Pulihora | Tamarind Rice ~ Navratri Special Dishes – Day 1

Pulihora

Happy Navaratri to all my readers! We are starting the Navaratri pooja from today and we will be observing for the next nine days with special neivedyam for the Goddess. Please check my Navratri Special Dishes for more ideas to make these nine days. I hope you will find the page useful. Today I started […]

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Aval Kesari | Poha Kesari Recipe

Aval Kesari is one of the quickest and easy Indian Sweets you can make. When I was planning the Tamil Nadu Breakfast Thali, I wanted a quick sweet to accompany, more so a Kesari as this is the standard sweet to be served in all Breakfast Thalis. Since I have a handful of Kesari recipes […]

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Carrot Seviyan Halwa

Carrot Seviyan Halwa is a delicious creamy milk sweet made with vermicelli and carrot. The texture is more like a halwa than a payasam and is so addictive. This sweet is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day, which falls on May 14th. Amma is so fond of sweets and this sweet was in fact […]

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Kalyana Ven Pongal

Kalyana Ven Pongal is a recipe from Meenakshi Ammal’s Samaithu Paar. I have the entire collection in English edition that my brother had bought. I think he got it to learn cooking. I remember he did carry it with him when he travelled to the US. Between both of us, we must have collected so […]

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Oats Broken Wheat Idlis ~ Diabetic Friendly

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis is a wonderful option when you are looking for a variety in your breakfast. This uses oats and broken wheat and doesn’t require much soaking and fermentation. This is part of Vegetarian Meal Ideas for dinner for BM#72 Week 3 Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners […]

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Chakkara Pongali Sankranthi Special

Chakkara Pongali is one of the main sweet dish made as Sankranthi Special. While there are many ways this sweet pongal is cooked, today’s recipe is a quick and easy one made during hurried times. I made this when I prepared the Andhra Thali, I was short of time and Amma suggested this as she […]

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Eggless Mawa Cake | How to make Mawa Cake

Eggless Mawa Cake is the next one on my list of Tea Cakes for Bake-a-thon. I know I am so behind my schedule. Varadha ensured things to go wayward! It was totally unexpected to create so much havoc. We are just coming back to some normalcy. As expected I am baking just the previous day […]

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Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura | Drumstick in Cashew nut Gravy

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura

Munakkaya Jeedipappu Masala Kura is an authentic Andhra side dish, specially prepared in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Since I don’t like cashews I never ventured into dishes that feature cashews as the base ingredient. Ever since I have started making Paneer Butter Masala with cashew paste, I have overcome my aversion and don’t […]

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Instant Podi Sevai ~ Cooking for One

Instant Podi Sevai

When Cooking for One, you can’t get any better than Instant Podi Sevai. In this quick tiffin you can use instant sevai that is available easily and quickly rustle up this breakfast. I used Instant Sevai and tempered with seasoning and Amma’s Podi. Since I was making it for the first time, I add salt […]

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