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

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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

Pavakai Puli Kulambu / Bitter Gourd Kulambu

The health benefits of bitter gourd are extensive,a low calorie vegetable that could be used in cooking variety of Indian dishes.The best way to incorporate this veggie in our diet is to make puli kulambu for the tanginess of tamarind extract dominates the bitter taste of bittergourd,also the addition of coconut helps to reduce the … Continue reading Pavakai Puli Kulambu / Bitter Gourd Kulambu

Kadalai paruppu payasam / Chana dal kheer

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam / Chana dal kheeer is a creamy and delicious payasam recipe that is so healthy with the addition of jaggery for sweetening instead of sugar.There is no need to take any jaggery syrup, you can add the crushed jaggery directly to the cooked dal. The addition of grated coconut and the ghee … Continue reading Kadalai paruppu payasam / Chana dal kheer