how to prepare kozhukattai maavu /kolukattai dough grinding method

how to prepare kozhukattai maavu /kolukattai dough grinding method

how to prepare kozhukattai maavu /kolukattai dough grinding methodThis month is a crazy season for making kozhukattai’s you are right! its vinayakar chaturthi on the way. Iam a die-hard fan of both savoury and sweet versions of these kozhukattai’s. It’s a healthy festive snack that is very tasty and addictive.Making a perfect mel maavu (outer covering) is very important.The consistency should be perfect so that we get a nice kozhukattai without any cracks. We usually soak rice,dry it and prepare or buy processed rice flour for making this kozhukattai. Continue reading

kambu kozhukattai /kambu kara pidi kozhukattai recipe

kambu kozhukattai /kambu kara pidi kozhukattai recipe

kambu kozhukattai /kambu kara pidi kozhukattai recipeKambu is a valuable millet with loads of nutritional goodness and for its top cooling effect its consumed during summer as kambu koozh. This time I have tried this kambu kara pidi kozhukattai and its a sure healthy snack recipe that we can indulge without any guilt. As this kambu has high fibre,iron and protein it was a top rated traditional grain of our ancestors. I have already a sweet version of this kambu kozhukattai in my space. Continue reading

pepper thattai recipe /mundri milagu thattai

pepper thattai recipe /mundri milagu thattai

pepper thattai recipe /mundri milagu thattaiThis pepper thattai recipe is little different from ordinary thattai that we make,the difference is from the spices that are added. The spices are pepper,cumin and instead of peanuts I have tried it with cashewnuts. We can use home-made rice flour or can make from the store-bought one. The only thing is that the store-bought rice flour should be fresh. Instead of butter you can use hot oil to it and make this pepper thattai recipe. Continue reading

ellu mittai recipe /ellu urundai(sesame seed /till balls)

ellu mittai recipe /ellu urundai(sesame seed /till balls)

ellu mittai recipe /ellu urundaiEllu mittai,kadalai mittai are the evergreen traditional sweets available all the time every where even in a petty shop.I love to have kadala urundai as my in-between munch. Next to this I always enjoy the nutty tasting karuppu(black)ellu mittai. This is an excellent healthy snack for children and should encourage our children to have such snacks. It is filled with fibre,protein and irony richness. This ellu mittai recipe is a festive sweet that can be done even at home. Continue reading

chettinad vengaya kosu /side dish for idli dosa

chettinad vengaya kosu /side dish for idli dosa

chettinad vengaya kosuChettinad cuisine always stands out in the crowd because of its special combination of freshly ground spices. Most obviously because of this reason it has become world-famous. Hot idli’s with my own favourite piping hot sambar always gives a godly sensation.This chettinad vengaya kosu is one such special gravy that is served with idli or dosa. I have a similar kind of sambar using onions and tomatoes in my blog but without any masala.It was a instant sambar that I make regularly for idli or dosa. Continue reading