Published January 4, 2012 by crazyphoenix

This new year has been kind of special to me… Coz am expecting certain changes in my profession and personal life… Hope i could achieve those are planned in my mind 🙂 With all your wishes…

So let me start this new year with one of our Tamil peoples traditional sweet made within few minutes and you can never find it boring or tasteless unless you have a worst appetite for sweets 🙂

Its Kesari…. It can me made in many different colors like orange, yellow, red, chocolate brown, strawberry and so on based on your choice of flavor by adding food colors to it and to be simple it can be done without adding any color ingredient too.

Rava kesari ingredients:

1. Rava (sooji) – 1 cup
2. Sugar – 2 cups or to taste
3. Water – 2½ cups
4. Ghee – 1 cup
5. Cashew nuts – 8
6. Pista – 4
7. Badam – 4
8. Kismis – 4 (dry grapes)
9. Cardamoms – 2
10. Kesari colour – a pinch (Optional)

Kesari Preparation:

  • Take a pan and dry roast the rava till golden brown colour and keep it aside.
  • Add 2 tsp of ghee in the same pan and roast cashew nuts, pista, badam, kismis and cardamoms till they turn into golden brown colour and keep it aside.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and heat with two and a half cups of water.
  • Allow it to boil and add a pinch of kesari colour.
  • When the water starts to boiling add rava and keep stirring for 2 mins. (Add rava slowly in continuous flow while stirring).
  • Now add the sugar and keep stirring.
  • Then add the remaining ghee, cardamom powder and combined well.
  • Finally garnish with roasted nuts and serve hot.

Launch Back!!!

Published January 4, 2012 by crazyphoenix

Hello Guys!!!

Its been a long time i’ve updated my blog… Due to certain professional and personal issues i am not able to update my page. And now i am back to the pavilion with a rapid launch with a new cheer in this new year 2012…

Pardon me for wishing you all so late!

Belated New Year Wishes!!!

Have a joyful and successful New Year!!!

Hope you had a cheerful new year eve 🙂 🙂 🙂

This new year i have taken a bloggy resolution to update my blog frequently with most delicious South Indian recipes!!!

Stay tuned with SOUTH AROMA for a drastic change over this new year 🙂 🙂 🙂

Sweet Lassi

Published June 20, 2011 by crazyphoenix


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1ÂĽ cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp superfine sugar
  • Few drops of rose water
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • A pinch of ground cardamom, to serve


1. Whisk the yogurt, milk, sugar, and rose water together until evenly combined and foamy. (Or, process the ingredients in a blender until foamy.)

2. Divide the crushed ice among 4 tall glasses, and pour in equal amounts of the lassi. Sprinkle each with a little ground cardamom and serve at once.


Salted Lassi:

Omit the rose water and sugar. Rub the rim of each glass with a wedge of lemon or lime and dip in coarse salt until coated. Pour in the drink and serve without straws.

Fruit Lassi:

Part or all of the milk can be replaced with a tropical fruit juice such as mango or pineapple. Instead of rose water, use a few drops of vanilla or almond essence.

Hot and Sour Soup

Published June 20, 2011 by crazyphoenix


  • 6½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 heaping tablespoon torn yam hot and sour paste
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped, optional
  • 1 stick lemongrass, tender inner part only, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 2–3 small jalapenos or fresh red or green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons straw or button mushrooms, halved or quartered according to size
  • 1 pound 2 ounces peeled raw shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 5 small scallions, cut into short lengths and then into strips
  • Small bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the stock and torn yam paste in a decent-sized saucepan with the lime leaves, lemongrass, lime juice, fish sauce, chillies and sugar.
  2. Bring to the boil, add the mushrooms and simmer for a couple of minutes, then add the shrimp and scallions and cook for a further 2–3 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked but still tender.
  3. Sprinkle with a little cilantro and put more on the table for people to add themselves as they want.


Chicken Noodle Soup

Published June 20, 2011 by crazyphoenix


  • 2 cups chicken stock (good-quality instant or canned is fine)
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, about 5oz, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ÂĽ cup (about 4 or 5) baby corn, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8oz fresh or ready-cooked udon noodles
  • ½ cup sugar-snap peas
  • ½ cup slender green beans


Heat the chicken stock in a saucepan. In a frying pan, cook the strips of chicken without any oil until they have lost their rawness, giving them a stir frequently, and then add the soy sauce to the hot pan of chicken, letting it boil gently a little before tipping the contents of the skillet into the saucepan of hot stock.

Bring the pan to the boil and add the baby corn, noodles, sugar-snaps and fine beans cut in half.

Let the pan come back up to boiling point and cook for a minute or so, so that the noodles are warmed through and the vegetables tender but still crisp.


I think if you’re making this a grown-up meal, you do need to add some finely sliced hot red chilli and minced ginger to the broth, squeeze with limo and sprinkle with fresh cilantro as you serve.

Bread Halwa

Published June 20, 2011 by crazyphoenix


* Sweet Bread-1/2kg

* Sugar-3/4kg

* Ghee-1kg

* Cashew-50grams

Methods to Prepare Bread Halwa

* Pour Ghee in pan and fry Cashews in Ghee.

* Then add Bread pieces in the Ghee.

* When Bread Pieces becomes brown color add Sugar and stir continuously for some time.

* Now it will become like halwa.

* Halwa is prepared you can serve hot.

Beetroot Halwa

Published June 20, 2011 by crazyphoenix


* Beetroot-1kg

* Sugar-1kg

* Milk-800ml

* Ghee-400ml

* Cardamom-4

* Cashews-50grams

Methods to Prepare Beetroot Halwa

* Chop the Beetroot finely.

* Add Milk into an empty pan.

* Now add choped Beetroot into Milk and boil it for 10 minutes.

* Add Sugar when Milk gets dissolved.

* Stir it continuously till it becomes like Halwa.

* When it becomes like Halwa add grinded Cardamom and Ghee.

* Beetroot Halwa is prepared now pour this Halwa into Ghee applied plate.

* Spread Cashwes in Halwa and serve Hot.