Sunday, August 16, 2009


Past few weeks, I have not been posting my recipes reguarly so now let me share with you guys the 2 important festival that we celebrated. I know its too last but anyways like to post it now. On August 6th , it was ''Avani avittom''. We konkanies say it as ''Sutham Punnav''. Its the ceremony of changing Yagnopavita ( sacred thread) infront of god. Thread changing process symbolizes the shedding of all sins and making a new beginning. We all had a wonderful sadya on banana leaf. My motherinlaw too helped me making all the special items. There was rice, dali tooy, kele ambat, alle, cabbage sukke, soy bhajille ghassi, kele phadi, and mango adgai. (its all of konkani named recipe so, will be little tough to understand hehe :))Will come up with recipe soon. Have a look.

Second celebration - Wishing you all a very belated ''HAPPY KRISHNASHTAMI''

Krishna Jayanthi or Janmahstami is considered as a birthday of my favourite god Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with lot of zeal and joy. It is held in the month of Chingam ie in the month of august or september. We started our day visiting krishna temple and ended up having delicious treats. We celebrated the auspicious occasion with these recipes.

1. Banana halwa. Click here for recipe. ( here I avoided adding apple)

2. Kheer. For recipe click here. ( sorry guys, i forgot to take snap of kheer)

3. Banana Chips. (bought it from shop).

4. Sugar Cashew nuts.( These are nothing but cashews nut which is sorted into the sugar syrup)

5. Sweet Maida puries. ( Its the puri preparedwith maida instead of wheat flour and lastly sprinkle with sugar and cardamom powder)

6.Pazham pori :- Its basically a kerala item and its one of my favourite snack. Its soo simple and great in taste. Its very good for kids and even adults would love having it any time.


2 nos Nenthra pazham.

1/2 cup Maida.

1 tsp Sugar.

Pinch of turmeric powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

Pinch of Salt.

Oil for deep frying.


Cut the banana into thin medium slices. Keep it aside.

Heat oil .Meanwhile mix the rest of the ingredients except oil using little bit of water. Make sure not lumps are formed and the batter must be thick. If its watery add more maida.

Dip the banana slices into batter and deep fry till its slight brown.


7. Potato Bondas :-These are the awesome and perfect snack with tea. Its quit easy to make and its filling appetizer just by itself with pickles. The combination of indian spices and the flavour of curry leaves is the best in this item. This is how I prepared.


1 Cup Boiled Potatoes.

2 tsp Grated Ginger.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

2 tsp Urad dal.

2 Big Green chillies.

2 Strings of Curry leaves.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


1 Cup Gram flour.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

1/2 tsp Hing.

Salt to taste.

Water as per needed.


Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera and urad dal followed by chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Make sure you add turmeric powder before adding potatos. This would equally spread the colour to the potatoes. Saute it till all the seasoning are well fryed. Finally add the mashed potatoes with salt. The mixture must be dry. Allow it to cool. Later shape them into lemon sized balls and keep it aside.

Meanwhile make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gram flour, red chili powder, hing, and salt to taste. Add enough water to make a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

Heat oil for deep-frying. Dip each potato ball into the batter and fry until golden brown in color.

Serve hot.

This recipe is reaching Purva's Festive Food Event.



Shama Nagarajan said...

that's a yummy treat....both to the eyes and stomach

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. Delicious recipes.. lovely click...

Bharathy said...

Wonderful feast, Suma!.. :)!
God Bless you..!

Sireesha said...

An award is waiting for u in my blog. congratulations.

Wonderful Feast Suma:)

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a yummy feast Suma...everything looks so tempting.

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..such a great feats u have here Suma ..long since I dropped in.Hope you are all settled now.:)


Looks tempting and divinely! Wonderful spread Suma!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

thonnanthu udhak etha ....

Priti said...

Nice feast Suma...looks delicious

Aparna said...

Suma ur platter luks awesome....even i had many things for suttha punnav nd its there in my blog....those keralian puri's r new to me will try

Divya Kudua said...

Such a nice platter Suma..:).I was in Ekm during suthampunnav,so gorged on all the delicacies that amma made..:)

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG what a feast suma everyn thing looks so delicious and so inviting.

Aparna Prabhu said...

Dear vch red snack r u speaking about the phodis???? if so check my blog
nd if ne other one do let me kno so tht i give u the recipe ok...
Take care...nd thank u

Jaishree said...

Delicious recipes..looks delicious..Nice feast Suma... Pooja room looks divine:)

Purva Desai said...

This is a yummilicious feast.....and the pooja place looks divine.....
Thank you for the lovely entries

Suma Rajesh said...

hey thanks everyone...glad u all loved it..

Sireesha said...

Please accept the gift from blog:)

Archy said...

Hey, nice feast for eyes, with so many divine dishes !! Enjoy festivals in India !! I miss it over here

Valarmathi said...

Wonderful feast. Looks lovely.

Danielle said...

Hi Suma!

I am an american married to a Hyderabadi Indian. Thanks for your wonderful recipes. I have mastered some Indian Biryiani...but I was desperate for some new ideas. I can't wait to try yours out! I love cooking Indian food, and especially for my husband, who often misses Indian home cooking.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai a new visitor to your blog... :)festive foods are always great....happy janmashtamy and avani avittom... :)

Nithya said...

Lovely post.. :) You really have a very nice blog. Keep it going.

Here for the first time and sure would be back often.

Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.


Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog,yummy treats u made,v also serve in banana leaf on all festivals
and special occasions,nice blog will keep visiting...

meeso said...

Wow, what a feast!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thts a yummy platter for wonderful dishes suma which made me hungry again ....I always miss eating in banana leaf we used to always do tht on special occasion...

Premyscakes said...

as usual delicious feast suma.

Nithya said...

Wonderful dishes and a lovely post.

I am here for the first time and should definitely say that you have a lovely blog. Keep it going. I love the collection of recipes. will be here often.

Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.