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)”
If you ever happen to step into any South Indian bakery I’m sure you will fall in love with this colorful cake. You can feel that juiciness at the first sight itself, after eating with your eyes, I’m again sure you’ll order one for your taste buds.
This cake, commonly called Honey cake, is supposed to have introduced by a famous South Indian bakery called ‘Iyengar Bakery’. But you can see it in all local bakeries there. Continue reading “New Year, New Hope, Why not a New Cake? (Honey cake Recipe)”
Christmas is not just a day. It’s a Season. The whole family sits together to soak all the nuts and dry fruits in red wine at least a month before Christmas. That marks the start of the year’s most awaited season. We cut Black and Golden raisins, Dates, Cherries, Tutti frutti, Cashews, Walnuts and Apricots. We fight for turns in mixing them with wine. Keeping it undisturbed is not that easy, we love to check how it looks then and there because that shows how far Christmas is. Continue reading “Yay!!! It’s December. Come, Lets bake some cakes!!! (Christmas Special Plum cake with Red Wine – Recipe)”
I love cooking. Disclaimer: Simple, easy and less time taking dishes only.
I hate spending too much time on cooking. I mean cutting too many onions (more than 2 is that ‘too many’ 😉 ) grating, beating and stuff like that. Call me lazy or call me ‘A mother who doesn’t want to waste her precious time with kids on cutting onions and potatoes’.
Continue reading “Simply spicy, Pepper Chicken”
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’!!!”
I always knew ‘Mutton Sambar’ would be the first blog I would ever write. Because this is one simple. pleasant and foolproof recipe I can swear on. A traditional dish of our native. Everyone loves it. Continue reading “Mutton Sambar”