Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Vishu Recipes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mango Cheese Cake Recipe - No bake Mango Cheese cake

Happy Father's Day.!!!
Mango Cheese Cake
 It's June and mango is slowly getting away sadly and i posting a mango cheese cake recipe. We are in our vacation and thought to post this recipe for the Father's Day but got delayed. I have already made my chocolate cheese cake, which gave me the confidence to try this. So i made this cheese cake in  individual glasses which is enough for 3 of us and easy to serve too.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Creamy Tomato Pasta Recipe

Creamy Tomato Pasta
I am here with another pasta recipe. This is a creamy version of tomato pasta and yet simple to try. Pasta is in our regular weekly menu and this tomato pasta satisfies our carving for simple and creamier pasta. As tomatoes are readily available in hand, mostly i do try this pasta recipe without any cheese or fancy ingredients.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chocolate Cheese Cake Recipe - Eggless & No Bake - Guest Post @ Fullscoops

Chocolate Cheese Cake
Today's post is special one as it is a guest post for Beulah of Fullscoops. I am really happy to do a guest post for one of my fellow blogger and friend.  She has a lovely space and is one of the supporter of my space, passes her comments in her best manner and  keeps inspiring. When she asked to do a guest post, i was really surprised and happy and so readily accepted. I asked her suggestion for the type of dish, and when she gave the choice of either baking or dessert, it was easy for me to go into cheesecakes. As she have a wonderful collection of desserts and cheesecake recipes i had to select something different that do justice to her blog.  Her baking recipes are drooling and they have a professional touch that has inspired me.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

ABC Juice - Apple Beet & Carrot Juice - Miracle Drink

Apple Beet & Carrot Juice
 With more only one week  to leave India, to Coimbatore for vacation, i am busy in packing, purchasing etc., etc.,. Above all i have to clear my fridge which is the toughest one, as you can imagine how we use to store a whole lot of things in it. That's were i ended up with this recipe as i have to put use of beets and carrots lying in my veggie basket.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mango Burfi / Mango Kalakhand

Mango Burfi
Mango burfi / Mango kalakhand is north Indian delicacy that tastes heavenly. Recently i had a chance to taste this yummy sweet from nearby hypermarket where they had mango mania along with lot other mango recipes. Since it's been long that i have tried any Indian sweets at home  i thought to try this yellow sweet which was something different from other mango recipes.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mango Shrikhand Recipe - Amrakhand

Mango Shrikhand
 I have tasted shrikhand few times along with North Indian thali in some restaurants. Shrikhand is nothing but flavored yogurt and Amrakhand/ Aam shrikhand  is mango flavored thick yogurt, prepared usually during mango season.  In north it is usually served as a dessert along with thali or meals. As mango season is still on it's go i am into for more mango recipes.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sweet chutney for Chaats - Dates Tamarind Sweet Chutney Recipe

Sweet Chutney
Sweet chutney and green chutney are must for any chaat recipes which elevates the taste of chaats.  When i went in to try out some chaat recipes, i decided to make all ingredients that goes into it from scratch. This chutney is a perfect blend of sweet and sour using dates and tamarind.  Unlike green chutney this is bit time consuming, but you can make it more and keeps well  upto a month.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mushroom Biryani - Kaalan Biryani - Pressure cooker Biryani.

Mushroom Biryani
It been so long i have posted any rice recipes and here i am with and aromatic mushroom biryani. We Indians always have a special attachment to biryani whether it is south or north and this one pot meal is no exception. Though 'dhum' biryani has it's own authentic taste, pressure cooker biryani comes in hand anytime for households to try. Any special occasions in our family will not pass with a  biryani.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Methi Paratha Recipe - Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves

Methi Paratha
Nutritious and packed with flavors these methi parathas are delicious and can be made as a quick breakfast or dinner. My usual choice is to add some mashed potatoes along with methi leaves, but this time i went ahead with only fresh methi leaves. I see to include fresh methi leaves in our menu either in the from of parathas or methi puris, both are our favorite.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Homemade Puri for Chaats - Puri Recipe

