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Category Archive: Naivedyam

Plantain Stir Fry (Aratikaya Vepudu) with Coriander Parathas

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Plantain or Aratikaya (in Telugu) is one of my favorite vegetables. It is a non-sweet, starchy and tougher version of banana. It is particularly high in fiber and potassium. Widely grown and consumed… Continue reading

Mamidikaya Pulihora – Mango Rice

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  Just like ‘New Year’s Day’ is celebrated all across the world as per the Gregorian Calendar, ‘Ugadi‘ is celebrated as the ‘Telugu New Year’ in my native state of Andhra-Pradesh in India.… Continue reading

Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding

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  Across different cultures and religions around the world, a prayer before we eat is the most perfect way to begin a satisfying meal. Likewise, in Hindu culture, offering food to God before… Continue reading

Kalakand

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  It’s ‘Diwali’ and here I am with one of my ever favorite sweets – Kalakand. I wish I could have posted this much earlier….but was really busy this weekend….and couldn’t find time… Continue reading

Rava Laddu

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The last few days have been pretty dramatic here with ‘Mother Nature’ battering the North-East with one very powerful storm ‘Sandy’. Luckily our neighborhood has been spared of any flooding or wind damage.… Continue reading

Daddojanam/Tempered Curd Rice

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Recipe:   Rice – 1n1/2 cups Yogurt/Curd – 2n1/2 cups Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 2 tsps Curry leaves – about 2 sticks Dry red… Continue reading

Senagalu Talimpu/Chickpeas Fry

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Recipe:   – Chickpeas – 1 can – Mustard seeds – 1n1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds – 1n1/2 tsp – Curry leaves – 10 to 12 or 2 sticks – Turmeric powder –… Continue reading

Semiya Payasam

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Recipe: – Vermicelli Bambino/Semiya – 1n1/2 cup – Milk – 2 to 3 cups – Sugar – 1n1/2 to 1n3/4 cups – Ghee – 3 to 4 tsps – Cardamom – 3 or… Continue reading