Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu

Dondakaya Fry

Dondakaya Fry or Dondakaya Vepudu as it’s called in Telugu is a version of this simple dish deep fried and spiced along with peanuts. In a typical Andhra Thali that’s served in hotels, you are bound to see some deep fried vegetables like a bitter gourd fry or Tindora spiced along with peanuts. This is […]

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Sesame Rice | How to make Ellu Sadam ~ Navratri Day 7

How to make Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam is a mixed rice variety from Tamil Nadu made with Sesame Seeds and spices. This makes a quick meal by itself. While I already have two other versions of Ellu Sadam or Sesame Rice / Til Rice, I had to make something with sesame for today. Since I already had plans to make […]

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Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari ~ Navratri Day 6

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari is a healthy option of making regular semolina kesari with Palm Sugar. This is a quick dish for prasadam. Since the sugar imparts brown colour, you can skip adding any food colour. For the Navratri Day 6, Nava Durga is Katyayani (Jupiter). So the food can be Honey, Kesari, Kadale. Kadale […]

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Rajasthani Chana Dal Vada | How to make Kalmi Vada

Rajashtani Kalmi Vada Recipe

Kalmi Vada is a traditional Rajasthani chana dal vada made with chana dal and spices. This is typically served as tea time snack. Though I have read about it and seen it, the first time I tasted it was in our office when we had invited a cook to prepare authentic Rajasthani khana for an […]

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Tawa Handvo | How to make Mixed Vegetable Tawa Handvo

Tawa Handvo

Tawa Handvo is a Gujarati Special Dish made with rice and lentils. It can be referred to as Savory Rice Lentil Cake, made healthy by including vegetables in it. This handvo can be cooked in different ways, like tawa, baked and latest would be the Insta Pot methods. I will be sharing how I made […]

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Spinach Murukku | How to make Palak Chakli

Spinach Murukku

Spinach Murukku is an interesting twist to the regular murukku and makes it more healthy as we include spinach puree to the dough. This gives a beautiful green murukku. Kids will love this green murukku and in this way they also get to include spinach in their snack. The murukku turns out very crispy and […]

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Chilakada Dumpa Halwa | How to make Sweet Potato Halwa

Chilakada Dumpa Halwa

Chilakada Dumpa Halwa is a delicious halwa made with Sweet Potato. While sweet potato is sweet on its own, making it into a halwa gives you a sinful dessert to enjoy! Sweet Potato is called as Shakarkandi in Hindi, Chilakada dumpa in Telugu, Ranga alur in Bengali and is a root vegetable mostly eaten just […]

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Singhara Ka Atta Halwa

Singhare Ka Atta Halwa

Singhare Ka Atta Halwa is a Vrat dishes popularly made during the Navratri season or for any Vrat time. This crumbly halwa is very easy to make. The Singhare Ka Atta is Water chestnut flour, is brownish in colour and cooks very fast. The tradition in many North Indian States refer to Farali Dishes or […]

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Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa

Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my Readers! Carrot Coconut Milk Halwa is a sinful dessert made with grated carrots and cooked in coconut milk. The silky, nutty carrot halwa gets a makeover when cooked in coconut milk and is so delicious. Since I have so many versions of Carrot halwa on the blog, this version […]

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