Virudhunagar Mutton Chukka / Kari Vathakal

Mutton is cooked and enjoyed in varied ways all over the world.In India mutton recipes are a must for every festive seasons and special occasions at home. This mutton chukka recipe is from my native place Virudhunagar,very simple to make for it requires very few ingredients that doesn’t need to be ground .Many chukka recipes… 

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Yam Fry / Senaikilangu Roast Recipe

Yam is a popular tuber used in making variety of dishes especially in AVIYAL which is a famous side dish recipe for Sadya.A simple and delicious yam fry that is perfect for any Indian meals.The yam is sliced, semi cooked,marinated with aromatic spices and roasted in low flame using a tawa until crisp on the… 

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Paruppu Podi (with garlic)

Paruppu Podi is variety of dhals mixed with few other ingredients like curry leaves,garlic,sesame seeds,cumin,pepper are added to make it more flavorful and healthy.The addition of garlic enhances the taste and flavor of this podi.Homemade paruppu podi are always the best for we can adjust the spice level as per our family requirement and also… 

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Avarakai Poriyal / Broad bean curry recipe

Avarakai poriyal is a simple and easy to make recipe that tastes great especially with south indian meal with sambar,rasam and appalam.Apart from the taste,this healthy vegetable is rich in dietary fiber,protein and other nutrients and can be easily grown in home garden. Avarakais can also be prepared as kootu with coconut and pulses that… 

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Tindora fry / Kovakai fry recipe

A variety of recipes can be prepared with tindora/kovakai in indian cooking.It is also prepared with other veggies like potato,raw plantain and brinjal.Kovakai tastes so good when made into kootu with pulses and coconut that enhances the taste of the kootu.Some add kovakai in making AVIYAL along with other veggies.I have shared here a simple… 

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Jam Biscuits / Jam filled cookies (eggless)

Jam biscuits,a buttery ,crumbly biscuits with chewy jam filling is so easy and delicious biscuit recipe that pair well with evening tea.Though we get so many shop bought jammy biscuits with fancy packing ,homemade ones are so delicious and kids would love to help you make them.It’s a happy activity to do together especially during… 

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Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

Ginger Cardamom Tea is a traditional chai recipe of every Indian homes,it is made from tea powder or tea leaves with ginger and cardamom.This is a milk based tea with the dominant flavour of ginger and cardamom that makes the tea aromatic and flavourful.You can adjust the addition of spices as per your requirement.Very simple… 

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Bread Gulab Jamun recipe

Looking for a classic dessert recipe with leftover bread slices ?Leftovers can always be converted into yummy makeovers.One such easy recipe is Bread Gulab Jamun where left over bread is converted into yummy dessert.It is prepared by mixing bread slices with milk,milk powder then fried in ghee and soaked in sugar syrup before serving. Regular… 

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Maavilakku maavu recipe (Rice flour lamp)

Maavilakku is rice flour lamp made especially for Puratsai viradham,adi viradham,thai maadham and for karthigai deepam.It is prepared by grinding freshly soaked rice with jaggery ,cardamom and sesame oil.The prepared dough (maavu)is then placed on a banana leaf and lit for neivedhyam.After the ritual(poojai) ,it is offered as prasadham.You can also use store bought rice… 

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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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