Samai Khara Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal Day 1

Ven Pongal

Navratri begins today and for day 1 Neivedyam it was Ven Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal. Since I have already made Ven Pongal in different combinations, thought of including Samai and made this dish. The sweet was Sakkarai Pongal and since I made sakkarai pongal every Tuesday for Ganapathi Homan, the method I am following to […]

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Dhuska | Deep Fried Pancake from Jharkhand

Dhuska

Dhuska is a deep fried pancake from Jharkhand and Bihar. The batter is made of raw rice, Urad dal and chana dal. It can be spiced with vegetables to make it more filling. While Dhuska or Dhooska has become popular over the net because of our earlier marathon, I remember talking to my Bihari Colleague […]

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Sri Krishna Vilas Style Kanchipuram Idli Recipe

Sri Krishna Vilas Idli Recipe

Kancheepuram Idli from Sri Krishna Vilas Hotel is still of the few hotels that continue to make these famous Sri Varadarajaperumal Temple Koil Idlis. The slight variations one might have given to the recipe evolved into a new dish that is still so popular among people who visit this hotel. In an article featured in […]

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Murukulu ~ South Indian Chakli For Diwali

Murukulu

Murukulu or the south indian Chakli is a traditional indian deep fried snack made for Diwali, using a mix of different lentils. This Murukulu like the other Murukku or Jantikalu, makes a delicious snack for this festival season, to share and enjoy with family and friends. Amma always starts the Deepavali Savory preparation a week […]

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Varadaraja Perumal Kovil Idli

Varadaraja Perumal Idli

Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Kovil Idli is quite popular and I already have two different recipes, Kanchipuram Idli Recipeand Kanchipuram Idli Recipe ver 2 from different sources, each clamining to be the actual recipe. I came to know yet another recipe for the same from Amma’s diary. We are very fond of the first two recipes, […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Recipe 2 | How to make Kanchipuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idlis are one of those spicy, delicious Idlis that are different from the regular ones you make. These Idlis are supposed to have been made in the Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram. While we do not know if it is indeed prepared like this, there are many recipes floating around, claiming to be the recipe […]

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Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe | Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is a Chettinad dish, populary served for breakfast. This paniyaram is one of those really sinful dishes that you can indulge for any meal of the day. Though it is traditionally cooked and served for breakfast, these days it can be an anytime meal. Today’s recipe is again from Amma’s dairies that […]

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Dosa with Puffed Rice ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

If you are a regular reader, you would know that Dosas are my favourite dish. In fact, I had taken up the task of making 101 varieties, that’s why you see the tag along. Between this space and Spice your Life!, I have about 59 varieties, so still another 42 to go before I could […]

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Aali Pota Dosai | Spongy Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

I know you must be wondering on the strange name right. Well, the name literally means “scoping into” when translated from Tamil. And this dosa ends up to being soft and spongy. The proportion is different from the Soft Dosa or Kal Dosa that Amma makes. She got this from a paper clipping and I […]

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Puli Bongaralu | Puli Ponganalu ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

As regular readers might know, I am a Dosa fan and can binge on it nonstop. I even had my first Mela in honour of Dosa and the Dosa Mela was one of the most successful Melas that had so many varieties in one place. I was very adventurous and decided to make 101 varieties. […]

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