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Kovil Puliyodharai – Temple Style Tamarind Rice Recipe


Puliyodharai is a South Indian rice preparation, a mainstay in most Indian festival luncheons and dinners. It is also offered as prasadams in temples.  Prasadam (a Sanskrit word) is food that has first been offered to God prepared by the temple priests in the temple Madapalli (Temple kitchen). Thiru madapalli is traditionally the kitchen in . . . → Read More: Kovil Puliyodharai – Temple Style Tamarind Rice Recipe



Butternut Squash belongs to the gourd family, a  common winter squash shaped like a long pear with pale orange skin and soft orange flesh. It tastes sweet and nutty similar to a pumpkin. Its loaded with fiber, vitamin A, C & E, manganese, magnesium and potassium, and can be used in a variety of . . . → Read More: BUTTERNUT SQUASH HALWA RECIPE – Kalyana Poosanikai Halwa

Sakkarai Pongal

Traditional South Indian sweet rice porridge prepared during the harvest festival called Pongal / Sankranthi. In villages freshly harvested rice is cooked with jaggery and dal in clay earthenware pots and offered to God along with vegetables, lentils, sugarcane and fruits. This is also prepared as neivedyam or prasadam during other auspicious occasions and festivals.

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Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is one of the breakfast item from South India, mainly popular in Tamil Nadu, prepared during Pongal Festival and also served as a special dish on auspicious occasions like wedding ceremonies. Fresh curry leaves and Ghee is a must for this dish.

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Cornflakes Mixture – Healthy Version


Snacking is an effective way to stave off hunger and lose weight. Just have to make sure that we munch on something  which is both nourishing and satisfying. Here’s one easy and tasty snack which you can enjoy anytime of the day.  This is one Cerealously awesome snack which is pretty addicting, so be . . . → Read More: Cornflakes Mixture – Healthy Version

Butter Murukku – Easy Murukku Recipe / Diwali Snacks


This is one of the simplest and easiest murukku recipe which can be made with store bought rice flour.  This recipe fall into the category of foolproof recipes that you can rely on anytime and won’t disappoint no matter I’ve given exact measures including salt and water.  Make a batch for this Diwali . . . → Read More: Butter Murukku – Easy Murukku Recipe / Diwali Snacks

Rava Laddu



Rava Laddu or Rava Urundai is a quick and delicious sweet made with Semolina, sugar, ghee and roasted nuts. A great make ahead-sweet option with excellent shelf life.  Here is a fail-proof method for making these scrumptious laddus. This is one of the easiest sweet which you can make for Deepavali or for . . . → Read More: Rava Laddu

Ribbon Pakoda


 Crispy tea-time savoury  snack made with rice and gram flour flavored with garlic and fennel. We call it Ola Pakoda also known as O’ttu Pakoda or Nada Thenkuzhal.

Ola Pakoda / Nada Thenkuzhal / O’ttu Pakoda / Ribbon Murukku / Nada Pakoda / Oatu Pakoda / Thenkulal

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Milk Kesari


Rava Milk Kesari is a south Indian sweet made with semolina / cream of wheat, milk, sugar and nuts mildly flavored with crushed cardamom.  One of the easiest of all sweets which can be made in a jiffy for any special occasion. Plain rava kesari is made using water and in this recipe its . . . → Read More: Milk Kesari

Milk Coconut Burfi – Healthy version


Burfi  is a fudge like sweet usually made during Indian festivals and to celebrate special occasions. The preparation and ingredients can vary depending on the each variety… some are real easy while some test your patience.  Recipe shared here is easy as along as you stick to the steps with right ingredients and measures. . . . → Read More: Milk Coconut Burfi – Healthy version

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