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Moong Dal Vada

Ingredients: Moong dal - 2 cups Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup Curry leaves - 1/2 cup Saunf - 1 tsp Green chillies - 8 nos Onions - 2 nos Salt to taste Oil to fry Method: Wash and soak the Moong dal for about 2 hours. Drain and grind it along with 6  nos of green chillies and 1/2 tsp of saunf to a thick paste (it should not be watery so avoid adding water while grinding). Chop onions, remaining green chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves finely. Mix them to the moong dal batter along with the remaining 1/2 tsp of saunf. Make vadas out of it and fry them till it becomes golden brown in colour. Serve with green chutney and or coconut chutney .

Ready Mix Powders

Most of the south Indian households will have all of or a few of these powders (podis) ready which can be mixed with hot rice and ghee or gingely oil and have it. * Curry Leaves Powder * Coriander Leaves Powder * Thuvar Dal Powder (Paruppu Podi) * Horse gram Powder for weight reduction * Garlic Powder * Processed Channa Dal Powder * Coconut Powder * Mint Leaf Ready Mix Powder * Mixed Dal Powder * Spicy Pea nut powder * Nalla Kaaram * Metkut * Verusenaga Podi * Kollu Kalathu Podi * Instant Rawa Mix to make different Rawa dishes


*Tandoori Potato *Microwave Paneer Stuffed Lady's finger *Kashmiri Dum Aloo on stove top *Kadai Paneer *Tandoori Paneer *Paneer Kebab *Baby Potato Pepper Fry *Paneer Cutlet *Baby Potato Golden Fry with coriander dip *Dahi Kebab *Corn Paneer Pakora *Kashmiri Dum Aloo in Microwave *Paneer Pakora *Potato Sabudhana Wada *Aloo Tikka *Paneer Tikka *Paneer Fingers in Rice Batter

Sweets - Every one's favourite

Mango Halwa Using Microwave Chocolate Balls Easy Badam halwa Badam Cake Recipe in Tamil Badam Cake in English Akkaravadisal using sugar Mango Halwa Recipe in Tamil Milk Cake Milk Cake Recipe in Tamil Home made Chocolate Recipe in Tamil Carrot Halwa Recipe in Tamil Carrot Halwa in microwave Recipe in Tamil Beetroot Halwa Munthiri Kothu Moong Dal Halwa Ashoka Halwa Carrot Halwa in Microwave Badam Rolls Badam Burfi Kasi Halwa Home made Chocolate Badam Kathlee Mysore Pa or Mysore Pak Carrot Burfi Rabadi Coconut Burfi Kaaradai - Karadaiyan Nonbu Neivedhyam Athirasam Milk Cake Sarkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Rice Pittu Sweet Sundal for Navarathri Damroot Halwa Kaju Kathlee Chocolate Lollypop Badusha Maa Ladoo Wheat Halwa Badam Burfi How to make Khoya at home Thirattupal at home Thirattupal in Microwave Sankarapalli - A Maharashtrian delight Kaaparisi for Punyakavachanam Cashew Chikki Banana Halwa Shahi Turka Vella Cheedai Cashew Cake Mango Halwa * How to make Jaggery Syrup

Subashini's varities

Subashini, one of my friends have agreed to contribute the recipes that she have tried and tested. * Sambarai * Hotel Sambar

Kollu Kalathu Podi - A tribute to Jayashree Kailas

Our fellow blogger, Jayashree Kailas of Experiments in Kailas Kitchen . She is a wonderful blogger who have passed away on 12th of October due to P neumonia. Though I have not interacted with her much, I have always liked  and reffered to her blog posts, when it comes to cooking Kerala style recipes.  I make Paruppu podi and keep stock regularly as kids love it. But, this seems to be quite different.   Kollu Kalathu Podi . I have herd that eating Kollu (Horegram) helps in weight reduction and also in reducing cholestrol level.  Ingredients: Horsegram (Kollu) - 1 cup Bengal Gram Dal - 1/4 cup Urad Dal - 1/4 cup Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp (or 4 to 6 corns) Asafodeita - 1/2 inch piece Red Chillies - 4 to 6 nos Salt as required Method: Dry roast the dals one by one in a pan till they release a nice aroma. Add 1/4 tsp of gingely oil and fry asafodeita, red chillies, pepper corn. Allow it to cool and grind Horsegram first to a fine powder then grind all the other ingredients toge

Sambarai – A traditional chutney

Ingredients : Fresh green coriander leaves,Urad Dhal, Red Chillies, Tamarind, Asafoetida, jaggery, salt , oil Method : Heat the pan with a spoon of oil and add Urad dhal, a little asafoetida, some red chillies(2-3) and fry it golden brown. Put a little tamarind, cut fresh green coriander,salt , a little jaggery and the roasted mixture in the mixie jar and grind it. Grind it a little coarse to get a good taste. The chutney goes well with dosa, idli and also tastes good for curd rice.

