Puli Ven Pongal

On account of Sankranti I had included a theme on Pongal Varieties for BM during January. I wanted to take up this theme, however after checking out my list on Pongal Varieties, I knew it would be extremely hard to think more varieties in the time I had left. Though I make sure I am […]

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Thengai Sevai ~ Coconut Rice Noodles!

I was seriously wondering what to prepare with coconut. We mostly use coconut for korma. But we also make Coconut Milk Rice, Thengai Sadam and some sweets like Coconut Poli, Kozhkattai etc. Of course, we always have the quintessential Coconut Chutney and the Kobari Mudda always ready at hand. I wanted to make something exclusively […]

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Mango Sevai ~ Rice Noodles with Raw Mango!

Raw Mango or Ripe one? I was always plagued by this question and never could decide if I liked the raw one better or the ripe. I guess I just got to conclude that I love both the best! Come summer and every street you pass by, will be flooded with colour of yellow and […]

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One Poha ~ Two ways – Masala Poha and Coconut Poha!

Well, I happened to eat a version of Khara Poha recently and got hooked to it. I have always seen Amma preparing Atukulu payasam for Sri Krishna Jayanthi. This time I missed even that. But any other dish from poha was unknown to me. Though I do know they make upma, I have never attempted […]

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Pulagam aka Ven Pongal with a difference

Since my visit to Tirumala, I was thinking more of the different prasadams offered in temples and I was remembering the time we had pongal there. It tasted so ultimate. But then of course, in all temples the taste of the prasadam is incomparable. This dish that I make at home is called simply Pongal, […]

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Uggani | Borugula Upma | Puffed Rice Upma

Uggani

Uggani is a popular breakfast dish from Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh. This dish is prepared with Borugulu or Puffed Rice. When I say Rayalaseema, I need to be more specific and say this is a popular snack in Ananthapuram district and not elsewhere, as I never knew it is done in Tirupati or surrounding, even though […]

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