Sunday, April 28, 2013


Mango Kulfi

Kulfi is a popular indian ice cream sold in the streets by Kulfiwalas.Kulfi is basically a frozen dessert rather than calling it icecream. Typically icecream has a creamy texture and soft whereas kulfi is little dense.Kulfi takes long time to melt as well

Kulfi is a very versatile dessert. Think of anything and the flavor can be easily incorporated in Kulfi. The traditional flavors are Badam(Almonds), Pista (Pistachios), Kesar(Saffron), Elaichi (Cardamom), Mango and Rose.

Traditionally Kulfi is prepared by boiling whole milk and simmering until it reduces to half.Nut and flavors are then added and frozen in earthern pots (called matkas).The kulfis are not churned like ice cream. 

This recipe is not a traditional one. It is a short cut method of making the same delicious kulfi without much effort.No boiling is required. Just mix all the below ingredients. Blend well and freeze and voila the kulfi is ready to serve

Mango Kulfi

Monday, April 22, 2013


I had tasted paneer butter masala only in restaurants.My daughter loves paneer and I have started learning side dishes with paneer from friends and other blogs.I have already posted a recipe for paneer butter masala which I make atleast once in a month. For a variation I thought of trying with green peas and paneer and came out excellent

Mutter paneer

Recipe Source: Vahchef

Friday, April 19, 2013


Sundara Kandam

Sri Rama Navami is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Rama. (Sri Rama was born in Navami thithi).

In some temples the preceeding 9 days are celebrated with Sundara Kanda parayanam starting from new moon day with final chapter on Pattabishekam recited on the day of Rama Navami.

As Sri Rama led a very simple life the neivedhya recipes are very simple too and apt for the summer

Recipes for Rama Navami

1) Paanakam

2) Vada Paruppu

3) Neer mor

For Sundara Kanda Parayanam
Boiled milk with kalkandu (sugar candy) and raisins will do for the first 8 days of Parayanam
For the 9th day when Pattabisheka sargam is recited, Payasam is prepared.

Moong dhal Payasam
Semiya Payasam
Paal Paysam
Aval Payasam

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Panakam is usually prepared on the day of Rama Navami along with Vada Paruppu. It is a cooler and a perfect drink for summer.It can be easily prepared with the available ingredients and has lot of health benefits.


Saturday, April 13, 2013


அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் !

Tamil New Year Puthandu

Tamil new year is celebrated on the beginning of the month Chithirai. At South India Tamil year is celebrated elaborately at most temples.Chithirai Thiruvizha is very famous in Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The same is celebrated as Vishu in Kerala.

On the day the house is cleaned and decorated with Kolams(rangoli).

Recipes for Tamil new year
2) Mango pachadi/Veppamboo pachadi

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


A healthy chutney with a subtle sweet taste. I made this chutney similar to Carrot thuvayal with the addition of onions.Goes well with idli and dosa

Carrot Chutney

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I learnt this recipe from my MIL who is an expert in cooking different varieties of rasams.This is a nice variation to the usual dhal rasam.The addition of green chilli adds a unique flavor.My MIL usually prepares this using moong dhall instead of toor dhal

Lemon rasam