Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version. Thinai Thengai Sadam and Kadalai Sundal is the Neivedyam for Navratri Day 4. Check out the other Navratri Special Dishes. Thinai Thengai Sadam Ingredients Needed: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai 1 […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani is an aromatic biryani made with Seeraga Samba Rice along with various spices and herbs. This is an attempt at creating the popular biryani at home. My kids are very fond of the biryani from Junior Kuppanna and we never leave a chance to make something like that at home. […]

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Mutton Biryani with Step by Step Pictures

Mutton Biryani - Weekend Special

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani is yet another version of Mutton Biryani using the fragrant short grain Rice popular in Tamil Nadu. In this version, a variety of whole spices and herbs are used to make this one pot meal. I have another version of Mutton Biryani using Seeraga Samba Rice made in different ways, using […]

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Easy No Tomato Vegetable Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Vegetable Biryani

This Easy No Tomato Vegetable Biryani is the easiest one you can make for packing for your lunch or as a party dish. The first time we made, we used all the vegetables, it was still good as I need not worry about removing the onions from the kids lunch box. Everybody loved it and […]

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Sri Lankan Yellow Rice

Srilankan Yellow Rice

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice is a popular rice dish made during all festival gathering or any party. It is served with Chicken Curry or even Dhal Curry makes a wonderful side dish for this. When I had planned a meal, I was keen to make this Yellow rice that seems to be popularly served on […]

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Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani is a popular Mutton Biryani in South, especially in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is famous for the Dindigul Thalappakattu Biryani, Ambur Biryani. The aroma and the goodness of these biryanis come from using the famous Seeraga Samba Rice, popularly used in making biryanis in Tamil Nadu. This biryani is Amma’s signature […]

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Gongura Pulihora | Andhra Style Red Sorrel Leaves Rice

Red Sorrel Leaves Rice

Gongura Pulihora is an Andhra special spicy mixed rice prepared with red sorrel leaves with spices. This is very quick and easy to make Pulihora. Andhra is famous for its gongura pachadi, which we make in couple of different methods. I have a Gongura Podi, Gongura Pappu, I have even made a fried rice with […]

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Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal ~ Navratri Special Dishes – Day 6

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal is made with just Rice and Jaggery with a pinch of camphore which elevates the taste and feeling of this neivedyam to Kovil prasadam. This Sakkarai Pongal is the Day 6 Neivedyam for the Navratri Celebrations along with Masala Karuppu Konda Kadalai Sundal. I was so happy with the way the […]

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