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Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran Thoran (from Kerala cuisine) is similar  to poriyal | kaai (Tamilnadu cuisine). Cabbage thoran is easy – packed with coconut flavor side dish that goes good with rice and any south Indian gravy. Thoran can be made with any vegetable (that matches with coconut) and is a must in Kerala Sadya. It’s simple, quick to make and goes well with the Parippu Curry and Theeyal.     The two main difference between thoran and poriyal are the...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 0 Comments September 02, 2014

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Pesto is a no cook sauce that can be used in tons of recipes and you’ll never run out of ways to enjoy it, toss couple of spoons of this no-cook sauce with hot pasta or steamed vegetables, use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or add to any sauce like marinara or cream for that extra kick of flavor and freshness.     Making pesto is the best way to use the extra Basil in garden or fridge, its a quick and easy. It is a lot cheaper...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 0 Comments August 26, 2014

Krishna Jayanthi | Gokulashtami | Janmashtami Special

Krishna Jayanthi | Gokulashtami | Janmashtami Special For recipes, click below: Thattai Vella Seedai Thenkuzal Paal Payasam Appam Most of the snacks can be made in advance, maybe a day or two before, and on the day of Krishna Jayanthi, for neivedyam I serve appam, paal payasam, butter, aval with sugar and freshly grated coconut, yogurt, jaggery.     The best part, other than the neivedyam and snacks, Baby Krishna’s tiny feet drawn using the side of fist. The house we used to live in...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 0 Comments August 17, 2014

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai Vella Seedai | Sweet Seedai is a popular festival snack (especially Krishna Jayanthi). Sathya loves any sweet with jaggery and coconut in it and that was the only reason to try it, I usually make Appam for Krishna Jayanthi which is my favorite. We see festivals as an occasion to invite people home, spend quality time and food is very important part. And this sweet falls under that category of “easy to make” and “simple enough to make...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment August 17, 2014

Thattai

Thattai Thattai, crispy – light – irresistible savory snack! Amma makes this for Krishna Jayanthi | Gokulashtami and Deepavali. This is the first time I have tried making these and came out really well, they are comparatively easy to other festive snacks/bakshanams.     Makes about : 23-25 thattai Ingredients you’ll need: 1 cup rice flour* 2 tbsp black gram | urad dhal flour** 1/2 tsp chili powder or to taste 1/4 tsp Asafoetida 1...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment August 15, 2014

Aadi Perukku | Aadi 18 Festival Recipes

Aadi Perukku | Aadi 18 Festival Recipes Aadi 18 | Aadi Perukku | Pathinettam Perukku is a tamizh festival celebrated on the 18th day of Aadi masam (Aug 3rd). Several varieties of rice are prepared on this day. The recipes are sorted and arranged here, hope you find it useful while planning and preparation.     Click on the pictures which are linked to the recipe   Lemon rice Coconut rice Puliodhare | Pulisadam Curd rice | Thayir Sadam Sakkarai Pongal Paal...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 0 Comments August 02, 2014

Potato Curry|Poriyal

Potato Curry|Poriyal Potato curry | Poriyal | Batata nu shaak, diced potatoes cooked with very little spices. This is a super easy side dish for variety rice like lemon rice, coconut rice, curd rice and also a simple side for rasam or chapati|roti. There is no onion or garlic in this curry, great for upvaas days or when there is no vegetable at home or just feeling lazy to cook anything elaborate. This potato is great for long distance travel as it has a longer shelf life...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment August 01, 2014

Creamy Curd rice | Thayir Sadam

Creamy Curd rice | Thayir Sadam Curd rice is absolutely necessary in a South-Indian menu. A small serving of this rice dish make a lavish meal complete, compromising curd/yogurt rice is not excusable in our family. A bowl of curd rice and good pickle is what we crave when away from home for a long time, Also reminds of amma and patti (grandmother) who simply mash rice – mix curd/plain yogurt and serve with that day’s sambhar or mavadu jalam (water with spices and soaked...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment August 01, 2014

Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam

Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam  is fragrant, easy to make and the nutty flavor of cashew or peanuts, crunch from Bengal gram-Black gram, aroma of coconut oil and curry leaves along with freshly grated coconut makes it a dish packed with flavors and texture. If you like coconut, this one is for you. Like Lemon rice, this dish too is an easy – made instantly – popular lunchbox dish, a quick food to feed a large group of people. You can make...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment August 01, 2014

Puliodharai | Pulisadam

Puliodharai | Pulisadam Puliodhare | Pulisadam is also a very popular lunchbox dish and also served as prasadam in temples. This rice dish is made on festive days to offer as prasadam. Also because of its long shelf life it is very common to pack for long distance travel along with curd rice and vadam or chips. Puliyodharai tastes best after sitting for a couple of hours from the time of preparation, this is also a main reason why its great for lunch and good food for long...
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