Kai Murukku ~ South Indian Deepavali Snacks

Kai Murukku

Kai Murukku is a classic South Indian Snack recipe made with rice and urad dal flour and is shaped by hand. This is a classic Tamil recipe and made during Deepavali or other festival occasions. The rice flour used for all these snacks are homemade rice flour and roasted urad dal. While there are many […]

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Pyaz ki Kachori | How to make Onion Kachori

Pyaz ki Kachori

Pyaz Ki kachori is a deep fried kachori stuffed with onions cooked in a spice mix. These are a popular snack from Rajasthan. When you check out the snacks from Rajasthan, Pyaz ki Kachori tops the list and I had to make these. While I remember I took to make the Kasta Kachori many years […]

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Rajasthani Methi Mathri

Rajasthani Methi Mathri

Rajasthani Methi Mathri are crispy, crunchy Tea Time Snacks made with flour and spices that make it quite addictive and easy Jar snacks. Next in the series of Tea Time Snacks from Rajasthan, I made these Kasuri Methi Mathri that turned out to be equally addictive like the Pudina Mathri. I kept the shape to […]

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Matar Ki Kachori | How to make Matar Kachori

Matar Kachori

Matar Kachori is a flaky kachori stuffed with spiced matar masala. The flaky outer shell makes this an excellent snack to enjoy during Tea Time. The next snack from Rajasthan is the matar kachori where the fresh peas is ground and cooked with spices to make a spicy filling inside the flaky outer maida shell. […]

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Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada is a spicy stuffed potato with chilies and deep fried in a besan batter. This makes a wonderful Tea Time Snack. The whole series in this space came because of this post. When I was chatting with Vaishali, she asked me if I was ready with the dishes. I didn’t even have […]

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Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder is the special secret spice blend used by the Pathare Prabhu community in their cuisine. Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai. Members of this community are one of the original settlers in Mumbai, migrated from Gujarat (Saurashtra) during the 13th century. They have their […]

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Yellina Chitranna | How to make Sesame Lemon Rice

Yellina Chitranna

Yellina Chitranna is our humble lemon rice all decked up. This easy lemon rice is made more interesting with roasted spice powder. I was inspired by Suma’s post on Yellina Chitranna. Yellu is sesame seeds in Kannada and Lemon Rice is called Chitranna, so this simple rice is made more interesting with the roasted sesame […]

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Ulundogorai | How to make Urad Dal Rice

Ulundogorai

Ulundogorai is a Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice that is offered as naivedyam at Srirangam Temple in Trichy. This rice dish is very easy to make and can be packed for the lunch box as well. In many of the temples, we have our traditional dishes offered as prasadam and these rice dishes are no […]

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Raw Mango Rice | How to make Mamidikaya Gojju Annam

Raw Mango Rice

Raw Mango rice or Mamidikaya Gojju Annam is a quick Mixed Rice Dish that you can make for an easy lunch if you have the Mango Chutney prepared ahead. This is a typical summer dish. While Mamidikaya Annam is frequently prepared during the season, this is the time I am making this chutney to make […]

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Oralu Chitranna | Mixed Rice with Ground Masala

Oralu Chitranna

Oralu Chitranna is a Chitranna is made with ground spice powder and rice. It’s especially popular during festivals. Chitranna or Chitrannam is a mixed rice variety where rice is pre cooked and mixed with the masala of your choice. So we have Lemon Rice, Coconut Rice, Tamarind rice, Mango Rice, Sesame Rice, etc. During this […]

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Kadam Bhog | How to make Annakut Bhog

Kadam Bhog

Kadam Bhog is a delicious Khichdi made during the Diwali season with fresh winter crops. This is an offering to God as prasad. I adapted this recipe from here, where I got to know that it’s a dish from Rajasthan, where it is part of the festival known as Annakut. This dish is supposed to […]

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