Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Varalakshmi Vratham Recipes / Neivedyam Recipes / Festival Spcecial Recipes

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Varalakshmi Vratham Recipes:

Varalakshmi vratham is just around the corner. Happy Varalakshmi Vratham to all my friends , who celebrate the festival.  May Goddess fulfill all your wishes..!

This year Varalakshmi pooja falls on 16 th August. It is celebrated on the second Friday of the Shravan month as per the Hindu calendar.  It is the festival celebrated to worship Goddess Lakshmi.

During this auspicious day, the goddess ( Varalakshmi ) is decorated with kalash, maavilai, turmeric , kumkum,  coconut, pattu vasthiram and with ornaments.
The Neivedyam is mainly steamed kozhukattais filled with sweet and savory, sweet pongal, vada, payasam, sundal, idlies made with raw rice, variety rice, rice and dhal and with fruits. 

The preparations for the festival start a day before.  We used to clean the house and decorate it with maakolam and maavilai thoranam.  Next day, we take bath early morning and worship Goddess Lakshmi with devotion. The must for pooja are flowers, turmeric, kumkum, betal leaves and paaku. 

This pooja is performed for the welfare of the husband and children along with the entire family and for the prosperity, wealth and happiness.  After the pooja, we invite guests and offer them Tampoolam and Prasadam .

Varalakshmi Vratham Recipes:

5.    Idly
6.    Ven pongal
7.    Poli
8.    Appam
9.    Kesari
11.  Rava Laddu
12.  Rice & dal

Payasam / Kheer Recipes:


Variety Rice Recipes:

·         Lemon Rice / Elumichai Sadham
·         Tamarind Rice / Puliyodarai – South Indian Special
·         Coconut Rice / Thenga Sadham
·         Cumin Pepper Rice / Milagu Jeeragam Sadham
·         Peanut Rice
·         Multi Veg Jeera Rice
·         Bisibelabath ( South Indian Special Sambar Rice)
·         Bagalabath (Thayir Sadham / Curd Rice )
·         Mango Rice / Mangai Sadham
·         Coriander Rice / Kothumalli Sadham
·         Mint Rice / Pudina Sadham

Sundal Recipes:

·           Green Moongdal Sundal / Pacha Payar Sundal
·           Sweet Corn Sundal
·           Peanut Sundal / Groundnut Sundal
·           Peas Sundal
·           Yellow Moongdal Sundal / Paasipayaru Sundal
·           ChickPeas Sundal / Kondakadalai Sundal
·           Chana Dal Sundal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
·           Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal / Beach Special
·           Masala Peanuts
·           Kaara Saara Sprouted Sundal

Lunch Menu Items:

·           Steamed rice
·           Arachuvitta Sambar
·           Rasam
·           Kootu
·           Thuvaiyal
·           Pachadi
·           Any vegetable stir fry ( like carrot,beetroot, beans, raw banana, cabbage etc )

Celebrate the Varalakshmi Vratham with joy and enthusiasm ..:) 

Happy Varalakshmi Vratham !


  1. Happy Varalakshmi Vratham to you too Jay !!! lovely collection, well..as usual..got to say :)

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  2. yummy collection, do stop by at my space sometimes.

  3. That's a very useful post :) Nice collection of recipes !

  4. wodnerful recipes for festivall.

  5. wonderful information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend nandu , hyderabad,i have read atleast 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again, Regards, Varalakshmi Vratham


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