Thiribagam (Three in one delight) Thiribagam is a popular dessert in Tirunelveli. This thiribagam is made from besan flour, cashew powder, badam powder, sugar, milk and ghee. Edible camphor and saffron are used for adding flavour. This traditional homemade dessert is wrapped up in a piece of butter paper and served. This sweet has a combination of three major sweets kajukatli, mysurpa and badam halwa. Hence it is called as Thiribagam. Similar Sweet Recipes Badam Katli - Almond Fudge Rava ladoo Kaju Katli Kesar peda Chocolate Burfi Mango and Coconut Burfi Moong dal flour Ladoo Coconut Burfi Easy Milk Sweet Carrot Burfi
Toor dal rice is my husband's favourite dish. I learnt this recipe from my grandma. This rice really tastes well if you add the right quantity of ingredients. We have to add good amount of small onions, garlic, chillies and asafoetida. In Tirunelveli we prepare this rice for short picnic trips. If you want to add any vegetables in this rice you can add chopped bottle gourd or chopped chayote in the final stage and then pressure cook the rice. This is also one pot meal and it is easy to prepare and also protein packed rice. You can serve this rice without any veg side dishes. Vathal, vadam and appalam are the best accompaniment for this rice. A piece of dry narthangai(citron) pickle is also served with the rice. Let's see how to prepare this toor dal rice with step by step photos. Similar Tirunelveli Lunch Recipes Tirunelveli Kootanchoru Black urid dal rice-Ulundam paruppu sadham Tirunelveli Sodhi Tirunelveli Idi Sambar Tirunelveli Puli Thanni Kuzhambu Tirunelvel
This is a wonderful Tirunelveli Ladies finger pachadi that is usually served with sambar and rasam. There are many versions for this recipe. This version includes ladies finger, tomato, raw mangoes and it gets flavouring from small onions, red chilly powder and asafoetida powder. The coconut paste adds a delicious richness to the pachadi. Simple to make and a very tasty side dish for traditional South Indian meals.
Kootanchoru is a popular lunch dish from Tirunelveli. This is our family favourite rice and it is rich in nutrients as it contains lots of vegetables and dals. We prepare this rice frequently for special events and family get togethers. In most of Tirunelveli dishes we use small onions, garlic, coconut and generous amount of jeera. In this dish also we have used coconut small onion paste and good amount of fresh vegetables. We add commonly used vegetables such as raw banana, brinjals, drumsticks, carrots, beans and potatoes. I have learned this recipe from my grandma. She taught me with her some useful tips and techniques about how to cook, when to add the ingredients and how to choose the correct vegetables. My son named as Tirunelveli biriyani for this rice. Now let's see how to prepare this kootanchoru with step by step photos. Here is a short video for Tirunelveli Kootanchoru
Vegetable kurma for chapathi restaurant style Vegetable kurma is a family favourite dish for everybody. This vegetable kurma and chapathi is our weekend special during our childhood days. The classic combination of carrots, peas, beans and potatoes is enriched with coconut masala paste and other spices. Any type of kurmas cooked in medium flame allows the ingredients to give maximum richness. Make sure to cut the vegetables in equal size so that you don't have some vegetables overcooked and others undercooked. Do not cook the vegetables for more than 2 whistles because the beans and green peas will turn to grayish colour when overcooked. For a perfect kurma, taste as you cook and make sure there is a nice balance of flavours and you will be able to determine any adjustments needed for it. After finishing the kurma do not hurry up to serve immediately because you can enjoy the flavours once the kurma is at a room temperature. Let's see how to prepa
Tirunelveli special - Thirattupal Thirattupal is an all time favourite sweet in our family. This sweet is Tirunelveli's famous traditional dish prepared with coconuts, moong dals, jaggery, milk and ghee. This is a healthy and tasty sweet with very less ghee. The secret to making perfect Thirattupal lies in the quality of the fresh coconuts and good quality jaggery. The tricky part in this sweet is cooking it to the right consistency. Cooking the coconut, moong dal paste in jaggery mixture with very less time will make this sweet sticky. We have to stir it continuously for perfect results. Making this thirattupal always takes me back to the school days in my life because my mom frequently make this delicious sweet for us.
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. How to make Dry Gulab Jamun 1. Make the dough for jamun - This dough comes together easily and there is no need for sifting works. The dough is prepared with milk powder, maida, rava, baking powder, baking soda, ghee and warm milk. Start with mixing the dry ingredients and then add ghee. Mix well an
Ridge gourd kootu - one of my favourite kootu dish for lunch. Naturally ridge gourd has a soft texture which is suitable for kootu dishes. Mostly we don't add onions, tomatoes and garlic for kootu dishes. For this ridge gourd kootu I have added both chana dal and moong dal. As the ridge gourd has soft texture, it gets cooked easily in a vessel so need for pressure cooking. The dals must be cooked in pressure cooker for the smoother consistency which will be perfect for kootu dishes. My Grandma gave me this idea to include both chana dal and moong dal for this kootu because ridge gourd has high water content moong dal gives thickness to it. After cooking the ridge gourd, the kootu is followed by adding the dals and the coconut paste. The coconut based kootu dishes are popular in most Tirunelveli districts. We all like any kootu with the combination of dals and coconut small onions cumin paste. In my opinion any kootu dishes must have a mild flavours with a medium thick consi
Moong dal flour ladoo is made with just four ingredients. In Tirunelveli, we call this ladoo as Nei Urundai or Nei Vilanga. This ladoo is super easy to make and it is very good. To make this ladoo within 15 minutes I suggest to grind the flour when you have free time in your kitchen. This method can save your time and you can easily prepare this ladoo in minutes. You have to melt the ghee right after you mix the moong dal flour and the powdered sugar. Keep everything ready for making ladoos, before melting the ghee. I prefer homemade ghee for this ladoo because I find it was flavorful and tasty. If you are using store bought ghee simmer the ghee for a few minutes and then reheat the ghee for preparing the ladoos. I use split moong dal for this ladoo, you can also use whole green moong dal. If you are using whole green moong dal, grind the flour in your nearest flour mills because in home mixer grinders it won't get powdered finely for ladoos. Checkout my other ladoo recipes her