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Ven Pongal Making Made Easier
Ask any Tamilian what he would like to have for breakfast; Ven Pongal will be his answer. Indeed no true Tamilian can refuse a bowl of hot steaming pongal. This one-pot rice and lentil dish is a traditional breakfast meal. It’s hot, spicy, comforting and... - 115.647
A festival delight made out of freshly ground rice flour and jaggery offered to the Gods. As far as I can remember my grandma used to make these the best.....crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Although the ingredients list is simple enough the... - 109.787
Pongal - Sweet And Savory
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in the southern part of India. On this auspicious day rice is cooked along with pulses and jaggery and is offered to the "Sun God" for prosperity. Watch this video to learn how to make both the sweet and savory version... - 109.296
Mavillaku - Edible Devotional Lamps
1.Start by soaking the rice in a cup of water for 20 minutes.
2.In a ziplock bag, take the jaggery and the cardamom and pound it with a mallet.
3.Drain the rice and spread on a kitchen towel to dry.
4.Once it is almost dry, grind the... - 102.03
Ven Pongal/ Spicy Rice Pongal
1. In a bowl add 4: 1 ratio of rice and moong dal, wash, drain and add twice the amount of water (4 cups) and salt.
2. Place this bowl in the microwave oven for 35 minutes at 80% power.
3. In a pan, heat oil, butter, add urad dal,... - 92.0917
Tamil Curd Rice
Ask a South Indian what he would like to have on a hot and muggy day and the answer undoubtedly will be “Curd Rice.” This is a comfort food during the hot summer months when everyone craves for eat something cooling, light and nutritious. Serve it cold... - 80.1387
Want to try out some Indian delicacy, here is a traditional sweet dish popular in Southern India. Check out Kalyan getting ready to make Sakkari Pongal the traditional festive preparation of Tamil Nadu made during the harvest season. Watch the following video... - 75.0297
Sakkarai Pongal 6
With the lentils and rice boiling for a while it is time to check the doneness and proceed. Check out chef Kalyan adding sweetness using jaggery and sugar into the rice and lentil mixture. Watch the following video to know the finishing details. - 74.7149
Sakkarai Pongal 5
With the lentils and rice begun cooking it is time to get it seasoned. Check out chef Kalyan mixing ground spices with the rice and lentils boiling with sugar and jaggery . Watch the following video to know the finishing details. - 74.3273
Sakkarai Pongal 8
With the lentils and rice cooking well with flavor is time to get it finished. Check out chef Kalyan garnishing the lentils and rice cooking with jaggery and sugar with roasted nuts. Watch the following video to know the finishing details. - 74.2808
Sakkarai Pongal 4
With the ingredients ready to cook the pongal, it is time to begin cooking. Check out Kalyan cooking the lentils and rice in a stock pot with water. Check out the following video to know the following steps. - 74.1096
Sakkarai Pongal 3
Being ready to make the pongal it is time to prepare the other ingredients. Check out Kalyan roasting lentils and rice and grinding some spices to make the pongal. Watch the following video for the next steps. - 74.0389
Sakkarai Pongal 7
The pongal is ready in a typical vegan fashion eliminating the addition of milk unlike the conventional recipe. Check out Kalyan suggesting the inclusion of soy milk in the dish in place of the normal milk. - 73.8741
Sakkarai Pongal 2
Once ready, it is time to get to cooking the dish. Check out Kalyan heating some vegetable fat on the stove to begin with the preparation. Watch the following video to know the following steps. - 73.7558
Adai, the way I make it, is packed with protein and makes an excellent snack, school-lunch and an equally good meal. It can be served with Coconut Chutney, Butter, Sambar or for some, Jaggery! It is quick to make and unlike Dosa, it does not require as much... - 55.5916
Butter Murukku (butter Rice Chakli)
Butter Murukku is South Indian Deepavali delicacy. But savoured in all times as a snack due to its excellent flavor and crispy taste. Try it and enjoy!! - 50.1403
Rice & Lentil Pancakes
Rice & Lentil Pancakes has a lovely taste. Rice & Lentil Pancakes gets its taste from rice mixed with lentils and flavored with curry leaves. Rice & Lentil Pancakes is loved by many people around the world. - 47.3256
This vegetable biryani can be had by itself or with tomato kulambu or masala or onion curd raita. - 47.0803
* Method for doing puli kaaichal paste :
* Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of water and leave it for 15 mins or heat in microwave for 30 sec. Then squeeze out and take 3 cups of the tamarind water.
* In pan pour oil, put the dry red chillies cut into 2 pieces... - 46.8127
Dosa Green Chutney
Dosa Green chutney is a very easy, tasty and quick dish for an ideal indian style breakfast. Try and enjoy!! - 46.6866
Pick over the urid dhaal and discard any stones or twigs.
