Kalkandu Sadam/Rice Sweetened with Rock Candy

This is traditional sweet rice preparation after sakkari pongal,payasam varieties. This is also mildly sweet unless you want  to add more rock candy  and can be had with a festival lunch. This is a departure form the typical sweet preparations during festival times. At times you have festivities back to back and it can be tiring on the tongue… 

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Chitirai Pournami

Chitra Pournami 2013 – Birthday of Chitragupta Chitra Pournami or Chitirai Purnima is a Tamil ceremony observed on the Poornima day (full moon day) in the Tamil month of Chitirai (April – May). Chitra Pournami ritual commemorates Chitragupta who according to the scripts is the assistant of Lord Yama, the God of Death. The day… 

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Apple carrot ginger smoothie

Ingredients: 1.1 small apple . 2. A small piece of ginger. 3. 1 small carrot peeled and chopped fine. Method: Blend all the ingredients to get a thick smoothie.You can sweeten the smoothie either by adding some berries like cranberries,apricots or dates while blending to get a sweeter taste. But it tastes good as it is. Just one glass… 

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Spicy Methi Potatoes ( Fenugreek)

methi potatoes, aaloo methi sabzi

  It is indeed amazing to see how many variations are there  in preparing potatoes. From gravy dishes,roasted,baked,fries,as an important stuffing ingredient , the list is endless. Potatoes are also used to mask flavours when the dish has any overpowering flavour not intended.They come to the rescue when you have added too much salt to the dish…. 

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