Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Aadi maasam(aashada maasam) is here,so everyone is getting busy with poojas and vrathas.Posting here the most simple method of Maavilakku,which is one of the official deepa(prasadha) made during gowri poojas.The traditional one takes more time and patience,so i got this easy method from my mother and mother-in-law.Hope this will help all busy moms out there :)


1.Rice Flour(which is readily available in shops)........... 1 cup

2.Powdered Jaggery...........1/2 cup

3.Melted Ghee.............5 spoons

4.Milk.....2 to 5 spoons


1.Bring in all the ingredients except milk.Give a nice mix with hand.

2.Add milk and mix well again.Take a hand full of flour mixture,make a round shape.Put a hole in the middle then adjust the sides to make it look like a 'diya' (aghal vilakku) or simply a 'cup' :)

3.Ur maavilakku is ready.Use only ghee to lit the deepa.

This can be made within 15 minutes,if all the ingredients are ready.Lets celebrate our gowri pooja and varama lakshmi pooja with this authentic prasadha and may God bless all with good health n wealth !!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hot Tomato Chutney

As i loved it the most,i got this recipe from one of my neighbour.I started doing an oil-glass painting so cudn't blog much,as before.I completed it a week back and here again with my favourite recipe :)


1.Roma Tomatoes(bangalore tomatoes)..........5 (large)

2.Garlic cloves..............10 to 15 nos(medium size)

3.Red chillies(dry)..............5 to 7(medium size n its up to u)

4.Oil...................6 to 8 tbsp

5.Salt to taste

6.Mustard seeds..........1 tbsp


1.In a mixer,grind tomatoes(chopped),garlic cloves,red chillies to a paste without water.

2.Heat oil in a kadai,splutter mustard seeds,bring in the grounded paste and salt.

3.Stir it often.Wait till the oil separates out and its done.

4.Can be stored in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.A  very nice combination for Idli,Dosa n roti!! Thank U!

Note:This hardly takes 15 to 20 mins to prepare.Jeera and curry leaves add more flavour to the recipe but its totally optional.