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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vinayaka Chathurthi Recipes and celebrations!!

Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi!! This year it is celebrated on August 29th!! Happy Birthday to Lord Ganesha!! Ganesh Chathurthi is a very popular festival celebrated in many parts of India and in many ways.. I am sharing our celebration way.. The celebration of this great festival includes Prayer, pooja, arati and nivedhanam. Many varieties of food are made and the Lord Ganesha is also decorated with many flower garlands. Although many types of delicacies are done on this occasion, modak or kozhukattai is the main one. We try to incorporate all the favorite items of Lord Ganesha, much similar to what we do on our kid's birthday. Try to bring all the kid likes.. So we offer some delicious nivedhanam, offer arugam pul, offer erukam poo garland, coconut, banana.. etc



Our nivedhanam menu for this festival includes -

Vella Kozhukattai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2012/09/vella-kozhukattai.html

Uppu Kozhukattai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.com/2013/09/uppu-kozhukattaiganesh-chathurthi.html,


Ellu poorna Kozhukattai – Recipe coming Soon,


Kozhukattai Sundal - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2013/08/kozhukattai-sundal-ganesh-chathurthi.html


Paal kozhukattai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2013/08/paal-kozhukattai-ganesh-chathurthi.html


Kadalai parupu sundal - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2013/07/kadalai-parupu-sundal.html

Kadalai Parupu Sundal - IMG_4894[10]

Ellu urundai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.com/2013/09/ellu-urundai.html


Thayir pachadi - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2013/04/cucumber-raitha-cucumber-pachadi.html

Cucumber Pachadi - IMG_1364[8]

Medu Vadai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2012/11/medu-vadai.html


Parupu Payasam - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2012/08/paruppu-payasam.html


Maha neivedhiyam, and recently I added

Oats Sweet Kozhukattai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.in/2013/09/oats-sweet-kozhukattai.html


Cornmeal kozhukattai - http://nivedhanams.blogspot.com/2013/09/cornmeal-kozhukattai.html ..

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jowar Roti / Cholam Roti / Sorghum Roti

Jowar Roti is a healthy and nutritious roti. You can serve this with any choice of side dish. I served it with tomato onion veg!! This is a great recipe to include millets in your diet as it is easy to do and also very tasty. This is my third choice for this week’s BM – Millets.

Jowar Ki Roti - IMG_2359

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kezhvaragu Dosai / Fingermillet Dosai

Kezhvaragu or raagi dosa is a type of dosa made with Finger millet flour (raagi flour). Finger millet flour is healthy flour and eating it in a dosa form makes it tasty. Health meets taste in this recipe. This dosa will be chocolate brown in color. It is very quick to do and no soaking required. It tastes best when serve hot with tomato pickle. It can also be accompanied by Curd or Sugar.

Kezhvaragu Dosai - IMG_9452

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pineapple Thinai Kesari / Pineapple Foxtail Millet Kesari

Today is first day of Aadi month and is celebrated with a sweet, special food items. Here is a delicious and a almost guilt free sweet which has no processed ingredients. We would have heard about rava kesari and also flavored ones like mango kesari, pineapple kesari etc. Today I added a little more extra twist by including healthy items and excluding the unhealthy ones. So here are my changes – ravai to thinai ravai, sugar to panam kalkandu and have reduced the ghee a big extent. It was very tasty and delicious. I have also not added pineapple essence or food color. That is optional. This kesari with thinai is so perfect to start this week’s marathon with the theme as millets!!


Fiber Galore–My Health My Way

Am back with another event after sometime.. This time the focus is again on healthy foods. The theme I have chosen is Fiber rich foods..  The event series My health My way is the brain child of my Kalyani and I am happy to be hosting it.
Fiber is an important part of healthy food. Some of the fiber rich foods are spinach, green vegetables, fruits, whole grain, millets, oats, nuts etc. More details about Fiber rich foods are here

Rules / Guidelines for the event:
1.Event runs from July 16th - August 15th.
2.Cook and blog about a Vegan or Vegetarian dish which is Fiber rich. Eggs are not allowed. Please link the healthy and delicious entries with the help of the linky tool below.
3.Please add this announcement link and Kalyani's Series announcement page. This is compulsory.
4.Adding the logo is not mandatory but helps to spread the word.
5. Please send as many new entries as possible. More the merrier. Please limit the archive entries to 2
6.Non bloggers are also welcome to participate.Send me the following details to nivedhanams@gmail.com
•Your name and name of your blog
•Recipe and URL
•Picture of your dish.(max size is 200 kb)
About the event from Kalyani
1) No refined food is allowed and substitutions are more than welcome : For eg: Wholewheat or wholegrains instead of Maida, Palm sugar or jaggery instead of refined sugar. Olive or even groundnut oils instead of margarine and butter --- u get the drift.
2) Only Vegetarian / Vegan entries are allowed (eggs are not allowed).
3) A small write up on how you make / plan to make healthy changes in your kitchen would be highly appreciated. If you are sending multiple entries, you can truncate this info to a few lines.
4) Special focus can also be provided on usage of millets, wholegrains, vegan substitutes - as this series is not just for kids but a healthy eating lifestyle for the entire family. So diabetic specific cooking, arthritic specific cooking, kidney ailments specific cooking - you can write about all these that you do in your post.
Hope to see many recipes that are fiber rich!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Adai is a very famous tiffin or heavy dinner. It is also a festive food made during Karthigai. Adai tastes best when served hot. Some will prefer to eat Adai as is. The famous accompaniment for Adai is Aviyal, but tomato urugai tastes great too. onions and vegetables add a great taste and flavor, but they are also optional based on preference, availability and occassions.

Adai - IMG_9702Adai - IMG_9712

Friday, July 11, 2014

Vella Dosai / Jaggery Pancake

Vella Dosai is a sweet dosai made with wheat and jaggery. This dosai requires no side dish and tastes best when served hot or warm. Serve this for breakfast or a quick tiffin. It is delicious and so kid friendly. It becomes dull and rubbery once it gets cold. This is also done during Karthigai. It is a quick dosa and can be done in less than 30 minutes. This recipe will make 12 dosas.

Vella Dosai - IMG_9203Vella Dosai - IMG_9207