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September 23, 2019

Sundal Varieties For Navratri – Navarathri Sundal Recipes

sundal varieties for navratri

In South India, Sundal is the most important and must prepare prasadam recipes during Navaratri. 9 varieties of sundal is prepared during this nine days (Nava means 9 , ratri is night) festival in Tamil nadu. Apart from tradition, there are some scientific reasons to consume legumes / navadhaniyam during Navratri days. Though we can make varieties of sweets and snacks, sundal recipes are mainly prepared and distributed as prasad to friends and relatives who visit our house Golu. The most common sundal varieties are chana /chickpeas/  kondakadalai sundal using white and brown ones, peas/ pattani sundal, green gram dal / pachai payaru sundal, Cowpeas / karamani sundal, Field beans/ mochai sundal, Kidney beans / rajma sundal, moong dal/ paasi paruppu sundal, and 9 mixed legumes / navadhaniyam sundal.  The basic preparation of sundal recipes is very simple. For this, legumes are soaked overnight, pressure cooked, tempered with spices and finally garnished with grated coconut. Some sundal recipes like chana dal sundal, sweet corn, green gram, cowpeas, moong dal sundal recipes can be prepared instantly without soaking. But all sundal recipes should be prepared without onion and garlic as we are offering to God. But nowadays people make variations by adding garam masala, sundal powder etc. So far I have shared more than 15 different types of sundal recipes in my blog. Lets see all under one page in this post.
















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August 6, 2019

Varalakshmi Vratham Recipes – Varamahalakshmi Festival Recipes

varalakshmi vratham recipes
 In this post, you can find the list of naivedyam / prasadam recipes of Tamil nadu, Andhra pradesh and Karnataka for Varalakshmi pooja. Varalakshmi Vratham/Varamahalakshmi festival (Varalakshmi poojai in Tamil) is the most auspicious festival celebrated by married woman (Hindu) to commemorate Goddess Mahalakshmi. "Vara" means "boon" and Goddess Lakshmi grants all boons to those who performs pooja with utmost devotion on this day. People of South Indian states like Tamil nadu, Andhra and Karnataka and North Indian states like Maharashtra and Orissa celebrate this festival in a grand manner. This festival falls on the second Friday of August/ Sravana masam (Avani in Tamil). In 2019, its on August 9th, Friday. Goddess Lakshmi loves special dishes prepared with milk, jaggery, rice, coconut, dal and ghee. So people offer 3, 5, 7 or 9 dishes for Varalakshmi pooja naivedyam / prasadam with these ingredients as major ones. Sweet pongal, Payasam, tamarind rice, lemon rice, curd rice, kesari, vada, panakam, sundal, kozhukattai are the major neivedyam recipes prepared in Tamil nadu. Apart from this, people also offer white rice (cooked raw rice), cooked dal (paruppu) and little ghee for Mahanaivedyam. Some people also make raw rice idli. In Andhra, people offer boorelu, bellam paramannam, pulihora, garelu, chakkara pongali, panakam, pappu unta, daddojanam, perugu vada and sundal. In Karnataka Chitranna, bele holige, vada, kosambari, shavige payasa, panaka, sihi pongal, chakli, kodubele are offered to Goddess. In all these states people make similar naivedyam recipes but the preparation method and ingredients are slightly different. I have listed all the possible Varalakshmi festival special dishes for each state. Hope you will find this list useful to choose and prepare naivedyam.

Wish you all a very happy Varalakshmi pooja. May the Goddess bless us with all the goodness of life !

Before going to the recipes list, check out my detailed post on Varalakshmi vratham pooja procedure / puja vidhanam with slokhas. 


