December 31, 2016

Choco Burfi

Happy New-year from Bhojana Recipes!!!!! 
Here is the simple recipe of the delicious choco burfi to start off the New year with a sweet note...


December 24, 2016

Puliyitta Keerai

Puliyitta Keerai is an authentic and traditional Tamil Brahmin Recipe of South Tamilnadu which is made as the side dish along with Poricha Kuzhambu. This combination is the perfect lunch menu of Sundays to relish and enjoy the exquisite taste...


December 23, 2016

Chola Dosai / Jowar Dosa

An amazing  Dosa  with very mild sweetness  and unique flavour of Jowar / Cholam. When I made this Jowar dosa for the first time I was surprised to get such a crispy, golden dosa. The same batter can be used to get fluffy Jowar idlis too.I started making it often since Jowar is the power house of many vitamins, minerals and it gives half the daily required protein..


December 21, 2016

Kovil Ven Pongal

The piping hot Ven Pongal given in Perumal temples in the early morning during the month of Margazhi / Dhanur has a divine taste. In most of the temples of Tamil nadu the Pongal is made in the gooey form and here in Tirunelveli district in some temples they are not so mushy or gooey. The ginger pieces, pepper corns and cashews make it very very ideal for the winter morning...


December 20, 2016

Flavoured Sweet Rice (Meethe Chawal)

Since I wanted to try a new dessert for a family function, I opted for making this yummy dessert after browsing so many blogs. With some small changes to my convenience I made this Authentic Punjabi Dessert. No doubt that it is an exquisite and inviting sweet to be enjoyed...


December 19, 2016

Inji Kuzhambu / Tangy Ginger Gravy

Few years ago, I went through the recipe of making Inji / Ginger Kuzhambu in a magazine and made it. We all just loved it very much and from then I started making it regularly at least twice a month.Since it is made using ginger, pepper and cumin ,  very good for digestion too.   It is thick like a gravy with fine aroma and spiciness and  it suits not only  rice, but also  Pongal and Upma. Just like vatha kuzhambu it can be kept for two days...


December 18, 2016

Masala Chapathi

When we are bored of having plain chapatis, this masala chapathis give a break. This chapathis are exceptionally soft and simple dhal or plain curd serves the best side dish for this,  Very comfort for lunch box and travel with any pickle.


December 17, 2016

Tomato Chutney with Sautéd Onions

This Tomato Chutney is the popular side dish served in many Restaurants of Tamil nadu especially in Tirunelveli for Idli, Dosa and Pongal. The fried onions soaked in Tomato pulp, the roasted dals in it blend with the spices and serves as the wonderful side dish. This chutney also tastes very nice to have with rotis...


December 16, 2016

Dibba Rotti (Crispy Flatbread)

A typical  and traditional recipe of Andhra Pradesh is this Dibba Roti. A mouth watering tiffin item that tastes yummy to have with any pickle.  Try this tempting and inviting recipe for your breakfast...


December 15, 2016

Paruppu Urundai Rasam

A perfect recipe to make on a rainy day when you couldn't get veggies from shop. We make this Rasam and More Kuzhambu with fried Pappads and this menu makes your lunch something delicious and lip smackinng. Mix the spicy lentil balls with rice Have mor kuzhambu as the side dish and enjoy the lunch..


December 14, 2016

Pulliyitta Kuzhambu

Pulliyitta Kuzhambu is a flavourful, traditional and  a very different kuzhambu of Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli district Brahmin Cuisine   that can be done easily. No need for adding coconut or boiled dal. Though it looks like Vathakuzhambu, this kuzhambu does not need much oil. Have this kuzhambu with hot rice just adding a teaspoon of sesame oil and relish its taste.


December 11, 2016

Benne Dosa (Butter Dosa)

Of all the Dosa varieties I make at home, this  Benne dosa is the most favorite of all. This Benne dosa is the traditional and authentic Dosa variety of a place called Devanagere in Karnataka. Benne doas is to be served with mashed potatoes called Bhaji. This dosa tastes quite different and soft, thick and also amazingly crispy at the edges.


December 10, 2016

Karthigai Deepam Recipes

Lamps lit with oil are a symbol of holiness in Indian culture. Karthigai Deepam  which falls on December 12 this year is no exception. Beautifully lit lamps are found all around the home to bring in happiness to the home. This festival occurs when the moon is seen fully in the sky. Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during Purnima or full moon day when the moon is in line with the six star constellation called Karthigai. We make   mouth watering food in homes and go out to see the decorations in the streets and the homes of the relatives. Festival time is really great when people forget all their worries and come together to spend some quality time..


December 09, 2016

Tomato Aval / Poha bath

Aval / Poha always serve as the best ingredient to make easy, simple and light breakfast. Want to make something different from Aval / Poha? Try this tasty Tomato Aval / Poha bath!!!


December 08, 2016

Verkadalai Urundai (Peanut Sweet Balls)

A delicious and healthy snack that can be made very easily. It is also made for Karthigai Deepam. 


December 07, 2016

Jeeraga Kuzhambu / Cumin seed Gravy

You can have this Jeeraga Kuzhambu / Gravy made of fresh roasted Jeera powder with anything at any time. It goes well with rice, chapathi , roti , dosa, idli and pongal. Jeera Kuzhambu can be kept for a week and used. An ideal dish for this season..


December 05, 2016

Seppankizhangu Iru Puli Kuzhambu (Taro Kuzhambu with coconut base)

Iru puli kuzhambu is the most favorite kuzhambu in my family. It is a typical Nagercoil traditional Kuzhambu with the base of Coconut and butter milk. Since both tamarind and buttermilk are used for sourness it is called as Iru puli and we all call it colloquially Erruvulli. Drumstick, Onion, Brinjal, Ashgourd or Seppankizhangu (taro) can be used to make this Kuzhambu....


December 02, 2016

Rajma Pulao (Kidney Beans Pulao)

Rajma Chawal is the popular delicacy  of Punjabi Cuisine. It is a healthy and tasty one that is very comfortable for Lunchbox also...


December 01, 2016

Arisi Upma and Kathirikkai Gothsu

Arisi upma,  traditionally is made in vengala panai (Bell metal pot) and it tastes heavenly when had with kathirikkai gothsu. Usually we make this for dinner. Arisi upma is made in different ways following their own traditional family recipe. The recipe which I give today is authentic Tanjore style Arisi Upma.


Chutta Kathirikkai Gothsu / Smoke Eggplant gravy

A perfect combination for Arisi Upma and Ven Pongal. This side dish also has different versions of preparation. The smoky flavoured brinjal, fried with onions and tomato and cooked with tamarind juice makes this unique..