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Valakkai Kola Urundai Recipe | Vegetable Meatballs Recipe

  I vividly remember my Grandmother laddling crispy meatballs out from the sizzling oil in her kitchen. Meatballs – we call it ‘Kola Urundai’. The ‘Kola Urundai’ prepared by my Grandmother used to be perfect with crispy outer shell and well cooked meaty content inside. As a child I used to enjoy the outer crispy shell and leave the meaty content in the plate. Same thing happens when I eat her Paniyarams too. My mom’s a big fan of her ‘Kola Urundai Kuzhambu’ (Meatball gravy). ‘Unga Appatha pandra kola urunda taste varavae varathu’* – this is the usual sigh of my mother whenever she makes Kola Orundai.     I will need to create a separate ‘Kola Urundai’ hub to talk about my Grandma’s Minced Meat Kola Urundai Recipe. Stocking that idea for another day. The recipe today is about making Veggie Meatballs – Vegetable balls using Raw Bananas. Vazhakkai… Continue reading »

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Chicken Keema Kulambu | Indian Style Ground Chicken Sauce

  Many readers of Cooking Jingalala requested for Non-Vegetarian recipes. Whenever the husband sees such request messages from our fans in GoJingalala’s Facebook page, it makes him happy. It gives enough reasons for him to demand a variety of non-veg gravies, non-veg kurmas, non-veg biryani, non-vegetarian curries etc. from my kitchen.     Have you seen an  owl sitting high on top of thick branches of a tree? The owl won’t care about anything around it. It just sleeps sitting tight and warming itself with its feathers. If a group of children spot this owl and shout in excitement, the owl just opens one of its eyes and dismisses them by closing the eye immeditely. If a chirpy little bird flies around its head, the owl just eye-corners the bird briefly and returns back to its monk mode. The owl postures itself as though he’s angry and pondering deeply about an… Continue reading »

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How to make Khoya (Mawa) – Fresh Khoa (Kova) Recipe

  In my childhood days, during the evening time, whenever dad and I are to some restaurants, the first thing we order is ‘Paal Halwa’ (Milk fudge). I’m talking about Milk Halwa, especially from Madurai ‘DelhiWala’ Sweets. When it comes to the quantity and cost of this paal halwa, they’re totally contrary. So we’ll order just a few grams of this milk sweet and enjoy it in the restaurant. When our family is to some restaurants for lunch, after the meal, dad and I order for ‘Paal Pasandhi’ (Layers of thick milk-solids soaked in sweetened condensed milk). Whenever my aunt visits us, she gets ‘Milk Cakes’ from this shop in Trichy – ‘Archana Sweets’. When this box of milk-cake is opened, we pick the cakes like hungry crows emptying the whole box. Whenever Jeevs visits Srivilliputtur he gets a big parcel of fresh Paal kowa (Sweetened milk khoya). Okay, what… Continue reading »

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Idli Upma Recipe | Easy South-Indian Tiffin Recipes

Idly Upma Recipe | Simple Tamilnadu Breakfast Recipes If there’s got to be a tiffin recipe which can be made quickly and easily with not much of an effort, then it’s this Idli Upma recipe. Idli Upma is so very simple to prepare if you have your leftover idlis from breakfast or from dinner properly stored. The one thing I like with this Iddly Uppma recipe is that it understands our crazy morning hurries and copes up with the rush. When I was single, many a days I used to quickly stir in these idly uppuma, shut them hot in my tiffin box and hurry to catch the office commute. Though this idli upma might not seem to be the best tiffin recipe,  I will feel it that way once I manage to get a seat in the shuttle and start to spoon-in the warm idli upma!     Appa… Continue reading »

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Arisi Maavu Puttu Recipe – How to make Rice Flour Puttu

 Pacharisi (maavu) Pittu Recipe | Puttu using Raw Rice Flour   If you have read my posts on Ragi Puttu and Wheat puttu you will have an idea that I’m a Puttu maniac. Having said long stories about Puttu making in these two posts does not conclude I will stop the story telling. I spent few years of college life in campus hostel. The hostel that had the most annoying rules; especially this one: ‘No talking in the Dining Hall’. When I first heard about the dining hall rule I got mad and mocked the rule. But once I started to taste the food served in the hostel I thought it’s an unnecessary rule because the food tasted so good that everybody’ll be busy enjoying the food stuffed in their mouth and nobody will wanted to speak.     If there is ONE thing that I enjoyed in my college… Continue reading »

