Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shahi semiya badam kheer | Indian dessert recipes

Shahi badam kheer
Semiya kheer and badam kheer is a common Indian dessert. I recently tasted this Shahi semiya badam kheer and was totally moved by its taste. Without a second thought planned to make this for New year 2016. It turned out very well . The texture of this payasam was thick and not like kheer, so i made it also like that. The year 2015 went amazing well in all ways. Thank you so much to all my readers, my well wishers, my family for your consistent support. This year 2015 was more special to me as my first cook book for the popular Vikatan Publications got published. Looking forward to this year of 2016 and i wish you all a very Happy New year and let this year be the Year of Breakthroughs and brings abundance of joy and prosperity.  See you all with interesting posts in the New year .  Follow Jeyashri's kitchen on facebook for recent updates.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Peas Kurma recipe | Pattani kurma

Peas- kurma
Green peas is in season now. I have given this kurma recipe for Aval vikatan supplement, which i did a year back. This peas kurma| peas korma| pattani kurma, goes well with poori, chapathi and even for biryani too. I have given this for the book as Mushroom peas kurma. But now i didn't add mushroom in this recipe. This peas kurma is a super hit at home. Right now i am in chennai on vacation . So please bear with delay in replying your mails. Check out my peas masala recipe and peas curry too.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies | Christmas cookies

Pressure cooker cookies

chocolate chip -cookies
Christmas 2015 is nearing and i wanted to post this chocolate chip cookies for a long time. When i posted the pressure cooker cake ,many readers asked me to post pressure cooker cookies. Finally i tried this sometime back to post during Christmas. It turned out pretty well. In this recipe i have given both the option of making it in oven and pressure cooker. Feel free to drop in your queries to I am in Chennai right now with my family on vacation. Wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cauliflower Poriyal recipe | cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower poriyal is a very simple and easy poriyal , and even a perfect bachelor recipe too. I made this and clicked last year itself but pictures didn't turn out nice, so i didn't post. Then later i totally forgot about that and last week suddenly i remembered this. I have already posted cauliflower curry and cauliflower pepper fry recipe too. Also the recipe of cauliflower rice is also a super hit one. This is a scheduled post as i am not in town. Will reply to your mail and messages once i am back.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Chitranna Recipe | Easy Rice varieties

Chitranna is a easy rice varietyof karnataka and can be packed for lunch box too. It is more similar to the kandae poha which we make using aval | poha. I learnt this from my friend who taught me the andhra pulihore. If you have cooked rice in hand this recipe can be made in a jiffy. I am out of station for the next 10 days. I have scheduled few simple recipes for the next 10 days. Will be delay in responding to your emails. Thanks for your patience and kind understanding. Check out my other rice varieties too

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Garlic Almond Soup | Soup recipes

Garlic almond soup
Garlic almond soup, is a perfect one for this cold weather. Last year i have given this recipe for Kungumam thozi supplement themed "soups and salads". This recipe was a super hit at our house. I tried this with bottle gourd when i gave this for the supplement book. While i was doing this again for the post last week, i don't have bottle gourd at home and so replaced it with potato. the soup was quite thick and creamy and yum. Name it a creamy potato soup or almond soup or garlic soup, it is a flavourful soup and quite filling too. Try this out at home and let me know how it turned out. I am out of station for the next 10 days. I have scheduled few simple recipes for the next few days. Will respond to your queries and mails once i am back. Thanks for your kind understanding. Check out my other soup recipes. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rava Upma recipe | Easy breakfast recipe

Sooji upma
Rava upma | Sooji Upma is an easy to make Indian breakfast recipe. But many of them always say they are not a big fan of upmas. But if you ask me i love upmas and rava upma is one among my favourite too. But it took me 6 years to post the recipe of rava upma in my jeyashri's kitchen. I make it once in a week but never thought of clicking this even once. 3 months back when hubby was keen in learning cooking basics, i taught him how to make rava upma. After few attempts he made it perfect. Then when we talking i casually told him this recipe has not been blogged till date and he was surprised. So from that day i was thinking to post here and finally i clicked this last week when i made. I am not satisfied with the pictures though, but trust me it is a perfect recipe. Beginners and bachelors can try this for sure. Check out my rava kichidi recipe and rava dosa recipe
Due to very bad rains in chennai we lost contact with our family in chennai for the past 3 days. The water entered into the house and they moved to first floor. Thank god, finally we spoke to them yesterday and good to know they are safe. But still many parts of chennai are badly hit and lets all pray for them and for sure things will come back to normal soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Kerala Kadala Curry | Kadala curry recipe

kadala curryWhen i posted the Kerala Puttu recipe i promised that i will post the kadala curry recipe too. Again this recipe recipe also told by the same friends and it turned out very well. It even tasted very well with Roti and plain rice too. Though they said coconut bits is optional, it added an extra flavour and crunchy texture of  the coconut made the curry more tastier. Check out my kala channa masala too.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Kerala Puttu recipe | How to make soft puttu

