Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sundal Recipes

BLACK URAD DAL SUNDAL

Sundal is a must offering to GOD in all households in South India during Navarathri. We at home usually arrange dolls in steps and celebrate the occasion with pomp and gaiety. Sundal can be made using various dals and legumes and it is highly nutritious and healthy. This particular recipe is made with black urad dal which has a high source of protein and fibre. It also has Vitamin B in abundance and is highly recommended to girls and women in particular. If you take black urad dal regularly in your diet, it cures many of your health problems including…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
Indian Festival Recipes, Millet Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Sweets, Traditional Recipes

SAMAI VELLA PUTTU/LITTLE MILLET PUTTU

I am making use of millets these days in my recipes not only to add them to the blog but also to add a healthy touch to the diet in our day to day food.As today is NAVATATHRI’s first day thought of sharing with you all this easy and tasty jaggery based sweet recipe which can be offered to GODDESS for the celebrations.I have Arisi Vella Puttu already in my blog,but this one I made with my own innovation.The process is simple and the ingredients even simpler. Puttu is usually made on Fridays during Navarathri celebrations.You can try this for…

Read more
Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes

BROWN RICE KHEER

I have never tried kheer with brown rice though I make rice based payasam or kheer during festivities or when guests drop over.Brown Rice Kheer was a recipe I stumpled upon when I searching for recipes using brown rice.Brown rice is actually whole grain rice with the outer hull removed.It is not polished and has a nutty flavour and is chewier than white rice hence considered very healthy.It has a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, selenium and Vitamin B6.Also, jaggery has a good source of iron and is much better option than sugar.I made this recipe long back during winter.I…

Read more
Diwali Snacks, Navarathri Recipes, Snacks, Vrat Recipes

SABUDANA CHIVDA/JAWWARISI MIXTURE/DIWALI SNACKS

It was some time back that I made this Sabudana Chivda,during diwali to be precise.It is an easy to make snack which can be made in a jiffy when you have assembled the ingredients.Also during navarathri people fast and this can be had as a snack during that period as well.Whatever the occasion,this is a crunchy and tasty snack.I made this for the first time and wondered how this would taste as I have not tasted this before.But when I tasted this I instantly liked this not only because of easy preparation but also very crunchy.I adapted this recipe from…

Read more
Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Traditional Recipes, Varalakshmi Pooja Recipes, Vinayakar Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes, Vrat Recipes

WHEAT RAVA PAYASAM

Wheat rava payasam is made with the cream of rava which is slightly bigger than the normal size rava.It is called dhalia in hindi and normally porridge or kanji is made with it.We can also make upma and kesari with it though and it is very good for diabetics and healthy too. I am planning to post more recipes with this in the near future, but for the time being, I made this payasam during navarathri celebrations last week and was liked by all. A simple and no fuss recipe this requires a little more time to cook than the…

Read more
Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes

DATES KHEER

Dates Kheer is tasty and unique kheer which I learnt only recently.As I was on the lookout of new kheer or payasam recipes for Navarathri this year I stumbled upon this kheer while browsing on the net.The thought of kheer with dates sounded new idea I thought why not give it a try?Iam sure this kheer will be liked by kids and also elders.Also this is a variety of kheer which tastes really good when served chilled.As we all know dates has lots of iron contents,many valuable minerals good for health.When you are planning for any get together of friends…

Read more
Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Traditional Recipes, Vrat Recipes

JAWWARISI PAYASAM/SABUDANA KHEER

Jawwarisi or sabudana pearls are mostly used during vrat or fasting days and sabudana vada and sabudana khichidi is chief among them.But we can also make a milk based dessert using these tiny pearls as I did for Navarathri Prasadam earlier last week.As we all know festive time is in full swing and all are busy with the various preparations of sweets and savouries and getting ready to celebrate the Goddess during this time.Sabudana Kheer is an easy one to make with the ingredients available at home.Do try this simple yet rich delicacy and let me know how it turned…

Read more
Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Payasam/Kheer Recipes, Traditional Recipes, Varalakshmi Pooja Recipes, Vinayakar Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

AVAL PAYASAM/POHA KHEER

Aval or poha or rice flakes as you might call, these are wonder flakes which are light on the stomach and easy to digest.Among the many dishes I make with aval, this payasam is an easy and tasty addition to your list of kheer or payasam recipes for the festive season.This is prepared on the occasion of Janmashtmi, but can can be made on any festive occasion to grace it.Simple, yet classy this dish tastes great when combined with milk and jaggery.Needless to say it requires just 10 minutes to make,so get set and give it a try. Notes

Read more