Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Indian Festival recipes, Rice Accompaniment, Thogayal/Podi

COCONUT PODI/THENGAI PODI

Thengai Podi or Coconut Podi is a traditional powder made with roasted coconut and spices to lend an aromatic mix that is eaten with rice. I learnt this recipe from my MIL who would make it often. During Kanu festival…

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Diwali sweets, Indian Festival recipes, Kesari recipes, Navarathri recipes, Sweets

BANANA SHEERA

Banana Sheera is a tasty dessert made from semolina,sugar,milk and banana.South Indians call it Kesari whereas in North it is called suji ka halwa. Normally I make kesari for various occasions for offering it to GOD.I have also seen here in Bangalore people making it for Satya Narayana Pooja. Whatever may be the occasion,it is a tasty desert that can be made in no time.One of my friends said she used to feed her infant with this Banana Sheera and as it is quite easy to swallow and soft.Here in Karnataka this is called Kesari Bath and is usually served…

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Indian Festival recipes, Millet Recipes, Navarathri recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer recipes, Traditional Recipes

SAMAI PAYASAM

Samai or Little Millet is a long forgotten Millet variety which was in use since old times.Nowadays due to the growing importance of health benefits of these grains.I have made a few varieties of recipes using millets and since this is Navatri season,thought of posting this simple recipe of payasam or kheer.I have made it with jaggery but you can replace it with sugar too.Similarly palm sugar can also be substituted for jaggery.Samai is good for diabetics and has low glycemic index. Samai has fibre content and helps in digestion too.The payasam turned super delicious and we all enjoyed the…

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Diwali sweets, Indian Festival recipes, Navarathri recipes, Sweets

GUD PAPDI

Gud Papdi or Sukhdi as it is called is an authentic Gujarati sweet made with wheat flour and jaggery.It can be made in a matter of minutes and is full of taste and is also an energy booster.It is also made in Maharashtra and is eaten with same awe.Many people in Gujarat have the habit of eating this at anytime of the day, preferably for instant jaggery or sweet rush.It has a crumbly texture and tends to melt in the mouth once you bite in to it.Though I have never tried any Gujarati sweets,but have a few snacks on my…

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