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gujarati sweet sukhadi /Gud(gur)papdi

gujarati sweet sukhadi /Gud(gur)papdi

gujarati sweet sukhadi /Gud(gur)papdiThis gujarati sweet sukhadi is an honest straight forward dish with no complicated procedures and proves to be a best authentic sweet with no compromise.As in most of the gujarati sweets jaggery is given more importance because jaggery has a special character to balance the heat of the body keeping it warm.The ingredients used in each region is purely influenced by the climate of that area.While selecting jaggery it should be dark coloured one and that is the good one compared to golden hard jaggery. Continue reading

thippili rasam recipe (long pepper/arisithippili)

thippili rasam recipe (long pepper/arisithippili)

thippili rasam recipeDo you have ever heard about “thirikadugam” its a combination of sukku (dryginger), milagu (pepper) and thippili(long pepper)!its a handy medicine that will always lie readily powdered at my patti’s kitchen pantry shelf.As its a great treatment for sore throat and cold with grandchildren’s always around her all the time. she always insists my mum to give it to keep cold at bay.This thirikadugam can be mixed with hot milk or even can be taken after boiling it with water.Thippili by itself is a great cold reliever! Continue reading

sago upma indian recipe /javvarisi/sabudana

sago upma indian recipe /javvarisi/sabudana khichdi

sago upma indian recipe /javvarisi/sabudana khichdiLittle planning will make it a promising snack or a breakfast!but mostly I end up in making sago upma indian recipe /javvarisi/sabudana khichdi for dinner.Only few times I have made it as upma but mostly I love-making payasam with it.The bigger variety only will be suitable for this upma mostly for this the soaking time is 3-4 hours only and no need to soak overnight I think(but not sure,for me it works). We should check for correct soaking always!if we soak it longer,then sago will go mushy.Soaked sago will be whitish and when it cooks nicely it becomes transparent and glossy. Continue reading

zucchini muffins recipe /with walnuts

zucchini muffins recipe /with walnuts

zucchini muffins recipezucchini muffins recipeI got to see this new shop of farm fresh ooty vegetables here in our farmers market opened newly because for years only country vegetables were available in our farmers market.I was excited to see refreshing bunches of carrot,beetroot,celery,leeks and zucchini.I got yellow and green zucchin’s along with other veggies and returned home thinking of making some soup or bread with zucchini. Continue reading

recipe for black rice /kavuni arisi payasam

recipe for black rice /kavuni arisi payasam

recipe for black rice /kavuni arisi payasamEver since I have tasted that chettinad special sweet with black rice(kavuni arisi) that my friend kavitha had brought it for a get together party!the taste really obsessed my mind.It was totally a healthy filling dessert I have ever had and made me feel how we are missing such treasured trove ingredients like black rice /karuppu arisi.Its not that if a rice takes long time to cook with extended soaking time is all bad for you and normal white rice that cooks in no time is all good for you. Continue reading