Kerala puttu recipe
Puttu is a popular Kerala breakfast recipe, generally served with Kadala curry. My mom regularly makes Ragi puttu, and as kids we love to eat that. She makes generally sweet puttu. This recipe of puttu iam sharing today is a plain puttu. I have made this with store bought puttu flour but you can make Puttu with rice flour too. Also i made this puttu using Puttu maker but you can make this using idli steamer too. Scroll down to the notes section to see the tips for making perfect soft puttu. Thanks for Kerala friends, Sreena and Messy, who helped me out , by patiently explaining my silly doubts. Let's see how to make soft Kerala puttu. I made this bit elaborate so that beginners will be benefited.
Kadala curry recipe will be coming up next. Here is the recipe of kadala curry for puttu. Check out my South Indian breakfast recipes collection

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Aloo Tikki Chaat | Easy Chaat recipes

Aloo tikki chaat
Aloo tikki is a popular snack made with potatoes. Generally it is served with the popular ragda patties and aloo tikki burger. The another famous and popular way of serving aloo tikki is making Aloo tikki chole chaat., where aloo tikkis are made and served with channa masala. I first planned for that but finally ended up in making aloo tikki chaat recipe. I finished the photo shoot soon and gobbled the aloo tikki chaat immediately.  This is a perfect snack for kids, once they come back from school. Give it a try this weekend and let me know how it turned out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Karthigai Appam recipe | Sweet appam

Sweet appam
I actually wanted to post Vella adai recipe(will post tomorrow ) but while i was talking to my sister we both were casually sharing the memories about the  Karthigai sweet appam which my mom makes for Karthigai deepam. Also she makes it for Janmashtami too. Then only i realised i haven't posted it here. I have posted the wheat appam recipe, the same one she will deep fry. As we used to gobble it when amma makes it. As i am not a big sweet lover, during my childhood days, especially all jaggery based sweets i hate, i love sweet appam one very much. The entire house filled with lights, we all wearing pattu pavadai, amma making appam wearing the traditional 9 yards saree and wearing all the traditional jewellery, this appam reminded me of all special moments. Being a nurse, by profession, she can't wear bright and big nose rings daily, so she wears only during the festival. And she look very beautiful in that traditional costume and the jewellery. So always Karthigai deepam reminds me of this scene in our house in Madurai. Let me share the recipe of Karthigai sweet appam today. Check the Karthigai Deepam collections .

Monday, November 23, 2015

Idichakka Thoran | Raw jack fruit curry

Raw jack fruit -curry
Idichakka thoran is a curry /poriyal made with tender jackfruit or raw jack fruit. In tamil they call it as pala musu. It is the unripe jackfruit. I have heard from my mom's friend that they make kola urundai with this pala musu. Apart from that i have never heard about anything with that. I haven't even tried or tasted this veggie so far. Few months back my mom told me that she made a curry with this idichakka and also added it tasted very nice. Here we get the  cut fresh raw jackfruit . I happened to visit Mustafa center 2 days back and saw this raw jackfruit and picked and came. My friend's mom who taught me the traditional mysore pak, told me the perfect recipe of palakkad style idichakka thoran and it turned out very nice. I was very worried about how it will taste but it tasted very well and a perfect pair with vatha kuzhambhu. Try this at home and let me know how it turned out. I will surely update this post once i get the full raw jackfruit as  how to clean it.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Beetroot Soup | Soup recipes