Puri for Chaats
Pani Poori/ Golgappas is one of my most favorite chaat recipe and the list is endless. It carries way back to my school and college days. I rarely get chance to taste a plate of my favorite masala puri or pani poori as there were only minimal chaat shops near our house. But now it's seen every luke and corner of each street. There need not be any special reason to have chaats, and for me, whether it be winter or summer, i can have chaat's any time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mango Yogurt & Granola Parfait

Mango Yogurt Granola Parfait
 Mango recipes are endless and here's another one for this season.! This healthy yogurt granola parfait is best way to start your breakfast with and often contains some of breakfast's major staples. It's nothing but a layer of yogurt and your favorite fruits layered with granola/ muesli and is ready in minutes.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe
Another amazing paneer recipe with the goodness of spinach. Like most people even i hesitated to taste this dish initially. I had a chance to taste this dish first along with my friends at Rayappa's in Coimbatore. It was not bad as i thought, and was rich and creamy with a splendid blend of taste, texture and flavor. I have tried few times at home and i found this is the only way to make my little one intake some greens. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BourBon Biscuit Milkshake Recipe

BourBon Milkshake
No special introduction is needed for this, milkshake made with bourbon biscuits. When i tried oreo biscuit milk shake this was in my mind and prepared it this weekend. Me and my little one love Bourbon biscuits and a milkshake made with it!!....what's more, we just dug into it. For a rich taste i added some chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Aloo Paratha Recipe - Potato Stuffed Parathas

Aloo Paratha recipe
Just as most of the North Indian dishes, Paratha's too are my favorite and specially aloo parathas. They are not only easy to prepare when compared to other, also tastes awesome when served with chilled raita and our favorite pickle.  Aloo paratha is one usually i prepare and rarely try other varieties.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Neer Moru - Sambaram - Spicy Butter Milk Recipe

Neer Moru recipe
Yet another summer cooler drink perfect for the scorching heat. Neer moru in Tamil or Sambaram in Malayalam is familiar with most households and is a simple healthy drink. A glass of neer moru served after a heavy meal is really comforting and helps in digestion too. Usually i don't temper neer moru, but if want  you can do it. Home made healthy drink to keep away from aerated drinks.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Paruppu Rasam

Paruppu Rasam Recipe
 Rasam is one of the staple food at my home and MIL space and forms part of the daily meals. For my dad, without 'rasam' his meals will not be complete, so my mom prepares it daily. But still i don't prefer to have it and finishes my meal with just sambar and curd. Though i know the goodness of rasam, i never have it. That's because whenever i have fever my mom gives me rasam kanji, and you may know the reason now...,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mango Lemonade - How to make Mango Lemonade

Mango Lemonade
 I bought a basket of mango keeping in mind to prepare 2 -3 recipes. After being done with mango panna cotta  i reserved few mango pulp for mango lemonade. The punch of lemon and sweetness of  mangoes
together is a great combination to please.  It was such a refreshing drink for the rising temperature here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mango Panna Cotta Recipe - How to make Mango Panna Cotta

Mango Panna cotta
 With Summer stepping in it's the season for Mango mania....and our family simply loves mango.  For most of us summer season gives sweet mango memories of school vacation, those sunny glorious, summer days with endless fun.  When looking for some new mango recipes i was stuck with this mango panna cotta recipe. For anybody new, it's nothing but layered cooked cream and mango coulis. It's again an elegant Italian layered dessert with creamy flavor that beautifully pairs with luscious tropical mango puree.

Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes
These yummilicious cupcakes were in my to do list for a long time....i happened to stumble upon this recipe from here.  The Ingredients were very simple and came out super good. These cute little cupcakes were really adorable and mind blowing. It had a rich chocolaty flavor and super moist texture.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rose Milk Recipe - Summer Cooler Recipes

Rose Milk Recipe
 Summer is in the doorstep and will be peak by the  month of July and August here in uae.  It's time to jump into something cool, and this summer i will be  filling up with some cool recipes. The first recipe that came to my mind was this simple drink, rose milk. Who doesn't go crazy for this pink colored pretty drink.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hot Chocolate - Home made Hot Chocolate - Single Serving

Hot Chocolate
 A perfect mug of hot chocolate is a wonderful treat on winter day. This easy homemade hot chocolate will satisfy your carving for something hot and chocolaty.  I tried this recipe from Hershey's website and we all loved it.  I enjoyed having with a dollop of whipped cream, the blend of hot and cold were fabulous.  So simple and can be made in a jiff.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bombay Toast Sandwich - Bombay Vegetable Sandwich Recipe

Bombay Toast Sandwich
 Bombay toast sandwich is a popular sandwich commonly available in the streets of Mumbai. It is made with potato stuffing along with vegetables, green chutney and grilled to make it crispy & perfect sandwich. Easy and tasty snack that can be packed up for picnic or for kids lunch box.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake - Tutti Frutti Loaf Cake

Eggless Tutti Frutti cake
I was actually looking  for a  recipe to put my loaf tin to use and ended up in baking this tutti frutti cake. For me tutti frutti and plum cake always relates to Christmas and Easter. I wanted to post this for Easter so went ahead with this simple recipe.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pasta with Spinach Pesto - Spinach Walnut Pesto Sauce

Pasta with Spinach Walnut Pesto
Finally i found some way to make my little one intake some green leaves. She call it as green pasta. Nowadays i am interested in trying out different pasta recipes and using various type of pasta's.  I saw this recipe in a cooking channel long back, and happened to note it down.  As most of the Italian recipes call for pine nuts i substituted it with walnuts. They were creamy and such ineluctable when had hot, that both my hub and mithu had it with great gusto! Sure to be loved by kids.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kathi Roll Recipe - Aloo Kathi and Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll

Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll
Kathi Rolls or otherwise wraps/frankie's is a  popular street food, originating from Kolkata, India.  Over years it has undergone many variations and is now almost available in every cities. They are prepared with whole wheat parathas stuffed with various fillings. Perfect to go as a meal for any time or as a snack.

Green Chutney - Coriander Chutney for Chaat Recipes

Green Chutney
Green chutney is a versatile Indian condiment that can be used in various chat recipes. This katta meeta dip is prepared with mint and coriander leaves along with lime juice and some spices. This chutney can used as base in different dishes. Goes well with both south indian and north indian snacks. I usually prepare it and store it to use in sandwiches or sometimes as a dip etc., etc.,.. It is sure a keeper recipe.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wheat Rava Payasam / Rava Payasam/ Semolina Kheer

Happy Chithrakkani / Tamil New year to all my viewers. 

Rava Payasam
As Tamil Varuda Pirappu is just in the doorstep i thought to share this easy recipe. Chithrakkani/Tamil Varuda Pirappu falls on 1st Chithirai month of tamil Calendar. People welcome it by preparing sweets and some special recipes. Temple visit is a must on this day and all temples will be crowded with people.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Parippu Curry - Kerala Parippu Curry / Dal Curry

Kerala Parippu curry
Dal is an ineluctable part of Indian diet.  It's a practice in South India to serve parippu with ghee first on sadhya/feast. It tastes awesome that goes well with pappadam/appalam and will be loved by all ages.  I love the parippu podi served in restaurants with ghee.. In Kerala, parippu curry is prepared with moong dal and coconut paste...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vishu Sadhya Recipes - Happy Vishu kanni - Parippu mudhal Payasam Varai

  Happy Vishu Kkani to all my viewers..

