Category Archives: FESTIVERECIPES

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongal /sugar candy sadam

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongal /sugar candy sadam

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongalThis kalkandu rice recipe is a quick alternative to regular sakkarai pongal.  Kalkandu pongal is a predominant temple prasadam. The prasadam when made at temple is always special and has a unique divine taste.I believe that we can’t get the exact taste as temple ones when done at our home.Even the big solid sugar candy’s are available,you can use that also instead of normal sugar candy. Continue reading

perfect vanilla buttercream /easy vanilla buttercream frosting recipe(icing)

perfect vanilla buttercream /easy vanilla buttercream frosting recipe(icing)

perfect vanilla buttercream /easy vanilla buttercream frosting recipeThe most delicious part of a creamed cake is always this ever gorgeous butter cream icing. Any cake combined with this butter cream is always divine.I have seen in many recipes even professionals make by first beating of the butter alone. But, this method of beating butter first and then adding powdered sugar is the exact way to do. But, my way of doing is that I always add all ingredients in a bowl except milk. Continue reading

rice flakes payasam /aval payasam recipe / poha kheer

rice flakes payasam /aval payasam recipe / poha kheer

rice flakes payasam /aval payasam recipe / poha kheerThis rice flakes payasam is a great festive sweet that can be done at less time without any hassle.Usually for this cahews are roasted and added to the payasam at the end.Suddenly I thought how would it taste?if added along with poha. So,I roasted both poha and cashews together and added it to cook.

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recipes for karthigai deepam /thiru karthigai special recipes

recipes for karthigai deepam  /thiru karthigai special recipes

karthigai pori urundai/how to make puffed rice ballsIts an auspicious festival celebrated with great importance all over Tamil nadu. Lighting earthen lamp lights are the main part of this festival.In our home we have a custom of lighting lamps for 3 days.The day before karthigai deepam and after the deepam day.For thiru karthigai making pori urundai is essential part of the whole festivity.Have you ever heard about home-made crackers made during this karthigai deepam I have just read about this here.

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diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhu

diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhu

diwali legiyam recipe /diwali marundhu /deepavali marundhuAlthough sweets,savouries and crackers are the special part of diwali the most special inevitable one is the “Diwali marundhu”. Usually as a child our mothers would wake us at early hours of Diwali morning. As a child so much of expectations and excitement will always be there to burst crackers and to wear new dresses.Its customary in most of the houses to simply apply gingelly oil alone before having head bath.At some homes they do add cumin,small onion,omam even pepper to heat up Continue reading