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sathu maavu laddu /ladoo/urundai with health mix

sathu maavu laddu /ladoo/urundai with health mix

sathu maavu laddu /ladoo/urundai with health mixAt all time making only sathu maavu kanji with health mix powder may become boring.For a break and variation can make this delectable sathu maavu laddu.Its not only laddu that we can make with this treasured health mix. We can make even dosa’s,adai’s and rest I leave to your own imagination.For this sathu maavu laddu 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

coconut milk porridge /thengai paal kanji

coconut milk porridge /thengai paal kanji

coconut milk porridge /thengai paal kanjiThere is confusion and controversies going on about including coconut in our daily diet because the fats are harmful.But I read it somewhere the positives of using coconut is that you can use it without any hesitancy.The fact says that you should not boil the coconut milk for longer time as it will breakdown and the goodness (real benefit) of coconut is all gone in the wind.But still for some Indian curries/gravies we use ground coconut where we have to boil for some time because its our own traditional way that we are following through ages till now. Continue reading

kai kuthal arisi pongal /hand pound rice pongal

kai kuthal arisiĀ  pongal /hand pound rice pongal

kai kuthal arisi pongal /hand pound rice pongalkai kuthal arisi pongal /hand pound rice pongalAlready done with usual sakkarai pongal for thai pongal at my space and nowadays am trying some ways to have hand pound rice/kaikuthal rice regularly!atleast weekly once but not as such as boiled rice but as snacks and even as desserts.The soaking time and cooking time is little longer and water needed is the triple the amount than the usual especially for pongal.There is some difference between brown rice and hand-pound rice for hand pound rice it is lightly polished and for brown rice its a full unpolished rice. Continue reading

how to make moong dal kheer /pasi paruppu payasam

how to make moong dal kheer /pasi paruppu payasam

how to make moong dal kheer /pasi paruppu payasamThe fluffy little yellow moong dal is always light on your tummy than any other dhal giving a sufficiency with high nutritional quotient.Here in our homes its like a system of rites they make this delightful payasam for every occasion!the particular event may be small or big.I have grown up seeing my paati making this simple earthy dessert she does not add any milk or even coconut milk to it but I still remember that she never miss to add some stripes of coconut pieces to the payasam. Continue reading