21 Simple and Easy Navratri(navaratri) Recipes | Golu Recipes | Navratri 2014

Navratri(Navaratri) is around the corner.Hope all are busy with the preparation.What to make this year and how to plan our menu?What gift to give? hope all are planned.Last year i couldn’t able to celebrate the navratri in grand manner but kept simple Golu at my place.Since my mil don’t have practice of keeping golu but i have started doing because at my mom’s place we will celebrate it very grandly. 
Here are the some of the navratri special dishes which is easy to make and simple procedures to follow.
Hope this will help you to try something new this year.

How to cook and store Dried Beans

Dried Beans
It’s been a long time i am waiting to post this recipe  but because of lack of time i couldn’t able to.This is also one of the preparations for navratri.Soaking and cooking the dried beans is not so easy as it takes too much time and sometimes we forgot to soak it. if we soak in  hot water the next day , the bean wont get cooked properly or it takes more time to cook so lets prepare it on time and store it.Not only for festival but also keep a bag of cooked beans in fridge handy helps us to make many dishes.

Coconut Rice (Thengai Sadam) Recipe TamilNadu Style | Variety Rice Recipes

Coconut Rice
Coconut  rice | Thengai sadam | Kobbari Rice is a common and staple food in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. Freshly grated coconut would be great to try this rice.As the festival season is here we have already started to plan our navratri Menu.
Apart from the usual festival rice varieties like Lemon rice, Puliyodharai(tamarind rice) we also prepare coconut rice very often.This is a very simple variety rice to prepare, if you have grated coconut in hand it hardly takes few minutes to prepare this Variety rice.It is also an easy lunch box recipe which can be make very quick in the busy mornings.
It goes well with paruppu(dal) thogaiyal or with papadams.I simply love it with potato fry.

Preparation for Navratri(Navaratri) | Golu Ideas | How to keep Golu

'Navratri' is an important and popular festival of India. 'Navaratri' represents celebration of Goddess Durga. The nine nights festival becomes ten days festival with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami which is its culmination. On all these ten days, various forms of Mother Mahisasura-Mardini (Durga) will be worshiped with fervor and devotion. In some communities, people undergo rigorous fasts during this season that lasts for the nine days. The festival culminates on Mahanavami. On this day, Kanya Puja is performed.

Mullangi (Raddish) Sambar Recipe | Easy Sambar Recipes

 Mullangi / Radish/Molli Sambar is one of a flavourful sambar.It is also the easy radish sambar recipe which is made  without coconut.Radish leave their aroma and taste in this sambar. so if you like radish, then do try adding radish in sambar and you will love it.

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal Recipe | Simple Poriyal Recipes

Ponnanganni Keerai
Ponnankanni keerai is the one of the green variety which we can get it in all season.It has lot of medicinal qualities and regular intake helps us good digestion.
Nutrition Value of Ponnankanni Keerai
It is body coolant. It gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without evacuations (Alterative). Specifically recommended in the case of – Fever, Eye ailments, Asthma, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis. It improves eye sight. As the name implies it improves one’s complexion. People say its good for Piles complaint and reduces flabbiness.

9 Easy and Simple Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes 2014

Vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi is falls on August 29th 2014 this year .
On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Currently Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or September in English calendar.
Hope you all are started the preparation for Vinayagar chaturthi. This Post helps you guys to plan the neivedyum or what to make for this year. Here you can find all kinds of Kozhukattais Recipes | Ladoos Recipes .Do click on pics to get recipes with step by step procedures.

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe

ginger garlic paste
How come Indian cooking without  ginger  garlic paste ??? no chance and ginger garlic is indispensable.
Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol and thin the blood, which helps prevent stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system.It blocks the growth of cancer cells,therefore, people who eat garlic tend to develop less stomach and colon cancers.
Its really time saver if its made in bulk, which would last longer with out freezing it. So here's an easy recipe with easy home preservative to make ginger garlic paste last longer up to 1 to 2 months.

