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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Aloo Ka Halwa (Potato Halwa) – Uttar Pradesh Special

29th April, 2014 I have eaten this many times as a young girl during my stay in Kanpur and Lucknow. After we moved to Chennai, I have forgotten about it and never ate it again. When looking for what to

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Thengai Arisi Payasam / Rice and Coconut Kheer

12th Oct, 2013 During Navarathri, this is one of the payasam/kheer that I prepared. This is a very traditional payasam that is often prepared during festival time.  My mother had been telling me to make this payasam for a very

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Karamani Vellam Sundal/ Karamani Sweet Sundal/ Cowpeas Sweet Sundal

11th Oct, 2013 This is my most favorite sundal among all the sundal varieties. As a kid, I used to wait for the day my mother or grandmother would make this sundal for me. Last year, for Navarathri I almost

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Pachai Payaru Sundal (salt version)/Whole Moong dal Sundal/Muzhu Payaru Sundal

10th Oct, 2013 As much as I want to include lot of whole grains in my everyday cooking, I am unable to do so in regular basis. Navarathri is one occasion that every house hold in Tamil Nadu might get

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Maida Burfi

6th Oct, 2013 Navarathri is in full swing and we are enjoying each and every day celebrating Golu at several of our friends place. The weekend was super busy getting our golu set up and sending out invitations. The best

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Kondai Kadalai Sundal/Chick peas Sundal

20th Oct, 2012 Check out my other NAVARATHRI RECIPES HERE Navarathri is fully underway and everyone is happy munching on sundals and enjoying the golu. Kondai kadalai sundal or vella kadalai sundal is one sundal that is a crowd pleaser.

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