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kadala kootu curry recipe /kadalai paruppu kootu for rice

kadala kootu curry recipe /kadalai paruppu kootu for rice

kadala kootu curry recipe /kadalai paruppu kootu for riceKadalai paruppu kootu is a traditional festive main menu at our place.Here in our family it is customary at all important functions like marriages to serve this kootu curry .They have this kadala kootu curry recipe as a regular occupant in the menu lists.For rice first uppu paruppu will be served with ghee the next will be this kootu curry.Mostly in marriages they use kadala paruppu but when making at home we even substitute with black beans. Continue reading

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

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

vegetable avial recipe south indian /Aviyal

vegetable avial recipe south indian /Aviyal

vegetable avial recipe south indianAvial /aviyal is a true comfort food that has occupied an inevitable place in South Indian lunch menu more than that it proves to be “special” because it has its own history how it was discovered by bhima(according to Wikipedia). It’s not a must that you should have some particular group of veggies in hand to do this (vegetable avial recipe south indian )! as always we will be having like some common vegetables like drumsticks,carrots,beans and potato Continue reading

recipe for aam ka panna /mango panna (raw)

recipe for aam ka panna /mango panna (raw)

recipe for aam ka pannaExcellent dosage of this aam panna(raw mango)drink brings us back from exhaustion and thirst that is a common thing to happen due to heatwaves.This time kallamani variety(a variety of mango)I got from the market was very perfect with light sourness and with a sweetish tinge(the way I like). Normally,raw mangoes naturally has its landmark acidic taste which is the main kick that drives us to overindulge.Many add sugar to this (recipe for aam ka panna)  drink but I like adding jaggery and it can be prepared as a concentrate and stored in fridge.If you are storing it in freezer then it will keep for longer. Continue reading