GUJARATI THALI – MINI

Gujarati Thali the entire meal can be prepared in less than hour. Choice of veggies are completely left to availability. It has become customary to cook mini thali / meals on weekends. On weekdays lunch is packed food which is cooked in the morning and eaten in a hurry by hubby. So i plan a small spread on weekends either a mini … [Read more...]

CASHEW PAKODA

Cashew pakoda makes a perfect crunchy evening snack with a cup of tea. I am a huge fan of these cashew pakodas, the ones sold in leading sweet shops in Chennai has generous addition of mint leaves and that is the best part of it. The addition of cashews gives rich flavor and crunch in every bite. During monsoon season onion … [Read more...]

KARA PORI / MURMURA

Kara pori / Murmura it's an easy snack which needs no deep frying so they are guilt free snacking for tea time.  All the ingredients which goes into the Kara pori / Murmura are healthy. The ingredients are completely left to our imagination. By adding few candies, corn flakes and more of dry fruits they make a perfect trial mix … [Read more...]

ASOKA HALWA(அசோகா அல்வா) AND KARUPPU ULUNDU SUNDAL (கருப்பு உளுந்து சுண்டல்)-NAVARATRI DAY 7

Asoka Halwa popular sweet dish from Thanjavur district, also known as Thiruvaiyaru halwa. This sweet dish is made from Moong dal / paasi paruppu. This tastes best when eaten hot with oozing ghee and it is served in banana leaf. Most of the weddings that happen in and around Thanjavur area will definitely have this sweet served. … [Read more...]

THAYIR AVAL, PATTANI SUNDAL, KALAKAND – NAVARATRI NEIVEDYAM DAY 4

  For Day 4 of Navaratri made Thayir Aval, Pachai pattani sundal and Paneer Kalakand for Neivedaym.   Thayir Aval / Curd Poha made from beaten rice flakes. Ingredients: Poha / Aval - 1 cup Curd / Yogurt - 1 cup Milk - 1/2 cup Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Urad dal - 1/2 tsp Channa dal - 1/2 tsp Green … [Read more...]