Beetroot soup
Soup is a very common dish takes place in my kitchen. But mostly i end up making either tomato soup or sweet corn veg soup as the kids love it most. Last year when i made the supplement for Kungumam Thozi, themed Soups n Salads, i have given few new interesting soup recipes. This beetroot soup is one among them. Since the weather is very pleasant and cold, i thought i will share a recipe of soup today and found a beetroot lying down in the refrigerator. So i decided to make the beetroot soup and writing this post now with a cup of hot soup beside me. Check out my other soup recipes. You can have this soup with whole wheat toasted bread and have it as a light lunch or dinner too.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Karthigai Milagu adai | Karthigai Deepam recipes

No onion no garlic recipes

Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Tamil month, Karthigai . We lit lamps inside and outside the house for 3 days. Evening also we keep a small diya outside the house throughout the month. Generally married women keep fasting for the whole day and after doing pooja in the evening and lighting lamps they have the food . Mainly for karthigai deepam we make Pori urundai, appam and payasam for neivedyam. My mil makes verkadalai urundai and pottukadalai urundai too.  My grandmother makes adai too, but in mil's house though mil keeps fasting, she never insist us to keep fast. She always tell us to have some tiffin as we have small kids and it will be tiring if we keep fast. So generally adai is made on the day and we have this for lunch. My mil's mil taught me the recipe of milagu adai during my first Karthigai after marriage. But later i also forgot the recipe and i  make it on my own style. But the nly thing i remember is urad dal will be more for the recipe of Milagu adai as compared to normal adai. I tried the recipe of milagu adai from here last year itself, but in the last minute, do not have time to post. So make this for Karthigai Deepam 2015 which falls on Nov.25th this year. Check out my Karthigai deepam recipes  . This can be made for normal day breakfast too. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beach Sundal gravy | Pattani sundal gravy

Pattani sundal gravy
Beach style sundal gravy is basically a sundal gravy, topped with masala vadai and chutney. This recipe was first introduced to me by my nephew when i visited chennai few months back. He bought a box full of this sundal gravy from a nearby shop and told me to taste this. He told that is a south Indian version of Ragda Patties or Masala poori chaat. I was totally addicted by the taste of the gravy and decided to post the recipe of this beach sundal gravy here soon. But somehow, it couldn't happen. Just the day before the starting of Navaratri, a very good friend of hubby and who is quite close to all of us, messaged me, if i have the recipe of Beach sundal gravy in Jeyashri's Kitchen. And since i decided to post only no onion no garlic recipes during that time, i told i will try it and send you the recipe the next day. As promised, for the first time, i sent the recipe to him before publishing it in the website. An exclusive preview show. I have never done this before but he being special to all of us, i did this for him. This recipe was a super hit at home and everyone enjoyed this. Check out my beach style thenga maanga pattani sundal recipe too.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Chettinad Karuveppilai Kuzhambu | South Indian kuzhambu recipes

Chettinad karuvepillai kuzhambu
After all festive food and work, it took little time for me to come back to routine. So today i will be sharing the recipe of Chettinad style Karuveppillai Kuzhambu| Curry leaves kulambu. This authentic South Indian gravy recipe, was passed to me by a reader Ceyizhai Pari, sometime back. so i thought i will try it and post this today. So after the festive food this simple karuveppillai kuzhambu with hot rice and beans curry was totally a bliss for me. Check out my other version of karuvepillai kuzhambu too which i posted long back.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Deepavali Wishes | Happy Diwali

Jeyashri's Kitchen wish you all a very HAPPY DEEPAVALI. May this festival of lights brings lot of abundance and joy . Thanks you all for the overwhelming support. Keep visiting for more interesting recipes coming up.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Suzhiyan Recipe| Seeyam| Diwali recipes

Suzhiyan|Inippu seeyam, is generally made during deepavali in most of the houses in Tamilnadu. Adirasam and seeyam is made early in the morning. We always get it from our neighbour aunty along with kurunai vadai. Amma had never made suzhiyan at home. So i have also never tried it at home. since few readers asked for the recipe of suzhiyan, i thought i will post . My frined's mom helped me out with the recipe and i followed my channa dal poornam kozhukattai recipe for the poornam. Check out my full collection of diwali recipes . Follow jeyashri's kitchen on facebook too. Send your tried recipe pictures to

Suzhiyan| Seeyam

  Preparation Time : 10 mins+ 2 hours soaking time | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Yields:7

     For Outer cover:
Idli rice   1/2 cup
Urad dal   1/4 cup
   For the stuffing|filling:
Channa dal   1/4 cup
Coconut   1/4 cup
Jaggery     1/4 cup+2 tblsp 
Cardamom powder   2 pinches
Ghee   1 tsp
    Oil     for Deep frying