Vishu is an Indian festival celebrated in the state of Kerala. It fall on the first month of Medam as per Malayalam calendar, i.e on the first of Medam. It normally falls on April 14th. This year it falls on April 15th.  April 14th comes Chitraa kkani(Tamil New year).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kadala Parippu Pradhaman / Channa Dal Pradhaman

Kadala Parippu Pradhaman
I have already posted some payasam recipes but all are milk based and this one is made with jaggery syrup and coconut milk. My amma used to make moong dal /pasi paruppu payasam usually during festivals and i remember i was not a big fan of jaggery payasam those days. But now, missing my amma's preparations i started to love every recipes.

Inji Puli - Puli Inji Curry Recipe - Sadhya Recipes

Inji Puli Recipe
 Puli inji is a popular condiment of Kerala which is prepared during festivals and weddings and no feast is complete without it.  It is prepared with fresh ginger and is a combination of sweet, sour,'s my favorite.  It is usually prepared the before day of feast and will be perfect by the next day to serve. Yummy to go with curd rice...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

OIan Recipe - Easy and Quick Potato Oalan Recipe

Olan Recipe
Festivals always takes me back to my childhood days and brings a nostalgic mood.  All festival  begins with my mom being busy in the kitchen from the eve of the festival either it be onam, diwali, vishu etc.,. Usually during Onam and Vishu it is said that the sadhya/feast should be prepared before 12' O clock and the first sadhya will be served to Lord Krishna and then to the family members.  

Beetroot Pachadi - Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi recipe

Beetroot Pachadi
Beetroot pachadi is usually served during Onam and Vishu for sadhya / feast.  It's has really an appealing and rich color that makes us to taste atleast once. Normally i was a person who don't taste all the items that is served on sadhya/ feast, but nowdays i have made a habit to taste all items at least once.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sambar Recipe - Drumstick and Shallots Sambar Recipe

Sambar Recipe
Will there be any south indian who doesn't like sambar.  Sambar is a staple part of south indian meals and is quite common among the households of south india. Each household will have their own unique way of preparing it.  Though i kept on postponing, i know any food blogger should have at least one sambar recipe in their blog. So i thought to post my favorite sambar and  blog it here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Palada Pradhaman - Kerala Pradhaman Recipe

Palada Pradhaman
There are a lot of payasam and pradhaman recipes in Kerala cuisine, but the most vibrant and popular among them is Palada Pradhaman.  It is liked by most of the keralites. The one i have prepared is using, readymade ada. Traditionally the preparation of ada  itself is time consuming and requires lot of patience.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chena Vazhaikka Erissery - Yam and Raw banana Erissery -Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Erissery recipe
Erissery is yet another traditional recipe prepared during onam and vishu and forms part of wedding sadhya vattam also. It is prepared in different ways in different district's of  Kerala. This is the way which my mom used to prepare.  It is my hub's favorite and so he asks to prepare during special occasions. My little one is not found of traditional recipes expect her love for sambar.

Aviyal - Kerala style Aviyal - Vishu sadhya recipes:

Aviyal Recipe
Aviyal is dish that is common and most popular in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu sadhya recipes.  As Vishu is approaching i thought to share some traditional recipes.  This is one of  my mom's delicacies and no feast/ sadhya is complete without aviyal.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Senai Kizhangu Varuval / Elephant Yam Roast Recipe

Senaikizhangu Varuval
 This is one of my all time favorite. My mom makes chena/senaikizhangu in different ways, sometimes with a combo of  potato, which i will be posting later. Her recipe is such a finger licking one, that my friends request to make it whenever they come to home.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Eggless Chocolate cookies / Melting moments- chocolate ccokies

Chocolate Cookies
 This was in my 'to do' list for a long time and finally made to find out  these eggless chocolate cookies. I was searching for eggless plain chocolate cookies and most of the searches ended up with choco chip cookies only. I referred this recipe from divya's cookbook and made some minor variations.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer recipe
Kadai paneer is one of the easiest paneer recipe that  you can try at home with  a touch of restaurant style and with no much efforts.  It's a combination of paneer, tomato, capsicum and some traditional indian spices that can be prepared either dry or semi dry.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Penne Pasta In Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce / How to make roasted red pepper sauce

