Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is a traditional sweet made especially on the day of Pongal festival. Pongal is the festival of Harvest celebrated in the southern states of India. It’s marked by the 1st day of the Tamil month ‘Thai’. It’s the day we thank God, nature and the animals who all helped us in making food for the world. Regardless of the religion, Pongal is celebrated by all. It’s kinda close to the heart, because we treasure our tradition and value our morals. (I think I’ve never spoken this serious in any other recipe blogs of mine 😀 )
What is crunchy outside, softy inside and doesn’t have MSG? It’s our traditional Ulundhu vadai. 😉 Our ancestors were geniuses. They applied science in everything. Not only in Religion, also in everyday cooking. What you make for a day? Why you make it? and how you make it? Everything has hidden reasons. Hey, I heard you, “Why this much hype for Vadai?”. I tell you.
Yes. Be it with Idly, Dosa, Pongal or plain Rice, its the Sambar that makes you lick your finger. It’s the rich aroma of Sambar that makes you wait at the authentic TamilNadu restaurants. I tell you what? it’s easy to make that same sambar with that same rich aroma and taste, may be even tastier, at home. Continue reading “I bet you can not help licking your fingers!!! (Sambar Recipe)”
My love for Chennai has various reasons. One of them is the yummy Pongal you get at its authentic restaurants like Murugan Idly kadai, Saravana Bavan and our office cafeteria. :p
How can someone love a food that is served at Office cafeteria? Well, I do. Continue reading “Love Chennai. Love Pongal!!! (Ven Pongal Recipe)”
Are you bored of making the same chicken curry every Sunday? then this recipe is for you. Are you someone who has tried hundreds of chicken recipes, yet wanting for something new? Don’t worry, this recipe is for you too. Are you someone who couldn’t make Pudhina (Mint leaves) sell at your dining table? oh trust me, this recipe is just for you. Okay, all right, as usual I’m talking too much. 😀 Continue reading “The Untold romance of Mint and Chicken (Pudhina Chicken Recipe)”
Have you ever made a dish with no proper recipe in mind, no prior plan? Just adding whatever you have that day, “May be I’ll add one chilli, may be some jeera powder now”.. like that? And what would you feel if the outcome was damn tasty making everyone home lick their fingers? Awesome is the word, right?
Today was one such day. Continue reading “A tasty twist for a healthy reason : Broccoli Butter masala (Recipe)”
We love Soups, any type, anytime and anywhere. But this season calls for an exotic soup which is really spicy and can really put your nerves in fire. Do you know, the word ‘Spicy’ is just a synonym of ‘South indian food’? After tasting this, you’ll say ‘Yeahhhh!! you are right. Come on, lets make a real spicy soup, the Country chicken soup. Continue reading “Think ‘Spicy’? Think ‘South Indian Country chicken soup’!!!”