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Raagi Puttu Recipe (with video) | Kelvaragu Puttu Recipe | South-Indian Breakfast Recipes

How to make Keppai Puttu – Puttu Recipe & Video [Watch in “Full Screen” mode. Make sure you do not move your mouse often in order to read the recipe instructions clearly. Few text remain hidden under the seek panel so avoid to mouse-over the player]   If my ammachi (maternal grandmother) is the Queen of Bajji making , my appatha (paternal grandma) is the Queen of Queens in making Paniyarams . Chicken dishes means to refer ammachi’s recipes, mutton dishes means to refer appatha’s recipes. In that way, if white rice puttu is a usual breakfast item in my ammachi veedu, wheat puttu and this raagi puttu are done often in my appatha veedu. Dad and I like kodhumai puttu (wheat puttu) so very much that if somebody watches us me while eating kothumai puttu, their brain will do a quick pattern search and match me with some hungry… Continue reading »

Famous Indian snacks - Pakora

Homemade Pakoda Recipe ~ Kadalai Paruppu Pakoda ~ How to make pakoda for pakoda kuzhambu

Indian Pakora Recipe | Chana dal Pakora Recipe| Tea-time Snacks recipes Consider it an appetizer for a party or a late afternoon snack to accompany your late afternoon reading, this pakora recipe does a very good job in both roles. We normally make this pakoda when we prepare our traditional Chettind Pakoda Gravy – a spicy curry made by soaking fried pakoras in spiced tamarind sauce. The remaining pakora-batter will be transformed into this crunchy version and will be enjoyed as a side dish for the rice and gravy or as our tea-time snacks. But if mom had plans to make it as the side dish, she knew that she has to spend some more time in the kitchen frying more and more pakoras. Yeah, we’ll gobble the pakodas as and when it is fried since we’re not resistant to its smell nor its taste .   How to make… Continue reading »

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Mango Pie Recipe | No-bake mango pie recipe

Best Mango Pie Recipe | No-Bake dessert ideas   I never believed in love at first sight, but until I met this simple “Mango Pie”. Months back, Jeevs had a potluck at his office. That evening, he brought me a slice of mango pie from the party. The moment I saw the pie, I fell in love with it . The color was so glamorous, its texture… so shiny and silky, the taste… “oohhhh… so so divine!”. I finished licking the plate in few seconds like a hungry little pussy cat and asked him, “Why didn’t you manage to grab some more slice of the pie?” That day I learnt the recipe and saved it to be presented for the New Year 2013. In fact, I should tell you that you’ve landed on the right spot if you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert for your pot-luck parties. Yeah, this… Continue reading »

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Pakoda Kulambu Recipe ~ Chettinadu Pakoda Kuzhambu ~ South-Indian Style Gravy varieties

Tamilnadu Gravy Varieties | Chettinadu Style Pakkoda Kuzhambu | Pakora Gravy   My mom was born and brought up in Chettinad district. She used to tell us a lot of stories, events and happenings that took place in her beloved village “Kalayarkovil”. Be it the food, her school, the pond, the market, the backyard well, the house or the temple, I almost know everything she experienced in her village. Many interesting stories piling up for my readers . So having said that she’s from the Karaikudi area, I need not talk much about her cooking. Her sauces, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, they’re always lip smacking, nobody will say “enough” if she prepares and serves snacks, especially paniyarams. This Pakoda kuzhambu is one of the gravies which I learnt from my mom. In our home, amma makes this at least once every month. Read through to find the mystery spice… Continue reading »

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Thoothukudi Macaroon Recipe | Cashew Meringue | Tuticorin Macrons

Thoothukudi Macaroons | How to make Meringue-Cookies | Tuticorin Cashew Macaroonns Have you ever experienced this? At times, some of our favorite sweets or snacks or any food for that matter turn out to be the costliest stuff in the store, isn’t it? When I was a small girl there were times when I rushed to the bakery with the thoughts of these yummy macaroons in my mind, but end up getting a coconut puffs or vegetable puffs instead. Uggh… the awkwardness you feel when you could not offer to buy your favorites, especially in front of the bakery store-keeper . Yeah, macaroons were/are costly cookies (because they’ve got cashews added in them) in the bakeries of my city, Madurai. But when you discover that such costly eatables are too very easy to make and that they need only the minimum ingredients…how luckcky you’ll feel? I felt sooo much lucky… Continue reading »