Phalahari Mungfali Til Chutney, Vrat Ki Chatni, Peanut Sesame Chutney is delicious chutney suitable for fasting (vrat/upwas) or with idli-dosa or any tiffin items. If you like peanut chutney then you will love this one too, sesame makes this chutney creamy and tasty. This is another chutney that I make often other than my peanut chutney, onion tomato chutney. The best thing about this chutney is it's suitable for everyday and also while fasting (vrat/upwas).
How to cut up a pineapple is what we going to learn today. I know most of you already know how to cut a pineapple but there are people whom doesn't know this easy trick or think cutting up a pineapple is huge and messy tasks. It's quite easy and almost in no time we can cut up a pineapple to relish the fruit as it is or use for any of our favorite recipe.
Phalahari Hari Chutney or Vrat ki dhaniya chatni or fasting green coriander chutney whatever we may call is chutney recipe suitable for Navratri or any other fasting. This is no onion no garlic recipe and made with simple and few ingredients. This simple green chutney is suitable for fasting or just any day you just want to replace sendha namak (rock salt) with normal salt if not making this during fasting.
Rajma Masala Sundal is easy sundal recipe for Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi or this rajma (red kidney beans) sundal works great as snack, breakfast, light meal too. Sundal is prepared with variety of legumes like White Chickpeas, black chickpeas, lobia, peanuts, dried peas etc. Sundals are popular during Navratri specially in Southern India, people keeing Kolu make sundal as naivedyam and to distribute as sundal is easy, healthy snack and whether we make in small or large quantity it's almost same effect.
Homemade roasted fennel powder recipe is easy spice powder recipe which we can do in jiffy to have fresh, flavorful and aromatic fennel powder. Like I mentioned in roasted cumin powder recipe some times store brought spice powder gets spoiled very soon or get worms fast so I prefer homemade spice powder any day than buying these easy things. Everyone have their own favorite spice in kitchen like mustard seeds, cumin seeds etc for me personally must have spice is cumin and fennel seeds.
Pesarattu or known as MLA Pesarattu is popular Andhra breakfast also known as pesarattu dosa is sprinkled with onion, green chilies usually served with rava upma and Allam Pachadi. Pesarattu is made with green moong dal making it wholesome, full of protein and very filling breakfast a good way to start the day.
Allam Pachadi is one of the most famous recipe from Andhra, it can be served as a chutney as pickle. Allam pachadi is synonyms with Pesarattu another Andhra delicacy but it also goes well with idli, dosa, paratha, pakoda etc. Allam means ginger and pachadi means chutney in Telugu so this chutney is made with ginger, tamarind, red chilli as main ingredients and it's taste really delicious even people tasting it for first time will like this pachadi (chutney).
If there is any ultimate food for me then it's khichdi, simple, easy and quick to make, light on stomach making it perfect for a lazy day or to have a quick lunch/dinner or to have during sickness up to you what option you pick to eat khichdi for me I make mostly as Saturday lunch or when some one not feeling well or having upset stomach or as a dinner option on week nights when I just don't want to cook much.
Kanda Bhaaji is something new to me and I am sure it must be same to most of you, my MIL planted kanda bhaaji in our small garden and it's nourishing so well that this time I got to eat kanda bhaaji, I don't know what's it's called in English yet so I can't let you guys know google baba is not helping either so until I find what's in called in English we going to call it Kanda Bhaaji only..
The count down is almost going to finish for Onam and today I am presenting one of the important dish of Onam Sadya - Pachadi and beetroot pachadi (raita) is famous pachadi made during Onam perhaps to make the Sadya looks colorful I guess and if you making Onam Sadya then you should not miss beetroot pachadi as it's colorful and healthy.
Onam is 2 days away and I am sure people celebrating Onam must be very busy with shopping, preparation and all. I always had people around me celebrating Onam with much fan-fare that I look forward to Onam each year and this year it's going to be not much happening it seems but I am already thinking ways of making it better perhaps a team lunch would do too I think what's say?
