Wheat Jaggery Dumplings / Godhumai vellam kozhukatai

Wishing you all a very HAPPY VINAYAGR CHATHURTHI.An auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India,it is the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.The primary sweet dish prepared as Neivedhyam for Lord Ganesha is Kozhukatai (MODAK) made from rice flour or wheat flour with stuffing of grated coconut,jaggery,nuts … Continue reading Wheat Jaggery Dumplings / Godhumai vellam kozhukatai

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukatai / Bengal Gram Jaggery Dumplings

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukatai is prepared with bengal gram and jaggery without any addition of sugar.A healthy protein rich kozhukatai with jaggery as a sweetening agent.The Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu is cooked ,mixed with jaggery and grated coconut then filled inside the rice flour dough and finally steamed.The filling is so rich and delicious,it is … Continue reading Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukatai / Bengal Gram Jaggery Dumplings

Broken Wheat Kheer / Godhumai Payasam -Guest post for Vidhya

Today's recipe is a guest post I made for Vidhya from Vidhyashomecooking .Vidhya and I became friends through WP and that too very recently. She is such a talented blogger, an active working woman who is managing both her family and her workplace so happily. I called her for the first time for I had … Continue reading Broken Wheat Kheer / Godhumai Payasam -Guest post for Vidhya

Wheat palm jaggery dumplings / Godhumai karupatti kozhukatai

Just a month more for Vinayagar Chathurthi,an auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India.It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.Vinayagar chathurthi festival is as colourful as Diwali .In preparation for the festival ,artisans create clay models of Lord Ganesha for sale and small … Continue reading Wheat palm jaggery dumplings / Godhumai karupatti kozhukatai

Pasiparuppu Payasam / Moong dal Payasam

It's hard to believe I started this blog as a passion two years ago today! To celebrate any special day I prefer making Indian sweets.To make it even more special I would like to share a Tamilian traditional recipe Pasiparupu Payasam made using moong dal / split green gram dal and jaggery to make it … Continue reading Pasiparuppu Payasam / Moong dal Payasam

Beach Pattani Sundal / Peas Sundal

Pattani Sundal or Peas Sundal is prepared using dried yellow peas .It is very popular snack sold in Chennai Marina beach.Marina beach is one of the most magnificent beaches in India,it is said to be the second longest beach in the world.It is the major hangout for both the local people and the tourists. Various … Continue reading Beach Pattani Sundal / Peas Sundal

Sesame Burfi / Sesame brittle recipe (using jaggery)

Sesame Burfi is a crunchy,nutty traditional sweet of India.These burfis are so nutritious with just two healthy ingredients sesame seeds and jaggery, also a zero oil and zero sugar sweet recipe.Lot of variations are followed in different regions of India in preparing this sweet. Sesame Burfis are made for Makar Sankranti in Maharastra(India),an auspicious festival … Continue reading Sesame Burfi / Sesame brittle recipe (using jaggery)

Pori Urundai / Puffed rice balls

Pori Urundai ia a traditional recipe prepared especially on Karthigai Deepam for nivedhyam.These festivals help us to know more about our customs and traditions.During Thirukarthigai deepam,people decorate their houses with beautiful agals and kolams .As it comes soon after Diwali,many used to reserve few crackers for this special day. There are so many traditional recipes … Continue reading Pori Urundai / Puffed rice balls

Kadalai Mittai / Peanuts jaggery chikki

Kadalai Mittai is a healthy and a high Protein delicacy prepared using natural ingredients like peanuts,jaggery and cardamom powder.A zero sugar and zero oil sweet recipe that one could enjoy without any guilt.Peanuts provide rich energy for growing children. Nowadays children are getting so addicted to unhealthy ,junk foods with high sugar level and empty … Continue reading Kadalai Mittai / Peanuts jaggery chikki