August 24, 2016

Instead of Payasam this sweet is made on certain occasions like Aavani avitam and Krishna Jayanthi. It is a traditional, mouth melting delicacy. The fried polis soaked in creamy milk with powdered nuts taste heavenly...


August 23, 2016

An authentic Tamil Brahmin Recipe made during any pooja as Prasad with three lentils. It is made without onion and garlic.  A very mild variation from masal vadai and aamai vadai makes this to remain soft for a longer time.  This vada is very much suited for making Rasa Vadai too..

August 22, 2016


Gokulashtami is also known as Sree Jayanthi or Krishna Jayanthi and it is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Different Sweet and Savory snacks are made on this day and Sri Krishna's most favourite Seedai, Butter and Aval (Poha) is mainly offered to Little Krishna along with other items. Here is the list of all sweet and savory snacks & Poha recipes...

August 21, 2016

Thattai made of Rice flour and urad dal powder is the traditional snack and festival recipe of South India. We make this for Diwali, Gokulashtami and some times even as evening snack. usually we add red chilli powder for the spiciness and for a change I some times add green chilli paste to get a different flavour and taste...

August 20, 2016

A simple dal rice / pongal with Thalagam is the traditional combo made by Tirunelveli Brahmins. We add either ghee or coconut oil with the hot steaming dal rice and mix with the Thalagam. Vadams (Rice crisps) are the best side dish for this rice. 

August 19, 2016

Make this aromatic and tasty curry powder to make your cooking simple, easy and yummy. With this nutty powder in hand you can make wonders in cooking from chutney to pulao with different tastes. Here is the recipe and and tips to use this powder in cooking...

Instead of making Halwa exclusively out of carrot or beetroot making them combined gives good colour and yields  more quantity . Moreover grating of beetroot is easier and just two large size beets yield more stuff. Adding some Khoya / Khoa  gives a mild chewy texture and makes it delightful...

August 17, 2016


Here is the list of recipes we usually make on Avani Avittam. The different possible menus with options that could be prepared for this special day is given with the recipes...


Have you ever used the tender stem parts of the Greens for any kuzhambu? They absorb the spices and flavours from the gravy, become soft and tastes very delicious to have. This is the traditional tamil brahmin Kuzhambu made with the green stems, coconut and butter milk...

August 16, 2016

Thatte idli is an authentic Karnataka recipe. The flat idlis melt in mouth with sponge texture. It is served in almost every retauraunt there with varieties of chutneys and sambar. The same batter can also be used to get fluffy regular idlis. Though the original version asks for making the batter in the wet grinder, I used only mixer to grind the batter and the result was outstanding....

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