  • Soak rice and urad dal separately. Let them soak for 2 hours.
suzhiyan 2
  • Dry roast the channa dal for 2 minutes.
  • Pressure cook this till 3 whistles by adding 1/2 cup of water.
  • Grind the urad dal in the grinder for 5 minutes and once it is grinding, add the soaked rice and start grinding. Add water little by little. Do not add much water. The consistency should be little looser than the vadai batter.
suzhiyan 3
  • Drain the water completely from the channa dal and grind coconut, elachi powder,channa dal and jaggery together. You can first grind the channa dal and coconut first and then in the last round add jaggery and pulse once. 
suzhiyan 4
  • Divide the ground paste into equal sized balls. Mine came to 7 balls.
suzhiyan 5
  • Heat oil for deep frying. No need to ferment the batter.
  • Dip the channa dal ball into the batter and cover it fully and carefully put it into the oil. 
  • Do  not over crowd the pan. 
suzhiyan 6
  • Fry till golden brown and drain in a kitchen towel.
suzhiyan 7
  • Repeat this for the rest of the balls.
  • Suzhiyan is ready.
Diwali - Suzhiyan
  1. Always ensure that the channa dal poornam is not watery. If you feel it is slightly loose, add a tsp of ghee in a pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes and allow it to cool. It will be perfect.
  2. The batter i have soaked is bit extra for the poornam. So either you double the poornam or in the left over batter add finely chopped onions, red chili powder, salt, coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix well.
  3. spoon the batter inside the dough and make it as masala seeyam.
  4. The entire suzhiyan can be made with fermented idli | dosa batter as the outer cover too.
  5. The oute cover can be instantly made with maida and rice flour batter too.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jalebi recipe| Diwali Sweet Recipes

jalebi recipe
Jalebi is a popular Indian Sweet, made using maida, sugar and ghee as the ingredient. I have tasted it in many occasions, but never tried it at home. Once i have helped a friend when she did with the instant jalebi mix. When i get requests to post Jalebi recipe for Diwali, i explored for recipes and finally ended up with this recipe here.  It was a  super hit at home and everyone loved it. Though in the original recipe it is not mentioned to ferment, many chefs insisted about the fermentation of the batter. So i fermented the batter and it came out very well. So make this Jalebi for diwali 2015 and surprise your family with a delicious sweet. Check my diwali recipe collection.  Follow Jeyashri's kitchen on facebook for recent updates.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kaju Pista Roll recipe| Diwali sweets

Kaju pista roll
Kaju Pista Roll, it brings back lot of memories to me. As we have seen the kaju pista roll in mithai shops, it is always tempting . I first say this in Krishna sweets when i was in chennai. Also the different shapes of kaju katli like apple, watermelon will be very fascinating for me. Actually i wanted to do the kaju watermelon but thought first will post the kaju pista roll as i am confident in that, because i have tried this 3 years back too. A reader requested for kaju watermelon too, but will post how to shape into watermelon with a different recipe, and not with kaju.
Coming to this kaju pista roll,as i said i have tried this 2 year back for a  Navaratri. One of my very close friend, who now moved back to India, invited all the friends for Navaratri. Since i don't have the custom of keeping golu at my house, i used to help her out with few things on the day she invites everybody. After breaking our head too much finally we decided to make kaju pista roll for a big crowd of 35-40 people. The beauty is both of us haven't tried the recipe before. I know how to make kaju katli, but never attempted the kaju pista rolls. With some guts we started with large quantity of cashew and pista and made the dough. The recipe she has in her handwritten cookbook, copied from snajeev kapoor's website. Just orally she told how to roll it and we both started making it in my home. I still have have the pictures in my album too. I started rolling it too thick and the kaju pista rolls are coming so big like logs. We both were laughing on seeing such logs and the entire project was totally fun. We laughed and laughed and finished making so much of kaju pista rolls spending more than 3 hours.Later we packed also some  rolls to few close friends as there were many. But taste wise they turned out very perfect. Even if i think about that i will laugh. When i told my friend i am going to post kaju pista roll, she too recalled all the sweet memories we had.
Actually i made this 2 weeks back for an event, but didn't have time to click. Made this again for my friend's son who is very fond of kaju katlis.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Traditional Mysore Pak | Diwali Sweet recipes

