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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Krishna Jayanthi & Vinayaga Chathurthi Celebrations - 2009

Both Krishna Jayanthi and Vinayaga Chathurthi are special this year, since this is Thaswika's first festivals. Both the days, she kept me engaged;)

Our little Krishna idols. My MIL was there for Krishna Jayanthi, so she did everything on that day. She made Vadai and payasam.

You can check the recipes in the below links:


Now to Vinayaga Chathurthi celebrations:

Thaswika kept me busy on that day, she was litte cranky, so was with her till 2 pm. After that I started my cooking and had lunch around 5 pm :(

So didn't do much items. I made rice, capsicum sambhar, dal, potato peas masala, vadai, sweet kozhukattai and salt kozhukattai.

Filling of sweet kozhukattai was left over. So I added rice flour to it and steamed it. It was very nice. Usually, I wont do this, since, once the dough became watery for me. But this time, it came out well.


Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggey (Palm sugar) - 1/2 cup, powdered
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

Fry coconut in ghee to golden brown and allow it to cool.

Once it is cool, add powdered jaggery, rice flour, salt, cardamom powder to it and mix well to a thick dough.

No need to add water, since ghee and jaggery will make it watery.

Make small balls or any desired shapes and steam it.

Tasty sweet kozhukattais are ready.

Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 3 persons

Will post the recipe of potato peas masala soon.

Sending this sweet kozhukattai to Priti and Purva's Festive Food Event .


LG said...

Ganesha must be super happy with you coz you managed to do all these with a little kid at home. Delicious spread Vani :)

Nithya said...

Lovely post. Both celebrations looks so divine and nice :)

Priti said...

Thats cool...with little one too u manage rocking celebration..hope all of you enjoyed it..hmm but u ate all this with me :(

Pavithra said...

Wow thats nice pooja and lovely feast..

Priya said...

Thats really great with ur cutie pie, dunno how u managed to cook all these delicious treats...Such a divine post..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

ur pooja is very inviting

Sireesha said...

Both celebrations look divine...wonderful and delicious platter..

Vidhya said...

all the decorations look divine Vani and love that plate:)

notyet100 said...

Lovely clicks,..Vani,...and the meal looks so yum,..

srikars kitchen said...

Parkavey romba nalla irukku.. great clicks..

Valarmathi said...

Nice pooja celebrations. lovely post.

sowmya said...

kozhakattais look yummy..thali looks delicious..

Purva Desai said...

Everything looks divine and delicious...thank you for the lovely entry for the event