Sambar and Kuzhambu

Sambar and Kuzhambu form a main course meal in all the south Indian cuisine. There are different kinds of sambar made in all the 4 south Indian states. * Tomato Kuzhambu * Tomato Gothsu * Instant Sambar * Vendaikkai Mandi (Lady's finger Mandi) * Simple and Easy Sambar * Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kuzhambu * 

Hotel Sambar- A good side dish for Idli,Dosa and Pongal

Ingredients : Toor Dhal, Moong Dhal, Cumin Seeds, Mustard,Salt, Broken Dhal,Coriander seeds,Red Chilies.Tamarind paste.1 spoon of oil(any oil which u like) Onion, Tomato, yellow pumpkin, capsicum, carrot, green chillies. Method: Take equal amount of Toor dhal and Moong Dhal and add the cut vegetables , add salt and steam it all in the cooker. Add a spoon of oil in t he pan then add mustard and cumin seeds, Mix tamarind water with the boiled contents and add them in the pan . Ready mix powder : Fry in a pan separately a spoon of broken dhal, coriander seeds, red chillies without oil and powder them when cool. Add a spoon of Sambar powder which you use normally and allow the contents to cook for sometime. Then Add the Ready Mix powder which you made and simmer it. Garnish it with curry leaves and the sambar is ready to taste.

Thiruvathirai Recipes

Thiruvathirai festival comes in the Tamil month of Markazhi on the day when the star Thiruvathirai falls. The special dishes that are made are: * Thiruvathirai Kali * 7 curry kuzhambu  (7 Vegetable Gravy) * 7 curry poricha kootu (This is mostly made in Tanjore Brahmin families)

Ratna Stores - One stop shop for Kalyana Seervarisai

Any south Indian marriage is not complete with a complete list of utensils gifted by parents to their daughter. And for a long time, when it comes to Kalyana Seer, one shop is synonymous with it. Ratna Stores at Pondy Bazaar. It was a small shop in Usman Road close to Ranganathan Street, now grown big with 4 floors in Pondy Bazaar in Siva Complex. It is generally you name it you get it. Right from the early morning coffee tumblers and dabaras to the unbreakable articles, all kitchen gadgets along with their covers and lot more. All these come for affordable price too.

Healthy dosai milagapodi using flax seeds

Make your D osai milagapodi very healthy for the whole family by adding roasted flax seeds instead of sesame seeds. dry roast flax seeds equal to the amount of sesame seeds ,and add it along with other ingredients and powder it. keep a dabba of roasted powdered flaxseeds and keep adding to any dish u eat especially salads. this doesnt change ur taste of the original dish.flax seed oil too very gud for health. Benefits of flax seeds are as follows. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are popular among vegetarians vegertarians want a non-animal source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  Everyone can benefit from adding flaxseeds into their diet. flaxseed oil contains higher levels of Omega-3 than the seeds, the seeds actually have many benefits than just the oil. Here are 10 health benefits of flaxseeds and flaxseed oil. 1. Flaxseeds are great source of fiber and work as a natural laxative. 2. Flaxseed oil contains concentrated amounts of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fat. Veget

How to make every one eat curry leaves

Instead of throwing curry leaves in wash basins and dustbins u can actually include into ur food this way. Take a bunch of curry leaves wipe with a wet towel and leave it in the news paper for 1/2 an hour. Put these leaves in mixie and grind it into a coarse powder.

Diwali special Sweets and Savouries recipes

Deepavali Leghiyam Sweets: *  Easy Badam Halwa * Easy Badam Cake  * Home made Chocolate * Badam Kathlee * Mysore Pa or Mysore Pak * Carrot Burfi * Rabadi * Coconut Burfi * Dumroot Halwa * Kaju Kathlee * Baadhusa * Badam Halwa - The traditional way * Badam Burfi * Cashew Cake Savouries: *  Omapodi * Mullu Murukku/Magizham poo thenkuzhal * Thenkuzhal * Ribbon Pakoda Happy Diwali

Diwali Event - Traditional recipes in the modern times

This is the first event hosted by SuvaiArusuvai website. We all love the sweets and savories our grand ma's have made. Sweets like Jaangiri, Jilebi, Baadusha, Mohandaal, Laddu, Athirasam all are available in the sweet shops and we normally dont do them at home.. So are savouries like Kai murukku, rayil kattidam (both sweet and spicy). Here is what we request you to share. 1. What are the sweets and savouries you are planning to make this year for Diwali. 2. Is there any traditional sweet or savory you are planning to add 3. If so please share your recipe and the cooking method with us. (preferably with photos) 4. Even if not, share your tasting experience of such sweets made by your mom or grandmom and the taste from the sweet shops. Post your entries on or before 30th October 2011. The recipes can be posted in your blog, or in your facebook profile page and also as a comment to this post. Wherever you post, add the title link in your posts. After posting it in your blog o

Neivedhyams for Navarathri|Navarathri Recipes

Navarathri is the festival of dolls, festival where and when woman is honoured and worshipped. In southern states of India, especially in Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh dolls are arranged in steps. Every day morning and evening neivedhyams are done and prasadams are distributed. Kids, especially young girls dress up beautifully go to every house and sing songs that they know. Every kid be it a boy or girl is given with a packet of that day's prasadam, mostly Sundal. Fridays are special and Rice Puttu is made on this day as a special neivedhyam. Onions and Garlic are avoided on all the days of Navarathri. It is better to avoid grinding masalas and podis during these days as it is believed that Ambal lives in the house and she should not be given any discomfort.  Mixed Rice varities as neivedhyam in the morning: Chakkarai Pongal Kalkandu Sadam Venn Pongal Tamarind Rice Lemon Rice Coconut Rice Sambar Sadam Tomato Rice   Mango Rice (If you get Mangoes in this season, you can