Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thengai Poli/Kayi Holige/Coconut Jaggery Sweet Paratha

This week is going to be some delicious sweet flatbreads with different stuffings. Yes i picked Sweet flatbreads as theme for this week's blogging marathon. Poli/Holige is a Indian sweet flatbread which calls for channadal-jaggery stuffing. Though channadal stuffing is a quite popular stuffing for making some polis, many different versions of polis do exists. One of the popular poli after Puran poli aka channadal stuffing poli is this Thengai poli. Freshly grated coconut, once grinded with jaggery and cooked for few minutes makes this fantastic polis.

Thengai Poli, Coconut Poli

Friday, January 12, 2018

Masool Dal Masal Vadai/Masoor Dal Fritters

Have you ever tried masal vadais with Masoor dal aka red lentils, if not you should give a try. I was very much bored of dishing out some fritters with usual channadal and Urad dal. Last week when i went to Indian grocery, i grabbed a packet of whole masoor dal. Though i bought the packet of whole masoor dal to make dal or pulao with it, i couldnt resist to make some crispy vadais with them. Since i picked Sankranthi Special as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i seriously want to prepare some crispy vadais out of those protein rich dals.

Masoordal Masala Vadai

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kalkandu Pongal/Rock Candy Sweet Pongal/Kalkandu Sadham

Rock Sugar/Rock candy/Sugar Candy is known as Kalkandu in Tamil, this rock sugar is used in South Indian cuisine for making many delightful desserts out of it. My today's recipe is an another Sankranthi special sweet pongal or sweet rice you can prepare easily with sugar candies or rock candies. This pongal dish calls for milk, which makes this more creamy. Usually prepared with raw rice and split moongdal, this sweet rice is definitely a must to try if you want to prepare a different sweet pongal on Sankranthi. But my recipe calls for just raw rice. Adding split moongdal or skipping the moongdal doesnt change the taste of this dish.

Kalkandu Pongal, Rock Sugar Sweet Pongal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Red Rice Flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal/Sivappu Aval Thengai Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal/Sankranthi, the popular harvest festival is around the corner. Obviously after Christmas and new year celebration, Indians get ready to celebrate this famous festival. Been born and brought up in South India, i have many beautiful memories about this festival. If you live in City, you might visit the villages to see how this festival is celebrated there. Though many traditional versions of Sweet pongals exists,some easy breezy versions of pongals do exists to prepare on this auspicious day. Even a novice cook, can dish out those easy and delicious pongals on Sankranti with less efforts.

Red rice flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal, Aval Sakkarai Pongal