Thinai Sakkarai Pongal ~ Day 9

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal or Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal is a sweet preparation made with millet and moong dal, jaggery. This is a good alternative to regular sweet pongal made with rice. Since my plan was to include millets this festival season, I replaced the regular rice with thinai and made a sakkarai pongal. Though one […]

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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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Rava Onion Masala Dosa

Rava Onion Masala Dosa

Rava Onion Masala Dosa is combination of both the regular Rava Dosa and the Masala Dosa. The Rava Dosa is stuffed with a Potato Masal and tastes out of the world! I have Amma’s version of Rava Dosa and an instant Rava Dosa already on the blog. So when I was thinking what to make […]

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Heerekai Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa from Karnataka

Heerekai Dosa

Heerekai Dosa is a popular dosa from Karnataka made with Ridge Gourd and a spice batter that requires no fermentation. This dosa is a diabetic friendly breakfast dish where thin sliced ridge gourd is dipped in the batter and placed on the hot tawa together to form a dosa. The spices added to the batter […]

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Dhuska | Deep Fried Pancake from Jharkhand

Dhuska

Dhuska is a deep fried pancake from Jharkhand and Bihar. The batter is made of raw rice, Urad dal and chana dal. It can be spiced with vegetables to make it more filling. While Dhuska or Dhooska has become popular over the net because of our earlier marathon, I remember talking to my Bihari Colleague […]

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Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali | Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali is an Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal made with Bengal Gram or Chana Dal. This is a traditional sweet preparation offered during Pooja as Neivedyam. This Rice made with Jaggery is called as Bellam Paramannam or Bellam Pongali is often prepared with Split Yellow Moong Dal. As with most recipes, we have […]

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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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Dhal Puri | How to make Dhalpuri Roti

Dhal Puri

Dhalpuri roti is an Indian Inspired flatbread from Trinidad and Tobago. This flatbread is stuffed with seasoned ground split peas. Dhal Puri can be eaten as such or with a chutney. Though this is called a puri, it’s pan cooked paratha. I came across roti when I was reading on Trinidad for regular BM and […]

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Microwave Upma | How to make Upma in a Mug

Microwave Tomato Upma

Microwave Upma is the fastest way to have your breakfast and it tastes just as great as it is cooked on a stovetop. Enjoy this easy and quick one now by making your traditional upma in a microwave. This week I had picked up to make 1 dish in different appliances. I even thought of […]

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Baked Semolina Cake | Baked Upma in Muffin Tin

Baked Upma

Baked Upma is an attempt at baking regular South Indian Upma in an Oven. This Semolina cake is easy to serve as its baked in a Muffin Tin. I have a fancy of making different dishes in a Muffin Tin and in the process think of vague things to do. However, today’s dish is almost […]

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