Tag Archives: tamil festival recipes

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Standard

Karthigai Deepam – to know more about this festival CLICK HERE. This festival is celebrated for 3 days and the first day we use to prepare veg meals as offering to god, lit the lamps at evening, perform pooja by offering the meals and then will consume it after the fasting all over the day. For the other two days, we would be litting the lamps and perform pooja in the evenings.

Karthigai Deepam is one such beautiful festival, I love the most because of the litting the lamps. I use to collect lamps all over the year whenever I find it unique and beautiful. But when it comes to earthern ware, I use to paint them before 3 days of karthigai deepam and lit it on karthigai deepam.

We use to fast the whole day, when the kids and elder people use to consume Peanut Ladoo and Roasted gram Ladoo while a big vegetarian south Indian meal would be getting ready on the other side. During evening, we lit all the lamps at our home, perform pooja by offering the meal to god. Later we consume the meals with our whole family.

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Karthigai Deepam 2016

This year menu –

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

Standard

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.

Do check out my Kozhukattai / Sweet dumplings recipes:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

If you find the post interesting, do encourage me by your follow, likes, shares and valuable comments on: Facebook – Madraasi, Twitter – ImMadraasi, Google+ – ImMadraasi, Instagram- ImMadraasi,    Tumblr – ImMadraasi,    Pinterest – ImMadraasi

 

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

Standard

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.

Do check out my other snack recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/snacks/ and CLICK HERE for kozhukattai collections.

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

Let us move on to the recipe…

CLICK HERE for Vinayagar chaturthi recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 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 –

Preparation:

  • 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.