Jalebi | Saffron Jalebi | Instant Jalebi | Festival Sweet Recipe

Jalebi is on of the most famous Indian sweet which is quite popular throughout the country.Imarti / Jhangari and jalebi almost involve the same procedure but the former is made with urad dal and the latter, jellaba with flour. The process of making this sweet ,jalebi  involves making the batter and allowing it to ferment for 8-10 hours. But here I have used a shortcut method of using cooking soda.I slightly adapted this recipe from Tarla dal page but in it, they have used yeast which I altered by using baking soda.

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.

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.

Quinoa Murukku | Quinoa Flour Chakli | Healthy Snack

Quinoa Murukku | Quinoa Flour Chakli | Healthy Snack

Quinoa murukku with step by step picture.

Healthy muruku / chakli with quinoa flour, rice flour and roasted dal ( potukadalai) flour.I bought this quinoa flour along with my whole grain quinoa from Amazon.I tried quinoa curd rice with the grain but this flour was just sitting in my pantry waiting to get noticed.Though I made pancakes with it a day I didn't click to write about it.So this murukku makes the first recipe to blog about it.Hope I will try more recipe with this flour and blog about it.

Chana Masala | Restaurant Type Chole Masala

Chana Masala | Restaurant Type Chole Masala

Chana Masala with step by step picture.

Whenever I make Poori/puri for breakfast my daughter always prefer this chole masala.So during weekends, I make sure that I soak channa the previous night for this. This masala is the best combo for poori, appam, chapatti and can even have it with rice.

Beef Mappas | Beef Cooked in Coconut Milk

beef mappas

Beef is a meat which i prepare more often after chicken while mutton is least preferred in my house.This recipe when i saw it here want to try it & it was a super doper hit.Do give a try once & i"m damn sure you will make it again and again.I usually buy  a  tender variety of beef (veal) which is very soft meat type compared to beef.

Sweet Corn Sundal | Easy Snack Recipe

Sweet corn sundal with step by step pictures.

Sweet corn in one of the maize variety which is loved by all people.It is plucked before they are matured as maturation involves conversion of sugar to starch so as to  be eaten as vegetable rather than a grain.It is said cooked corn has anti-cancer properties to try to include it in your diet.Due to the sweet taste it is  a great hit among young ones.By adding salt & spice one can just eat the boiled corn or without spice.In this i have just tempered and added coconut for more flavor.

Barnyard millet/Kuthirivalli Vegetable Khichadi | Millet Recipe

barnyard millet khichadi

As we all know the goodness of millets and many have started using it regularly .I have tried all millets variety and made many recipes,you can check in recipe index.mostly i make pongal with millets and i want to try khichadi with it and tried a day.Healthy and tasty food recipe in just 10mins.

Pidi Karunai Roast


Pidi karunai roast with step by step picture and video.

Pidi karunai roast/ pidi karunai tawa fry is a simple side for rice This can be easily made. The only time consuming part is cooking of the vegetable.Here I cooked in open pot method. But you can even pressure cook.In that case don't overcook just 1-2 whistle will be more than enough.This side dish is a good pair for any gravy/kuzhambu and hot steaming rice. You can also make seppakilangu in the same way.

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal | Beach Sundal | Sundal Recipes

thenga mangai pattani sundal
If you have been to Marina Beach you would have seen many selling this sundal variety mostly people buy this and enjoy it in beach hence the name beach sundal.

Palak Khicadi | how to make palak khichdi

Palak Khicadi | how to make palak khichdi

Palak khichadi/ Spinach Dal recipe with step by step pictures and video.

After trying out an easy method of Bisibelabath I want to try my hand on khichdi. I have tried khichdi with rava/sooji, I want particularly try this khichdi with the khichdi dal available in the market. If you don't seem to get this dal then use regular moong dal. Khichdi is somewhat similar to pongal whereas in Pongal we don't use any vegetable but her in this khichdi you can use a mix of vegetables or else like this recipe, palak khichdi.

Mutton rib bone soup | Mutton bone soup | how to make soup


Mutton bone soup with step by step pictures and video.

Mutton bone soup is a healthy soup which is usually served with for people who are anemic. Soups are good for cold weathers.The healthy non-veg soup keeps the body temperature warm. This soup is good to drink in mornings, lunch as well as dinners. This is simple and quick to make soup with bones in a pressure cooker. This can be served as such as soup or can be mixed with hot steaming rice and can have.

Tapioca /Maravalli killangu Maisyal | Side Dish for Rice

மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு /Tapioca is one of my favorites, which I can take it any time of the day in any way.I like to have it plain with some spicy fish curry and some times I make like this kottu version for rice. This tapioca is available in papad/appalam form in our native district which I never miss buying when we go there.