Mysore- pak
Mysore pak is a traditional sweet made in Tamil brahmin weddings. The Mysore pak served in weddings will be hard and loaded with ghee. The porous texture of the mysore pak is the highlight of the traditional mysore pak. The perfect one depends upon the ghee we use and of course the besan|kadalaimaavu too. I have already posted a super easy Mysore pak recipe , similar to Sri Krishna sweets soft Mysore Pak, few years ago. That was a super hit sweet recipe, tried even by bachelors too. That Mysore Pak recipe involve less ghee and sugar. But still i wanted to try the traditional mysore pak recipe too. During this Navaratri, when i visited one of my friend's house, she served me super yummy lemon sevai, chutney and mysore pak too. The next day i messaged her and asked about the recipe of mysore pak. She told that her mother only made that and after few minutes, aunty called me and told me the recipe.Thank you so much aunty, for patiently clearing my doubts and elaborately explaining the recipe. Though it was loaded with sugar and ghee, the method was very easy only. So i tried it during last weekend and it turned out pretty well. My step wise pictures were not satisfactory, as i was bit tensed about the outcome. The Mysore pak were very nice and tasted the same as i had in her place. I used store bought ghee and besan. If you have access to rice mill, get your besan done at home by grinding channa dal in rice mill. Also make ghee at home or use the Aavin ghee if you get. This will give  perfect colour for the Mysore pak.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Moong Dal Omapodi | Diwali snacks recipes

Diwali 2015 recipes

omapodi- recipe
Omapodi | Sev is a snack which is generally added to South Indian mixture. Basically it is made with besan| kadalaimaavu. I still remember during our childhood, we eat these omapodis crazily and finally end up with stomach upset as the besan  too much consumed will give that effect. I have already posted the omapodi recipe in jeyashri's kitchen When i come across the moong dal omapodi recipe here, it sounded very nice. When i tried it yesterday, it turned out awesome and was a super hit at home too. If not for Diwali, this ompaodi is a perfect tea time snack too. The aroma of ajwain| omam and the moong dal flour enhances the taste of the omapodi. Check out my full collections of diwali recipes.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Almond Murukku recipe | Easy Diwali recipes | Badam Murukku

Almond- murukku
Almond murukku | Badam murukku is an easy diwali snack recipe. For bachelors who live in abroad and don't have access to urad dal flour or pottukadalai, this murukku you can make only with rice flour and almonds. I wanted to try cashew murukku, which i learnt from my friend's mil 2 years back. When i saw this almond murukku here , i thought i will give it a try. The murukku turned out very crispy and i loved the flavour of almond in the murukku. You can try this murukku with store bought rice flour too. Even idiyappam maavu works out well for this recipe. Check out my other diwali recipe collections too. Follow jeyashris kitchen on facebook for updates.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kala Jamun Recipe | Diwali Mithai Recipes

Using Instant gulab jamun mix

kala- jamun
I wanted to post this Kala Jamun for last Diwali itself, but as i  posted so many diwali recipes last year, didn't have time to post this recipe. From my childhood i remember, for Diwali apart from other sweets and snacks, Gulab jamun will also be there. Gulab jamun mix will be in the grocery list when we do grocery shopping during diwali. The most fascinating thing will be most of the gulab jamun mix will giveaway something free along with the mix. Most of the times it will be some glass bowls. I have already posted Makan peda recipe using gulab jamun mix. So with the store bought gulab jamun mix, you don't need to make the same usual gulab jamun. Try out this kala jamun recipe and i am sure it will be a treat for your family and guests. I have bookmarked this recipe from Vahchef video. Check out all my diwali recipes collection. Follow Jeyashri's Kitchen on Facebook for updates.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Beetroot halwa recipe | Diwali recipes

