Viratha Prasadam

Ok today I have successfully completed one week in the monthly blogging marathon. It feels so good. Really a space that I was not able to give attention to and for which I made a resolution to work on religiously. Am proud of myself. A treat awaits me when I finish the other three weeks as well.

  Any viratham pooja we do at our home. This is the regular offering that is done. Its a platter to God, comprising of paal payasam , some vareity rice and crispy vadai. 

This was a platter i made for last year varalakshmi viratham poojai. Easy to make and put together. Though the recipes are already there on my blog I wish to write them again here. 

 Let me start of with lemon rice


Cooked rice - 1 cup
Juice of one lemon
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, Channa dal, Curry Leaves for tempering


In a small bowl, take the juice of a lemon
Add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to it
Keep aside
Cut green chilies into very small pieces
In a wok, add a little oil and saute some peanuts and cashew nuts.

In the same wok, add a little oil, 
When I mean little, its like one tablespoon, not more than that
When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, channa dal
Allow the mustard to sputter and channa dal to roast well
Switch of the heat
Add the lemon juice mixture
One should not heat the lime juice, as it will turn the tangy taste into a bad one 

Mix the cooked rice and fluff it a bit. 
Garnish with curry leaves and it is ready to serve

Masala Vadai 

Channa dal - 1 cup ( soaked for 2 hours in warm water )
Finely chopped onions - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped chilies - 1 tbsp
Finely chopped curry leaves - 1 tbsp
Oil - for deep fry
Salt to taste 


Blend the soaked channa into a coarse paste
In a bowl mix the paste, onions and greenchillies along with required salt
Make small balls out of the batter and flatten them 
Heat oil in a deep wok, and drop the flat channa patties in the oil and fry them till golden brown

You can eat it as such or with coconut chutney

Pal Payasam

This is the most simple and easy dish that you can do.
There is no actual measurement to be used.
And no matter the measurement, it turns out to be a delicacy

Measurements I used

Cooked rice - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Milk - 4 cups
Cardamo powder a pinch
Roasted cashew and raisins ( optional )


In a heavy bottomed vessel. mix the cooked rice and sugar
Bring it to a boil until the sugar dissolves
Add milk and let it boil well
Make sure the whole thing is done on low flame
This is to ensure that the condensation of milk happens as the flavor enhances
Dust in some cardamom powder and roasted nuts if you need to.
Else you can have it just like that.


Pavani said...

Wow, that is such an awesome spread Kamalika. Everything looks soooo yummy!!

Harini R said...

Good one.

Harini R said...

A tempting prasadam platter.

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