Puliyodharai paste recipe ~ Home-made Puliyogare mix ~ Pulikachal

Sourashtra-style Puliyodharai mix ~ Pulikachal ~ South-Indian Tamarind Rice paste Haven’t we chatted on Sourashtrian Cuisine in one of my earlier posts? This is yet another post that will boast about their dishes. Right from my childhood, I had liked…

Puliyogare recipe | Puliyodharai | Pulisaadham | Tamarind Rice

sourashtrian-pulisadham-1.jpgSourashtra-style Puliyodharai Recipe ~ Puli sadham Recipe ~ Puliyogare Recipe Call it an easy lunch box recipe or a recipe while on a picnic or a touring recipe, Puliyodharai alias Puliyogare is a versatile food! While some consider it to be a holy dish prepared with so much of devotion during the pujas for God, it is my comfort food. Comfort food because it involves no cutting of vegetables  Pulikachal paste is very very handy, especially when you are hungry or when your morning wake-up alarm cheated on you. Moreover, Puliyodharai is a savior of a dying tongue. Savior because, since it has a spicy touch and a dominating sour taste, the moment you taste a spoon full of Pulisadham, your taste buds will blossom back thereby rescuing a bored tongue. So today’s recipe is about “how to make Puliyogare at home”. Oh! not that soon, without making you listen… Continue reading »

Cashew Burfee| Mundhiri burfee| Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets

Kaju-katli-1.jpgCashew Nut Burfee | Mundhiri burfee | Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets   I never thought preparing Kaju Katli will be THIS INSTANT!!!!! Cashew+Sugar with some 4 minutes stirring AND a little patience yields wonderful cakes of Cashew burfi!   I won’t be ashamed to confess the fact that I’m a foodie (uh, the word “foodie” won’t be right. To be precise it is “thinnipandaaram” in Tamil language ). I’m the exact opposite to my mom when it comes to eating habits. May be I should inquire my grandmother or my periyamma about the eating habits of my mom when she was my age. Before my marriage, we were a family of six. So it’s mandatory to hide all the snacks, sweets and biscuits from the four imps somewhere in the kitchen. I, being an active participant in the kitchen right from my childhood <batting my eye lashes> I know… Continue reading »

Cashew Burfee| Mundhiri burfee| Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets

Cashew Nut Burfee | Mundhiri burfee | Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets   I never thought preparing Kaju Katli will be THIS INSTANT!!!!! Cashew+Sugar with some 4 minutes stirring AND a little patience yields wonderful cakes of Cashew burfi…

Thakkali Chutney ~ Tomato Chutney ~ Indian Chutney varieties

tamatar-ki-chatni-no-mixie-chatni-1.jpgThakkali Chutney | Tangy Tomato Chutney | Tamilnadu-style chutney varieties   I can run my blog for years just by thinking of the various chutney recipes we make in our home. Chutneys not just for dosa and idly, but for bajji, bonda, vada, adai, paniyaram, rice etc. That’s why I cannot stop posting chutney recipes in my blog. So this month, this Thakkali chutney recipe (Tomato chutney) gets a place in the blog. Every time I write about a recipe in my blog, I consider it like introducing an esteemed Chief Guest for a big show or an event, so that I can sing the praises of the chief guest before he/she takes over the stage . But for this Tomato chutney recipe I won’t be the right host to compliment about it. My sister can do a better job to describe about this chutney’s taste because she ALWAYS demands… Continue reading »

How to ferment Idly batter during cold climate ~ How to make Idli batter using mixie (mixer grinder)

Dosai-maavu-1.jpgHow to grind South-Indian Idly batter using mixie | Tamilnadu Idli-dosa batter recipe What do you think when a girl from the southern parts of India suddenly lands on a vast space covered full of snow? … Get super-excited? Jump with joy? Starts to dance in the snowfall?? Nah, it is none of the above. Believe it or not, the first fear that struck me when I landed in the US was ‘how can I ferment the Idly batter in such a cold climate!’ The snow brought me nostalgia of Idlis and Dosas so very soon that I did not even reach my apartment from the airport. In India, Amma used to grind the batter in the morning and have the fermented batter ready by the afternoons during the summers. Or she grinds the idly batter during the night and gives us the pleasure of tasting soft fluffy idlis the… Continue reading »

Uluthamparuppu Chutney | Urad dal Chutney | South-Indian Best Chutney Recipes

skinned-black-gram-chutney-1.jpg    Ulundhu Paruppu Chutney | Urid Dhal Chutney | Tamilnadu Chutney Varieties   A Chutney that is so tasty that people at home will learn how to cheat the home-chef. They will ask some idly for the chutney and some chutney for the idly, playing alternately until you tell the fact that there is only little amount of chutney left in the kitchen . Make sure you’ve got extra amount of idly and dosa batter than the normal quantity that is required for the family because ……. yes, you will watch people having “abnormal” counts of idly and dosai when this Ulundhu paruppu chutney is prepared. In our home, the moment we smell the sautéing of the green chilies from the kitchen, we’ll understand that it is THE Uluthamparuppu chutney (skinned black gram chutney) that is getting ready for the dinner and try to increase the appetite by not… Continue reading »

Pottukadalai Chutney Recipe | Roasted gram chutney recipe | Quick and Easy Chutney recipes

Pottu kadala Chutney ~ Roasted gram Chutney ~ South-Indian Chutney recipes This chutney post is competing with one of my old chutney posts. 2-minutes Chutney Vs Minute’s Chutney. This time the parameters for selecting the winner among the two are the…

Pottukadalai Chutney Recipe | Roasted gram chutney recipe | Quick and Easy Chutney recipes

Pottu kadala Chutney ~ Roasted gram Chutney ~ South-Indian Chutney recipes This chutney post is competing with one of my old chutney posts. 2-minutes Chutney Vs Minute’s Chutney. This time the parameters for selecting the winner among the two are the…

Paasi Payaru Pooranam recipe | Inippu Kozhukattai Pooranam Recipe | Stuffing for Sweet Modak

  Paasipayaru Inippu Pooranam for Kozhukattai | Sweet Poornalu | Green-gram stuffing for Modakas This is ”THE” Pooranam recipe for Modak/Kozhukattai. Sooo delicious that Lord Ganapathi might gulp in all that was offered duri…