Category Navaratri Special

Paal Kesari – Milk Kesari

September 21, 2017 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  One comment

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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Coconut Rice – South Indian Coconut Rice

February 9, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesNavaratri SpecialRice Varieties  5 comments

Coconut Rice is a simple and yummy lunch box rice variety. It can be made in just 15 to 20 mins. Not much cooking skills are needed to make this. In the sense, it is perfect for bachelors. Am not a big fan of variety rice, but once in a while I like to have it. Puliyodharai is an exception though! Coconut Rice and potato fry is an unbeatable combo! In fact I would say it is the default combo at home 🙂 Finally not to forget that this Coconut Rice tastes very flavourful when made with freshly grated coconut.

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Masal Vadai – Paruppu Vadai – Masala Vadai

January 31, 2017 Navaratri SpecialSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Masal Vadai is a popular South Indian tea time snack. It is very commonly available in the local tea shops there. I should say it smell’s divine if u happen to be near a tea shop when they make it. It is perfect on a rainy day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s also called Paruppu Vadai. Usually some people do not prefer to add fennel seeds. U can skip it if u don’t want.. The only planning u need to do is the soaking of chana dal. If that is done the rest of the process can be done in 15-20 mins.

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Lemon Rice – Rice Varieties

January 10, 2017 Navaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  5 comments

Lemon Rice is a very common and popular South Indian rice variety. It is an easy and quick lunch box recipe. All u need is rice, lemon juice and tempering. I pretty much told the recipe here. Actually this is not a fancy recipe to be published here, but there are many beginners/bachelors who really need this. My favourite among these rice varieties is Puliyotharai especially with home made Pulikaichal. This Lemon Rice is good to go as is or divine with any potato sabji & papad/crisps.

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Varagu Sakkarai Pongal – Millet Sweet Pongal

January 7, 2017 Navaratri SpecialPongal Recipes  7 comments

I have always wanted to try millet sakkarai pongal. The procedure to make this Varagu Sakkarai Pongal is very similar to the normal Sakkarai Pongal made with rice. This is perfect to make for Pongal festival. Actually to be honest, we did not find any difference in the taste, in the sense it tasted as good as the normal Sakkarai Pongal. When there is no compromise in taste, why not choose a much healthier option?!?  Do check my Aval Sakkarai Pongal as well.. Varagu is known as Kodo Millet in english.

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Thinai Sweet Appam – Millet Sweet Paniyaram

December 4, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri Special  3 comments

Thinai Sweet Appam My Magic Pan

Millets are the new and healthy trend in south Indian cooking now. I did get a lot of millet variety flours from India during my last visit. Have started including millets in our diet and we truly love it. This Thinai Sweet Appam is an easy and instant appam variety, perfect to make for Karthigai Deepam. Thinai is known as Foxtail millet in english. As I said this is an instant version – no soaking/grinding involved. If u want to use whole thinai/foxtail millet, pls scroll down to the tips section.

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Carrot Kheer – Carrot Payasam

October 2, 2016 Holi RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialShivaratri RecipesSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Today is a special day for MyMagicPan!! It is MyMagicPan’s 3rd blog anniversary!! I just can’t believe it’s 3 full years already!! Blogging has always been fun, in fact most of the times addictive. There have been times when I plan so much for MyMagicPan rather than other important things 😉 especially when we go on a vacation.  Whatever may be, my blog has kept me busy and happy/proud!! I might be repetitive, but it is so true that it has given me a whole new identity!! All of your comments, feedbacks, phone calls, messages & pictures truly overwhelm me!! A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to each and everyone of you to have supported me all these years & for encouraging me in the future as well!!

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Kollu Sundal – Horsegram Sundal

September 29, 2016 Navaratri Special  4 comments

Navaratri is around the corner. This Kollu Sundal is a flavourful and easy sundal to make during Navaratri. The only planning needed to make this sundal is to soak kollu/horsegram overnight. After making the Kollu Rasam, for which I used only a little portion of the cooked kollu, I made this Kollu Sundal. It was so flavourful and filling.

Do check my full collection for Navaratri HERE !!

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Aval Laddu – Poha Laddoo

August 21, 2016 Diwali SpecialGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  10 comments

Aval Laddu is an easy and yummy treat that can be made in just 15 minutes. As Krishna Jayanthi is on the 25th of August, thought of posting this easy Aval Laddu. It will be a perfect neiyvedhyam for the occasion. Without any hassles even beginners can make this laddu easily. This can be made as an evening snack too.

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Javvarisi Payasam – Sago Kheer

April 7, 2016 Holi RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialShivaratri RecipesSweets/Desserts  4 comments

Javvarisi Payasam is an easy and creamy payasam variety. It is a very easy one to make. I just love those cute little pearls in the payasam. The only trick is to cook the javvarisi/sago correctly. This Javvarisi Payasam is with sugar. A perfect and divine dessert for any special occassion!! Any South Indian festive meal will not be complete without payasam and Vadai..

My all time favourite is Moong Dal Payasam!!

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