Category Tamil New Year Recipes

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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Orange Rasam

December 25, 2014 Kuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Rasam is a must have in any South Indian household. This Orange Rasam is an easy, flavourful rasam with orange juice. Rice, rasam and potato curry is a simple and perfect meal combo – Our family favourite too.. This Orange Rasam can be had with rice or even as a soup. With the goodness and flavour of oranges along with freshly ground spices this orange rasam is totally divine.

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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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Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili – Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili

June 4, 2014 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  6 comments

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili is a popular South Indian side dish made with kothavarangai/cluster beans and lentils. It is mostly served in South Indian marriages. This can be made with beans too..

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Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Sambar

May 30, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesPongal RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  5 comments

Sambar is one of the most essential/common dish in any South Indian household. I have posted a couple of tiffin sambar varieties earlier. This drumstick sambar is for rice. I know there is nothing new in a sambar recipe, but I would like to have a collection of basic recipes too, especially for beginners. Made with homemade sambar powder, this drumstick sambar is the most comforting meal!!

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Mango Pachadi – Maangai Pachadi

April 13, 2014 CondimentsMango RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Mango Pachadi / Maangai Pachadi is a compulsory recipe on Tamil New Year’s day. This pachadi has a combination of sweetness from jaggery, sourness from mango & spiciness from chillies. It just tastes delicious. You can add neem flowers finally to get all the tastes in one dish.

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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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Vazhakkai Varuval – Raw Banana Fry

March 18, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

Vazhakkai Varuval / Raw Banana Fry is a simple fry with no fancy items. It pairs well with any South Indian meal combo(sambar,rasam, curd rice)I have already posted a Vazhakkai Poriyal recipe with freshly ground spices. This Vazhakkai fry does not involve any grinding though and can be made in 10 mins.

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Podalangai Poricha Kootu

February 4, 2014 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

Podalangai Poricha Kootu is a very simple South Indian dish that goes well rice. It is very easy to make with very less oil. This can also be had with chapathi/roti.

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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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