Monday, September 29, 2014

RICE KHEER RECIPE | CHAWAL KI KHEER | NAVRATRI RECIPES

Chawal-ki-kheer
     Rice kheer |chawal ki kheer, is similar to the south indian Paal payasam. I recently tasted this in a friend's place during Varalakshmi pooja and the rice kheer was super rich and creamy. I noted down the recipe from her keeping in mind to post this kheer recipe during navratri. The blanched almonds and saffron adds a super crunchy taste to the kheer. Though it takes little time to cook, the kheer is worth trying.

Friday, September 26, 2014

SWEET CORN SUNDAL RECIPE | NAVRATRI RECIPES


sweet-corn-sundal

Sweet corn generally either i make soup or rice with it. This is the first time i am making Sundal with sweet corn. Actually i tried it once few months back, as it is navratri season i thought i will post the recipe of sweet corn sundal. You can make it even on normal days too. This sundal can be had with even rice and  rasam too. The addition of ginger and carrots make this sundal taste more awesome. So don't skip it. I used fresh corn, you can use frozen corn too. Sen in your Golu pictures to  my mail(jeyashrisuresh@gmail.com). Will share in Jeyashri's kitchen Facebook  page 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NAVARATRI SUNDAL AND SWEETS RECIPES | NAVRATRI RECIPES

Navaratri recipes | Navratri recipes - Sundal and sweets recipes

navaratri  recipes

This post is updated on Sept 12 2017
Navratri 2014 has started, and  many of you have must have kept Golu by now. I am also getting a lot of navratri invites from my friends and excited to see their Golu decorations too. I would love to see the Golu of my readers too. Send a picture of  your Golu and i will share that in Jeyashri's Kitchen facebook pageI have already posted some combo recipes of navaratri sweets and snacks here. Sharing south indian sundal varieties and  sweet recipes which can be made for neivedyam on Navaratri evenings. Happy Navaratri to you all and let the wishes from Goddess shower in abundance to you and your family. Check out my sister's post on how to keep Golu.
  Stay tuned for Diwali recipes from first week of October.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

THINAI PAYASAM RECIPE | FOXTAIL MILLET KHEER |MILLET RECIPES


Thinai-arisi-payasam

Thinai arisi | Foxtail millet ( Kangni in Hindi, Kora in telugu | Navanne in Kannada |Thina in malayalam ) is an easily available millet variety. My mom made kheer during our trip to India in june. I thought i will give it a try so that it will be helpful for those who make kheer | sweet everyday for Navratri . For my readers in Singapore, Thinai arisi is available in Mustafa center ( in the sugar section) and also in few shops in little india.  Check out my Navaratri 2014 combo recipes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MAIDA SWEET PANIYARAM | NAVARATRI RECIPES

Maida-rava-sweet-paniyaram

      Maida-rava sweet paniyaram is a highly addictive sweet recipe and quite easy to make too. I had tasted this in a friend's place 2 years back  during navaratri. I suddenly remembered of that and tried this at home. It turned out super awesome and it is quite addictive sweet too. A tasty and different sweet recipe to try for navaratri. Definitely this sweet paniayaram will be a super hit among your guests too. Check out my  other Navaratri recipes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NAVARATRI RECIPES - COOKING FOR GUESTS- 9 COMBOS FOR 9 DAYS

