Category Navaratri Special

Keerai Vadai – Spinach Vada (with urad dal)

March 9, 2015 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  17 comments

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. This Keerai Vadai is a perfect tea time snack. Its crispy outside and soft inside. Usually in the local tea shops they make it as masal vadai/paruppu vadai (with chana dal). I prefer it with urad dal as Chotu likes the Medhu Vadai best!! So I am more than happy to make this as I can add some spinach leaves to it  Its the best snack to have on a cold/rainy day over a cup of coffee or tea.

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Aval Sakkarai Pongal – Poha Sweet Pongal

January 11, 2015 Gokulashtami RecipesNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

Aval Sakkarai Pongal is the quickest sweet that can be made during festivals. As Pongal festival is approaching I thought of posting this recipe. Unlike the usual Sakkarai Pongal, there is not much cooking involved in this recipe. It is very easy with just a very few ingredients..

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Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram – Sweet Appam (with rava)

December 3, 2014 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  11 comments

Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular South Indian snack. I have already posted a savoury version of Kuzhi Paniyaram earlier.This is an instant sweet version that is perfect to be made for Karthigai Deepam which falls on 5th Dec – this friday. I usually make Nei Appam, which is an instant version too.This Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram is crisp outside and extremely soft inside. Its totally divine when served hot/warm, satisfies sudden sweet cravings too.

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Moong Dal Payasam – Paruppu Payasam

November 27, 2014 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesShivaratri RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

I love any kind of payasam, or any sweet for that matter. Moong Dal Payasam / Paasi Paruppu Payasam is a very easy South Indian payasam (kheer). As Karthigai Deepam is on Dec-5th, thought of posting this payasam recipe. My version of Moong Dal Payasam is with coconut milk. It is very flavourful and just tastes divine.

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Semiya Kesari – Vermicelli Kesari

September 22, 2014 Navaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  7 comments

Kesari is a delicious Indian sweet made with rava/sooji or semiya/vermicelli. This Semiya Kesari is a very easy and quick sweet. I usually make this when we have sudden sweet cravings. Not much ghee is required unlike the other sweets. This comes to the rescue when u have unexpected guests as this can be made with the regularly available ingredients in your pantry. Kids would love it too.

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Chana Sundal – Chickpeas Sundal

September 19, 2014 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  8 comments

Chana Sundal is Chickpeas Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal. We normally make it during Navaratri. As Navaratri is approaching I thought of posting this recipe. This Chana Sundal is a very simple one. Apart from the over-night soaking time u can make this very quickly. This also serves as a healthy evening snack.

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Puli Aval – Tamarind Poha (Upma)

April 15, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerNavaratri SpecialNO Onion NO Garlic  4 comments

Aval / Poha is flattened rice. It is very easily digestible and can be cooked in a jiffy. This puli aval is our family favourite. I usually make this when we get bored with the normal idli/dosa or especially when I am tired/lazy, this comes to my rescue. I have already posted an aval/poha upma recipe earlier. This is yet another delicious upma recipe…

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Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal

April 11, 2014 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal is an authentic sweet recipe that is made for different festivals to offer as prasadham. As Tamil New Year is around the corner thought of posting this easy Sakkarai Pongal recipe. Traditionally it is made in a pot for Pongal festival, but here I have used the pressure cooker method for convenience. The best combo for Sakkarai Pongal is Medhu Vadai.

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Medhu Vadai – Ulundu Vadai

January 18, 2014 Diwali SnacksKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Medhu Vadai – Ulundu Vadai is a traditional South Indian favourite recipe. A festive menu in South India definitely includes Medhu Vadai & payasam. It is crispy outside & soft inside. It not only goes well with a lunch menu but also with idli, pongal..

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Peanut Sundal – Masala Kadalai Sundal

October 10, 2013 Navaratri SpecialNO Onion NO Garlic  One comment

Peanuts are very healthy. This Peanut Sundal is yet another easy sundal variety for Navratri, with a dash of amchur. U can serve this is an evening snack too. This protein rich sundal can be given to kids as well.. Though am not a big fan of peanuts, I like this crunchy, tangy Peanut Sundal.

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