Verkadalai Urundai / Peanut jaggery balls (kadalai mittai)

Kadalai Mittai is a healthy , high protein rich delicacy prepared especially for Karthigai Deepam with just 2 main ingredients peanuts and jaggery.A zero sugar and zero oil sweet recipe that one could enjoy without any guilt. These kadalai mittais are prepared using jaggery which sweetens the food in a healthy manner and provides good… 

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Aval Pori Urundai ( Karthigai pori urundai recipe)

Aval pori urundai / Karthigai pori urundai is a crispy,crunchy balls prepared from puffed rice and jaggery.Usually the store bought pori urundais are made with sugar but the traditional method uses jaggery.There are so many varieties of pori available in market these days and i have used aval pori and jaggery to make these crunchy… 

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Baked Sweet Potato chips

Baked Sweet Potato chips are so simple to make with just 4 ingredients.They are super crunchy and heart healthy,a delicious alternative to deep fried snacks.Slice the sweet potatoes with a mandolin or a sharp knife,cut them as evenly as possible.Thinner slices yield crispy chips while thicker ones makes the chips tender at the center. You… 

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Ellu Urundai / Sesame seed balls

Ellu Urundai is a crunchy,nutty traditional sweet of India.These sesame seed balls are so nutritious with just two healthy ingredients sesame seeds and jaggery, also a zero oil and zero sugar sweet recipe.Sesame seeds are roasted,mixed with caramelized jaggery and then made to burfis.Ellu Urundai is a part of our tradition to make them for… 

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Wheat Jaggery Dumplings / Godhumai vellam kozhukatai

Wishing you all a very HAPPY VINAYAGR CHATHURTHI.An auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India,it is the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.The primary sweet dish prepared as Neivedhyam for Lord Ganesha is Kozhukatai (MODAK) made from rice flour or wheat flour with stuffing of grated coconut,jaggery,nuts… 

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Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukatai / Bengal Gram Jaggery Dumplings

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukatai is prepared with bengal gram and jaggery without any addition of sugar.A healthy protein rich kozhukatai with jaggery as a sweetening agent.The Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu is cooked ,mixed with jaggery and grated coconut then filled inside the rice flour dough and finally steamed.The filling is so rich and delicious,it is… 

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Broken Wheat Kheer / Godhumai Payasam -Guest post for Vidhya

Today’s recipe is a guest post I made for Vidhya from Vidhyashomecooking .Vidhya and I became friends through WP and that too very recently. She is such a talented blogger, an active working woman who is managing both her family and her workplace so happily. I called her for the first time for I had… 

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Wheat palm jaggery dumplings / Godhumai karupatti kozhukatai

Just a month more for Vinayagar Chathurthi,an auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India.It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.Vinayagar chathurthi festival is as colourful as Diwali .In preparation for the festival ,artisans create clay models of Lord Ganesha for sale and small… 

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Pasiparuppu Payasam / Moong dal Payasam

It’s hard to believe I started this blog as a passion two years ago today! To celebrate any special day I prefer making Indian sweets.To make it even more special I would like to share a Tamilian traditional recipe Pasiparupu Payasam made using moong dal / split green gram dal and jaggery to make it… 

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Beach Pattani Sundal / Peas Sundal

Pattani Sundal or Peas Sundal is prepared using dried yellow peas .It is very popular snack sold in Chennai Marina beach.Marina beach is one of the most magnificent beaches in India,it is said to be the second longest beach in the world.It is the major hangout for both the local people and the tourists. Various… 

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