Sunday, August 31, 2014

LADIES FINGER STIR FRY| OKRA CURRY| BACHELORS RECIPES

TIPS TO MAKE NON STICKY OKRA CURRY

Vendakkai-curry
Vendakkai curry|Okra fry | Ladies finger fry is loved by everyone at home and i make it almost twice a week too. Though i like it very spicy, for kids sake i make it medium spicy. The recipe is very simple, but many of us will end up making it very sticky and mush them in the process of making the curry. So i want to share this basic recipe of making  non sticky vendakkai curry. It will be useful for beginners and also bachelors.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DRY FRUIT MODAKAM RECIPE | DRY FRUITS KOZHUKATTAI | PILLAYAR CHATURTHI RECIPES

Dry fruits-kozhakattai
As Ganesha Chaturthi is round the corner, i thought i will quickly i will post the recipe of dry fruits modakam. Actually i wanted to post Peanut modakam ,but added some dry fruits into this. I have posted Dry fruits ladoo for last year diwali . You can make the same and make it in modak shapes and offer as neivedhyam. I have made this as a traditional south indian modak with outer covering. Check out my other Ganesh Chaturthi recipes  too.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

GANESH CHATURTHI RECIPES | VINAYAGAR CHATURTHI SPECIAL RECIPES 2014

ganesha chaturthi collage
Ganesha chaturthi | Vinayagar chaturthi|Pillayar Chaturthi ,is celebrated on 29th August ,in this year 2014. In all the houses we make modakam for Lord Ganesha in all South Indian homes. In many states, people make different varieties of dishes and offer as neivedhyam for lord Ganesha. Living in a place surrounded by friends of other states, gives me a wonderful exposure to know about their dishes. I have a good collection of Ganesha chaturthi recipes in my blog, and i have compiled here all the recipes commonly made for this festival. Click on the picture for the recipe. This post is updated with new recipes - ganesh chathurthi 2017. Scroll down for more recipes.

Check out my Youtube channel for Ganesh chathurti videos.  Check out my sister's post on how to celebrate Ganesh chaturthi .

MANI KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE | AMMINI KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE WITH POORNAM| VINAYAGAR CHATURTHI RECIPES

mani-kozhukattai

Mani kozhakattai or ammani kozhukattai or mini kozhukattai, other wise called undrallu guggillu, in telugu ,is generally made with the left over dough we make for modakam. I have already posted the recipe of the Ammini kozhukattai with idli milagai podi. Last weekend we had a dinner meet with a friends group, and it was a potluck party. One among our  friends told that she will bring ammini kozhukattai as her mil makes it very well. You won't believe, i just had ammini kozhukattais for dinner. It was highly addictive and super awesome too. She made the poornam with toor dal and mixed with the steamed rice balls. This can be had as a evening snack too. Try this one for this ganesha chaturthi too.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PAAL KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE WITH SUGAR | VINAYAGAR CHATURTHI RECIPES

Paal-kozhukattai

Paal kozhukattai|Undralla payasam( in telugu),  in most of the houses they make for ganesha chaturthi|vinayagar chaturthi. I have posted the version of paal kozhuttai with jaggery , this one is more similar to that. I have replaced the sugar with jaggery in this post.  The addition of coconut milk makes this sweet more rich and nice. Try out this paal kozhukattai for this Ganesha chaturthi. even you can make this on regular days also as a dessert too.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HOME MADE COCONUT MILK RECIPE|HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK |INDIAN KITCHEN BASICS

Coconut-Milk

  Coconut milk generally , my mom makes at home. After coming to Singapore, we get coconut milk in different forms. We get fresh coconut milk, in tetra paks and also coconut powder too. So it was too convenient for me and i rarely make it  at home. But the taste which we make it at home is truly amazing, and it is very easy too. I realised this when i made this at home yesterday. I used this coconut milk for Paal kozhukattai. You can have coconut milk for Aapam or Idiyappam too. I have used coconut milk for my Tomato biryani.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BHINDI BADAM MASALA RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR CHAPATHI |ROTI