aarti -akila- golu
Navaratri 2014 is starting from September 25 and for those keep Golu will be super busy inviting people for home everyday evening. Actually in my hubby's house we don't have the practise of keeping golu, but my mom keeps an elaborate golu. We love to help out our mom in keeping the Golu and make the park. Those are very nice and wonderful memories. We generally go to each other's house and get sundal ,which is generally folded and given in a newspaper. Nobody will give any fancy return gifts and if any elders come they will be given Blouse bits along with the manjal kumkumam. But now a days Navaratri is a huge festival.  Especially  people living in abroad, they make it as a big get together by calling each set of friends on a particular day and almost a mini dinner is served there. I have few of my close friends who do run out of ideas as what to make for their guests on navaratri evenings. I generally call my friends for Varalakshmi Pooja for which i serve a mini dinner too.
  To lessen the job of planning the menu for the guests i have complied 9 combos of recipes from Jeyashri's kitchen and given here. All recipes are no onion no garlic recipes. I wish this will be useful for those plan for a snack menu for Navaratri for their guests.
  You can add or omit any items from the combo and make it either simple or elaborate. Any other request for navaratri, please leave a comment. Few interesting recipes for navaratri sundal and payasam recipes  are coming up soon.
   The above golu pictures are contributed by my friends. The left one with coffee brown background is Aarti's Golu. Aarti is a very artistic person and she does bead jewelry too and she has a facebook page for her Shreyathi creations. If you remember my Butter Murukku  post, the cute jute bag is made by her only.
   The picture on the right is Akila's Golu . She got introduced to me very recently and while talking she casually told that she keeps a big golu. When i asked her the pictures she sent this divine temple Golu picture to me.
   Even my very good friends Shriprada, janani and kirthika also keeps Golu every year elaborately. But the didn't have any picture to fit in my site.
Check out my Navaratri Recipes  which i posted last year.
Scroll down till the end of the post to see many more alternate options too.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

RAJMA SUNDAL RECIPE | NAVARATRI SUNDAL RECIPES

Rajma-sundal-navaratri
Rajma|Red kidney bean sundal, is an easy variety of sundal to make for navaratri. I usually make Rajma masala , but rajma sundal i am trying for the first time. I tried slightly mint flavored rajma sundal just to enhance the taste. And believe me, it came out very well and the slight flavor of mint leaves and rajma paired very well. Try out this rajma sundal for  Navratri 2014. It is also a healthy snack for kids too. Check out my Navaratri recipes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ARISI VADAI RECIPE | VADAI RECIPES | NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPES

arisi-vadai
Arisi vadai is a very easy vadai recipe, which was introduced by my friend when i visited her house for the first time on a navaratri day. She served this vadai with getti chutney (thick coconut chutney). After that i never tried it athome but tasted it at her house so many times. She will always send for me whenever she makes this arisi vadai. Some recipes have strong memories associated with that right!.This vadai is a perfect and easy evening snack too. This recipe was featured in the supplement i compiled for Kungumam thozi . Arisi vadai is a perfect one to make for guests on a vrat day as it has no onion and no garlic too.
    Though the name is arisi vadai it looks like a kunukku only.

Monday, September 15, 2014

MASALE BHAAT RECIPE | TINDORA RICE | NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPES

Masale-bhaath

    Masale bhaath is a maharastrian dish, introduced to me by my very good friend. It is a variety of rice made with tindora | kovakkai and it is a no onion no garlic recipe too. One day she passed on this rice to me and it tasted so well and noted down the recipe from her. This recipe was published in supplement of Kungumam Thozi which featured 30 recipes of mine . Sharing today the recipe of Tindora rice | maharastrian masale bhaat. A simple one pot meal and a perfect lunch box recipe too.

Friday, September 12, 2014

THINAI PESARATTU RECIPE | FOXTAIL MILLET PESARATTU | EASY BREAKFAST RECIPES

Thinnai arisi -pesarattu Thinai|tenai was first introduced to me by my mom during our India trip in June. She made delicious thinai payasam for us and she told me to try it out too. My sister also gifted me with a cookbook containing millet recipes. Actually 2 years back my younger co sister gave me some organic millet and asked to try out some dishes with that. But i didn't even touch that . Right from the day she got married, she has been telling all of us to include millet into our food by replacing rice. But after reading so many healthy benefits of the variety of millet, i started loving the millet and slowly introducing in our diet. My mom sent some Thinai arisi ( also called as Kangni in Hindi, Korra in Telugu, Navanne in Kannada and Thina in malayalam)through my friend in very small quantities.  So far i have tried out few recipes using different types of millet.
  So posting my first millet recipe with Thinai - Foxtail millet. Will posting a recipe with different types of millet once a week.
  Thinai or Foxtail millet has lot of health benefits. It has a very good source of protein and iron. This millet can be easily digested and  controls blood sugar too. I came to know about these information in that book which my sister gave to me.
  Here in Singapore we get Millets in Abdul Rahim store in Little India and Thinai is found in Mustafa center too.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CURRY LEAVES IDIYAPPAM | KARUVEPILLAI SEVAI | SOUTH INDIAN TIFFIN RECIPES

