Bread / Rice, BreakFast, Indian Festive Food

Ven Pongal

Wish you all a blessed Varalakshmi Vratam , it’s a celebration which every woman in house do for the well being of family. Since morning i have been so busy preparing naivedyam (festive food). For this I had to wake up around 5.30 AM which is little early for me 🙂 Goddess Lashmi is worshiped on this day for wealth,health and prosperity. And this festival is mostly celebrated in South-India. I have prepared holige (a sweet stuffed flat bread) ,ven pongal ,Drumstick Kuzhambu and payasam for morning offering. I will make some mango seera too for evening offering . If…

Indian Festive Food

Gunta Ponganalu

Warm Greetings to my #‎BReaKurFastSeries‬ where i will be sharing Famous Indian Breakfast from different part.Hope you have not missed the first post .. This is the second post sharing a traditional breakfast from Andhra-Pradesh, the highest Chili growing state in India (46%). There is a Food-Street in VV Puram,Bangalore. I was introduced to these tiny soft balls there four year back. On weekends it’s really difficult to get an ample elbow space but i enjoyed many times the adventurous food trail on a crowded Sunday .And I never miss hot “Holige” drenched in Ghee at the end of my…

Bread / Rice

Pakhala ,a Summer Soul Food

“Pakhala” For many of you this word must be out of your food dictionary. This is an authentic preparation from Odisha to get rid from the Scorching summer heat. A soul food for Odias which is found almost in every house on a Summer Day. I have been asked by many people about this.You can find this dish at Puri Jagannath temple though it’s not a part of offerings to Lord Jagannath. How it’s prepared ?

Bread / Rice, Vegan

Green Chickpeas Rice

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens~ I am in love with Delhi climate these days..With arrival of spring the land awakening with it’s morning glow.Green ,the color of nature brings freshness, and fertility to earth.I enjoy buying fresh veggies from local market that occurs every evening just a kilometer distance from my house.And these fresh green chickpeas took away my sight as i entered that long stretched vegetables crowd day before yesterday .My childhood memory…

Fish/Sea Food

Prawn Dum Biriyani, A valentine treat to Mom

This year i was with my parents on valentine day, the day when whole world celebrate the joy of Love. I always find that joy to make some food for others.And the joy became most when i get a chance to cook for my mom.My mom loves biriyani and whenevr i visit , she always keeps the ingredients ready before hand.This time i managed to get fresh prawn from Chilika Lake (Famous for it’s sea food besides it’s beautiful lake. Read more at here.) .The result was yummilicious prawn biriyani. She liked it so much and my father only could…

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