Oma Podi (ஓமப்பொடி)

Deepavali/Diwali is the festival of lights that symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. This festival is associated with goddess Lakshmi and various regional traditions. One of the main traditions goes back to Rama returning Ayodya with his wife Sita after defeating Ravana and serving 14 years… Continue reading Oma Podi (ஓமப்பொடி)

Garlicky Mushroom Bruschetta

I have been wanting to make this dish for a while.  Finally I got the dried porcini mushroom which gives a great flavor to the bruschetta.  If you are in a hurry, this is one of those dishes that can be done within 10 minutes.  To save time, you can buy the sliced porabella mushroom.… Continue reading Garlicky Mushroom Bruschetta

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla… Continue reading Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Sundal (Chick Peas with Onions and Coconut Pieces)

With Navarathri coming, I thought of making some of the traditional dishes for the pooja.  So I made one dish each day for the last 3 days of Saraswathi Puja.  On the first day, I made this Sundal.  I also made some Aval, Kolukattai and sweet pongal.  Normally at my home, my mother makes all… Continue reading Sundal (Chick Peas with Onions and Coconut Pieces)