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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

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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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

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



Suzhiyan/Suzhiyam is one traditional sweet which is  prepared during Deepavali festival.   More like a deep fried dumpling with simple sweet stuffing.  You don’t even need an occasion to make these, just make the stuffing ahead of time, deep fry when you want it. This stuffing recipe is good for couple other recipes too.. . . . → Read More: Suzhiyam

Ragi Kozhukattai


A simple and healthy recipe to prepare kozhukattai using finger millet / Ragi flour.  These are made with ready made store bought roasted ragi flour and few other simple ingredients. Traditionally white rice flour kozhukattai , stuffed modaks and sundal are offered to Lord Ganesha during Vinayaga Chatruthi pooja. Lets go one step ahead . . . → Read More: Ragi Kozhukattai

Uppu Urundai

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Hotel Chutney (White)

For any good looking and tasting chutney, fresh ingredients are a must and its 100% true in the case of  Coconut Chutney varieties. Hotel chutney doesn't have any special magic ingredients except its made attractive with tricky presentations and prepared with right proportions. That doesn't mean we don't make good chutneys at home… its all our mind set and few more other aspects makes it more attractive. 

1. Timing – Served when you're really hungry and longing for some thing perfect.

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Boondi Laddu

Laddus made with besan boondi soaked in sugar syrup, this item needs no introduction…. you have exact measures and pictorial steps to walk you through…. grab your pots and pans and start making these laddus.

Boondi Laddu / Besan Boondi laddu / Laddu / Sweet Boondi Laddu

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Kozhukattai is a sweet dish traditionally prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. Its a steamed rice flour dumpling with sweet filling inside.
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