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Motichoor ladoo | How to make motichoor ladoo



Motichoor ladoo with step by step picture.


Motichoor ladoo are made with very fine shaped boondhi, fried and soaked up in sugar syrup. Unlike boondhi ladoo here the boondhis are very fine. To make it very fine here a specially perforated ladle is used. I bought this ladle last year and tried this ladoo. But I didn't get fine balls hence didn't blog about it. This time I gathered tips from many pages and I some what made smaller ones from my previous batch. The trick is while making boondhi after pouring the batter over the ladle immediately have to tap/bang over a weight so that the boondhi falls in tiny forms in the hot oil. Don't worry if you didn't get smaller boondhi, get give a coarse grind in a mixer and make ladoo.

Thinnai Adhirasam | Foxtail Millet Jaggery Sweet | Diwali Sweet


Thinnai adhirasam with step by step pictures.


For this year Diwali recipe, I have decided to try some sweet and savories with millets. Let me see how for it goes smoothly and How many recipes I try. To begin with, I tried this adhirasam with thinnai arisi. I am a big fan of this adhirasam and hence I tried this first. Making this millet adhirasam is same as regular adhirasam only with the difference in millet in the place of rice. All the other procedure remains the same. I added more syrup into the flour. So the next day I couldn't make balls correctly. I resolved it by adding some wheat flour. So be careful not to add all the jaggery syrup.

Pirandai Idli/ Dosa | Adamant Creepers Idli | Healthy Recipe


Priandai Idli/dosa recipe with step by step pictures.


Pirandai is known as “Adamant Creeper” or “Veldt Grape” or “Devil’s Backbone” in English.  It has many health benefits and the one which I read in one of my facebook group is it helps to prevent osteoporosis. It is the best medicine for it, so people suffering from this disorder consume this easy herb at least once a week.
To say the truth I haven't seen or eaten it before or after marriage. The only place I saw it during our Xmas vacation last year in my FIL's coconut yard. It was seen in abundant there and thought to take some while returning Chennai. But I didn't take.

Rabri | How to make Rabri | Indian Dessert


Rabri is an Indian dessert made with milk, sugar, saffron, and nuts. The recipe will somewhat look similar to basundi which also have similar ingredients. In basundi, the sweetened milk is thickened and served with nuts. But here in rabri, it is thickened by scrapping the sides of the pan and the end product may look little grainy. In Basundi it will be smoothy when compared to rabri. In this festive make this easy dessert and relish with family.

Pasi Paruppu Sundal | Moong Dal Sundal



Another easy to make Sundal for this festive season. The overall process for this sundal recipe was just 30mins. So if you haven't soaked any legumes to make Sundal just go for this easy sundal variety. For variations you can add chaat masala, chopped mango init. But here I have made it plain by just adding coconut.

Tamarind Rice | Lunch Box Recipe


Tamarind rice recipe with step by step pictures.


I have seen in many blogs about the tamarind rice in which they add some freshly ground masala powder. But in this recipe, no such fresh masala powder is added and quite easy and simple to make without many processes. Mostly we pack this rice for our long train travel as it never gets spoiled soon unlike other rice. Roasted red chilly-coconut thogayal is the best pair for this rice variety.

Quinoa Pradhaman | Quinoa Payasam | Dessert Recipe

Quinoa Pradhaman | Quinoa Payasam | Dessert Recipe

Quinoa pradhamam with step by step pictures.
Quinoa is one healthy food which can be had in many forms. It is a super healthy food rich in nutrients. It is low in carbohydrates hence good for weight loss. As festival season is around the corner I decided to make a dessert with it. This payasam is made with quinoa, coconut milk, and jaggery. Coconut milk can be replaced with ordinary cow milk and jaggery with white sugar.

Paruppu Thogayal | How to make paruppu thogayal


Paruppu thogayal with step by step pictures.

Simple lentils thogayal is a easy dip which can be mixed with hot steaming rice along with ghee. One can make this dip with coconut also. But here I didn't use any coconut. Yesterday when I was lazy to make any kuzhambu for rice I made this thogayal , mixed up with rice and had my lunch. It was super tasty and easy to make. I tried to capture a quick video with my mobile.