Tag Archives: festive

pongal kulambu /pongal kuzhambu recipe/sidedish for pongal

pongal kulambu /pongal kuzhambu recipe/sidedish for pongal

pongal kulambu /pongal kuzhambuMany of the South Indian houses women will be really busy cleaning and preparing for the very auspicious four days pongal fair and me too having my cleaning done with few works still pending!The very purpose of cleaning the house before pongal is to clear and get rid of useless things and wastes.The first day is the bhogi were these useless wastes are burnt up and the whole meaning of this day is “exit of useless things and entry of new things”. Continue reading

fast and easy food recipes to make for navratri

fast and easy food recipes to make for navratri

Divinity takes its peak significance with all its power during these angelic nine days called by the name Navratri! a most widely accepted practice in India.Goddesses Durga,Lakshmi and Sarasvathi are worshiped in a particular order and mainly without keeping kolu(golu) this festival becomes incomplete in the southern parts of India.For kolu(steps in odd numbers to arrange dolls) apart from idols and dolls arrangement the real excitement comes when we see various scene setting (from ones own imagination)it brings before us the actual story of that particular set up which proves the great imaginative creative minds among the women folks. Continue reading

poha healthy pidi kozhukattai with red/brown aval

poha healthy pidi kozhukattai with red/brown aval

aval/poha pidi kozhukattaiWithout modaks the whole grand ganesh chathurthi celebration becomes meaningless and moreover real satisfaction comes when we pray and do pooja pure-heartedly.I love BalaGanesha/vinayagar(baby)for his ever charming innocence and mischievous calm look(beauty)and in general there are various forms of ganesha/vinayagar that attracts countless devotees towards him around the world. Continue reading

roasted sesame seeds laddu(til/ellu ladoo)

roasted sesame seeds laddu(til/ellu ladoo)

sesame seeds ladduMy mind was thoroughly scrutinizing for some easy sweet to make for guests who were about to visit my home at a short notice to invite our family for a function and they informed me that they will be coming in the evening . As I was running out of time to make an instant dessert some ribbon pakoda that I have already made the day before was there for the guests .It was not a real must that I have to prepare a sweet and serve as they were very close relatives of mine and they will not bother if I didn’t serve any,but my mind will not rest in peace if I don’t do anything. Suddenly this sweet recipe came up to my mind that I have noted it down from Continue reading

sweet cheedai recipe (vella seedai)

sweet cheedai recipe (vella seedai)

sweet cheedai recipe (vella seedai)Making my little one to dress up like Krishna and dipping those cute little legs into rice flour water mixture,making printable paadams (footprints are put from the entrance till the pooja room) on the floor are the most valuable memories of my life and I will have an evergreen call in my mind about those pleasurable moments.Janmashtami signifies welcoming lord krishna to our homes where milk,butter,ghee are the most wanted eatables of little krishna.Gokulashtami is incomplete without making vella seedai/sweet cheedai as neivaidyam of-course along with many other varieties of sweets and snacks. Continue reading