Bindhi-badam-masala
I have already shared that my recipes got featured in Aval vikatan a popular Tamil magazine. I also promised that i will post some of the classic recipes from that book here with step wise pictures. Today i am sharing the recipe of Bhindi badam masala , a classic rich gravy, a perfect side dish for roti |naan. this bhindi masala never fails to impress your family and guests too. I got this idea from a cookbook of Tarla dalal which i happened to see in a book store in Chennai..The original recipe was with cashew nuts and was slightly different too. Bhindi was not added in the recipe. I tweaked the recipe according to my convenience and it turned out amazingly well. When i made the recipe for the magazine, i  couldn't take step wise pictures. Also i used tomato puree and so the colour you in the final picture is slightly brownish than in the step wise picture.Stay tuned for more side dish for roti recipes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH WHIPPED CREAM ICING|CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF BLOGGING

Eggless-chocolate-cake-whipping cream-icing

       I am so delighted to present this Eggless Chocolate Cake on this special occasion . Jeyashri’s Kitchen is turning 5 today. Five years went so fast and i still recall the first day i posted the recipe of Paal payasam ,the same day. In this journey of blogging for 5 years , i have gained so many friends and very good readership too.This journey was so successful, with the fullest support from my family. They always encourage me in all the things i do and celebrate my success . I thank all my readers, my friends, co bloggers from the bottom of heart and wishing that will continue in the coming years too. With all your support i have reached this milestone.
  Special thanks to Raks , Nags and Shriprada for their continued support in the technical aspects of blogging. Very happy to have nice friends around me always. 
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  I used my Eggless Vanilla Sponge cake recipe for this recipe by just replacing a portion of flour with cocoa powder. I have no clue about the icing . My reader who started a blog also now, gave me all ideas about icing. Thank you so much Sujatha ram of Indian veg kitchen for clarifying my silly doubts and guiding me even in buying the ingredients for icing too. I am trying this same cake for the second time. I made this 2 months back for our wedding anniversary.
    Scroll down the recipe to get more tips in baking cake and icing tips and also for a guessing game.
   I am planning to share Lunch menu Ideas on every Saturday on my Facebook page . I am getting requests from readers to post lunch meal plans but already i am posting Indian Kitchen basics, Microwave cooking and Bachelor cooking recipes on weekends. So follow Jeyashri’s Kitchen on facebook for Lunch menu ideas .

Saturday, August 16, 2014

VELLA AVAL RECIPE | SWEET POHA RECIPE | GOKULASHTAMI RECIPES | BACHELOR RECIPES

Vella-aval

Vella aval | Swwet poha| aval nanachadu is usually a must item for Krishna jayanthi at out house. Even in the last minute if anybody doesn't have time to prepare anything elaborate, they can make this vella aval and Nei appam.   This recipe doesn't need any cooking and you can make it within no time, if you grated coconut in hand.  This recipe will be useful for bachelors, who are staying away from home and want to make neivedhyam for Lord Krishna on Janmasthami | Krishna jayanthi.

Friday, August 15, 2014

AVAL KESARI RECIPE | POHA KESARI | EASY GOKULASHTAMI RECIPES

Poha-kesari
Poha kesari | Aval kesari is a very easy sweet recipe, which you can make on janmashtami | Krishna jayanthi. I have few requests from readers to post this recipe of easy aval kesari, and i called up my mother yesterday night to  note down the recipe. My mom's neighbourhood aunty who was there when i called, immediately told the recipe. Even my mom too never made this kesari. My mom also tried this today morning and i also tried this morning. This is a very easy recipe and those who do not have time to make any sweets in the last minute, can do this aval kesari in a jiffy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SOJJI APPAM RECIPE | KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI RECIPES

