Saturday, 1 September 2018


Traditional snack!

How to make?


Raw banana Mondhan variety is used here.

Raw banana  a half
Besan flour  250 g
Raw rice 50 g
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Cooking Soda 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch 
Water 200 ml
Groundnut oil to deep fry 400 ml


Wash the raw banana and trim off the ends.
Cut into halves.
Shave the skins and slice into 1mm thickness.
Add besan flour and rice flour into a dry mixing bowl.
Add red chilly powder, Cooking Soda and salt.
Sprinkle one pinch of asafoetida.
Mix well.
Add water little by little and mix into a batter.
Beat well to get a smooth and lump-free batter.
Dosa batter consistency is a must.
Heat the oil on a medium heat.
Dip the slices and drop into hot oil carefully one by one.
Allow deep frying until the oil bubbles subside and soundless.
Turn around the bajjies to fry evenly.
Take out the bajjies and place them on oil absorbent paper towels.

Hot and spicy bajjies are ready to enjoy in the rainy evenings of Monsoon season with hot tea.

Cooking time 10 minutes
Yield: 3 servings


Thattai Payiru Saatham/Cow Peas rice is our most popular and traditional dish of Kongu Folks. 

How to make?


Cowpeas 50 g
Ponni Parboiled rice 200 gms
Groundnut Oil 2 Tbsps
Mustard seeds 1/2 Tsp
Cloves and small pieces of cinnamon sticks 3=5 pcs
Shallots 20 pcs peeled and chopped
Green chillies 2 cut into halves
Curry leaves 15-20 pcs
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Sambar powder 1 Tsp
Rock Salt 3/4 Tsp
Coriander greens a fistful (chopped)


Soak the rice and cowpeas for 30 minutes
Heat the pressure cooker with oil.
Add mustard seeds to pop up
Add cloves and cinnamon
Once they start spluttering, add shallots, curry leaves and green chillies.
Add Turmeric and Sambar powder.
Saute for a second.
Add tomatoes.
Saute again until the shallots turn transparent.
Transfer the soaked rice and lentils with 400 ml water.
Add salt and coriander greens.
Close the lid and place the weight.
Allow cook up to 5 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes.
Set aside to cool down.
After 15 minutes, open the cooker.
Yummy and perfect Thattai Payiru saatham /cowpeas rice is ready to have.
Top  up with One spoon of Sesame oil and mix with the rice and the taste is divine!
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Cooking Time 1 hour.
Yield 2 persons.

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