Onam is Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala - western southern state of India though it's a festival celebrated by all in Kerala. Onam normally falls on Malayalam month of Chingam (between Aug and Sep) and this year Onam falls on 16th September 2013. Onam marks home coming of mythical king Mahabali and also consider as harvest festival.
Coconut or coconut milk is not something that I use very often in my cooking and thus I stock coconut with me very rare and same goes with coconut milk too. As coconut milk is more included in South Indian food like payasam, stews, and most of the Kerala cuisine calls for Coconut milk than in North India, we hardly use coconut milk in any of the North Indian Cuisine.
I am a big pickle fan and off all the pickles I really like lemon pickle a lot when I didn't even start to cook I used to make lemon pickle how crazy that can be !! But then I stopped making it for some unknown reason though I still love lemon pickle or nimboo ka achar after all it's so difficult to say no to this tangy, spicy and tongue tickling pickle, I wouldn't say who can say no to this pickle cause personally I know few you do say no to lemon pickle.
festivals while we have Ganesh Ustav on-going Onam is also around the corner and people celebrating Vishu must be already preparing Onam Sadya menu and doing all the preparation. Onam is Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala - western southern state of India though it's a festival celebrated by all in Kerala.
Panchakajjaya is Kannada specialty more of Udapi side made mostly during Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami or other festive as Naivedyam. It's known as Panchakajjaya where Panch (five) means mixture of 5 element dal (lentil), jaggery, coconut, ghee and cashew nuts. This is the basic recipe and as always there are multiple variety of Panchakajjaya made with green gram (hara moong dal), roasted gram, chana dal and many more with little variations in procedure too.
Ganesh Chaturthi count down as begin and today I am sharing Varan Bhaat an popular and important dish during Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharastra. Varan bhaat is Arhar/Tuar dal (lentil) with steamed rice and there are many variations of Varan Bhaat like any recipe. Varan Bhaat is offered as bhog (Naivedyam) to Ganeshji during along with vegetables, modak, laddu, poli during Ganesh Chaturthi and a typical lunch on Ganesh Ustav day.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Navratri. Lobia, green chili, coconut and seasoning makes this sundal or salad tasty, healthy and filling snack. We have make sundals with various legumes like black chickpeas, white chickpeas, sweet corn, peanut, val beans, green gram (moong dal), bengal gram (chana dal), rajma, green peas even with soya and many more.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayakar Chavithi is less than a week now I'm sure most of you celebrating this wonderful festival must be already thinking what to make for Naivedyam from Chaturthi to Visarjan day it's a tough task I agree. So make your job easy and check out collection of recipes including sweet, savory, Naivedyam recipes, rice, sundal and many more for your easy planing.
Dates and sesame seeds laddu is made only with 3 ingredients and it's sugar-free, ghee-butter-free, fat-free and guilt-free sweet. Perfect for any time whether you are having sweet craving or as a dessert, snack, Naivedyam and for all festivals as Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching and Ganeshji likes laddu very much I thought of sharing this recipe with you all as it's easy, quick and good to have healthy sweet among all the various goodies made during festive.
Lobia Vada or pakoda is one of the easy vada recipe to try it's can be done in jiffy without much hassle, just we have to remember to soak lobia/karamani either previous night or even 2-3 hours of soaking is enough making it perfect option for tea time snacks option; soak lobia while making lunch and have a great tea time. More than whole urad dal vada I make use other dal for vada like moong dal vada, this lobia or black split urad dal, masala vada, maddur vada (one of the favorite) and few others.
Moong dal payasam is something I really like though I make it rare, it always reminds me of our neighbor aunt whom used to share yellow and green moong dal payasam on every Onam with us. Delicious kheer with bites of moong dal is a treat to eat. Mostly served as Neivadyam in various festivals, pooja this payasam is easy to prepare and minimal ingredients.