Category Pillayar Chathurthi Recipes

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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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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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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Ellu Urundai – Sesame Ladoo

August 27, 2014 Pillayar Chathurthi RecipesSweets/Desserts  2 comments

Ellu Urundai is the most simple and mandatory recipe that we make for Vinayaga Chathurthi. This can be made in a jiffy with just 2 ingredients. These are healthy and addictive too. Vinayaga Chathurthi falls on 29th of this month. Make these nutty flavoured Ellu Urundai / Sesame Ladoos as neivedhyam and serve Lord Ganesh.

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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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Sweet Appam / Instant Nei Appam

October 8, 2013 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi Recipes  2 comments

Sweet Appam is a very easy to make sweet during festival seasons. This version does not require any soaking/grinding. You can make it with the usually available ingredients from your kitchen. U just need to mix some ingredients, and shallow fry it in a paniyaram pan. How cool is that?!?

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