Pasta in roasted red pepper sauce
 Pasta recipes are always a great hit at my home and can find  at least once a week in dinner menu. My little one is a great fan of creamy pasta recipes. This is an easy pasta dish made with roasted red bell peppers and is incredibly creamy and rich in color. I have tasted pasta recipes in pizza hut and have wondered how they get such a beautiful orange color pasta, until i came to know that the secret ingredient is red pepper.  Red pepper can be used to make many condiments.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Potato Roast in freshly grounded masala / Urulaikizhangu Varuval

Potato Varuval
Potato is basic veggie for many recipes and my all time favorite. Now Mithu's too.  This is the only vegetable most of the kids like. Variety of recipes can be tried with potato for lunch . I always see to have enough stock of potato in my veg basket .

Monday, March 24, 2014

Eggless Chocolate Fondant Cakes / Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Fondant recipe
My little one is having her vacation now and it 's been a month i had baked something. So i set my apron to dig into these warm molten cakes. This dessert is also described as lava cakes, fondant, souffle cakes because of it's dense and moist texture. They have a rich chocolaty flavor and these cakes rise beautifully as they bake and will slowly settle down once removed from oven. They have a firm crust on top but yet the centers will be slightly wet and wobbly.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kala Channa ke Kebab / Black Channa Kebab with Paneer

Kala channa ke kebab
 Kala channa ke kebab is a popular north Indian kebab served as an excellent starter during any occasions. These hot kebabs are made with black channa mixed with various spices and paneer.  This is a shallow fry version and is much lighter to have.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Masala Chai / Masala Tea

Masala Chai
Masala chai is a flavored tea with a mixture of  aromatic Indian spices and herbs. I first tasted this masala tea during a family tour to Tiruvanathapuram padmanabaswami shetram during my childhood days. It was really superb with perfect aroma and perfect blend of spices. I should truly say i dint get a chance to taste such a tea thereafter.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Channa Masala for Bhatura - Channa Masala Recipe

Channa masala for Bhatura
Channa masala was the first ever North Indian dish i had tried at home. It's a popular Punjabi dish prepared along with Bhatura which i will be posting later here. We normally prepare it for puri's and chappathi's. I remember tasting Chole Bhature first time at my home town cbe., in a restaurant before marriage.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thandai - Indian festival Holi special recipe

Thandai Recipe
Thandai is most popular drink served during holi festival which is best summer treat also. It is a chilled almond flavored drink and tastes yummy. When searching through holi recipes i found this to be easy so thought to give a try.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Coconut Ladoo Recipe

                                        Happy and colorful Holi to all my viewers!!!
Coconut Ladoo Recipe
Holi is festival of colors and is most vibrant of all as it is filled with colors and joy.
Last week with all that cold and the mess i made with my laptop, i couldn't possibly plan for any other recipe for this holi. With holi round the corner on Monday i just made this simple coconut ladoo which can be made for any festive occasions. This is made with very few ingredients and requires less time.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bread Baji / Bread Pakoda

Bread Baji / Pakora
 Bread baji/pakora is one of my favorite tea time snack as it can be made in a jiff.  Nowadays it has become a popular street food snack in India. Without any vegetables you can make a tasty baji. I tried this first during my college days when my friends arrive at home. We girls used to finish these hot baji's in a gulp!! You can also sandwich the breads with green / tamarind chutney and make sandwich pakora's.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Corn flakes Mixture - Spicy Chivda

Spicy Corn flakes Mixture
 This is yet another easy snack which i make for weekends.  I have tasted the sweet version of cornflakes mixture from Sri Krishna Sweets at my hometown and liked very much. The one i have tried here is spicy version. This cornflakes mixture is so easy to make compared to our south Indian mixture.