VARALAKSHMI VIRATHAM RECIPES – TAMIL NADU

varalakshmi pooja recipes

  • Cooked rice / Raw rice ( rice & water ratio is 1:2.5)


VARAMAHALAKSHMI FESTIVAL RECIPES – KARNATAKA

varamahalakshmi recipes

VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM RECIPES – ANDHRA PRADESH

varalakshmi vratham recipes


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April 16, 2019

15 Coconut Chutney Recipes – Coconut Chutney Varieties For Idli, Dosa

coconut chutney varieties

Coconut chutney recipe is the most preferable south Indian side dish for idli, dosa. Most of the coconut chutney recipes require no cooking. So it can be prepared without fire. I have blogged nearly 15 coconut chutney varieties for idli, dosa and rice. So I thought to have a collection of coconut chutney recipes under one page for easy reference. In South India, especially in Tamil nadu and Kerala, coconut is a vital ingredient in our regular cooking. We use coconut in chutney, kuzhambu, kootu, poriyal and even in kurma varieties to grind masala. Basically coconut chutney recipes are easy to make and simple to prepare under minutes. If you want to make a quick side dish for idli, dosa during busy morning hours, coconut chutney is the best option. One can make N number of variations in a simple coconut chutney and come up with varieties. In this collection, you can find hotel style coconut chutney, green coconut chutney, red coconut chutney, coconut chutney without chana dal, coconut chutney for travel, few Kerala style coconut chutney recipes, Karnataka style coconut chutney and much more. Most of these chutney recipes are learnt from my mom, MIL and cook books. I have also shared 3 different types of coconut chutney recipes in a video. Ok, lets see the collection of 15 coconut chutney varieties below.

Check out my 65 chutney recipes for idli, dosa 


15 chutney recipes/ thogayal for rice. 

15 idli varieties 


 30 Idli sambar recipes 


20 side dish for poori 


20 Kurma varieties for roti, poori, idli, dosa 


70 Kuzhambu recipes for rice


Coconut Chutney Varieties

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April 12, 2019

Tamil New Year Recipes / Tamil Puthandu Recipes

Tamil new year recipes

Here is a list of Tamil new year recipes/ Tamil puthandu special recipes for pooja and lunch menu. On varusha pirappu day we offer mango pachadi, arisi paruppu payasam, neer mor and panakam to God. Apart from this, we make no onion no garlic lunch menu by making sambar, thayir pachadi with gooseberry or carrot or lady's finger, kootu or poriyal, urad dal vada with pepper. This menu is more like amavasya food / no moon day lunch. Some people also make 5 rice varieties like lemon rice, tamarind rice, coconut rice, sweet pongal and curd rice instead of making full meals. But usually I make Lady’s finger sambar, Gooseberry or carrot thayir pachadi, raw mango pachadi, raw banana poriyal or broad beans poriyal, rice and moong dal payasam , urad dal vada. I have given the links for all these recipes below. I have also shared the links for other options. Do check it out and try the menu according to your convenience and family practice.

Also check out my post on How to celebrate Tamil New Year at home  !

Tamil new year lunch menu

Tamil New Year Recipes Links


FULL MEALS MENU

    OR

    Variety Rice Recipes + Vada + Payasam


    Check out my Full meals lunch menu post to view the order of arranging the dishes in banana leaf.

      OTHER OPTIONS FOR KUZHAMBU(Skip onions and make it for festival day to offer God)

      KOOTU VARIETIES


      PORIYAL VARIETIES


      PACHADI VARIETIES

      PAYASAM VARIETIES


      Check out my 18 Payasam Varieties for full collection.

      OTHER SWEETS

      KESARI RECIPES

      • Rava Kesari Recipe

      • Kesaribath - Karnataka style

      • Milk kesari/Paal kesari recipe

      • Semiya/Vermicelli kesari

      • Microwave rava kesari

      • 12 Kesari varieties

      • OTHER LUNCH MENU RECIPES

      • Tamil nadu lunch menu 1

      • Tamil nadu lunch menu 2

      • No Onion No Garlic Lunch Menu

      • All the above recipe links are for variations. You can try any based on the availability of ingredients. Its not a hard and fast rule to make a full meals and offer GOD. Some people celebrate Tamil new year just by offering a payasam & vada. If you are a bachelor and wish to do the pooja, you can simply soak Poha/Aval in milk adding sugar &amp cardamom and offer to God. GOD will accept everything and anything if done whole heartedly. The celebration procedure I have shared here is based on my family practice. It may vary as per your tradition and custom. So beginners, please consult the elders of your family and do the pooja.

