Monday, August 31, 2015


Janmashtami recipes

Janmashtami 2015| Gokulashtami 2015 is on September 5th . I have complied a list of recipes you can make for this festival. According to the availability of your time, chose the recipe and celebrate the festival. I will be posting some new recipes too for this year Gokulashtami too. Stay tuned for new festival recipes from Jeyashri's kitchen. Follow Jeyashri's kitchen on facebook and stay updated. Share the picture of the recipe you have tried from here.  Click on the pictures below for the recipe. Scroll down till the end to see all the recipes.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Palada -payasam
Palada | rice ada is the main ingredient of this payasam. Traditionally made in Kerala for Onam sadhya, I have posted ada pradaman recipe using jaggery and coconut milk last year. Two days back when i was cleaning my freezer, i found half packet of rice ada which i got last year. That night one of my friend visited us for dinner with her family. So i made this palada pradaman for her. We all enjoyed it. Since it is night i didn't click the pictures. So i thought i will make this again and post. Actually planned to post yesterday but couldn't make it as i was down with fever and cold. Today i made the palada payasam again and clicked too. Wish all my readers a very Happy Onam.

Palada payasam

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Palada | readymade rice ada      1/4 cup
     Milk      2 cups
     Water     1 cup
     Cardamom powder   a pinch
     Condensed  milk    4 tblsp
     Cashew nuts    4
     Ghee     2 tsp

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  • In a pressure cooker add 1 tsp of ghee. Add the ada and saute for a minute in a low flame.
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  • Add 1 cup of water to this and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Be careful as it will burn if the water gets evaporated.
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  • Add the milk to this and mix well. 
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  • Cover the cooker. After 1 whistle , keep the flame very low for 15 minutes. 
  • Switch off the flame. 
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  • Add condensed milk to this and mix well. If adding sugar add 3-4 tblsp of sugar.
  • Fry the cashew nuts in 1 tsp of ghee and add it to the payasam. Add the cardamom powder too.
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  • Payasam is ready to serve. The payasam tends to thick when it is cool, os do not worry if it is slightly thin.
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  1. You can do it on stove top too. In that case cook the ada seperately drain the water and add it to the milk and cook till the milk reduces.
  2. Sugar can be added instead of condensed milk.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


snake gourd -fry

We always make snake gourd curry in the same way we make beans curry. Also we make snake gourd kootu too. This pudalangai fry i learnt from a very good friend of mine, recently. The way she told me about the recipe, tempted me to try it immediately. Since i had small fresh snake gourd at home gave this this a try yesterday and clicked too. I was busy for the past 3 days and couldn't concentrate on blog much. I went for a trip to India to attend a wedding with my friends. A discussion about my recently published cookbook was arranged by Vikatan publications. It was Live Radio discussion with culinary expert Revathi Shanmugam. On the day before wedding, my husband's grandmother passed away and i couldn't attend the wedding. Since the radio program was planned before hand i have to attend it. It went well and i will soon the audio file with you all. These 3 days trip was full of mixed emotions, Started my work from today. Stay tuned for more recipes as festival are coming up from this week.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Koki -recipe
Koki roti, i first tasted in Kailash parbat Singapore. I vividly remember, one day me and hubby went for shopping and were very hungry after that. Went into Kailash Parbat, ordered a chaat platter , lassi and this koki too. But after the lassi and chaat platter we can't finish the koki roti as it was loaded with ghee. It was so nice and from that day itself i wanted to try this at home. Koki is traditonally a Sindhi recipe. I finally tried this last week. We all enjoyed this at home. Traditionally it is shalow fried in ghee, but i didn't do it at home. But if you like, you can add more ghee while cooking. Though u see cracks in the edges of the roti, it was very soft and not dry. The method by which we make makes it to look like that. Try it at home and let me know how they turned out. I slightly adapted the recipe from a Sanjeev kapoor's recipe.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Jeyashri's Kitchen is 6 today. Yes, very happy to share a sweet recipe on this day. It was the same day 6 years ago, i stepped into the blogging world with a Paal payasam recipe.  Six years rolled very fast. With all gratitude to the Supreme power, i would like to extend my thanks to my family members who always encourage me in whatever i do and appreciate my endeavors. Thanks to Raks, who always helped me technically during my initial stages of blogging and still clarify my silly doubts too. I am gifted with very good friends and all of them used to encourage me, appreciate me and point out the areas where it needs improvement. Above all, thanks to all my dear readers, with your support, i am sure i will continue to grow heights.
Thanks to all the media people for  giving me opportunity for contributing recipes to their esteemed magazines. Special thanks to Vikatan publications for publishing my first cookbook. 
On this occasion, presenting you a super delicious sweet Kesar Rabdi. Stay connected with jeyashris kitchen and support me as always. With all your wishes here comes a new recipe from Jeyashri's Kitchen on it 6th blog anniversary.
Rabdi can be served as such as a dessert or can be served with gulab jamun or jalebi.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Tomato- achaar
I am a big fan of home made tomato thokku.  When i was casually talking with a friend in chennai, she was telling tomaotes were in season and they are getting nice red tomatoes. Suddenly the recipe i bookmarked from here few days back flashed my mind. So decided to give it a try. It slightly altered the method of making it. It turned out so well and i am enjoying this thokku for my dosa, idli , parathas, upmas and what not. Make it today and enjoy it for a week. Check out my tomato biryani, tomato pureeTomato sweet jam.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


