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Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasam - Palapazham Paruppu Pradaman - Payasam Recipes with Jackfruit

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Jackfruit moongdal payasam - delicious dessert prepared with jackfruit, jaggery, moong dal and coconut milk.  Jackfruit is one of our family favourite fruit for its taste and aroma. For most of our family occasions or get together, my perippa always include a dessert with jackfruit. During such occasions, our house was filled with the jackfruit aroma and it was mesmerizing memories.When I prepared 30 varieties Nanjil recipes for the Aval Vikatan magazine, my Rema Athai taught me this payasam dish. She told me this chakka payasam can be prepared in two different methods. Traditional chakka payasam is prepared with jackfruit, jaggery and coconut milk. In this recipe, the only additional ingredient is moong dal and they both are closely related to each other. They both taste as good as they look. As I told in my previous payasam dishes, I would always prefer pagu vellam (dark brown jaggery) which is perfect for traditional desserts.  Here is a short video for Jackfruit Moong Dal Payasam 

Vegetable Brinji Rice - Brinji Rice Recipe

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Vegetable brinji rice is a popular rice variety in Tamil Nadu which are mostly served in marriages and also in restaurant meals. I like this brinji rice with a kurma and onion raita. 

Ulundhan Kali - Black Urid Dal Kali - Ulundhu Kali Recipe

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Ulundhan kali is a healthy and delicious sweet prepared with black urid dal, raw rice, palm jaggery and gingely oil. All our traditional sweet dishes have included just 3 or 4 ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen. It's a yummy and healthy dessert, and more nutritious too. 

Puli Milagai with Coconut milk - Side dish for idli, dosa and curd rice

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Puli Milagai with coconut milk - creamy and tangy side dish for idli and dosa. I have already posted authentic puli milagai recipe with small onions and green chillies which has a combination of three different tastes such as hot, sweet and sour. This is also similar but we have to add coconut milk in the final stage, which gives a creamy texture and a pale green colour to this dish

Low calorie Rajma Masala - Red Kidney Beans Gravy - Low calorie side dishes for roti, poori, jeera rice and pulao

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Low calorie Rajma Masala - usually for dinner, I prefer to cook side dishes with less oil because it helps in easy digestion plus healthy too. This masala is prepared with a few spices, red chilly, onions and tomatoes. This low calorie rajma masala tastes good with chapathi, poori or jeera rice. 

Dry Gulab Jamun - Dry Gulab Jamun with Milk Powder - Easy Diwali Sweet Recipe

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Dry Gulab Jamun - prepared with milk powder and maida as the main ingredient. I actually thought to share this recipe three years ago, but I wanted to post it along with the video. So I decided to post this dry gulab jamun for this Deepavali. Whenever we visit Trichy we used to buy this dry gulab jamun from the famous sweet shop mayil mark at Trichy junction. It's one of our family favourite dessert. They have a dark brown dry jamuns coated with fine sugar. For flavours they add a pinch of dry ginger powder in the jamuns. I have tasted many dry gulab jamuns however the dry ginger flavoured one is the best one. During your next visit to Trichy, you can also try those dry gulab jamuns. 

Ribbon Pakoda with ParBoiled Rice - Puzhungal Arisi Ribbon Pakoda - Diwali Recipes

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Ribbon pakoda -  prepared with parboiled rice (idli rice) and fried gram flour. In our blog, I have already posted ribbon pakoda prepared with gram flour and rice flour.