Thekua | Baked Thekua Recipe

Thekua | Baked Thekua Recipe, is a popular festive recipe from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand.  Indian Cuisine is a treasure of recipes and the more we dig into a particular cuisine, the more we come across traditional recipes.

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Chakkara Pongal | Sakkarai Pongal

Chakkara Pongal | Sakkarai Pongal or sweet pongal is a very fulfilling and a hearty dessert. This is made on the most important day of the Tamilians, which is the Thai Pongal / Makara Sankranthi festival. Having spent most of

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Vellam Aval – Poha with Jaggery

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 between when it

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Besan Ki Pinni from Haryana – Besan Laddoo

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 milk and milk

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Sundal Varieties for Navarathri Festival

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 of making sundal

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Aloo Ka Halwa (Potato Halwa) – Uttar Pradesh Special

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 make for the

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Thengai Arisi Payasam / Rice and Coconut Kheer

During Navarathri, Thengai Arisi Payasam 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 long

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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

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 their whole year’s

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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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