Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Snacks & Tiffin Items

Chettinadu Vellai Thenkuzhal Murukku.

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” The most tastiest dish is probably the most simple and yet the most comforting. What could it be? The porridge that your mother makes with the most available ingredients on hand…sometimes it`s hot steaming rasam, or a bowl of soup, or a cup of dhal…be it whatever it… Continue reading Chettinadu Vellai Thenkuzhal Murukku.

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Jangiri/ Emarti – Sweets for Diwali, Holi and pretty much any occasion!

As a kid I was never too fond of sweets and would shy away from anything that was too sweet and dripping with syrup. The only exception was of course Gulab Jamun, but even that I could never have more than two at any one point.  My all time favourite sweet was always the soft… Continue reading Jangiri/ Emarti – Sweets for Diwali, Holi and pretty much any occasion!

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Poriyals / Kootu Varieties. · Salads/ Recipes for the Calorie Conscious.

Nilakadalai Sundal / Kadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal ( Steamed Raw Peanuts tossed in quick seasonings)

Navarathri is a celebration of the Goddesses that protect us and are the very epitome of power and knowledge. I have already a detailed post explaning the significance of this beautiful festival. Celebrating Navarathri also brings with it beautiful visions about Golu Dolls, celebrations,  rustle of silk sarees, little girls decked in beautiful silk pavadais,… Continue reading Nilakadalai Sundal / Kadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal ( Steamed Raw Peanuts tossed in quick seasonings)

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Quick & Easy Nei Appam – No Grinding, No Fuss.

“Cooking is like Love; It should be entered in to with abandon, or not at all”  Cooking has always been a wonderful way for me to express my ramblings, except otherwise when I do it on paper! Many days when I feel upset or a little down, cooking has always been therapy. It`s also the… Continue reading Quick & Easy Nei Appam – No Grinding, No Fuss.

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Sweet Poornam Wheat Poli (Wheat flour flatbread stuffed with delicious coconut jaggery filling)

Poli is a traditional Indian sweet made during many festive occasions. There are basically two varieties of Poornam Poli – one thats stuffed with a coconut jaggery filling and the other with a bengal gram and jaggery filling. Both are extremely delicious and every household have their own way of doing these festive treats.  Traditionally… Continue reading Sweet Poornam Wheat Poli (Wheat flour flatbread stuffed with delicious coconut jaggery filling)

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Motichur Ladoo – Boondhi Ladoo Simplified!

The very first time that I tried this ladoo was when I got a hamper for New Year`s , from a client organisation, while I was working with ICICI Bank. The ladoo had tiny little miniscule pearls all held together with the gooeyness of sugar and ghee to make one heavenly ball of niceness!  Another… Continue reading Motichur Ladoo – Boondhi Ladoo Simplified!

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Arisi Puttu – Traditional Navarathri Neivedhyam.

Traditional Arisi Puttu is a very special offering for Devi during Navarathri. It`s also an auspicious dish, which requires a lot of care and patience. Elders of the family say that to make “puttu” is almost like bringing up a daughter – it requires patience, care and nurturing!!! I learnt this dish from my husband`s… Continue reading Arisi Puttu – Traditional Navarathri Neivedhyam.