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22 September, 2017

AMRUTHA PHALA/AKKI HAALBAI/HAALUBAI

AMRUTHA PHALA/AKKI HAALBAI/HAALUBAI
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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A sweet fudge preparation using rice, coconut, milk and jaggery. Actually many people do not use milk for making akki haalbai, but the rest of the procedure and the ingredients used are exactly same. I don’t prepare this particular fudge very often, as we all are not very fond of this sweet, instead I regularly
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21 September, 2017

BELDANNA/BELLADA ANNA/JAGGERY RICE

BELDANNA/BELLADA ANNA/JAGGERY RICE
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Bellada anna is necessarily made on the auspicious occasion of Dasara/Dussehra/nava raatri festival. To start with the festival today ie… the very first day of dasara I made bellada anna/beldanna, which translates to jaggery rice (bella = jaggery & anna = rice). In my native place only jaggery, rice, ghee and grated coconut (either dry
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20 September, 2017

RASAM VADA/RASAM WADAY

RASAM VADA/RASAM WADAY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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Rasam vade/waday/wada/vada is nothing but, deep fried, disc shaped fritters made in soaked black gram lentil and soaked in  a kind of thin lentil soup which consists of small amount of lentils, tomato, tamarind juice, jaggery and traditional spice powder mix called rasam powder/saaru pudi. It is an aromatic & yummy evening snack. So today I’m going
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19 September, 2017

TIFFIN PLATTER

TIFFIN PLATTER
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, PLATTER, SNACKS / BAKED / DEEP FRIED / STEAMED on by : Divya Suresh
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This particular tiffin platter consists of Akki tari Idly (raw rice rava idly), black gram lentil/urad dal vada/waday, authentic coconut chutney, mango semolina sheera, urad dal fritters. Please click on the relevant pic to read the detailed recipe. The urad dal fritters – I had those big green chillies, which are not very spicy and
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15 September, 2017

MANGO-SEMOLINA SHEERA/MANGO-SOOJI HALWA

MANGO-SEMOLINA SHEERA/MANGO-SOOJI HALWA
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Yet another yummiest sheera recipe using fresh fruit ie…. mango ! We all at home like sheera with any kind of fresh fruit, it’s our favourite. Normally people use sugar in this recipe, but it turns out equally yummy using jaggery too. I personally like sooji halwa (plain) made using jaggery, so I have just
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15 September, 2017

IDLY WITH ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS

IDLY WITH ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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This is, one more type of rice idly, which is slightly different from the regular one, using only three ingredients ie… raw rice rava, black gram lentil/urad dal and beaten rice. It turns out to be soft and light. This recipe takes less soaking time when compared to, making idly using  soaked whole rice grains,
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15 September, 2017

SOYA BEAN FLOUR+WHEAT FLOUR+BANANA HALWA

SOYA BEAN FLOUR+WHEAT FLOUR+BANANA HALWA
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Yet another yummy, healthy sweet dish with the goodness of Soya bean, whole wheat, milk, banana and jaggery in it ! I don’t remember from where I got this recipe, but it is being written in one of my old recipe books. I just tried out this recipe today and my goodness….it turned out to
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6 September, 2017

SAJJIGE HOLIGE/SOOJI/SEMOLINA STUFFED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR POORAN POLI

SAJJIGE HOLIGE/SOOJI/SEMOLINA STUFFED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR POORAN POLI
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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Sajjige holige is a delicious, yummy sweet which is necessarily made on the day of Ananthapadmanabha vratha. Either sajjige holige or bele holige is made on that day. Sajjige is a kannada word which literally means sheera or sooji ka halwa made using jaggery. So sweet jaggery sheera is stuffed in whole wheat flour dough.
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4 September, 2017

ONAM PLATTER

ONAM PLATTER
Posted in : PLATTER on by : Divya Suresh
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Happy Onam to All…. Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. It is believed that  the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala during Onam. Actually Onam lasts from four to ten days. Very first day Atham and the tenth day, Thiruonam are the most important of all.
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3 September, 2017

KADALAPARIPPU PAYASAM/CHANA DAL/BENGAL GRAM LENTIL/KADALEBELE PAYASA

KADALAPARIPPU PAYASAM/CHANA DAL/BENGAL GRAM LENTIL/KADALEBELE PAYASA
Posted in : ONAM SADHYA/KERALA RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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Actually we make akki-kadlebele payasa… ie… rice-chana dal payasa in Karnataka, but they (Kerala) make payasa using only chana dal/bengal gram lentil. And we use regular dairy milk in that and they make it using only coconut milk, I mean… no use of regular dairy milk in their recipe. It was too yummy to relish, we
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3 September, 2017

PINEAPPLE PULISSERY

PINEAPPLE PULISSERY
Posted in : ONAM SADHYA/KERALA RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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Pineapple pulissery is a curd based curry or gravy, which is again to be eaten with rice. We…. in Karnataka do curd curry and saasive which are also a curd based curry (majjige paldya/huli) r gravy. So this pulissery is the mix of Karnataka’s both curd curry and saasive. And as I have mentioned many
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3 September, 2017

RASAM

RASAM
Posted in : ONAM SADHYA/KERALA RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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After eating this what I felt is this is the authentic and traditional rasam. What we (people of Karnataka) make is saaru. And…. rasam and saaru both are very different from each other, though the set of ingredients used are more or less same. They both don’t even look similar and taste also differs a
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3 September, 2017

KOOTU CURRY

KOOTU CURRY
Posted in : ONAM SADHYA/KERALA RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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Since long time I was willing to try out some of the vegetarian recipes from Kerala, I had once tried their mixed vegetable sambar long back, we all very much liked it as well, but haven’t posted it in my blog(shall try it out again and post it here soon). As Onam(harvest festival of Kerala
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2 September, 2017

PULLANGAI UNDE/KALLUNDE/LADDU

PULLANGAI UNDE/KALLUNDE/LADDU
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh
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This is an authentic, old and traditional, delicious, nutritious recipe made using grains, lentils, nuts along with the goodness of dry coconut in jaggery syrup. This particular recipe was made only when there used to be big functions like marriage and Upanayana (thread ceremony). As far as my knowledge goes nobody does this on regular days
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1 September, 2017

MASALA IDLY/VEGETABLE IDLY/TEMPERED VEGETABLE IDLY

MASALA IDLY/VEGETABLE IDLY/TEMPERED VEGETABLE IDLY
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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If you are bored of eating plain and same style Idly, then here I have a solution for it. Just prepare tempering, add any finely chopped or grated vegetable of your choice and relish the yummy Idly. Today I have added grated carrot into the batter, but you can also add grated cucumber, onion, beetroot etc. Below
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