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Idli podi ~ Idli Dosa dry chutney powder ~ Idli milagai podi Recipe

    Idli podi recipe | South-Indian idli-dosa podi recipe | Idli-Dosa side dish Are you an “On the go” kinda person? Then you probably should have this “magic powder” in your kitchen shelf. Magical because once you prepare it and have it stored, it is almost ready-made to use for your idli/dosai/paniyarams etc. If you have this magician bottled in your kitchen, you need not spend time to prepare any chutneys. Well, even if you find time to prepare special chutneys, what if your people at home did not like the chutneys? Don’t worry, you can now shut the complaining mouths in the dining hall because today I’ve got you the recipe for “Idli milagai podi/Dry Chutney Powder”. Or even if your chutneys taste great, this “dry chutney” will take over the lead role in your dining table. Whatever yummy chutneys you have on your dining table, everything will get… Continue reading »

Puliyogare recipe | Puliyodharai | Pulisaadham | Tamarind Rice

Sourashtra-style Puliyodharai Recipe ~ Puli sadham Recipe ~ Puliyogare Recipe Call it an easy lunch box recipe or a recipe while on a picnic or a touring recipe, Puliyodharai alias Puliyogare is a versatile food! While some consider it to be a holy dish prepared with so much of devotion during the pujas for God, it is my comfort food. Comfort food because it involves no cutting of vegetables 😛 Pulikachal paste is very very handy, especially when you are hungry or when your morning wake-up alarm cheated on you. Moreover, Puliyodharai is a savior of a dying tongue. Savior because, since it has a spicy touch and a dominating sour taste, the moment you taste a spoon full of Pulisadham, your taste buds will blossom back thereby rescuing a bored tongue. So today’s recipe is about “how to make Puliyogare at home”. Oh! not that soon, without making you listen… Continue reading »

Cashew Burfee| Mundhiri burfee| Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets

Cashew Nut Burfee | Mundhiri burfee | Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets   I never thought preparing Kaju Katli will be THIS INSTANT!!!!! Cashew+Sugar with some 4 minutes stirring AND a little patience yields wonderful cakes of Cashew burfi!   I won’t be ashamed to confess the fact that I’m a foodie (uh, the word “foodie” won’t be right. To be precise it is “thinnipandaaram” in Tamil language ). I’m the exact opposite to my mom when it comes to eating habits. May be I should inquire my grandmother or my periyamma about the eating habits of my mom when she was my age. Before my marriage, we were a family of six. So it’s mandatory to hide all the snacks, sweets and biscuits from the four imps somewhere in the kitchen. I, being an active participant in the kitchen right from my childhood <batting my eye lashes> I know… Continue reading »

Uluthamparuppu Chutney | Urad dal Chutney | South-Indian Best Chutney Recipes

 Ulundhu Paruppu Chutney | Urid Dhal Chutney | Tamilnadu Chutney Varieties   A Chutney that is so tasty that people at home will learn how to cheat the home-chef. They will ask some idly for the chutney and some chutney for the idly, playing alternately until you tell the fact that there is only little amount of chutney left in the kitchen . Make sure you’ve got extra amount of idly and dosa batter than the normal quantity that is required for the family because ……. yes, you will watch people having “abnormal” counts of idly and dosai when this Ulundhu paruppu chutney is prepared. In our home, the moment we smell the sautéing of the green chilies from the kitchen, we’ll understand that it is THE Uluthamparuppu chutney (skinned black gram chutney) that is getting ready for the dinner and try to increase the appetite by not taking any… Continue reading »

Pottukadalai Chutney Recipe | Roasted gram chutney recipe | Quick and Easy Chutney recipes

Pottu kadala Chutney ~ Roasted gram Chutney ~ South-Indian Chutney recipes This chutney post is competing with one of my old chutney posts. 2-minutes Chutney Vs Minute’s Chutney. This time the parameters for selecting the winner among the two are the preparation time and cooking time. With that said, Minute’s Chutney will win the race even before whistling 1-2-3 . Yeah, this post is all about this Pottukadalai chutney (roasted gram chutney) that can be made in just 60 seconds, yet so tasty <or at least edible >. You can skip to the recipe (Click here) ignoring the story-stream below. We all know, we’re not who we are when we are hungry. A stomach that is unattended while we are hungry becomes very angry. Minute’s Chutney* is the solution to handle the husband who comes home with a hungry-look . Some people used to get hungry very fast and then… Continue reading »

