Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

"Pidi" in tamil means "To catch/hold". And vellam means jaggery. So, as the name implies this is a sweet kozhukattai that is made by holding the dough between your palm and fingers.This is an easy to make sweet kozhukattai that can be made quite effortlessly unlike poorana kozhukattai(stuffed dumplings). I'm a big fan of pidi… Continue reading Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

Vegetarian Recipes · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Wishing everyone a very happy vinayaka/ganesh chathurthi. Back to back weddings and ganesh chathurthi kept me occupied the past two days. Initially, I had planned to make 5 types of kozhukattais. But, didn't have enough time to make them. You know how hectic indian festivals can be. So i made 3 types of kozhukattais. Two… Continue reading Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Gokulashtami · Vegetarian Recipes

Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Thattai is one among the most famous south indian savory snack items. It is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour and is truly one of the yummiest south indian snacks. It is commonly prepared during gokulashtami/krishna jayanthi. I have been wanting to try making south indian snacks for quite a long time. With Krishna… Continue reading Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

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Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi special

A very happy krishna jayanthi/gokulashtami/janmashtami to one and all☺☺ Krishna jayanthi is the celebration of birth of hindu deity Lord Krishna.Every year we celebrate krishna janyanthi in a very simple way by offering lord Krishna's favourites. We usually prepare something with aval(flattened rice/poha), which is lord Krishna's most favourite next to butter. We buy seedais… Continue reading Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi special