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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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      October 28, 2018

      18 Halwa Recipes - Indian Halwa Varieties

      INDIAN HALWA VARIETIES

      Here is the collection of 18 different types of halwa recipes / Halwa varieties in my blog. In this list, you can find the links of 18 halwa recipes under one page. Most of them are popular, easy to make, must try Top South Indian and North Indian halwa recipes for Diwali and other festivals. As you all know Halwa (Halva/ Halawa/ Sheera in Hindi) is one of the most popular Indian dessert recipes. The word halwa means sweetness. It is prepared using flour or nuts as the base ingredient. In this collection, you can find the Indian halva recipes starting from easy carrot halwa using pressure cooker, suji halwa, beginners special corn flour halwa to the most time consuming Tirunelveli halwa / wheat halwa. Among these halwa varieties, my favorite is badam halwa, easy atta halwa and suji halwa. You too choose your favorite, try and share your feedback. I am yet to try Kerala halwa and some more popular halwa recipes. I will update this list whenever I share them. Lets see the collection of 18 halwa varieties below. Please click on the images to see the particular halwa recipe.

      CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA USING PRESSURE COOKER


      This is an easy and quick carrot halwa (Gajar halwa in Hindi) that is prepared using grated carrot, khoya, sugar, ghee and nuts. This recipe is without milk and condensed milk. Please click the image below to know how to make carrot halwa easily using a pressure cooker.


       Carrot halwa with khoya

      BEETROOT HALWA USING PRESSURE COOKER


      Beetroot halwa very similar to carrot halwa in cooking procedure . It is a healthy, yummy, quick halwa recipe. This recipe is without khoya/ mawa. Check how to prepare it.


       Beetroot halwa

      BADAM HALWA


      Badam halwa / Almond halwa like sweet shop style. It is one of the popular halwa recipes in South India. This rich and costly halwa can be made easily at home too. check out the recipe link by clicking the image below.


       Badam halwa

      CORN FLOUR HALWA/ KARACHI HALWA


      Bombay Karachi halwa, the most popular halwa recipe in North India. But its a very simple recipe prepared using corn flour, sugar and ghee. According to me this halwa is a beginners recipe. Anyone can make it easily and perfectly by following the steps. Do check it out.



       Corn flour halwa

      TIRUNELVELI HALWA USING WHEAT FLOUR


      This is a simplified version of Tirunelveli halwa using wheat flour. It tastes close to original Tirunelveli halwa. Do give a try.



       Tirunelveli halwa with wheat flour

      MOONG DAL HALWA / MOONG DAL SHEERA


      This is a popular North Indian style sheera recipe. It tastes so good. I have shared an interesting method to reduce the cooking time of this halwa. Do check out the recipe.



       Moong dal halwa

      SOOJI HALWA / SUJI KA SHEERA


      Suji halwa is a very simple and quick halwa recipe prepared for most of the festivals. This halwa is served along with Poori, Chole for breakfast. Halwa puri chole is one of the most popular breakfast combo in North India and Pakistan.



       Sooji halwa

      MILK HALWA / DOODH HALWA/ PAAL HALWA


      Milk halwa / Paal halwa in Tamil / Doodh is the first sweet which got me a good name from my relatives. This halwa is very easy to make and tastes very rich. It is different from milk kesari in ratio, method of preparation as well as taste. It tastes similar to paal khova.



       Milk halwa


      KASI HALWA/ ASH GOURD HALWA


      Kasi Halwa (Vellai Poosanikai Halwa in Tamil,Ash Gourd Halwa /Winter Melon Halwa in English, Boodida Gummaikaya Halwa in Telugu, Kumbalanga Halwa in Malayalam, Kushmandha halwa, காசி அல்வா /  பூசணிக்காய் அல்வா / Kalyana Poosani Halwa ) is one of the most popular sweet recipes which is served in Brahmin weddings.



       Kasi halwa

      ASHOKA HALWA / PASI PARUPPU HALWA


      Ashoka halwa is one of the most popular South Indian sweet which is popular in Thiruvaiyaru. Thiruvaiyaru Asoka halwa (Pasi paruppu halwa) made with yellow moong dal, sugar and ghee. This paasi paruppu halwa is completely different from North Indian moong dal halwa.



       Ashoka halwa

      CARROT HALWA WITHOUT KHOYA USING PRESSURE COOKER


      Carrot halwa | Gajar ka halwa is the easiest and delicious sweet recipe that can be made in jiffy.The best thing about this sweet is it takes very less ghee unlike other halwa recipes. It tastes the best when served warm with ice cream.



       Carrot halwa in pressure cooker

      ATTA HALWA / KADAH PRASAD


      Atta halwa also known as Atta ka sheera is one of the most popular sweet/ dessert recipe in North India. This is an Instant halwa made with whole wheat flour( atta in Hindi). This atte ka halwa is served as Kadah prasad ( Karah prashad) to all the visitors of Gurudwara ( A place of worship for Sikhs ) in Punjab.



       Atta halwa

      CHEWY CORN FLOUR HALWA


      This chewy Bombay Karachi Halwa also known as Jelly halwa  is prepared using the same ingredients of corn flour halwa but slightly different in procedure. The basic difference between soft halwa and chewy halwa (rubbery halwa) lies in the cooking time. Do click the image to see the recipe with video.



       Bombay Karachi halwa

      MAIDA HALWA


      This is yet again a beginners recipe. It never goes wrong. You can make it soft or chewy as per your taste by changing the cooking time.



       Maida halwa

      BREAD HALWA RECIPE


      One of the best ways to use the leftover bread slices. It can be prepared so quickly with just milk, sugar and ghee.



       Bread halwa

      MICROWAVE SOOJI HALWA


      Sooji halwa / Rava kesari in Tamil can be easily prepared in a microwave oven too. Check it out.



      Microwave sooji halwa

      TIRUNELVELI HALWA


      If you are looking forward to try authentic Tirunelveli halwa recipe with whole wheat (samba godhumai), here is the link for you.


       Tirunelveli halwa

      CARROT HALWA WITHOUT KHOYA IN KADAI


      Traditionally carrot halwa is prepared in a wide kadai by boiling the carrots in milk. I have shared the same here without using khoya or condensed milk.


       Traditional Carrot halwa
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