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Pumpkins and Leaves – Happy Halloween Day 2016


From my childhood, I like horror movies, horror stories and horror adventures – almost 9 years back when we were at U.K I got to know about the Halloween Day. I liked the concept of the Halloween Day – people think it’s something more and more into a scary subject, but the belief and the purpose of the Halloween Day is pretty awesome. I do celebrate by preparing foods, few crafts with my kids and enjoy the day. This time as Halloween Day came next to Deepavali (festival of lights), I couldn’t make many arrangements. But we prepared few dishes, and my kids invited their friend’s for party and it was full of fun.

Now for almost 3 years as a food blogger, I believe creating a food based on some theme and on the other hand it should be loved by kids too, is my motive. When it comes to food, being a food blogger, I use to look for the taste, creativity and healthiness in the food, never mind whether it’s scary or so. When you say it’s for Halloween the food should either look scary or something related with the theme. Being passionate about things which I do, mostly makes me and my surrounding happy – I never mind about the culture, language, race, religion or so and so.

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With the usual Halloween food, I also prepared a new dish by steaming rice flour and sugar infused with little food color. Kids loved it to the core. Let me share the recipe…


  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Food color (orange and green) – each ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Cloves – 15 nos
  • Oil – 1 tsp


  • Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan, it should bubble up.
  • Take the rice flour in a wide mouth bowl, add the rice flour, salt, sugar and pour the boiled water little by little and mix it with ladle.
  • When the flour mixture comes to bearable heat, knead it to a dough and divide it to two portions.
  • Mix food color with a tsp of water (each separately).
  • Pour orange mixture to one portion and green mixture to the other portion. Knead it well.
  • Let it rest for 10 mins, if the dough is loose, add little rice flour and knead it well.
  • Grease your palm and finger with oil, take a small portion of the orange dough roll it to ball, make lines with fork.
  • Insert a clove in the top of the ball, it looks like pumpkin. Continue the small with the leftover orange dough and steam them for 10 mins.
  • Take a small portion of the green dough and shape it to a leaf or use a leaf cutter, cut the dough and steam them for 10 mins.

Serve the Pumpkin balls along with Leaves.

Easy Kozhukattai recipes /Simple Kolakattai Recipes / Kolukattai collections / Easy Modak & Mothagam & Modakam Recipes


Kozhukattai or Kolukattai is a popular south Indian sweet dumpling made with rice flour and stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery or boiled dals and jaggery or boiled dals, jaggery and grated coconut and it is also known as Modak in North India. Also kozhukattai’s are made not only with rice flour but also with millet and wheat flour. It is eaten as a form of breakfast or as a teas time snack. In Tamilnadu, this it traditionally prepared on vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi rand offered to Lord Vinayaga. Also these are made on Puratasi Sani and offered for Lord Vishnu.

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Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai recipe / Spicy Steamed Rice balls – Vinayagar chaturthi recipes


Spicy kozhukattai is a very simple and easy recipe, but delicious and tastes little spicy. You can adjust the spiciness by adjusting the quantity of red chilies or it would also be good with red chilies.

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Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Let us move on to the recipe…

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  • Rice flour – ½ cup
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Red chilies – 4 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Making of Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai –


  • Take the rice flour in a wide mouth bowl along with ½ tsp of salt.
  • Heat the water and let it boil.
  • Pour in the boiling water little by little, mix it well with a spoon to rolling consistency.
  • Grease your palm with oil, take small portions of rice flour and start rolling it to small balls.
  • Steam the balls for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Heat the leftover oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard seeds, black gram and curry leaves.
  • Wait until the crackle. Add in the steamed rice balls, give a stir for few seconds.
  • Remove it to a plate.

Serve hot for breakfast or snack. This can also be served as an offering to Lord Vinayaga on Vinayagar Chathurthi.