Kollu Urundai | Horsegram Laddu ~ Navratri Day 9

Kollu Urundai

Kollu Urundai or Horse gram Laddu is a healthy and nutritious dish as horse gram is considered a food with medicinal qualities. This ladoo combines the goodness of Horse gram and jaggery and makes a good festival sweet. While Ulavalu is a common ingredient in our home, we mostly make it as Ulavalu Charu. We […]

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Teepi Garelu, Brown Chana Dal Sundal ~ Navratri Day 8

Teepi Garelu

Teepi Garelu or Bellam Vada are a popular festival sweet made in Andhra. These are Urad Dal Vadas soaked in Jaggery Syrup. These Teepi Garelu are a popular dish in the telanga and coastal parts of Andhra. When I asked Amma, she said they don’t make it as such. So I had to google and […]

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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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Pesara Sunniundalu ~ Navratri Day 5

Pesara Sunnundalu

Pesara Sunniundalu is an easy Indian Sweet made with roasted split yellow moong dal with jaggery and ghee. This easy 3 Ingredient Ladoo is an easy dish you can make for Neivedyam. I have three different recipes for this ladoo made with Urad dal. So this time I made with Moong dal and it was equally […]

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Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari ~ Navratri Day 4

Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari

Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari a healthy sweet made with broken wheat and Palm Sugar Candy simmered in milk. This is a quick sweet you can make for Navratri. For the Navratri Day 4, Nava Durga observed is Kushmanda (Sun). Food like Malpua, minapa garelu, pesara garelu can be cooked or ingredients like wheat, red pulses can […]

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Toor Dal Poli | How to make Kandi Bobbatlu ~ Navratri Day 2

Toor Dal Poli

Toor Dal Poli or Kandi Bobbatlu is a sweet flatbread from Andhra. The stuffing is made with Toor dal and jaggery with outer layer made with all purpose flour. This surely makes a great addition to your festival prasadams. For the Navratri Day 2, Nava Durga observed is Brahmacharini (Mars). The food offered can be […]

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Akhrot Ka Halwa | How to make Walnut Halwa

Akhrot Ka Halwa

Akhrot Ka Halwa is a delicious rich halwa made with ground walnuts. This surely makes a rich healthy sweet to indulge! For the last day of the Halwa series, I have this rich halwa made with walnuts. Though the after taste of walnut is felt, it surely is a rich halwa. Somehow making this 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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Rajgira Halwa | How to make Amaranth Halwa

Rajgira Halwa

Rajgira Halwa is a sweet made with Amaranth Seeds and is a popular sweet made during different festivals. Next time you plan to make some halwa for Raksha Bandhan, this dish can surely be done. As the name says, this halwa is made just with Amaranth Flour and sugar with loads of ghee and nuts […]

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Kuttu Ka Halwa | Buckwheat Flour Halwa

Kuttu Atta Ka Halwa

Kuttu Ka Halwa is yet another Vrat special dishes made during Navratri. This is a brown coloured flour and is a sticky halwa. Kuttu Ka Atta is Buckwheat flour, while this is not related to wheat family, it is a whole grain and very healthy. This is popularly used in different dishes during the fasting […]

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