Vendakkai(ladies finger) Poriyal Recipe|Bhindi Sabzi Recipe

bindi sabzi
 Hi guys, how are you all...Totally missing you all and my blog.I am back here after my busy busy schedule,dont want to miss my blog baby.Here is the Quick Recipe , Vendakkai Poriyal.Aishu's fav and almost this will present on her lunch box.This can be make on many ways,but this is the most easy and quick way of making poriyal.This goes well with Sambar rice or any variety rice. My fav combo with simple rasam or curd rice.

Rasmalai(Mango Ras Malai) Recipe | Dessert Recipes | Mango Recipes

Mango Rasmalai
Ras Malai or Rosh malai is a Bengali dessert.The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Urdu: "Ras" meaning "juice/juicy" and "Malai", meaning "cream". It has been described "as a rich cheesecake without a crust.
Rasmalai is soaked in sweet, flavored milk.Here i have shared the mango rasmalai recipe which is too good for all special occasions and also for parties.

Kanda Poha(Pohe) Recipe | Maharastrian Style Kanda Pohe Recipe with Video

kanda poha
kanda poha or onion poha is a popular Maharashtra breakfast recipe.Poha is the Maharashtrian word for flattened or beaten rice and kanda means onions. hence the term kanda poha or kanda pohe (pohe being plural of poha).
For variation you can also add boiled peas or grated carrot when making this poha recipe. I have also added grated coconut in the poha but this is optional.
Learnt this recipe from my friend snegal.She is from Pune.I have clicked few Maharastrian recipes will post them soon.

6 Most Beautiful Barbie doll cakes | How to make Princess Cake with video

Barbie cake
I have been making many Barbie dolls cakes from the time I started for my daughter’s birthday couple of years back. That cake recipe and how to make Barbie doll cake I posted long back too, after which most of the time for my daughter or her friend’s birthday request always come to Barbie doll cake. Of course little gals love their Barbie . After Aishu birthday party everyone asked me to make same kind of cake for them too and specially her friends.

Pudina Thogayal Recipe(without Coconut) | Idly Dosa Side Dish Recipes

pudina thogayal
Pudina(Mint) Thogayal recipe, is a very quick and easy to make which goes very well with Idili and Dosas.  Pudina(Mint) has a fragrant smell which everyone loves to have. Pudina(Mint) leaves are beneficial in many health related issues also. I used to make this frequently at home.
I make this Mint/Pudina thogayal slightly different from the other thogayal  that I make usually.I will temper the mustard seeds,urad dal and curry leaves in oil and then add it while grinding the mint leaves.This gives extra fragrance to the chutney.We can refrigerate this up to a week by grinding it very thick without much water and coconut.
Whenever am sick i will make this thogayal and have it with and rasam.we can also mix this thogayal with steamed rice and pack this for kids lunch box.Sure they will love this thogayal rice.

Murungai Keerai (drumstick Leaves) Poriyal Recipe |முறுங்கை கீரை

Murungai Keerai Poriyal
Murungai Keerai (Drumstick Leaves) are green leafy vegetables which contains protein. Also, the drumstick leaves are rich in Vitamin A, B-Complex and many more minerals. It should be there in our routine diet. Murungai Keerai (Drumstick Leaves) Poriyal is a delicious side dish and goes well with any  kuzhambu varieties . Only the cleaning part takes time but its good to spend time for a good cause isn't it?
When consuming proper iron in our regular meal, it helps to reduce weight. I have added dal in this recipe but do try this with kollu,it taste very good at the same time its very good for weight watchers.

Beets Pulav(Rice) | Beetroot Rice |Kids Lunch Box Menu

Beetroot Rice
Hi guys,I am back with a healthy kids lunch box menu,Beets Rice/ Pulav. Beets and Bindi are aishu’s fav veggie. While packing the lunch i just clicked to share the recipe here.Hope you all love this.

Milagu Vadai(மிளகு வடை) | Anjaneyar Vadai | Hanuman Jayanthi Recipes

Milagu Vadai(மிளகு வடை) | Anjaneyar Vadai | Hanuman Jayanthi Recipes
Today 15th April we are celebrating Hanuman Jayanti and i have prepared Milagu Vadai for Neivedyam. Milagu vadai is also called as Anjaneyar Vadai. Some people offer vada malai for Anjaneyar on this auspicious day. Hanuman is my fav god and never miss to celebrate this day.Do try this Peppery flavoured vadai and enjoy!!!