Traditional Indian Recipes

BATHUKAMMA FESTIVAL RECIPES

  Bathukamma is a popular, unique, colorful and vibrant festival of Telangana. This festival plays a vital role in the culture and tradition of Telangana. The festival is celebrated for nine days. According to the Telugu language, `Bathuku’ means `life’ and `Amma’ means `mother’. Hence, Bathukamma means “come back ... read more

NAVRATRI NAIVEDYAM RECIPES – DUSSEHRA SPECIAL RECIPES

Dussehra (Vijay Dashami, Dasara) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is believed that Dussehra marks the Victory of Lord Rama and the end of the ten- headed Ravana. As per yet another lengend, Dusshera is celebrated to mark the defeat of Mahisasura ... read more

KALA CHANNA SUNDAL – BLACK CHANNA SUNDAL – NAIVEDYAM RECIPE

Kala channa sundal recipe is a simple, easy and nutritious black chickpeas recipe. It is prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navratri festival. Kala Channa Sundal is offered to God and Goddess as prasadam or neivedyam. Black channa sundal is a South Indian recipe prepared with black chickpeas, spices and ... read more

VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM NAIVEDYAM RECIPES

Varalakshmi Vratham is celebrated on the Second Friday of Sravana masam every year. Varalakshmi Vratham is observed by married women in South India Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Varalakshmi is another form of Lord Vishnu’s consort. Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth. Varalakshmi is believed to be ... read more

RAGADA RECIPE – HOW TO PREPARE RAGADA AT HOME

Ragada is a thick gravy made from dried peas. Ragada is a low – fat healthy snack which is garnished with sev, finely chopped onions and coriander leaves. It is a little spicy, sweet and tangy chaat. Ingredients: Dried white peas                 ... read more

EID – UL -FITR – RAMADAN RECIPES

  EID-Ul-Fitr is the greatest festival of the Muslims. This festival marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy month of fasting. The Muslims observe fasts for a full month after sighting the moon of ‘Ramzan’. When the month of ‘Ramzan’ is over and the moon of Eid ... read more

CHAKKA KUMBILAPPAM/STEAMED JACKFRUIT DUMPLINGS WRAPPED IN BANANA LEAVES

Kumbilappam is a traditional Kerala tea time snack made from ripe chakka/jackfruit, jaggery, coconut, rice flour, dry ginger powder and cardamom powder which is mixed together to prepare the dough. It is wrapped in banana leaf/bay leaf (vazhanayila) which gives a special aromatic flavour to the appam in kumbil(cone) ... read more

MAIDA MURUKKU –FESTIVAL MURUKKU RECIPE

Murukku is a snack prepared during almost all the festivals in India. There are many versions of murukku. Today I am sharing one more Murukku recipe prepared using maida which requires dry steaming of all-purpose flour (maida). Try out this unique crispy Maida Murukku. Ingredients Maida                                                   1 kg ... read more

BANANA PEANUTS SMOOTHIE

Fruits are the most natural and the ideal food. Today I am posting Banana Peanuts Smoothie which is a healthy and delicious drink. In this smoothie I used ripe bananas and soaked peanuts with jaggery. Ingredients: Peanuts/ groundnuts                                     30 Ripe banana                                                       1 Jaggery (grated)           ... read more

SUMMER SALAD – CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD

Macaroni Salad is a quick, easy and delicious summer salad. It can be served for dinner or lunch. It is also served in parties and get-togethers. It is one of the favourite salads of kids. For hot summer days this Cool Classic Macaroni Salad is a perfect and healthy ... read more

TUSCAN BREAD SALAD RECIPE – ITLALIAN PANZANELLA SALAD RECIPE

Hot summer days are back and we would like eating something which is light and healthy. Today I am posting Tuscan Bread Salad Recipe or Itlalian Panzanella Salad Recipe which is prepared using bread, tomato, cucumber, onion, basil leaves, olive oil and red wine vinegar which is a cool ... read more