Chalimidi ~ Sri Rama Navami Neivedyam

Chalimidi

Chalimidi is a traditional Andhra Sweet prepared during festivals, especially during Sri Rama Navami. This Andhra sweet prepared with just Rice Flour and Jaggery is very quick and easy to make. Most Indian recipes are a perfect Vegan Recipe by itself, except we tend to add ghee to many of it. Similarly, this sweet can […]

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Lavariya | Sri Lankan Sweet Dumpling String Hoppers

Lavariya

Lavariya is a delicious Sri Lankan Sweet Dumpling String Hoppers stuffed with a filling made with grated coconut, moong dal and jaggery syrup. This is just like our Kozhukattai and made much the same way! For the last and final day of cooking Sri Lankan cuisine, I wanted to pick up a sweet that can […]

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Kothimeera Pachadi | Kothamalli Chutney for Dosas

Kothamalli Chutney

Kothimeera Pachadi is a popular Andhra Style Chutney that has a long shelf life and can be served with any tiffin or Steamed Rice. Makes a healthy side dish. After the Allam Pachadi I shared yesterday, this Coriander Leaves Chutney was the other dish that Amma’s friend shared. This is very much similar to the […]

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Andhra Allam Pachadi | Ginger Chutney for Dosa, Pesarattu

Allam Pachadi

Allam Pachadi is a popular Andhra Dish served with Pesarattu, a moong dal Dosa. This version is prepared more in a pickle preparation style and has a long shelf Life. Apart from Pesarattu, this can be served along with Dosa and Steamed Rice as well. While I don’t like Ginger much, Amma has about 3 […]

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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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Hayagreeva Maddi ~ Navratri Special Dishes – Day 3

Hayagreeva Maddi

Hayagreeva or Hayagreeva Maddi is an easy and traditional Karnataka sweet. When I was doing the Udipi Cuisine, I remember reading about it while planning for Udupi Thali and then realised its very much the same like the Poli purnam we make. Once the neivedyam is offered, I always end up eating the filling as […]

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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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Golpapdi Recipe | How to make Gujarati Gol Papdi

Gujarati Gol Papdi

For the third day of Indian Sweets, I made Golpapdi, the famous Gujarati Sweets. I have this bookmarked for a long time and have been wanting to make it ever since I had made the Gujarati Thali. Even though the recipe was so simple and quick to make, I somehow couldn’t make it. I finally […]

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