Oct 29, 2013

Diwali Bhakshanams

Diwali Bhakshanams

Diwali Bhakshanams/Diwali snacks

Oct 28, 2013

South Indian Mixture (Chivda)

For Diwali I always make this.


  • Prepare Time........................10 min
  • Cook Time............................40 min
South Indian Mixture
Ingredients
  • Chick Peas Flour (Besan)..............................3cups
  • Rice Flour.......................................................1cup
  • Chili Powder..................................................2tsp
  • Asafoetida......................................................1tsp
  • Aval (Beaten rice)...........................................1cup
  • Ground nuts...................................................1cup
  • Porikadalai.....................................................1cup
  • Butter...............................................................3tbsp
  • Curyy leaves....................................................few
  • Salt to Taste...
To Fry and Powder
  • Red Chilies.......................................................7
  • Asafoetida (LG)...........................................a small piece
Fry these with little oil and powder coarsely.

Method
  • Mix besan,melted butter chili powder, salt and asafoetida with water make a thick dough.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Take sev press, fill with dough and press it in oil. Fry it till it becomes crisp.
  • Prepare all sev and keep. I never add bundhi to this mixture.
  • Fry the ground nut with curry leaves, aval and porikadai separately into crisp. mix all, add salt and ground chili spices.
  • Aval fry fast and keep them in paper towels.
  • (Add salt and spices according to your taste)

Oct 11, 2013

Ulundhu Bonda (Navarati Prasadam)

This quick  snack is very easy to prepare
.

  • Prepare Time............................15 min
  • Cook Time...............................20 min
  • Serve......................................4

A salty snack

Ulunthu Bonda

Ingredients
  • Urad Dhal.............................2cups
  • Pepper Corns.....................1tsp
  • Ginger................................small piece
  • Rice Flour...........................1tsp
  • Coconut Flakes...................2 tsp
  • Curry leaves.......................few
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Wash and soak the dhal  for an hour.Remove all the water.
  • Grind with pepper, salt into thick paste.
  • Add rice flour, coconut and curry leaves.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Take a spoon of dough,wet hands, round it and drop into the oil
  • Deep fry them into golden
  • You can make with idli batter too.

Upma Kozhakattai

Upma Kozhakattai is a breakfast dish. It is very convenient to carry this kozhakattai to office(Lunch) and during travel.


  •  Prepare Time..............10 min
  • Cook Time...................20 min
  • Serve............................4

Upma Kozhakattai

Ingredients
  • Rice rava.............................2cups
  • Mustard Seeds....................1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal............................2 tsp
  • Green Chili..........................4
  • Ginger.................................2tsp
  • Grated Coconut...................1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves..........................few
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Heat a pan with oil , add mustard seeds, chana dhal, chili, curry leaves and ginger.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter add 4 cups of water,coconut and salt.
  • When the water boils add the rice rava and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in simmer till it cooks well.
  • Remove from the gas, let it cool. Make small balls with the dough .
  • Steam these kozhakattai either in idli thattu or vessel with holes.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or mulakai podi.

Oct 3, 2013

Navaratri October 5th 2013

Kolu means decorations with differernt type of dolls

Navaratri Kolu(Thank you Indira)

Navaratri is very important festival. We celebrate 9 days.It is dedicated Goddess  Durga, Navaratri means nine nights  .Nine forms of Devi are worshipped on these days The first three days devoted to Goddess  Durga, next three days to Goddess  Lakshmi and last three days to Goddess Saraswathi.
Vijayadasami day we start our new lessons in music/ education.

These nine days we keep Kolu decorated with dolls and flowers. each day we make prasadams to Devi and recite Laithambal Shobanam,( by Vedavalli here you can download http://www.mediafire.com/download/yd1daoy0mhc/R+Vedavalli+-+Lalithambal+Sobanam+1.zip) Meaning from this site Thanks to P R Ramachandran http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g109.htm


Devi Mahatmyam and other devi slokas.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y57Qjvb9aQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y0b17sZa8M.
Naivedyams

Navaratri Sundals

Oct 1, 2013

Bundhi ladu

Bundhi ladu
sweet with chickpeas flour, sugar and ghee
Bundhi Ladu
 Ingredients
  • Besan ..................................... 1 cup
  • Rice flour................................. 1 tbsp
  • Sugar .......................................1 and half cup
  • Cardamom powder ................1tsp
  • Diamond kalkandu................. 2tbsp
  • Cashew nuts ...........................12
  • Clove........................................ 8
  • Color.......................................... a pinch
Method

For the sugar syrup
  • Heat a pan with little water and add sugar. 
  • Let it become one thread consistency, add the saffron color, cashew nuts, kalkandu, cloves, cardamom powder.
For bundhi
  • Mix besan and rice flour. like bhajia batter.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Take the bundhi thattu ,drop 1 big spoon batter. 
  • Bundhi droplets fall in the hot oil. Stir them till they are fully cooked. 
  • Collect all the bundhi straightaway drop in the sugar pagu. 
  • Keep doing till the syrup is full. Make medium sized balls

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