Sojji+appam
Sojji appam , is mostly made during Krishna jayanthi or the Sumangali pooja . During our childhood days, whenever we visit Madurai Thiruparamkundram temple with my mama, he buys this sojji appam for us as we both love that very much. We both happily sit in the Kovil and relish this without caring about the calories. This sojji appam is highly addictive. My athai makes this sojji appam very well and it is her favorite sweet too. Last year itself i wanted to post this recipe of sojji appam, but somehow missed it.
Sojji means Kesari|sooji ka halwa. The outer layer is covered by maida and inside stuffing will be with sojji. I made the sojji with jaggery, but you can make with sugar instead of jaggery. Do not add kesar colour for Kesari, if making with sugar.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PALKOVA RECIPE | THERATIPAAL FOR KRISHNA JAYANTHI | MILK FUDGE

Palkova

Thiratipaal | Palkova is a must one we make at home for Janmashtami. My mil makes palkova and my mom makes basundi. Both are experts in their own way in making this palkova. I tried microwave version of theratipal long back and posted the recipe too. My mil makes with cow's milk and she always tells that it will give a perfect taste and colour to the palkova.
   I am happy to share that my recipes got featured in Aval Vikatan dated August 26, as a supplementary book. The book was themed "Gravies, dal and Subzi varieties for Chapathi ,Naan and pooris". Will post some of those recipes here with step wise pictures soon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

AVAL LADOO RECIPE | POHA LADOO | EASY JANMASHTAMI RECIPES

Poha-ladoo
 
Aval ladoo | poha ladoo is a easy sweet recipe, which you can try for this Janmasthami |Gokulashtami. I wanted to post this recipe of aval ladoo last year too, but somehow it didn't come out well. This time i realised where i went wrong, and again tried it. It was super easy recipe to make and for working women, who are running short of time , can make this in a jiffy and offer for neivedhyam.

Friday, August 8, 2014

RAVA PAYASAM RECIPE| SOOJI KHEER RECIPE

Rava-payasam

Rava payasam or Sooji payasam is a very simple kheer . Generally it is made for Varalakshmi pooja or any auspicious fridays . Though my mom makes rava payasam , this is the first time i am trying at home. It turned out very well and it is a very easy and simple payasam . I added little condensed milk so that it will not taste like a porridge.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GOBI 65 RECIPE| CRISPY CAULIFLOWER FRY RECIPE

Gobi 65
Gobi 65 |Crispy cauliflower fry (recipe updated with video) is a very easy and super hit party snack. Generally we order this in restaurants. I wanted to try this for a long time but somehow don't have a proper recipe in hand to try out. Few times when i attempted it become soggy. Recently while cleaning my props shelf, i got a cook book which i bought 2 years back. It was so simple and the cauliflower stayed crispy  too.
Check out my Tandoori Gobi recipe

Monday, August 4, 2014

M AND M COOKIE RECIPE | EGGLESS COOKIES RECIPES

M&M cookies
M and M cookies is  in my to do list for a very long time. I used the gems, you can replace it with chocolate chips too. My kids loved the cookie very much, even the little one who is not so fond of home made cake or cookies, loved it very much. Try out this easy eggless cookies . I used butter in this cookie and you can replace with oil too. Both will turn out good.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

PANEER RECIPE | HOME MADE PANEER RECIPE | INDIAN KITCHEN BASICS

Homemade-paneer

Paneer | Indian cottage Cheese, i generally buy from the Indian shop. This is the first time i making paneer at home. I was thinking for a while to make paneer at home but some how it has been getting post poned. The reason may be i get good paneer here. Last week when i  went to the Indian shop the usual paneer brand which i buy, the Kohinoor, was not available. I picked up Vadilal, luckily i bought a small packet. It was very hard and rubbery. So immediately the next day i tried paneer at home, it came out pretty well for the first time. I learnt few things in this process which i should follow the next time. Do not forget to read the "Notes" section below.
Check out my Paneer recipes