Aug 282015
Chakra pongali or sweet pongal recipe or sakkarai pongal

Chakra pongali is a sweet that is often prepared during Indian festivals like pongal or sankranti and other pujas at home. It is a sweeter version to ven pongal or khara pongal. Chakra pongali or sweet pongal is made using moong dal and rice, cooked in ghee, milk and jaggery. It is easy to prepare and even healthier since it [Read more]

Aug 282015
Festival recipes - naivedyam recipes

Today, being Varalakshmi vratam, I have tried to compile a simple list of festival recipes or naivedyam recipes that can be prepared this sravana masam.       For varalakshmi vratam, I normally prepare 5 naivedyam recipes, most of which are available in the blog. They are – Pulihora or tamarind rice Garelu or medu vada Daddojanam or curd rice [Read more]

Jan 152015
Tamarind rice (Chinthapandu Pulihora/Chitrannam )

Today being Sankranti, I wanted to post something traditional that we often make during festivals at home. When I was browsing through my recipes, I realised that I haven’t shared the recipe for pulihora yet. So, I immediately decided to make this for lunch today along with Aloo-Jeera and curd/dahi 🙂 ‘Pulihora’ or chitrannam is a very easy dish to [Read more]

Jan 042015
Garelu (Medu Vada/Urad dal ke Vade)

‘Garelu’ is a deep-fried urad dal (minappapu) doughnut that is crunchy on the outside and soft from the inside. This is a savory recipe that is served with any chutney or sambar on the side. We usually make them during festivals and when there are guests at home as it is considered something exotic 🙂 I normally like the plain [Read more]