Category Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes

Mothagam – With Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam

September 1, 2016 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  5 comments

This Mothagam with Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam is the trademark recipe in every household for Pillayar Chathurthi. On the day I make Chickpeas Sundal, this mothagam or Mothagam with coconut pooranam and Ellu Urundai. Sometimes Medhu Vadai would also be in the list. So I usually end up making the pooranam the previous day so that it is quite easy. I tried making the Mothagam with a mould that I got from India. This is really handy, especially for beginners who find it difficult to shape the Mothagams.

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Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam – For Mothagam

August 29, 2016 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  6 comments

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam is the most common stuffing used for making Mothagam. Last year I had posted Mothagam with coconut and jaggery stuffing. This is with chana dal, coconut and jaggery. My most favourite. My mom usually makes some extra for me, as I love eating this stuffing as is without even being stuffed in a Mothagam. I am just making this as a separate post for easy reference. Mothagam with this stuffing is coming next. I have tried with a mothagam mould. So stay tuned for those cute little mothagams!!

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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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Coconut Ladoo – Easy Coconut Laddu

November 2, 2015 Diwali SpecialGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  9 comments

I am not a big fan of Coconut Ladoo or Coconut Burfi. But when I saw this recipe in the nestle milkmaid channel, was really tempted to try it. To my surprise all of us really loved it. It is so simple and quick to make this Coconut Ladoo. U need to mix just 2 ingredients, cook it for 4-5 mins and shape it once cool. Tadaaa!! Melt in the mouth Coconut Ladoo will be ready!! So do try this yet another simple sweet for this Diwali..

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Pachai Payaru Sweet Sundal – Green Gram Sweet Sundal

October 17, 2015 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  5 comments

Pachai Payaru is nothing but Moong beans. After posting Mochai Sundal, I wanted to post a sweet sundal. This Pachai Payaru Sweet Sundal is an easy and yummy sundal. Sundal is an important part of Navaratri. With very few ingredients this can be made very quickly.

To my surprise, Chotu just loved this!! He did like the Mochai Sundal, but this one I had no hopes as he does not have a sweet tooth like me. But looks like his taste buds are changing now. 🙂

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Mochai Sundal – Field Beans Sundal

October 12, 2015 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  7 comments

Mochai known as field beans in english is my favourite. Unfortunately we do not get fresh ones here. So have to use these dried field beans. This Mochai Sundal is a healthy, flavourful and yummy sundal for Navaratri. This can be had as an evening snack too. A small bowl of this and a glass of milk would be really filling for kids after coming back from school. My friend Rani generously gave me a box of this field beans she had got it from India. Thanks to her!!

I was actually wondering if it would be good enough like the fresh ones, but the moment it got cooked the whole house was filled with a wonderful aroma!!

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Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai

September 15, 2015 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  8 comments

Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai is an easy kozhukattai variety. It can be made sweet or spicy. Having posted 2 sweet kozhukattais, thought of posting this spicy one. If u dont have a sweet tooth unlike me, this is specially for you!! This is very easy to make too. Usually this is done with the left over dough after making Mothagam. This serves as a good tea time snack as well..

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Mothagam – Modakam

September 14, 2015 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  9 comments

Mothagam/Modakam is a must for Pillayar Chathurthi. It is also called Poorana Kozhukattai. This Mothagam Kozhukattai is with coconut pooranam(stuffing). I used to help amma during my childhood days in making this. Missing all those memorable days..It is not only Pillayar’s favourite, but mine too.. I would always restrain myself from sharing this with anyone!! Hehehe…

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Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

September 12, 2015 Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes  8 comments

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai is a simple and quick kozhukattai for Pillayar Chathurthi. This year Pillayar Chathurthi is on the 17th of September. No special skill is needed to make this yummy kozhukattai. There are 2 methods of making it. I have given step wise pics for both the versions below. Both the versions come out well. U can also make a savoury version of this, which I will be posting next.

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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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