Monday, October 20, 2014

Varagu Arisi Idlis, Kodo Millet Steamed Cakes

          Today's dish is going to be another idli/steamed cakes using millets, and this time it's going to be with Varagu Arisi/Kodo Millet. I have already posted an idli recipe with Kambu/Pearl Millets, there I have used parboiled rice along with the pearl millet to make the idlis, But for these Varagu Arisi Idlis, I have used only varagu arisi/kodo millet along with urad dal/black gram and fenugreek seeds. The idlis turned out soft and fluffy and they would go very well with both sambar or chutney, we had it with some peanut chutney. As idlis are a part of the traditional breakfast served on Diwali, might be, you can try out these Varagu Arisi Idlis for this Diwali..
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diwali Delights


          With Diwali around the corner, thought I'll post some sweets and savory recipes that are made during the festival. Only while compiling the recipes ( the collection is not that big  ), I found that I don't have that many savory dishes like murukkus and mixtures in my blog and I made a decision that, I should make more of these and other traditional Indian sweets at least by next Diwali, till then enjoy these..
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thenkuzhal Murukku, Savory Snack With Rice Flour

          Thenkuzhal Murukku, second savory snack that I made for this Diwali along with the Kara Boondi. This is another simple and easy one that even beginners can try out, just needs a few ingredients that are commonly available and of course a Murukku maker. The Murukku maker comes with about a dozen plates or blades for making different shapes of murukkus ( just like a cookie cutter ). The plate that we use for this, is the one with 3 holes, but I had misplaced it somewhere, so I used the one with 5 holes. The murukkus are not spicy but very flavorful from the cumin seeds and asafoetida, crunchy and delicious snack..
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Thengai Burfi, Coconut Burfi

          Thengai Burfi/Coconut Burfi, this is the second sweet I made after the Rava Ladoo. I had thought that I would be making a couple more, but then, now since my kitchen renovation is going on, I might not be able to do. But, still I am having my microwave, if time permits, I am thinking of doing something, using the microwave. Coming to today's sweet, this is another easy one that anyone can make and it requires just 3 ingredients. Coconut and sugar, can anything go wrong with this combination, the only thing that we have to be careful is not cooking them together too long, then the burfis might turn into coconut and sugar crumbles, other than that, this is a simple, yet delicious sweet that can be done in no time..
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