Beetroot halwa with khoya
Beetroot halwa, i never realised that i didn't have this recipe simple and easy sweet in my website. During this Navaratri, i happened to visit many of friends and among them few i don't know personally and they are my readers. When one among them told me that she searched for beetroot halwa in my website and it was not there, i realised i didn't post this recipe. So made this yesterday and clicked the pictures. I have already posted Gajar ka halwa| carrot halwa with condensed milk. So i wanted to make this beetroot halwa with khoya. You can even make the beetroot halwa with condensed milk too. Or make it plain only with milk and sugar. Adding khoya or condensed milk gives richness to the halwa. Check out my other halwa recipes too.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Diwali recipes 2015 | Diwali sweets and snacks recipes| Recipes with step by step pictures and explanations and videos for many recipes

diwali- recipes
Post updated on Oct 3, 2017
Diwali 2017 is coming on Oct 18th. As Deepavali is a major festival of India, we make sweets and savoury for the festival.In tamil we call it diwali bakshanam or deepavali bakshanam. I have posted a lot of diwali recipes in Jeyashri's Kitchen in the past 8 years. I have compiled all the recipes in one place so that it will be easy for my readers to choose from one place. Click on the pictures for the recipes. Stay tuned for more diwali sweets and snacks recipes this year too. Please follow Jeyashri's Kitchen on Facebook to get recent updates. Send me the tried recipes from Jeyashri's kitchen to I will share it in my facebook page. Stay tuned for more sweets and savory recipes coming up. Subscribe to my You tube channel for videos on Diwali recipes.
Scroll till the end of the post to see all the recipes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dal mixture recipe| Diwali snacks recipe

Dal namkeen

Mumbai dal mixture
Mixture, is a very popular Diwali snack. Most of the houses they make Mixture for diwali. I have posted South Indian mixture few years back. Last time itself for diwali i wanted to post this bombay Dal mixture, but i was not sure of the recipe though. After asking many of my friends here, finally got the idea for this dal moth mixture and till i was about to try it i am bit scared about the outcome. But it turned out very nice and was a super hit at home. For those who find it difficult to make karaboondi, which is the most important one in Madras mixture, can make this mixture. Check out my Diwali snacks collections.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Navadhanya Sundal | Navaratri Sundal recipes

Navadhanya sundal
Navadhanya Sundal generally my mom make towards the end of navaratri with all the left over legumes at home. But she never use any spice mix for the sundal. I kept in mind my udipi sambar recipe and used most of the things from that masala. Actually i clicked it last friday and planned to post it today. As i know my weekend will be too busy with navaratri Golu visits, i drafted the post too. Those who follow me on Flickr , then you will know, i posted the pictures i took for the navadhanya sundal.  When i went to a friend's house for navaratri on thursday, her neighbour , Lakshmi, whom i know well, invited me to come to her house for Golu. Since it was very late,i just quickly went to her house and happened to see these cute teracotta toys in her golu.(the one you see in the background). As usual i asked her where she got it and she told to take it for my pictures. I said i am done with my navaratri posts and will use it for next year if needed, also told her not to take it out from the golu too. Then again i went to the same apartment for lunch in another friend's house. Knowing this, she came just before i was about to leave and gave me the cute teracotta toys. I felt so happy and for the sake of Lakshmi's effort, i made the sundal again in Sunday and clicked the main picture once again. Thanks again Lakshmi.

Navadhanya Sundal

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + Soaking time 12 hrs| Cooking Time : 35 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Mixed Legumes*   1/4 cup each
     Oil     2 tsp
     Coconut oil    few drops   (optional)
     Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
     Asafoetida     2 pinches
     To Roast and grind
   Toor Dal  1/2 tblsp
   Urad  dal   1/2 tblsp
   Channa dal   1/2 tblsp
   Sesame seeds| ellu   1/2 tblsp
   Dhaniya     1 tblsp
   Red chili   2
   Omam| ajwain    1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves  few
   Coconut    2 tblsp
  * I used White Chole. Black kondakadalai, Black urad dal, Karamani(both black and white) green peas, white peas, Rajma and peanut. 
Actually i soaked 1/4 cup each but the next day it was too much as they have doubled in size. So i took half from that and cooked, which came to 2 cups of cooked sundal. the rest of it i drained the water thoroughly, washed it nicely and put it in a zip lock cover and kept inside the freezer.
This will stay good for 10 days. You can take out whenever you want and cook.     