 No onion no garlic recipes

curry-leaves-sevai
Sevai | idiyappam is a rare thing in my kitchen as kids are not a big fan of these. My amma makes a lot of variety in sevai and she always makes the idiyappam from scratch. Last month when i invited my friends and neighbours for Varalakshmi pooja evening, i made this sevai . It was a huge gathering with almost 50 plus people and so i opted for the instant rice sevai only. I used concord and double horse brand also works out best. It was actually an instant idea and without much thinking i made this and it was a super hit among the guests.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CORN AND PALAK PAKODA RECIPE| NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPES

Palak-corn-pakoda
Palak and corn is a winning combo and i recently explored this recently when i gave 30 recipes for the magazine Kungumam thozi. It is a no onion no garlic recipe and you can try this on navaratri days too and on other fasting days too. Check out my no onion no garlic Cabbage pakoda. Without much write up let me share the recipe of palak corn pakoda | corn  palak pakodi | palak corn fritters.

Monday, September 8, 2014

CARROT DAL FRY RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR ROTI|CHAPATI

Carrot-dal
Dal is a very staple food at our house and all of us love to have dal with plain rice or roti too. Especially kids will eat dal without any complaints. When i shared 30 recipes for Aval vikatan magazine, i gave this recipe of carrot dal too. In the normal dal ,which we make i added carrots and used masoor dal in the place of normal dal. While making this post again for blog, i don’t have masoor dal at home , so replaced with yellow moong dal. Check out my masoor dal tadka. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DOSA BATTER RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE CRISPY DOSA |SOUTH INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES |INDIAN KITCHEN BASICS

Dosa-batter-recipe
Dosai is a staple South indian breakfast. We make most of the time for breakfast and also some times for dinner too. With more interesting chutney and sambar variaties, the same dosa will taste awesome . Some people like the dosa soft and most of them like crispy dosai. Recently when i made crispy dosas for my friend’s kids, my friend asked me to post for dosa batter recipe and tips to get crispy dosa. You can make dosa with the Idli batter too. This will also come out very well. Scroll down to the end of the post for Tips to make crispy dosa. Check out the Side dish for dosa 

Friday, September 5, 2014

JEERA ALOO RECIPE| ALOO JEERA DRY | NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPES

aloo-jeera
Aloo jeera | Jeera is an easy and simple recipe with potatoes. It can be had with roti and rice too. Even it tastes great with south indian sambar too. This recipe was passed on to me by a punjabi friend of mine. Few more punjabi recipes too she shared ,which i will try soon and post here.  We had with dal tadka and plain rice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

KALYANA GOTHSU | SIDE DISH FOR IDLI | DOSA |PONGAL| WEDDING STYLE RECIPE

No onion no garlic recipes

kalyana-gothsu
Kalyana gothsu is a excellent side dish made for idli | dosa|pongal. Last june when we went attended wedding in India, i was so addicted to the gotsu they serve in the wedding. Though i have tasted this many times in weddings, never attempted to try at home. I was bit curious about the recipe and with the help of a mami, i could able to guess the ingredients and attempted at home. It tasted very similar to the Kalyana gotsu. I have clicked it long back but waiting to get published in Kungumam thozi. This recipe was published in the supplement too.
Check out my Kalyana Rasam , Kalyana Sambar.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ADA PRADHAMAN RECIPE | ONAM SADHYA RECIPES

ada-pradaman
Ada pradhaman is generally made for Onam, a traditional festival of Kerala. Very long back i made this ada pradaman at home, as my hubby loves it very much. Some make this with jaggery and some with sugar and milk too. The one which is made with jaggery is ada pradhaman and the one with sugar and milk is Palada pradaman. Two days back when i went to the indian store, saw this rice ada packet and big nendram banana. So bought these 2 and made the ada pradaman  the next day itself. Will soon post the recipe of nendram banana chips.
  Instead of rice ada, you can add cooked channa dal and make Paruppu pradhaman too.
Check out my Jackfruit payasam | Chakka pradhaman.
 Before going to the post, wanted to share that 30 recipes of mine themed "NO ONION NO GARLIC" got featured in a popular Tamil magazine, Kunguman Thozi. Will share the recipes here soon.