
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – a pinch
Small onions, chopped – 2nr

Method of Preparation:

1. Cut the vegetables into finger shape. Boil the vegetables along with salt & Greenchilli in enough water. Prepare coarse mixture out of the given coarse masala ingredients in mixie.

2. Add the coarse masala into the boiled vegetables, mix and cook it in slow fire. Check the salt then add beaten curd. Stir gently to mix the curd well. Finally put coconut oil and curryleaves on top.

3. Take out from fire and serve with rice.                   

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Kaara Seeval - Ribbon Pakoda

Gram flour – 100g
Rice flour – 100g
Fried Gram flour – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Black Sesame seeds – ¼ tsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Refined Oil – to deep fry
To prepare crushed powder
Curry leaf – a few
Dry Redchilli – 2nr
Garlic cloves - 2
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp

Method of preparation:

1.                 Dry fry the crushed powder ingredients and make it as a crushed powder.

2.        Put gram flour, rice flour, fried gram flour, salt, crushed powder, ghee and sesame seeds in a      basin. Add enough water into the flour mixture, mix it gently and prepare it as stick free dough.

3.       Keep the seeval dough into the seeval intruder, press it into the hot oil as swirling position. Deep fry it.

4.       Garnish with fried curryleaf.