Navadhanya sundal
  • Soak all the legumes in a wide bowl,except white karamani and urad dal. The white karamani and urad dal soak separately. 
navdhanya sundal 1
  • Cook this in a pressure cooker by keeping both in a separate vessel. Add half of the salt to this while cooking. I kept both inside the cooker at the same time but added very little water to the urad dal and karamani mixture, as they tend to overcook so quickly.
navadhanya sundal 2
  • Drain the water completely and mix all the legumes together.
navadhanya sundal 3
  • Now dry roast all the ingredients under under the heading"to roast" in the ingredient table, except coconut. roast till the become nice golden brown. Be careful not to burn it.
navadhanya sundal 4
  • Switch off the flame and add the coconut and curry leaves. Let this cook in that warmth.
navaratna sundal 5
  • Grind this into fine powder. The podi came to 4 tblsp and i used 3 tblsp of this for the sundal. You can even add this to the rasam or sambar too.
navaratna sundal6
  • In a pan add oil and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add in the cooked sundal to this.
navadhanya sundal 7
  • Add the podi to this. I added 3 tblsp of the ground powder. Mix well.
navaratna sundal 9
  • Sprinkle few drops of coconut oil, if adding, and mix well. Sundal is ready for neivedyam. 
Navadhanya sundal
  1. You can soak just 1 tblsp of all the legumes if making for 4-5 people.
  2. You can even replace few legumes with kollu, mochai, green gram or sweet corn too.
  3. the spice mix you can make in advance,without coconut and add it to the sundal. Add coconut in the last.
  4. Adding ajwain aids in digestion.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kozhukattai, Ven pongal, Sambar | Cooking for guests 28

no onion no garlic dinner menu

kozhukattai- platter
Though i have few guests in the past few weeks, i couldn't take pictures in a hurry. Two weeks back when i have my friends family for dinner i made this for them. One of my friend has her parents from India for Navaratri. Since they won't take onion and garlic during this time, i made this menu for them. Since it a small get together of 10 people i tried my hands on kozhukattai for all. They enjoyed the menu a lot and we all had a very good time. Just a little planning in advance, you can make this easily. Check out my cooking for guests series .

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Navaratri|Diwali Sweets

Sabudana ladoo| Sago ladoo,called as javarisi ladoo in tamil, i have heard about this many times from my friends, but this is the first time i tried it at home. I just experimented the measurements keeping in mind my rava ladoo and besan ladoo. It turned out so well and the recipe and the method is very easy too. You can try this quick sweet for Diwali or Navaratri too. Check out my other diwali sweets and Navaratri recipes too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lavang Latika | Diwali Sweet recipes

Diwali 2015 recipes- With Video

Lavang- Latika
Lavang Latika is a popular bengali sweet, similar to our Suryakala and Chandrakala. I heard this for the first time when my co sister's mom made it and brought for us once. Generally she this sweet for Diwali. She is an expert in making this sweet and every year she brings a box full of this for her daughter, when she comes for vacation to chennai. Since we were in joint family we also eat this happily. I thought this a very complicated recipe and never asked her how she makes this. After a successful attempt of badusha during last diwali, i thought i will try this recipe of lavang latika. To my surprise, the recipe was too simple to try. My co sister who is also an expert in making this sweet gave me the recipe and few you tube videos helped me how to fold lavang latika. Actually there are 2 ways to fold this, i have given both the methods. To me both were easy only. This sweet was a super hit at home also i took for a friends meet too. Everyone liked it very much. I used my homemade khoya for this recipe. Check my diwali sweets collections too.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sweet Sev recipe| Diwali recipes | Inippu sev recipe

Sweet- sev
Sweet Sev| Inippu Sev| Cheeni sev, is a popular sweet in South of Tamilnadu. Grown up in madurai, i have traveled to nearby places during my childhood days. This Sweet Sev is quite popular in Sattur, Kovilpatti and Tirunelveli town. I remember seeing this in most of the sweet shops in the bus stand selling this inippu sev. During my childhood days, i hate eating sweets. So my dad will buy karasev for me and this Sweet sev for my sister who is a big lover of sweets. But after marriage i slowly developed sweet tooth and now i eat all varieties of sweet. When i was talking to my sister 2 days back, she asked me about my Diwali plans for Jeyashri's Kitchen. She too suggested me few recipes and this Inippu sev topped the list. Though she gave me a brief description of the recipe, i googled for my satisfaction and got a more clear picture from here. I tried this yesterday and it turned out very well. Everyone at home loved it very much. This Sev will not be crispy as we are dipping the fried sev in the sugar syrup. The soft sev with sugar coated on it will be a very tasty. Bookmark this recipe for Diwali and check out my other Diwali sweet recipes too. A similar sweet with jaggery also we make which is called manoharam, which i have posted already .