Parappu payasam- Kheer of jaggery for Lord Ganesha with almonds and cashew

Any festival in South India is incomplete without the signature "Paruppu Payasam" or the Kheer made of jaggery and soaked chana dal coarsely ground, garnished with cashew and almond. Super Yummy! The traditional Parappu payasam (chana dal) as is referred to is the main ingredient and makes for a tasty lip smacking delicacy. Here is how to make Parappu payasam. Ingredients: Bengal ...Continue Reading...

Panakam Prasadam for Goddess Durga- Blessings Manifold

Panakam Prasadam for Goddess Durga- Blessings Manifold in the form of offerings Panakam, a sweet concoction of Jaggery, Cardamom, edible camphor and dry ginger powder mixed in water is a fine thirst drink. Apart from the calorific value, it is the best offering as prasadam for Goddess Durga during pooja and homa. Goddess Durga, the embodiment of Mother of the Universe is pleased with several ...Continue Reading...

Shivratri Special Thandai- Nectar of Lord Shiva

Thandai Here is a traditional and delicious Shivaratri Recipe! Since many people observe fast on Mahashivratri, we have shared the making of this elixir called Thandai for you. This famous dry fruit and saffron flavoured milk that is traditionally prepared as an offering to Lord Shiva during the festival of Mahashivratri. Thandai is popular all over North India as well. It is often mixed with ...Continue Reading...

Panchamrut- How to make Panchamrit- prasad during hindu religious functions

Significance of the ingredients of Panchamrut or Panchamrit or Charnamrit. All religious Hindu Pooja and functions are incomplete without the Panchamrut- Panchamrit prasad. It is a milk and curd diluted offering to the Gods and is considered auspicious and highly pleasing to the deities. "Panchamrit" or "Charnamrit" as it is popularly called is actually the 5 Nectars mixed together, namely; Milk, ...Continue Reading...

Puran Poli Recipe- Sweetened Jaggery Chappati for festivals- How to make Puran Poli

Puran Poli Recipe "Puran Poli"  literally means Puran i.e sweet jaggery and chana dal thick paste and Poli which means stuffed Chappati. Puran Poli is essentially jaggery and wet chana dal(whole yellow gram pulse) with other condiments, mixed well into a thick paste and stuffed between wheat flour chappati and garnished with Home made Desi ghee and served hot and piping. Yummy! It is the ...Continue Reading...

Modak-sweet balls wrapped in flour and fried in oil for Ganeshji-Ganpati

The Ganesh festival is incomplete without the offering of the Lord’s favourite food - the modaks. These are prepared in different ways, some can be the stuffed ones and some can be the ones made from khava/mava. The khava modaks are just khava put in moulds and comes in various flavors like amba modak, pista modak etc. The stuffed ones are more popular and can be normal fried modaks or the steamed ...Continue Reading...

Curd Rice with curry leaf and fried mustard seeds.

Curd Rice : Curd Rice is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Curd Rice by following this easy recipe. This is a typical South Indian recipe, fast, delicious and soothing to the stomach. INGREDIENTS 3 cups Plain Curd(made at home is best) 6 cups Uncooked Rice 1 twig Curry Leaf (Kadipatta) 1 tsp Mustard Seeds 2 tsp Coriander Leaves (chopped) 2-3 Dry Red ...Continue Reading...

Besan ke ladoo-laddu-Sweet balls made of Gram flour and desi ghee

Besan Ke Ladoo Recipe Ladoos are one of the most liked Indian sweets. Be it a festive occasion or any pooja at home, any happy moment in an Indian family is incomplete without a ladoo. On the occasion of Diwali, ladoo is of special significance because it is considered auspicious to offer ladoo to Lord Ganesha at the Lakshmi-Ganesh Poojan. Even if you are in love with the scrumptious ‘ Besan Ka ...Continue Reading...

Sabudana Khichdi- Dish made of sago and potatoes for fasting

Sabudana Khichdi for fasting and breakfast: Ideal for Ekadashi and other fasting Serves 4 Description: This is a typical Maharashtrian (West  of India ) dish is typically eaten during fasting. It also makes a good snack, and can be eaten for breakfast as well. Ingredients: 1½ cup sago (sabudana)- soaked and drained and kept overnight 1 large potato, parboiled (optional) 1 tsp cumin ...Continue Reading...