Category Festival Specials

Instant Mango Pickle Recipe – Mango Pickle

April 23, 2018 CondimentsMango RecipesPicklesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Is there anyone who does not like Mango Pickle? I dont think so. Lets begin the mango season with this lip-smacking pickle. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, As the name suggests it is an instant mango pickle recipe. I am a big fan of mango pickle especially homemade. I should say, this is my grandma’s recipe. This is the best mango pickle recipe I have ever tasted. ย Its very quick and easy too.. Had posted this recipe long back. Now updated with new pics and video.. Do try my grated mango thokku too.

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

March 19, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  13 comments

Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics. I had posted this recipe long before. Now updated with video.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Puliyodharai, Porikadalai Thuvaiyal (Recipe coming soon) & Potato Puttu is an ultimate combo.

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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Holi falls on the 1st of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. But it is celebrated all over the country. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours.ย Here is a collection of sweets, snacks, drinks & ice creams. Choose your options and plan according to the time mentioned in each of the recipes. Click the pics for recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Poondu Murukku – Garlic Murukku

December 7, 2017 Diwali SnacksSavoury Snacks  3 comments

Poondu Murukku / Garlic Murukku is a flavourful crunchy snack perfect for tea time. I had this post lying in my draft since Diwali. Did not find time to post it then. But this is not only meant for Diwali, can be had during normal times too. Its a simple procedure. Have made it like a round, proper murukku. If u find it difficult pls refer the video to make it randomly too. Video with both the methods. Do try my Butter Murukku & Potato Murukku too. Both are my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚

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Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

November 21, 2017 Holi RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Onion Pakoda is an awesome & easy Indian snack. Its perfect to munch over a cup of coffee or tea. It does not ask for any special ingredients, just simple ones – all of which will definitely be available in the pantry. It can be made in justย  15 mins.. What more do u need!?! Easy, quick and yummy snack to crunch/munch, Isn’t it? I bet your house will be filled with a very tempting aroma!! Perfect for cold & rainy days ๐Ÿ™‚ Check other snack recipes HERE.

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Kaju Pista Roll

October 16, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  2 comments

Kaju Pista Roll had been in my plan list for last year’s Diwali. Somehow could not manage to make it. This time when I made the Kaju Katli video, made it as an extended version. It is in fact an extension of Kaju Katli as the base layer is the same with an additional pista filling. Made it as a video recipe too. So happy about the results as it tasted just like the ones we get in sweet shops. With this my sweet collection for this year’s Diwali is over.

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Kaju Katli – Easy Diwali Sweets

October 12, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Kaju Katli – the very name drives many of us crazy ?!? This is a very rich and exotic sweet. U can find this in any sweet stall and as far as I know this is the most expensive one!! But once u make it at home, am sure U will agree with me that homemade is the best!! I had posted this Kaju Katli recipe long back, have updated with new pics and video! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Carrot Burfi – Carrot Besan Burfi

October 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  5 comments

Carrot Burfi is a mouth-watering sweet perfect for Diwali. This is yet another sweet which does not need sugar syrup consistency. It is a no fail recipe even beginners can try. Nobody will be able to find out that it is made out of carrot. The combo of besan makes it taste like carrot mysore pak. Though the procedure for mysore pak is different. I have grated carrot and used it here. Chk tips for other options.

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Besan Murukku – Kadalai Mavu Murukku

October 9, 2017 Diwali SnacksSavoury Snacks  No comments

Am sure you all are busy preparing for Diwali. Me too. This year lets begin with a kara kara muru muru snack. Yes Besan Murukku is an easy, crunchy murukku perfect for the season. Usually murukku is made with a combo of rice flour & urad dal or gram dal flour. This is quite a different variety compared to it. It is spicy, though u can adust spice levels as per your preference. Recipe with video..

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Paal Kesari – Milk Kesari – Kesari

September 21, 2017 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Paal Kesari or Milk Kesari is a simple South Indian sweet. I made this for the 1st day of Navaratri (today). Perfect for this festive season and for sudden cravings/guests. It is very similar to the normal Rava Kesari. The addition of milk gives it a magical taste. It tasted more like a halwa! The needed ingredients are always available at home. All u need is 15-20 mins. Do check my Semiya Kesari & Aval Kesari recipes too.

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