Navratri Recipes

Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Recipe)

Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Recipe)

Sunday, 06 November 2016 00:24

Karijikai/Karanji is a deep fried pastry filled with sweet filling. If you are wondering as what Gujiya is, well, it is similar to Karanji and referred as Gujiya in northern parts of India while it is called karanji in the southern part of India. Karjikai is deep fried crescent shaped pastry sheets prepared with all-purpose flour/wheat flour and filled with sweet stuffing prepared using jaggery, dal, and coconut. The filling can be prepared according to your culinary imagination and gastronomical preferences. Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Recipe) are prepared during the festive time as an offering to God (Naivedyam) along with other festive recipes and later distributed to kith and kin. Here are a few more festive recipes for you to try Kaju Pista Roll Recipe (Cashew Nut Pistachio Fudge) Chak-Hao Amubi Recipe (Black Rice Pudding) Kesar Elaichi Shrikand Recipe Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice Recipe
Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai Recipe

Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai Recipe

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

Seepu Seedai is a popular South Indian Snack that resembles pebbles and is very popularly prepared during the festive seasons. This gluten free fried snack just melts in the mouth, and is made widely during Janmashtami. There are so many different varieties of seedai and this recipe of Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai is a Chettinadu recipe where the seedai dough is made using freshly extracted coconut milk. Special Seepu Seedai press is used to shape the seedai. Seepu in Tamil language means comb. As the seedai have comb-like line impressions on them, it is called Seepu Seedai. If you do not have a Seepu Seedai press you can try shaping them using your finger and giving the line impressions on them using a fork.  Serve the Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai during tea parties or as a snack during festivals. Other Tea time snacks that you can try are: Mint and Coriander Spicy Multigrain Cracker Recipe Ribbon Pakoda Recipe Oats and Rajma Cutlet Recipe  
Amritsari Dal Recipe

Amritsari Dal Recipe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 12:00

Amritsari Dal recipe is an authentic winter food among the people of Punjab. The Dal is made with a blend of Black Urad Dal and Channa Dal which is cooked in a pressure cooker. Then the tempering is given with onion, ginger, garlic and flavoured with authentic spices. It is a tradition among Sikh to serve this Amritsari Dal in their local Gurudwara which gives a comforting feeling to people who visit the place. Serve the Amritsari Dal with Ajwain Puri, Phulka or it can also be served along with Palak Makhana. If you are looking for North Indian Dals here are some of our favourites: Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe without Onion and garlic Cholar Dal Recipe (Bengali Style Chana Dal) Navrang Dal Recipe ( Spicy Mixed Lentils)  

4 Course Meal For South Indian Navratri

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:28

South Indian Navaratri is a festival of nine nights celebrated by worshipping the celestial power “Shakti” in the form of Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Durga. While North India celebrates this festival as the symbol of victory of Rama over Ravana by burning the idol of Ravana, South India celebrates it as a symbol of Shakti’s victory over demons.
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Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai Recipe

Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai Recipe

Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai, is a twisted delicious recipe of our regular masala vadai, prepared using chana dal. We have made it a little more healthier by the addition of grated carrots and freshly chopped mint leaves. The carrots adds an amazing crunch and mint leaves give a refreshing flavor. Since, it has no onion or garlic it can even be prepared as prasad during the Navrathri's. Vadas and sundal dishes are usually served during this time in the households which celebrate the festival of dolls(Gollu). Serve Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai along with Soya Manga Sundal and Paruppu Payasam for your guests during Navrathri or serve it as a tea time snack. Other Vadai Recipes that you can try are: Aama Vadai (Masala Paruppu Vadai) Recipe Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe Keerai Vadai Recipe
Pattani Sundal Recipe (Green Peas Sundal)

Pattani Sundal Recipe (Green Peas Sundal)

Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

Green Peas is known as Pattani in Tamil. Pattani Sundal is a delicious yet easy dish to prepare. The green peas are tempered with simple south indian spices and garnished with freshly grated coconut. Usually, during the Navrathri festival, various prasad are prepared using dried legumes. This sundal recipe is a bit different from the regular sundals and is much healthier too. Serve the Pattani Sundal along with arsi puttu or vermicelli payasam during Navrathri or as a healthy tea time snack. Other Sundal recipes that you can try are: Thenga Manga Soya Sundal Recipe Makka Cholam Sundal Recipe Karamani Sundal Recipe  
Tomato Curry Leaf Chutney With No Onion No Garlic Recipe

Tomato Curry Leaf Chutney With No Onion No Garlic Recipe

Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:00

Tomato Curry Leaf Chutney With No Onion No Garlic Recipe is a side dish made by blending tomato,green chillies,curry leaves which has been sauteed with some Indian spice like mustard seeds and turmeric powder to enhance the flavour. Chutneys are usually served along as a side dish for many of the dishes like Dosa, Idly, and Paratha in the southern part of India. Chutney can be ground with a mortar or a pestle. Different spices are used in order to play with the flavour for making different chutney. Serve your Tomato Curry Leaf Chutney With No Onion No Garlic Recipe with Rajgira Panner Paratha Recipe to enjoy your morning breakfast.  If you are looking for more Chutney recipe here are some of our favourites: Chow-Chow Kothamalli Chutney Recipe | Chayote Coriander Chutney Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney) Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe | Khajur ImliChutney  
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24 Healthy Navratri Fasting Recipes

Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

A season for festivals are coming ahead and Navratri being one among the first, it is important to know the importance of it and plan out a meal way in ahead so that it is easy to be followed during the festival. 
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South Indian Navratri Naivedyam Recipes

Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

Navratri in the south part of India is a feast for the eyes as well as there are an array of dishes being prepared. Navratri is celebrated in three different states of south India which is Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. In each state the concept remains the same but the customs and tradition varies.
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Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli Recipe (Spiced Lentil Salad Recipe)

Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli Recipe (Spiced Lentil Salad Recipe)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:00

Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli Recipe (Spiced Lentil Salad Recipe) is a simple salad made using soaked moong dal lentil mixed with an assortment of cucumber, carrot, and coconut and tempered with Indian spices.  The salad is usually made during an auspicious festival like Navaratri(Gollu) in the Southern region of India.It is served as a side dish to be relished while eating a meal. There are many variations that can be made with the type of vegetable being used. This recipe is the traditional way of making Kosumalli in most South Indian households. Serve your fresh Pasi Parupu Kosumalli Recipe (Spiced Lentil Salad Recipe) during lunch or relish it as a quick snack. If you are looking for more salad recipes here are some of our favourites: Lentil Tabbouleh Recipe (Middle Eastern Vegetarian Salad With Lentils) Creamy Potato Egg Salad Recipe with Herbs Charred Corn and Radish Salad Recipe  
Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack)

Vazhaipoo Vadai Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Vazhaipoo Vada Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack Recipe) is a fried savoury lentil snack made with a twist by adding chopped banana flower for a unique taste. The vada is made by a combination of two different flower which is the chana dal and toor dal. The fried fritters are then infused with strong Indian spices like the roasted fennel seeds, asafoetida, garlic and ginger. The vada is the essential element to be present in any south-Indian dishes. It is a traditional combination to eat the masala vada with a sweet element like the payasam in order to balance the taste in the palate. Using Vazhaipoo in the dish helps to create an healthy component which is also an exotic ingredient used in southern region of India. Serve your hot crispy Vazhaipoo Vada Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack) with a sweet Semiya Payasam. If you are looking for more Tea Time Snack recipes here are some of our favourites: Mumbai Style Masala Khichiya Churi Recipe Thenga Manga Soya Sundal Recipe Gujarati Valsadi Vada Recipe - Multigrain Masala Vada
Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed Pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe)

Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed Pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed Pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe) is an Indian flavoured rice recipe made with crushed peppercorns and cumin and tempered with dry red chilli and curry leaves.This dish brings about a nice aroma as it is cooked. It is very easy and quick to prepare. During Navaratri in the south India , this flavoured rice is served as one of the main course element.It can also be packed for lunch box as it is very quick and flavourful rice to be eaten. This will also help in providing medicinal properties by using pepper and cumin. Serve your Spicy Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe) with Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli. If you are looking for more rice dishes here are some of our favourites: Ulundogorai - Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice (for Prashad & Naivedyam) Recipe Mushroom Methi Brown Rice Recipe Vepampoo Rice Recipe (Dried Neem Flowers Rice)  
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Thayir Vada Recipe (Spicy Fritter Soaked In Sweet Yogurt Recipe)

Thayir Vada Recipe (Spicy Fritter Soaked In Sweet Yogurt Recipe)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Thayir Vadai Recipe (Spicy Fritter Soaked In Sweet Yogurt Recipe) is a sweet and savoury breakfast. It consists of a spiced fritter made with urad dal batter which is soaked into a sweet yogurt and tempered. The dish is simply served with Kara boondi which is a traditional way of eating the dish. South Indian is known for its Medu vada which is the same spiced fritter soaked in the yogurt mixture.This forms a quick wholehearted meal. It can also be served as a snack during the evening.It is most preferably made during festive season (Navaratri). Serve your Thayir Vadai Recipe (Spicy Fritter Soaked In Sweet Yogurt Recipe) frozen. Of you are looking for more Snack Recipes here are some of our favourites: Gujarati Valsadi Vada Recipe - Multigrain Masala Vada Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe
Khara Obbattu Recipe (Bread Stuffed With Spicy Potato Mixture Recipe)

Khara Obbattu Recipe (Bread Stuffed With Spicy Potato Mixture Recipe)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Khara Obbattu Recipe(Bread Stuffed with Spicy Potato Mixture Recipe) is slightly different from the traditional Sweet Obbattu (Puran Poli)  which is made in the south part of India. Kara obbattu is similar to a stuffed paratha made with a spicy and tempered onion potato filling rolled into a  thin crispy dough.  Kara Obbattu recipe goes along with the sweet version of the channa dal obbattu. You can also serve it hot by adding a dollop of ghee on top or with allam pachadi recipe. If you are looking for paratha recipes here are some of our favorites: Ajwain Besan Ka Paratha Recipe (Masala Paratha) Gajar Paratha Recipe (Carrot Paratha) Nutty Aloo Paratha Recipe
Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:10

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen Recipe is a delicious crunchy snack made with nylon tapioca pearls and can be eaten during fasting. Serve Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen during evening along with Irani chai recipe. If you like this recipe, check out more snack recipes here Moong Dal Mini Samosas (Delicious Tea Time Snack) Diwali Cornflakes Mixture Recipe (A Savory Evening Tea Snack) Aval Mixture Recipe (Poha Chivda) Spinach Khandvi Recipe (Gujarati Snack - Savory Gram Flour Pinwheels)
Makhana Moongphali Ki Kadhi Recipe(Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe)

Makhana Moongphali Ki Kadhi Recipe(Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Makhana Moongphali Ki Kadhi Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe) is a thin yogurt based gravy dipped in with toasted lotus seed. The gravy tastes slightly sour because of the yogurt that has been incorporated into it. Kadhi is most popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat, it is a considered as light dish. Traditionally it is sweeter in taste because of the addition of jaggery or sugar but it cannot be made without sugar also. Serve your hot Makhana Moongphali Ki Kadhi with Sama Khichdi or Palak Khichdi to make it a delicious meal. If you are looking for more Khadi recipes here are some of our favourites: Hyderabadi Khadi Masoor Ki Dal (Hyderabadi Style Lentil Curry) Punjabi Kadhi Pakora Recipe (Spicy Yogurt Curry with Spinach Dumplings)
Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe (Buckwheat Flour/Sama Rice Dhokla Recipe)

Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe (Buckwheat Flour/Sama Rice Dhokla Recipe)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe (Buckwheat Flour/Sama Rice Dhokla Recipe) is an Indian dish which resembles a cake. It is steamed in a pressure cooker or a steamer. Kuttu Ka Dhokla is made from a blend of sama rice and buckwheat flour which is soaked in some yogurt and water. Indian spices are added to give it a different flavour to the dish. Traditionally Dhokla batter is fermented and steamed. It is a famous dish in Gujarati Cuisine. It is then finished by adding a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves on top of the Dhokla. Since Kuttu Ka Dhokla is preferred during Navratri fasting,it is kept simple and made quick without any tempering. Garnish your Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla with coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut and serve it along with a spicy Dhaniya Pudina No Onion No Garlic Chutney. If you are looking for more Dhokla recipes here are some of our favourites: Buckwheat Corn Dhokla Recipe Makai Dhokla (Savoury Steamed Corn Cake) Recipe Amaranth Sooji & Oats Dhokla Recipe
Karamani Sundal Recipe (Spicy Tossed Black Eyed Beans Recipe)

Karamani Sundal Recipe (Spicy Tossed Black Eyed Beans Recipe)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Karamani Sundal Recipe (Spicy Tossed Black Eyed Beans Recipe) is a healthy snack made by tossing the boiled black eyed bean with fresh grated coconut and is tempered. It is usually served as a Prasadam in many south Indian temples or it is made during the festival of Gollu (Navaratri). There are many variations of this dish by using various legumes. It also makes a perfect healthy tea time snack when someone has a craving for a quick snack.The green chillies, the finely chopped ginger, and freshly grated coconut bring out the delicious flavors of this classic South Indian festive tea time snack. Serve the Karamani Sundal hot as a healthy tea time snack for the family or make it for special festivals like Gollu (Navratri) If you are looking for more sundal recipes here are some of our favourites: Chickpea Sundal Recipe Thenga Manga Soya Sundal Recipe Huruli Usili Recipe (Kollu Sundal - Steamed Horse Gram Snack)  
Makka Cholam Sundal Recipe (Spicy Sweet Corn Recipe)

Makka Cholam Sundal Recipe (Spicy Sweet Corn Recipe)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Makka Cholam Sundal Recipe (Spicy Sweet Corn Recipe) is a healthy snack made by tossing the sweet corn with fresh grated coconut and is tempered. Sundal is usually served as a Prasadam in many south Indian temples or it is made during the festival of Gollu (Navratri). There are many variations of this dish by using various legumes. It also makes a perfect healthy tea time snack when someone has a craving for a quick snack.The green chillies, the finely chopped ginger, and freshly grated coconut bring out the delicious flavors of this classic South Indian festive tea time snack. Serve the Makka Cholam Sundal hot as a healthy tea time snack for the family or make it for special festivals like Gollu (Navratri) If you are looking for more sundal recipes here are some of our favourites: Chickpea Sundal Recipe Thenga Manga Soya Sundal Recipe Huruli Usili Recipe (Kollu Sundal - Steamed Horse Gram Snack)
Ragi Arsi Vella Puttu Recipe (Sweet Jaggery Millet Crumble Recipe)

Ragi Arsi Vella Puttu Recipe (Sweet Jaggery Millet Crumble Recipe)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Ragi Arsi Vella Puttu Recipe (Sweet Jaggery Millet Crumble Recipe) is a variation from the normal Kerala Puttu Recipe. This recipe is made sweet by adding jaggery and other elements such as cashew nuts and almonds which make it a perfect sweet dish to be served during any festival. Since the recipe is using jaggery as a sweetener and also ragi flour  which makes this dish more healthy to be eaten as well as tea time snack. The sweet is very light on the palate and is not too rich. Serve your Ragi Arsi Vella Puttu ( Sweet Jaggery Millet Crumble) for any auspicious festival (Navratri). If you are looking for more sweet recipe here are some of our favourites : Vegan Date & Fig Payasam/Kheer Recipe Bengali Chirer Payesh / Poha Pudding Recipe With Nolen Gur Badam & Besan Ladoo Recipe    

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