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Homemade Rice Ada | Kitchen Basics


Gone are the days when I search shops for this ada to make payasam. After coming to this blogging world I have learned that it can be very easily made at home. Without much writing, let's go off to it.

Cluster beans mezhukkupuratti | Kerala style cluster beans stir fry



Cluster beans mezhukkupuratti with step by step pictures.
 
Cluster beans mezhukkupuratti is a simple Kerala stir fry. Just tempering a cooked vegetable in coconut oil, spices are mezhukkupuratti. You can use any vegetables like carrot, beans, potato, lady's finger.etc.This is one common recipe is Kerala household. Let us see how to make this.

Chakka Pradhaman | Jackfruit Preserve /Jam Coconut milk pudding | Onam Recipe

chakka pradhaman

After making oats jackfruit appam i was left with half of the jackfruit preserve which i made before. Since Onam is nearing i want to make pradhaman with it and post it before.I make pudding/dessert only week ends and hence a week before i made this on a Sunday.Making this is so simple just mix the jam /preserve in thin coconut milk milk, add in sweetening agent, then thick coconut milk and switch off.Let us see it in details.

Kalan -Kerala Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipe | Kurukku Kalan Recipe


Kalan recipe

Kalan is one dish which is served in the sadya meal which is nothing but yam/raw plantain  or both cooked in coconut-yogurt masala paste.It must cook carefully as curd/yogurt may tends to curdle.I prepared this today along with sambar which was so yummy.I slightly adopted the recipe from here.

Ammini & coconut stuffed Poran kozhukatai

 

2 type kozhukatai- video recipe.

Toor dal dosa | Easy breakfast/ dinner recipe


Toor dal dosa with step by step pictures.

Toor dal dosa is a quick dosa variety that can be made for breakfast or dinner. This dosa can be made without fermentation. I have already posted a masoor dal recipe with a video. If you want you can check it here.

Thinnai Sarkkarai Pongal | Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal


Starting my day with a sweet note is always a bliss for me but my daughter won't prefer anything sweet in her food in morning hours .So mostly I make savory recipes and rarely I prepare sweet pongal or puttu  for me to satisfy my sweet carve.

Aval Ladoo/ Balls | Poha ladoo | Healthy Snack




Aval Ladoo with step by step pictures.

Aval/poha ladoo is a simple snacks to make in jiffy. When sweet carve strikes and not mood to make elobarate one try to make this simplest one and enjoy. Here I have used a mix of cane sugar and white sugar but you can either with any one sugar of mix of both. Also if you prefer making it sugar free just add more pitted dates and grind it and make balls.

Curry leaves kuzhambu

 Curry leaves kuzhambu with step by step pictures and video.

Curry leaves is one major green which we use in all recipe which includes tempering. The aroma it emits when tempering will make it more salivating. Whenever we buy vegetables here in Chennai, India the vegetable vendors will give this curry leaves for free. As we buy weekly we get a huge bunch every week. I mostly trash the previous week leaves. Sometimes when leaves are not withered I try this gravy or use it in making podis.

Seedai | salt and sweet version | Festive recipe



Seedai with step by step pictures.


Seedai is a deep-fried snack which is made with rice flour and urad dal flour. A dough is made with both flours along with salt and spices for salt version. For the sweet version, jaggery water ( jaggery just melted is water)is used. Though we don't celebrate these festive I love to make recipe related to each festival.

Carrot Coconut Burfi | Easy Indian Sweet Recipe | Video Recipe



Diwali is just  round the corner which we can easily witness in this digital world where bloggers posting more sweets and savories.I too have posted few of it and to add in it comes this burfi.I referred my coconut burfi and did it, as it is so simple to make.Just mix everything in a pan and keep stirring till it leaves the sides.One small suggestion from my side is to reduce the sugar level a bit.Because 2 cups looks more sweet for me after I made it so better reduce it to 1 &3\4 cup.But If you like more sweeter version then can go for 2 cups.