Vinayaka Chaturthi Tradition and Nievedyam for God!

Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated with much enthusiasm at home. Festivals are always a time when Amma excels herself with many varieties of goodies prepared for Nievedyam. Each festival/ Pooja is marked with a specialty dish that she makes and we eagerly wait for each of the festival to savour these traditional dishes. As kids, I […]

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Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja

Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated with much enthusiasm at our home. Amma usually gets up early and starts the preparation early on to complete the pooja on time. She normally makes the flour and everything herself. Sometimes the day before, the flour gets done. At hubby dear’s place it gets done as in Bombay, with much […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#12

In our recent trip to our native, we got hold of these Andhra Favorites and brought them back with us home. These are Chinthaaku or Tender Tamarind Leaves. This is very famous and consumed with much passion in Andhra. My Dad is so fond of this. Well we finally got down preparing this for lunch. […]

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Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

This was my favorite during my childhood. But its been a real long time since I had this. As a kid, I remember I used to ask Amma to prepare this whenever she asks me what I want for my dinner. I used to enjoy the crispy Goduma dosa with sugar dipped in water. After […]

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Kesari Bhath ~ A Delightful Dessert!

Kesari Bhath is something that’s very dear to me. This is one sweet that my nephew and nieces always want, when they visit us. The first day breakfast menu will always be Idly, Sambar, Chutney and Vada with Kesari Bath. My sis-in-laws will ensure that the kids had their breakfast before letting them peep at […]

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Senaga Pappu Payasam for Janmashtami!

Finally got around posting this Payasam, which was prepared for Janmashtami. I couldn’t prepare everything that’s normally prepared this day. I managed to prepare only Senaga pappu Payasam or Parupu Payasam. We even got the boys walk dipped in the rice flour to imprint the Lord Krishna’s feet. Normally Amma makes with her fist, but […]

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Liquid Dreams!

Beverages are something that can tempt anybody. Especially it matters with what you serve it. Even my 6 yr kid prefers to be served in proper glass ware! This weekend she was after me to make her Milkshake. For almost two days, she was only uttering this statement. Where is my Milkshake? so finally got […]

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Know your Ingredient – Chickpea

This week in Know your Ingredient Series is Chickpea. Chickpea is called by many names. Its called Senagalu in Telugu, Sundal in Tamil. Other names are garbanzo bean, ceci bean, bengal gram, hummus, chana or channa. Varieties * Desi – “with small, dark seeds and a rough coat (prevailing in the Indian Subcontinent, Ethiopia, Mexico, […]

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Bisi Bele Huli Anna ~ A feast for all time!

We had a neighbor who was a kannadiga. This doctor got married after few months moving next door. His young wife was a pretty lady, who was so typically kannadiga and didn’t know a word of Tamil. This was our first brush with Kannadiga cuisine and culture. For all her modern upbringing and other things, […]

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