Gasa Gasa Halwa

Poppy Seeds Halwa:Kasa Kasa Halwa. Cas Cas Halwa. Casa Casa Halwa. Poppy Seeds Sweet Recipe. This is quite famous recipe in Southern Tamil Nadu. The is no much variation from the usual ‘Halwa’ recipe though! Ingredients: White Poppy Seeds 1 cup Sugar ¾ cup Milk 2 cups Saffron few strands Ghee or Clarified Butter 1 [...]

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Rawa Kesari – Tamil Nadu Style

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Kesari: Semolina Halwa. Semolina Halva. Semolina Haluva. Rawa Kesari. Rava Kesari. Rawa Halwa. Sooji Ki Halwa. Sooji Halva. Sooji Halwa. Kesari, name comes from the word ‘kesar’/saffron…as it is traditional way to make this simple pheasant dessert. But later, saffron is replaced by food colors(especially orange). Only I could only associate ‘Kesari’ as lovely orange [...]

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Pidi Kozhukattai – Vinayaga Chathurthi Special

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Pidi Kozhukkattai:(Country Style)Pidi Kozhukattai. Rice Dumplings. Modhak. Simple Rice Modhak. Ganesh Chathurti Sweet Recipe. Vinayaga Chathurthi Sweet Recipe.There are sure wide varieties of ‘Kozhukkattai’ in Tamil Nadu. Generally they prepare with lots of varied fillings, like semolina, sesame, peanuts, cashew nuts, grated coconut…..etc. This ‘Modhak’ is completely different. You can shape it down by pressing [...]

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Sathu Maavu Kanji / Health Mix Porridge

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Sathu Maavu Kanchi: Malted Grain’s Powder. Malted Health Drink. Health Mix. Healthy Drink. Balanced Morning Soup. Mixed Whole Grain Soup. Ingredients: Whole wheat 100 gramsBlack Urad dal 100 gramsRagi/finger millet 100 gramsKambu/ Indian millet 100 gramsSoya 100 gramsGreen gram/moong dal 100 gramsPar-boiled rice 100 gramsRoasted Chana dal 100 gramsSaago/saboodana 100 gramsGround nuts/peanuts 100 gramsCashew nuts [...]

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Paneer Butter Masala

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Also Known As Fried Paneer Masala. Paneer Masala. Paneer butter Masala. Paneer Gravy. Kadai Paneer. Ingredients: Paneer – 250 grams cubed Onion paste 1 cup Ginger paste 1/2 spoon Garlic paste 1/2 spoon Tomato puree 2 cups Cashew nuts 10 – Wet ground Salt Kashmir chili powder 1 spoon Coriander seeds powder 1 spoon Turmeric [...]

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Paal Pongal

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Paal Pongal(Tamizhar Style) Dhoodh Pongal. Milk Pongal. Ingredients: Raw rice – broken 1 cup Sugar 3/4 cup Milk 3-4 cups Cardamon seeds powder 1/2 spoon Ghee 1 cup Ghee for frying cashews & raisins Cashew nuts halved – 25 Raisins/dry grapes – 1 fistful. Method: Wash the rice in running water several times. Maybe till [...]

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Chakara Pongal / Sakara Pongal

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  Chakara Pongal:(Tamizhar Style) Sakarai Pongal. Sweet Pongal. Inippu Pongal.Though it is called ‘chakara pongal’ literally means ‘Sugar in Pongal’….They don’t use sugar here. They use Jaggery (Indian brown sugar)…or kind of crude sugar. Ingredients: Raw-Half broken rice 1/2 cup Broken mung dal 1/2 cup Grated jaggery 3/4 cup Grated coconut 1/2 cup Milk 2 [...]

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Mundhiri Kuzhambu / Cashewnuts Curry

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Cashew Nuts Gravy:Mundhiri Kuzhambu. Raja-Bojana Kuzhambu. Kaju Gravy. Jidi Pappu Gravy. Ingredients:Cashewnuts whole – 20Ghee 1 cupWhole pepper 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1- spoonsCurry leaves fewTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonPepper powder 1 spoonSaltOnion paste – 1 cupGinger paste 1 spoonGarlic paste 1 spoonCashwnuts paste/puree 2 spoonsAlmonds paste/puree 2 spoonsPistachios nuts paste/puree 2 spoonsCoconut milk – 1 cupCrisply [...]

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Rawa Laadu

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Rava Laddu:Ingredients: Bombay rawa – 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Grated Coconut 1/2 cup Finelt chopped cashewnuts 1 fistful Cardamon seeds powder 1 spoon Ghee 1 cup. Method: Toast rawa till golden color and set aside. In a blender…..blend togather toasted rawa and sugar togather. In a small pan, heat ghee and fry the chopped [...]

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Sago Fritters / Sabudana Vada / Jowarisi Vadai

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Saago Vadai:Saabudana Vada. Sago Vada.Jawarisi Vadai. Ingredients:Sago 1 cupPeanuts/cashewnuts – toasted and grated 1/4 cupFinely chopped green chilies 6Ginger 2″ inch – peeled ad finely choppedFinely chopped curry leaves 1 fistfulSaltBaking soda less than 1/4 spoonRice flour 1 fistfulCooked and mashed potato 1Oil for deep frying. Method:Soak sago in plain water for 7-10 hours. Then [...]

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