Vellam Aval – Poha with Jaggery

20th Oct, 2015 Navarathri is in full swing and we are having lot of fun having people over and also visiting others golu. On the days when I have friends for dinner, the menu is elaborate. There are days in

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Besan Ki Pinni from Haryana – Besan Laddoo

12th Oct, 2015 What is a meal without sweet? Besan ki pinni or the laddoo made out of gram flour / besan is a very popular sweet made in Haryana. Haryana state is very rich in cattle population and hence

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Sundal Varieties for Navarathri Festival

9th Oct, 2015 Navarathri and Sundal goes hand in hand and the festival is incomplete without sundal. Every evening, after we light the lamps, any one kind of sundal is offered as neivedhiyam. There are days when I get bored

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Vegetable Dumplings – Chinese New Year Dumplings – Steamed Vegetable and Tofu Dumplings

13th July, 2015 For the last and final day under the theme of festival recipes around the globe, I chose to make the Chinese New Year’s eve dumplings. Chinese people celebrate the New Year with lot of superstitious beliefs and

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Latkes – Potato Pancakes – Egg less Latke Recipe

11th July, 2015 Latkes are shallow fried potato pancakes traditionally eaten by Jews during the Hanukkah festival. I have wanted to make this recipe for a long time, but I wanted to make it egg less. When researching for this

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Sheer Khorma – Sheer Khurma for Eid – Dates, Milk and Vermicelli Pudding

10th July, 2015  Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma is a festival special dish made during the Eid festival. Eid is an important festival for Muslims that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. This festival celebrates the end of the

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Panagam and Neer More for Sri Rama Navami

28th March, 2015 Sri Rama Navami, the auspicious day where we celebrate the birth of Lord Rama is a popular festival all over India. In the South the most commonly made neivedhiyam for the occasion is Panagam and Neer More.

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Aval Kesari – Poha Kesari

10th March, 2015 Kesari is something that my boys love to eat any day. I often make some traditional sweet to satisfy their sweet buds (and also mine). Because of this, my boys have gotten used to eating traditional sweets.

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Ezhu kari kuzhumbu/Ericha Kuzhumbu (Thiruvadharai Kuzhumbu)

27th Jan, 2015 This recipe is a combination for Thiruvadharai Kali. Thiruvadharai or Aarudhra darshanam is celebrated in the month of margazhi. This kuzhumbu is made of seven vegetables. When I was talking to my mother this morning, she was

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