        Wish you all a very happy and prosperous Tamil New Year !!
        அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!!
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      December 10, 2018

      20 Kurma Varieties For Chapathi - South Indian Vegetarian Kurma Recipes

      kurma varieties

      Here is a collection of vegetarian kurma varieties as side dish for chapathi, poori, parotta and dosa. South Indians love to eat chapathi with coconut based kurma varieties. Kurma recipes tastes good with parotta, idli, dosa, appam, idiyappam, poori and sometimes with rice as well. Most of the Tamil people make vegetable kurma for chapathi/ roti. Chapathi kurma would be the most preferable dinner for us. As I got bored of the regular mixed veg kurma for chapathi, I started trying varieties of kurma recipes at home. For any South Indian kurma, be it Tamil nadu style, Andhra, Kerala or Karnataka coconut masala or pottukadalai (roasted dal), khuskhus paste forms the base whereas North Indian gravies / sabzi is made with tomato, onion base. With sight variations in the ingredients and cooking method, kurma can be prepared in different taste. In this collection, I have shared 20 different types of kurma recipes for chapathi, parotta, idli, dosa and rice. It includes the most popular Saravana bhavan hotel style vegetable kurma for parotta and chapati (with video), white kurma for idiyappam, tomato kurma/ thakkali kurma for idli, dosa, potato kurma for poori (with video), cauliflower kurma, chana kurma (kondakadalai kurma), Green gram kurma ( pachai payaru kurma) in Kerala style, green peas kurma, cabbage kurma for rice, vegetable salna for parotta, special vegetable kurma for idiyappam, potato paya for appam, vegetable stew for appam, capsicum kurma, carrot kurma for kids, Kumbakonam kadappa for idli, brinjal kurma for idli, dosa, Karnataka style vegetable sagu for poori, set dosa and avarekalu kurma/ mocha kottai kurma recipe. Most of these kurma recipes are tried and certified by my readers. You too choose your favorite and give a try. I am planning to try some idly kurma and more. I will add in this list once I make the post. Ok, lets see the collection of South Indian kurma recipes for chapathi, idli, dosa, rice, idiyappam and parotta. Please click on the picture or the title to view the respective recipe.

      SOUTH INDIAN KURMA VARIETIES


      SARAVANA BHAVAN VEGETABLE KURMA FOR CHAPATHI, PAROTTA


      HOTEL WHITE KURMA FOR IDIYAPPAM, CHAPATHI


      POTATO KURMA FOR POORI, CHAPATHI


      GREEN PEAS KURMA


      TOMATO KURMA FOR IDLI, DOSA


      CHANA KURMA RECIPE


      CAULIFLOWER KURMA RECIPE


      KUMBAKONAM KADAPPA RECIPE FOR IDLI, DOSA


      VEGETABLE KURMA FOR IDIYAPPAM


      VEGETABLE SALNA FOR PAROTTA


      KARNATAKA VEGETABLE SAGU RECIPE


      GREEN GRAM KURMA RECIPE


      MUGHALAI PANEER KURMA

      CARROT KURMA RECIPE


      WHITE PANEER KURMA


      BRINJAL KURMA FOR IDLI, DOSA


      AVAREKALU SAGU / FIELD BEANS KURMA


      CABBAGE KURMA FOR RICE


      CAPSICUM KURMA RECIPE


      POTATO PAYA FOR APPAM


      VEGETABLE STEW FOR APPAM


      Friends, choose your favorite kurma. Give it a try ! You will love them for sure. Also don’t forget to share your feedback with me .

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