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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Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop is a popular Kolkata Street food. These are deep fried chops made with beetroot, potato, carrots and peanuts which gives a nice crunch and are often served as an evening snack. As I was following two different recipes, the bhaja masala differed in this from what I have made in Spice […]

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Samalu Katte Pongali ~ Navratri Day 1

Samalu Katte Pongali

Samalu Katte Pongali is the special Neivedyam for Navratri Day 1 pooja. It is made with Sama Millet and Moong dal made in similar way as regular Ven Pongal. Navratri Pooja begins today and we have planned our menu for the next nine days of Navratri. Hubby Dear listed out what needs to be cooked […]

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Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya | Sama Rice Dahi Gujiya

Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya

Vrat ki Dahi Gujiya are stuffed moon shaped pies made with sama rice, khoya and nuts. This is a perfect dish for fasting or as an evening snack. This is a twist of the popular Dahi gujiya made with urad dal from Uttar Pradesh. Since I had to do two versions of Dahi Gujiya, I […]

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Deep Fried Ooty Varkey | How to make Ooty Varkey

Deep Fried Ooty Varkey is the twist of the popular varkey we get from ooty, Tamil Nadu. These are flaky slightly sweet and salted pastry biscuits available in the hill station. One of the many famous dishes we get from Ooty are these biscults. The biscuits look very rustic and have a slight sweet taste […]

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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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Microwave No Oil Kothimbir Vadi

Microwave No Oil Kothimbir Vadi

Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi is a guilt free savory snack made with besan, coriander leaves and spices. These can be cooked under 5 minutes and make a filling snack. For the Day 4, week 4 of mandatory recipes of BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, it’s Kothimbir Vadi from Maharashtra. While I do have quite a […]

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