Thakkalai Kochi / Tomato Kochi Recipe

Thakkali kochi is another recipe from my native place Virudhunagar.It is prepared by grinding tomatoes with coconut and fennel seeds,then sauteed with shallots,green chilies,ginger and garlic that makes it so spicy and flavorful.The tomatoes need not be blanched,it can be just ground fresh with the seeds.It is a popular recipe which is specially served for… 

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Vadacurry Recipe (Steamed version)

Vadacurry is a popular side dish recipe in Tamilnadu made using Kadalai paruppu (chan dal) and goes well with most of the Indian breakfast recipes but I usually serve them with either dosa or idly.The vadais that are used in making the gravy can be steamed or deep fried.Today I have shared here the steamed… 

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Rava Paniyaram – Virudhunagar special recipe

Rava Paniyaram is a must sweet recipe for all special occasions for the people in Virundhunagar.It is part of our tradition to make Rava Paniyaram on specials days. A very simple recipe that is so easy to make with just 3 ingredients.This must be the KING OF SWEETS for the people of Virudhunagar.On the day… 

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Carrot Chutney recipe

Chutneys are the most easiest accompaniment for all Indian breakfast recipe for they are not only healthy but very quick to prepare especially during busy weekdays and relaxing weekends.Most of the chutney varieties uses grated coconut and some pulses as the main ingredients.Nowadays lot of veggies and their peels are also used in making chutneys… 

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Sabudana Laddu / Javarisi Laddu recipe

Shabudana / Javarisi is used in making variety of dishes from sweets,breakfast recipes to lot of savoury dishes.When it comes to sweet recipe i usually make JAVARISI PAYASAM or JAVARISI SEMIYA PAYASAM.Today I would like to share a sweet laddu recipe using javarisi that is so simple and delicious to taste.Sabudana laddu / Javarisi laddu… 

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Pacharisi Muruku/ Rice Murukku

Murukku is a traditional deep fried snack recipe of India made using rice flour and lenthil flour Though murukkus are easily available in the stores these days,homemade murukkus are always the best.Freshly made murukkus are so good to taste and perfect for tea time.Murukku flour is usually prepared by soaking and grinding method but today… 

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Kesar Pista Bicuits / Saffron Pistachio Cookies (eggless)

Kesar Pista Cookies are sweet,rich ,bright hued cookies that makes it a perfect addition for every special celebrations at home.The blend of saffron and pista makes it more flavorful with crunchy toppings.You can also add assorted nuts but i like the combo of yellow cookies with crushed green pistachios. I love all sorts of cookies… 

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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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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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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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