biryani-beetrootvada-potato curry
Last week i got a surprise call from my a very good friend of mine, that she is visiting Singapore. We planned to meet one day and i am so excited to meet her almost after 10 years. We spent a whole day talking about our college days, family and friends. I cooked this lunch for her and quickly clicked before we start out lunch. The super hot vegetable biryani, beetroot vada, potato curry on a rainy day with lot of laughter with a best friend around, a day well spent i can say.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Atta- ka halwa
Atte ka halwa or atta ka sheera is similar to our south indian kesari . Also called as Gehun ka halwa, it is sweet made with whole wheat flour . I have tasted this few times in my north indian friends house but never tried at home on my own. Traditionaly it is served in Gurudwaras,also called as Kada prasadh. Today i tried it home and it came out very perfect and tasty. I have adapted the recipe from here. Be it for navaratri or varalakshmi vratham, this sweet is perfect for  any festival at home. Check out my godhumai halwa and wheat flour ladoo recipe.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


dum paneer- kali mirch
Dum paneer kali mirch , i have tasted this in cream center restaurant in chennai. When i posted the corn cheese balls, this recipe is also in my to do list from their menu. I have bookmarked this recipe of paneer kali mirch from Sanjeev kapoor's recipe. This recipe doesn't include tomatoes. When i tried it for the first time today, it turned out so awesome and it was very creamy and flavourful. The recipe too is not so complicated too. Try this panner kali mirch at home and let me know how they turned out. Check out my shahi panner recipe  and other paneer recipes too.

Monday, August 10, 2015


sukku-malli coffee
I was first introduced to this coffee(kapi, to be more precise in tamil) by our neighbour aunty. Sukku is dry ginger and malli means coriander seeds. I have told about her in this vadai post too. Almost every week aunty makes this and brings piping hot sukku kaapi in the evening for my mom and paati in a big vessel. Initially me and sister will not even taste this as we feel that it is not meant for us. But aunty and even their daughters who are of the same age always tell us to try this kaapi. This drink has medicinal values too. It relives headaches, aids in digestion and keeps you energitic. This can be made with simple ingredients available at home. Slowly me and my sister started liking this and after that forgot about that. After so many years i made this today. It was raining heavily for tha past 3 days and thought this will be perfect one to enjoy this weather. When i had the first sip, it gave me lot of nostalgic memories of our childhood in our Madurai house.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


nutella-fruit sandwich
Nutella is always popular among kids. My kids are a great fan of nutella. Though i don't give it to them very often once in a while, i spread it for them in bread and give for breakfast or pack for snacks. Last month when my sister was here she was telling me to add some fruits to sandwich and told me an idea to make jam sandwich. Instead of jam i chose nutella and added strawberry and banana and grilled the sandwich. It was a super hit among kids. Since strawberry oozes out water, it is not ideal to pack for them, but if only nutella and banana is added, you can pack it for them. But i can say, this sandwich is tastes best when it is served hot. You can add any fruit of your choice. Check out my chocolate cheese grilled sandwich

Thursday, August 6, 2015


dal- tadka
Dal tadka, though it is simple but many of our homes dal is a staple item. Especially for vegetarians, dal is the great source of protein. The way they make dal tadka in road side dhabas are always awesome. I still remember our travel to Haridwar from Delhi by road. It was some 12 years back and we told the driver that we want to eat food only in dhaba and not in any restaurants. Still when i think about the food the taste will come to my mind. The piping hot tandoori rotis, dal and subzis will be awesome and the tall glass of malai lassi is the highlight. I wanted to recreate the smae taste at home, but somehow, this masoor dal tadka was bit close but i won't say it was dhaba style. Last week when i was casually browsing for someother recipe, glued on this recipe of dal tadka here. I didn't alter anything and just followed the same recipe. It was exactly the same style of dhaba wale dal tadka. The smoky flavour gives the exact flavour of the dhaba style. Try this at home and i am sure your family will enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Soya chunks recipe
Soya chunks is a rare item in my kitchen. When i was cleaning my freezer today, found this soya chunks and  wanted to make soya chunks cutlet . As the bread crumbs was out of stock , i thought i will make a pepper fry . It turned out so yum and i just enjoyed with simple garlic rasam. I will post the soya chunks cutlet recipe next week. Check out my soya chunks biryani