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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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…

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THIRATIPAL/PALGOVA

Thiratipal or Palgova is a traditional sweet prepared in most homes during diwali.It is a very easy to make dessert, though it is time consuming.With all the ingredients easily available at home,you can make this sweet with considerable ease.As Diwali gets near I remember my mom preparing this delicacy in my childhood days.The milk in Delhi were I grew up would be very tasty and the thiratipal made with that would be divine.How ever sweets she might prepare,mom would ever forget preparing this.As I was thinking what next to post for Diwali,thiratipal came to my mind and I am presenting…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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RAJMA SUNDAL/NAVARATHRI RECIPES

Rajma or Red Kidney Beans is a protein filled legume besides having numerous minerals.Usually we make Rajma Chawal or Pulao or any gravy.This is one easy and non fussy sundal variety apt for Navarathri and will be a hit among kids as well.My daughter is very fond of rajma and I made this on the first day of Navarathri itself.You can spice it with any masala and make a lot of variations.Rajma is known to have so much health benefits and it is good to make sundal for this season,where most would be fasting.Here goes the recipe of Rajma Sundal…..

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ARISI VELLA PUTTU/NAVARATHRI RECIPES

Arisi Vella Puttu is a traditional sweet made in the tamil households on Navarathri Fridays.It is a steamed and soft sweet and tastes awesome with jaggery and coconut flavours.I am happy to share with you all that this recipe was published in the Chennai edition of The Hindu Metroplus last Friday. Usually sundals are prepared during Navarathri but at the same time this puttu is also offered to the GODDESS.You can also make puttu with rice flakes or aval which I intend to post later.So readers,here comes the tasty aromatic puttu for the festive season. Notes

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ARISI THENGAI PAYASAM/RICE COCONUT KHEER

This is the second day of Navarathri celebrations and iam back with another payasam or kheer recipe.It is a rice and coconut based payasam with a creamy texture.Iam planning to post a few payasam recipes for the festive season and this one was prepared yesterday.Since it is jaggery based it is auspicious for naivedhyam too.Tune in for more such kheer recipes at Nithya’s Kitchen,Now back to the recipe,it is a flavourful payasam with little preparations.And on this joyous occasion try out this kheer and offer it to the GODDESS and serve it to all.. Notes

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Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Snacks, Sundal Recipes, Traditional Recipes

GREEN GRAM SUNDAL/NAVARATHRI RECIPES

Green gram or moong bean as it is called is a legume variety full of health and energy.Besides being used in pesarattu,an andhra based dosa,payasam,salad and dal this one tastes great when made sundal with this. Today being first day of Navarathri this is an easy and most fast recipe to make.Colourwise also this sundal is appealing to the eyes and is dark green in colour.A tasty and quick naivedhyam for the GODDESS comes your way on the start of this festive season.. Notes Adding a bit of jaggery enhances the taste.

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