Paasi Payaru Pooranam recipe | Inippu Kozhukattai Pooranam Recipe | Stuffing for Sweet Modak

Paasipayaru Inippu Pooranam for Kozhukattai | Sweet Poornalu | Green-gram stuffing for Modakas This is “THE” Pooranam recipe for Modak/Kozhukattai. Sooo delicious that Lord Ganapathi might gulp in all that was offered during the puja. Better watch him stealthily during the prayers . The tummy feels so light since we are replacing kadalai paruppu (split chickpeas) with paasi payaru (green mung beans) for preparing this sweet filling. If you’re not going to believe me about this recipe, then ask Lord Ganesh if he is willing to leave to the sea after the Ganesh Utsav . Of all the Indian festivals that I like, Vinayaka Chavithi and Karthigai Deepam are my most favorite.  If Lord Vinayakar is one parameter for liking ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’, then Kozhukattai is the other main factor. I think everybody like this simple sweet delight made of steamed rice dumpling filled in with the magical flavors of coconut, jaggery… Continue reading »

Paasi Payaru Pooranam Kozhukattai | Tamilnadu Kolakattai Recipes | How to stuff and mold kozhukattai

How to stuff and mold kozhukattai – A Video If you want to make your people at home behave like angels then we need to stuff their mouth with delicious food; a food so delicious that should stop their blah-blah talks; a food so enjoyable that shuts their mouth at least for five minutes at a stretch. If you are searching for such a smart dessert that could do the job, then you’ve landed on the right platform! This sweet kozhukattai recipe does the perfect business since it keeps their mouth engaged for at least full 15 to 20 minutes non-stop! Give them just one and they’ll line up for the second, the third, the fourth and even more of these soft, sweet munchies. Their mouth will be munching each piece of these divine little modaks/kolukattais continually for at least 5 full minutes. The kozhukattai recipe which I am going to… Continue reading »

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Dear Readers, Wishing you all a Very Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi After 20 days of absence to the recipe postings in Cooking Jingalala, happy to meet you all today. Hei hei… don’t have the idea that I’m a shameful lazy food blogger who does not have any courtesy to post even a single special recipe for the festival. My family and me were busy for 3 full weeks 🙂 Though I did not get time to post various Vinayaga chaturti festival recipes I thought I will make a small and quick “Pillayar Chatthurthi Greeting Video” for all my Readers. More updates below… Other Updates…. Readers! You might have given a ‘LIKE’ for your favorite FaceBook pages. If you need a continuous feed of your liked pages (including GoJingalala) in the future, then just do this one step.  Go to your favorite or fan page. e.g. https://www.facebook.com/GoJingalala. Click and do a mouse-over the… Continue reading »

Quick and Easy Spicy Chutney | TamilNadu Chutney Recipes

Thakkali, Vengaayam Chutney | South-India Chutney Recipes Especially on a Monday morning, when you are in a hurry-burry to office or school or college and want to make food for the family what you do? Canteen/Cafeteria/Pantry is the answer, right? Need not be if you know to make this easy and quick yet tasty chutney. When I was trying to give a name to this post, a long queue of different names came to my mind. Hustle-bustle chutney, hurry-burry chutney, avasara chutney (avasaram in Tamil language means – “in a hurry”), topsy-turvy chutney, on-the-run chutney… so many names that I got confused which to choose for the title. Yes, it is such an “easy-to-prepare” chutney and can be prepared in a jiffy. We call it “the red color chutney” in my family. This post shows you with step by step pictures how to prepare this super-fast chutney thereby giving you… Continue reading »

Homemade Pizza Crust | Best Pizza dough | How to make Pizza Base

Homemade Pizza Crust | Best Pizza dough | How to make Pizza Base How will the people in your house react if the produce/product bought by you is not perfect? They give rotten comments, don’t they ? I still remember this; the famous Pizzas were introduced to our city of Madurai by the ‘British Bakery’ when we were very very young. We never know about Pizza until my father brought a box full of small pizzas to home. When we tasted it we felt…’Yucckkkkk…. Is it really an edible thing??’ and dumped the whole box into the bin. When we asked our dad what it was, he said, ‘it’s Pisssaa…’ It was too much chewy that our jaws begin to pain and we felt like a group of cows who got no other work other than chewing the food all day. We made funny comments that even dogs can’t eat… Continue reading »