Soak the rice and dhaal for at least 3 hours, then grind smoothly.
Add water to give a batter-like consistency.
If using ground rice and urid dhaal flour - or dosa flour - just mix with water to a... - 38.8213
Homemade Rice Sevai (rice Noodles)
A popular south indian rice noodle made using an extruder in a traditional way. Sevai is often flavoured with Lemon, Tamarind, Tomato, Coconut, etc. and tastes best when served warm. Popular accompaniments for plain sevai are sweetened coconut milk,... - 35.2315
1. Soak rice (if parboiled rice is used, soak for 4 hours; if raw rice, soak for 2 hours).
2. Twenty minutes before grinding, clean and soak the grams. Grind together (rice and grams) coarsely with green chillies, red chillies and asafoetida. Set aside for 3... - 34.2172
Puliyodarai is a South Indian rice dish that can be made as per one's taste, either sweet and sour and mildly spicy or very spicy, by adding more chilies. - 0
This recipe is a traditional tamilian recipe. The fresh and light flavor of coconut adds a beautiful flavor to the rice. It is prepared during special occasions and is also eaten as a tiffin!! - 0
Enga Veete Puliyodarai
Puliyodarai also called as Tamarind rice, is a very famous South Indian dish. It is tangy in taste and the peanuts give it a nice crunchy feel to it. The taste of puliyodarai depends majorly on the proportions of the ingredients. It is easy but at the same... - 0
This is an easy preparation, especially good for packing better than the plain curd version without the tempering. Curd rice is an excellent coolant to have during hot summer. It digests easily and acts as a probiotic, creating a very good atmosphere for the... - 0
This is an awesome recipe that is quick to make. We never think of the nutritive value of lemon rice, but here it is: Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which firms up your skin with collagen and enhances your immunity. And did you know that apart from... - 0
Adai is a high calorie dish, with the oil and rice used to prepare this. However, it also contains rich amounts of protein, potassium, and fiber from the toor dal. Urad dal is also rich in iron, magnesium, and fiber. So this can be a very healthy dish if you... - 0
This is a different type of upma popular in southern Tamil Nadu. The dish provides you with adequate energy from the rice and protein from the toor dal to start off the day. You can make this dish for breakfast or dinner. - 0
A simple dish that is ideal for travel. It does not spoil easily and tastes great after a few hours of making. And to speak of tamarind nutrition, it has iron, magnesium, and potassium in reasonable amounts. - 0
This is a good rice dish, not only for kids but for adults too. Though the rice is bland, it is suitable for kids, you need to have a hot and spicy side dish to go with it. - 0
This is an easy dish that anyone can prepare and it can never go wrong. If you are a newbie to cooking, try it and see. You will be surprised to see how easy it is. A word of caution: Coconuts are rich in cholesterol, so diabetics may want to have it in... - 0
A very classic southern Tamil Nadu (Tirunelveli/Tuticorin) vegetarian dish. It is a specialty which is made at homes during occasions. So, you won't find this in any restaurant. - 0
Sakkarai pongal is one of the traditional sweet dishes prepared in Tamil Nadu. This is made during festivals and other special occasions in the family. The rice provides energy, and the jaggery is a healthier alternative to sugar. It contains iron and is... - 0
Tamil-style Soft Idli
Idli is a very popular South Indian breakfast. However, the batter preparation can vary between States. The recipe I have given is one of the standard ways it is made in Tamil Nadu. Rice contains protein, magnesium, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6. Urad dal is... - 0
A dish specifically made during Ganesh Chathurthi, kaara kozhukattai can be had as an evening snack or a breakfast item. - 0
Uzhutham Paruppu Saadham
This urad dal rice is too good taste-wise (if you eat it the way I tell you here) and health wise. Urad dal is extremely rich in potassium, dietary fiber, protein, and iron. You would agree that all of these are crucial for health. Hence, having this rice in... - 0
Thuvaram Paruppu Saadham
This is a traditional recipe made in Tirunelveli/Tuticorin region of Southern Tamil Nadu. It is high in protein and makes for a good filling lunch. - 0
Tamil-style Bisi Bele Bath
This dish needs no introduction. It is quite popular in India and abroad and is often served at weddings in Chennai and probably other northern cities of Tamil Nadu. It is originally a dish from Karnataka, which the Tamils have embraced and prepare it... - 0
Pongal is one of the most simple and classic recipes in Tamilian cuisine. It is made in different ways savory and sweet. This sweet version has the goodness of jaggery, lentils and milk. - 0
Traditional Tamilian Dishes - Pongal
There are two varieties of pongal, namely, sakarai pongal (sweet pongal) and ven pongal (spicy pongal). This is the recipe for the spicy version. This is typically served for breakfast in south Indian homes. - 0
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