Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal ~ Navratri Special Dishes – Day 6

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal is made with just Rice and Jaggery with a pinch of camphore which elevates the taste and feeling of this neivedyam to Kovil prasadam. This Sakkarai Pongal is the Day 6 Neivedyam for the Navratri Celebrations along with Masala Karuppu Konda Kadalai Sundal. I was so happy with the way the […]

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Maharashtrian Chakli

Maharashtrian Chakli is one of the popular traditional Indian Savories made during festivals. In Maharashtra, as with other states as well, these Chakalis are made during Diwali. I wanted to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and confirmed with Pradnya if they make it on other festivals too. She said though they mostly make this for Diwali, […]

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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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Easy Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Cooking Vegetable Pulao in Pressure Cooker is the easiest recipe to get done, especially in the mornings packing for kids lunch box. I have way too many recipes for making a pulao. I still come up with different ones, depending on the mood and combinations I end up doing. The vegetable Pulao I am going […]

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Chicken Biryani ~ Pressure Cooker Method

This Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani, is one of those biryanis that just happen in Amma’s Kitchen. She read this somewhere and added her own twist. The first time she made, she didn’t even tell me that she was making a biryani. Yes I would have gone with my camera for a step by step picture […]

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Colour Rice with Vankaya Kura ~ A Quick Andhra Meal

Colour Rice Vankaya Kura is a delicious combo meal and an excellent way to welcome you all to the New Year! I am looking forward to a wonderful Foodie year ahead!. It’s with great pleasure I am sharing yet another edition of Blogging Marathon that’s entered its 60th edition this month. It surely makes it […]

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Schezwan Fried Rice | How to make Schezwan Fried Rice

For the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge, I referred the handy cookbook that was handed out during a Schezwan Cuisine Festival. Kung Po Chicken was from the same book and as I had said we were keen on making all of the dishes listed in that book. Everything that we have tried now, has turned out […]

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Kadambam Sadam and a Birthday celebration!

Kadambam Rice

Kadambam Sadam is a Mixed Rice Variety popular in Tamil Nadu, cooked with different lentils and Vegetables. The highlight is the spice powder used to make this One pot Meal. Before sharing the recipe of the dish I made couple of days ago, let me share my Monday Blues!. Mondays are always hectic, but I […]

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