Kuthravaali Puli Sadam ~ Day 8

Kuthiraivali Puli Sadam

Kuthravaali Puli Sadam or Barnyard Millet Tamarind Rice is an easy millet dish you can make as neivedyam this Navratri Season. For the Navratri Day 8, the neivedyam was a Puli Sadam with Barnyard Millet, Whole Moong Dal Sundal and Sakkarai Pongal as it was Tuesday. Check out the Navratri Special dishes for more ideas. […]

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Thinai Thengai Sadam, Kadalai Sundal ~ Day 4

Foxtail Millet Coconut Rice

Thinai Thengai Sadam is made similar to the regular Thengai Sadam using rice. The tiny boiled grains tastes very good in this version. Thinai Thengai Sadam and Kadalai Sundal is the Neivedyam for Navratri Day 4. Check out the other Navratri Special Dishes. Thinai Thengai Sadam Ingredients Needed: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet / Thinai 1 […]

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Samai Elumichai Sadam, Kondakadalai Sundal ~ Day 3

Samai Elumichai Sadam

Samai Elumichai Sadam is the millet version of lemon rice made with Little Millet. This is prepared the same way as you would with regular Rice. So for Navratri Day 3 Neivedyam, I made Samai Elumichai Sadam and Kondakadalai Sundal. My plan was to cook all the main dishes with different millets this year. Somehow […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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Munakkaya Gojju | Drumstick Masala Curry

Drumstick Masala Curry - Indian Lunch Box

Munakkaya Gojju or Drumstick Masala Curry is an authentic Rayalaseema dish from Andhra. In this dish, spices and coconut paste is cooked till almost dry to give a nice coating to the Drumstick. I learned this dish from Athamma and previous to this, I have never eaten Drumstick in anything else other than Sambhar. When […]

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Mamidikaya Pesarapappu | Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu

Mamidikaya Pesarapappu is an Andhra Style Mango Moong Dal with just season special unripe mango. This makes an excellent side dish with steamed rice and Avakaya or Andhra Mango Pickle. As I was telling about my mini vacation with my parents, I made it a point to cook all their favorite dishes. One such dish […]

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Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal

Rajasthani Dal

Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal is one of the simplest dal that is very light and so very easy to cook. This makes a wonderful side dish when you plan a feast featuring Rajasthani Khanna. While simple Moong Ki Dal / Pesarapappu Kura is very commonly made at home, when Vaishali suggested I make this for […]

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Ukkarisida Akki Rotti

Ukkarisida Akki Rotti

Ukkarisida Akki Rotti is a traditional flatbread from Karnataka made with rice flour. This Karnataka Rotti is cooked directly on the flame similar to wheat phulkas. While rice rotis or rottis are popular in Andhra as well, the Akki Rotti from Karnataka is made very popular. The other form of Rice rotis is by cooking […]

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Torta Al Testo ~ An Umbrian flatbread

Torta Al Testo

Torta Al Testo is a traditional Umbrian flatbread that is stuffed with sauteed greens, cured meats, and cheeses. This is a popular street food flatbread across Umbria and is used as a wrap for sandwiches with fillings ranging from bitter greens to cured meats and cheese. This flatbread is sometimes referred as torta sul Testo […]

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Laffa Bread ~ Israeli Flatbread

Laffa Bread

Laffa bread is a popular Israeli bread traditionally served with hummus as strips to dip and eat. However, as a street food, this bread takes different forms and is very popular. It can be sandwiched with Falafel, Matbucha or as Sabich. Middle East cuisine is popular for its various street foods, along with the dips […]

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Janta Roti ~ Flatbread from Odisha

Janta Roti Flatbread from Odisha

Janta Roti is a soft roti from Odisha, where the flour is cooked in milk and then cooked as Rotis. These are very soft and have a melt in the mouth texture. When I was checking for a flatbread starting with J, I somehow across this recipe. Initially, I hadn’t read through the recipe and […]

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