Instant Mango Pickle Recipe

An easy and quick pickle recipe that takes less than 15 mins to prepare.Pickles and Vadams are the ones we really need for lunch with curd rice to beat this sweltering summer heat.I make pickles only during summer time for my family is not a big fan of pickles,i have shared a few non-veg pickles … Continue reading Instant Mango Pickle Recipe

Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam

Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam is a traditional rasam recipe of Tamilnadu which is especially prepared for Tamil New Year.The health benefits of neem flower are extensive,the white ,delicate flowers are unbelievably therapeutic and are not that bitter compared to other parts of the neem.The addition of cooked dhal makes it less bitter … Continue reading Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam

Sago Murukku / Javvarisi Murukku

Sago Murukku / Javvarisi Murukku is prepared by soaking javvarisi /sago in curd for hours and then mixed with rice flour and gram flour to yield crispy and crunchy murukkus.The addition of javvarisi makes the murukku more crunchy and beautiful.This murukku is very perfect for all special occasions especially for the soaked tapioca pearls that … Continue reading Sago Murukku / Javvarisi Murukku

Mango Pachadi Recipe

Summer season is at its peak in Chennai ,best period to try all mango recipes while they are cheap and easily available.This Mango pachadi recipes is prepared especially for Tamil New Year , combination of different flavours and tastes that makes it perfect with breakfast items and steamed rice.Choose unripe mangoes for the sweetened ones … Continue reading Mango Pachadi Recipe

Homemade Rose Syrup

Rose milk syrup is thickened sugar syrup with a scent of rose essence and pink food colour,this can be stored for 2-3 months and consumed when needed.Chennai's temperature is at it's peak already even before the onset of Agni Nakshathram.So its better to prepare homemade drinks and stock them instead of relying on store bought … Continue reading Homemade Rose Syrup

Panagaram / Panakam Recipe

Panakam is traditional drink which is made along with Kosambari and NEER MOR for Ram Navami that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Panagaram is what we call this cooling drink in Virudhunagar,it is specially prepared during the month of April for Mariamman koil thiruvizha.People make this in large earthen pots and distribute to everyone … Continue reading Panagaram / Panakam Recipe

Karadaiyan Nombhu Adai Recipe (sweet and savoury)

Karadaiyan Nombhu is a special nombhu followed by married women of the Tamil brahmin community during the transition of tamil month maasi and panguni.Karadaiyan Nombhu adai is made for neivedhyam and offered to god along with butter.Though we don't practice this nombhu,I really wanted to try and taste them this year and have shared both … Continue reading Karadaiyan Nombhu Adai Recipe (sweet and savoury)

Ugadi Pachadi Recipe

Ugadi is the New Year's day for the Telugu people.The word 'Ugadi'means beginning of an era.People make this popular Ugadi pachadi which is a mixture of six tastes(shadruchulu) like sweet,salt,bitter,sour,spicy and tangy,it signifies that life is a combination of ups and down and the day is started with this Pachadi. It is traditionally prepared with … Continue reading Ugadi Pachadi Recipe

Besan ladoo / Kadalai Maavu Urundai

An easy and healthy ladoo recipe which is made especially during festive times.Usually they are made using ghee,but i have used replaced half the amount of ghee with sesame oil and it was too good.There are lot of variations for this recipe,some roast the kadalai maavu/besan flour before adding it to ghee.Whatever method you follow … Continue reading Besan ladoo / Kadalai Maavu Urundai