Modak! Ganesha’s favorite food! Modak, momo or dumplings, here’s how to prepare these amazingly juicy, delectable, bite-sized mouthfuls of utter joy! Modak is an Indian dumpling of coconut and lentil, folded in a rice jacket. Modaka in Karnataka and kozhukattai in Tamil Nadu, these dumplings are specially prepared all over India during Ganesh Chaturthi. People […]
Sundal! Usli! Yum! Be it Ganesh Chaturthi or Navratri, our grandmother would prepare a different variety of sundal every day of the festivals. Why Sundal? This is the time of year when many different varieties of legumes are harvested, to be made into pulses and stored for the rest of the year. While they are available […]
Moong dal kheer. As it fills your mouth, it oozes out a melty goodness with a just the right hint of chewiness to make you crave some more. The coolest part? This isn’t merely a Naturopathic dish. This is traditionally a feast-only dish that grandmothers have competed with each other for, for centuries. You wouldn’t […]
Panaka is a refreshing, cool, thirst quenching lemon juice which flows freely during the festival of Ramanavami. This cool, thirst quenching drink is made with mainly fresh juicy lemons and jaggery. Someone taking a sip of Panaka for the first time will find flavours bursting in their mouth! It’s not just a regular lemon juice they […]
On the occasion of Ramanavami festival which is celebrated as birth of Lord Rama in India, a special traditional drink called Panaka is prepared. Temples and community groups get ready with huge vessels to prepare Panaka, Neer majjige(Buttermilk) or Kosambari (Cucumber lentil salad) on the festival day to offer as Naivedya or Prasad(offering) to Lord Rama. […]
Kadubu or Patholi is a Konkan delicacy. Rice dumplings stuffed with coconut jaggery mix and steamed in aromatic turmeric leaves. Ugadi at its best! Flavoured, fragrant dumplings! Yum!
Drumstick sambar – I love it when my mother cooks this! Don’t we all love sucking on the drumsticks and squeezing out all the juice? Yum! 😀
Coconut chutney – can you imagine eating pongal without it? It is a must have for us! Yum!
Vegetable stew with coconut milk, a Christmas speciality from the villages of Kerala. Get ready to indulge in Nutty Goodness! My friend, Merlin Shaiju shared this recipe of simple stew with lots of vegetables. A few handpicked spices bring out the characteristic aroma and flavour of this vegetable stew. Coconut milk is always used after cooking the […]
Pidi Kozhukattai. Amma makes it best! Fragrant, steamed, and light, these dumplings are super easy to prepare. Here’s how! The traditional recipe uses coconut mixed with the kozhukattai batter and steamed. Here we just ensure we don’t heat the coconut in the dish. Equally yummy and tasty as well! Best served with Karuvepilai Thuvaiyal (Curry […]