Nuvvula Kajjikayalu

Nuvvula Kajjikayalu or karjikayalu is one of my favorite sweet. Though Andhra cuisine is popular for its spicy food, it also offers some popular traditional sweets like bhakshalu, kajjikayalu, ariselu, garelu, gilebi, kudumulu, laddoos, Pheni etc. Rayalaseema Nuvvula Kajjikaya is also one such traditional sweet dish that is prepared by rolling out small balls of semolina…

One Pot Pulagam/Andhra khichdi

Pulagam is a simple, healthy and delicious 30 minute one pot recipe made mainly in Andhra Pradesh. This is a good time for us to know this yummy recipe when no veggies are available or if you don’t have any vegetables. This recipe is made with rice and split yellow moong dal. Pulagam is served…

Spicy Pongal

Spicy Pongal – Spicy or Khara pongal is one of the simplest and comfort breakfast recipe in South India. Pongal is prepared mainly with split moong dal and rice. This spicy version of Pongal is a little twist to regular ven pongal. I used cilantro, mint, jeera and pepper corns along with ginger to make this…

Gummadi kaaya Koora | Pumpkin Curry – Sankranthi Gummadi Koora

Gummadi kaaya Koora Recipe is a South Indian Vegetarian Curry recipe, an authentic recipe in Andhra Pradesh, India, prepared with yellow pumpkin. This curry is mildly sweet and usually made during the festival of Pongal/Sankranthi, when pumpkin is abundantly found in markets. This pumpkin curry goes well with Sadda/sajje rotte or Bajra/Pearl Millet Roti, chapathi and jowar roti…

Sadda/Sajja Rotte | Bajra Roti | Pearl Millet Roti

Bajra Roti, Pearl Millet Roti, Sadda or Sajja Rotte is a very healthy and nutritious roti recipe which is very popular in Andhra Pradesh, India. These Gluten-free flatbreads are very easy to make and an excellent option for people who has gluten allergy or intolerance. These are also good for everybody. This traditional roti is…

Sabudana / Tapioca Pearls Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi – is made of sago/tapioca pearls, potato, peanut powder. This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. However, you don’t really need an occasion to enjoy and savor this easy and yummy tasting khichdi. This khichdi is extremely simple and yet so flavorful and provides…

Amruthaphalam | Rice&Coconut Amruthaphala | Rice Halwa | Rice Haibai

Amruthaphalam – with step by step photo instructions. Amruthaphalam is an authentic and traditional sweet/dessert recipe made with very few ingredients like rice, fresh coconut and jaggery. This gluten-free sweet is very easy to make and will be ready in just 20 mins. Jaggery is used for sweetness. Try this simple yummy recipe for anytime….

Kaju Katli | Cashew Burfi

kaju katli – is a popular dessert in India, prepared with cashew powder and sugar syrup and just a teaspoon of ghee. Vegans could substitute ghee with coconut oil or vegan butter. Kaju katli has a smooth, thin, and melts in the mouth texture. Katli means thin. In Northern India Kaju katli is prepared during…

Kobbari Bhakshalu | Coconut Bhaksham / Poli

Kobbari Bhaksham – Is a South indian dessert recipe made with coconut, jaggery and chiroti rava/semolina. This is the simplest and quickest among other bhaksham/poli recipes. Unlike other traditional poli recipes, this poli’s struffing is made with coconut and jaggery, no lentils are used. No cooking needed for stuffing. Just follow the tips and enjoy this…

Sabudana Vada – 2 ways | Sago Snack for Fasting

Sabudana Vada – is a yummy snack and also made as fasting snack. It is a fried patty made with tapioca pearls (sago), potatoes, peanuts and herbs. This Gluten-free and vegan vada is super delicious, and it is crispy from outside with a soft and light texture from inside. In Indian tradition, most Hindus fast…

Temple Style Kadambam Prasadam

Kadambam – Kadambam is one special naivedyam offered to Devi ammavaru on one of the 9 days of Dussehra festival. ‘Kadambam’, in Tamil, means an assortment of similar things or a melody of different things put together. Since this is a prasadam, this is onion and garlic free. This tastes like prasadam served at the…

Paramannam | Kerala Style Payasam | Gudannam | Bellam Payasam | Jaggery Kheer

 Paramannam – This Paramannam is offered to devi in one of the 9 days of Navrathri /Dussehra festival. Combination of rice and jaggery makes it healthy and tasty prasadam for any pooja and festival. Adding banana provides distinct flavor to this sweet dish and also makes it healthy. This simple and easy paramannam/payasam is perfect…

Dadhyojanam | Temple Style Curd/Yogurt Rice | Perugannam

Dadhyojanam – Is nothing but curd rice. This is typically a temple style perugannam recipe. This is served in South Indian temples as prasadam. Dadhi means curd. Curd rice is made with softly cooked rice, milk and curd/yogurt. This is a staple food in a South Indian meal, it never ends without curd rice. Curd…

Shakaannam|Sakannam | Mixed Vegetable Rice | Shakambari Prasadam

Saakannam – is a Mixed Vegetable Rice made with lots of vegetables. Saakannam is made on one of the 9 days of Navratri/ Dasara . Amma (devi) will be decorated with only vegetables that day 🙏. This is also a perfect dish to make during Festivals because no onion or garlic is used in this rice…

Pesara Poornalu | Pesara Boorelu |Whole Moong Poornalu/Boorelu

Pesara Poornalu/Boorelu – made of pesalu/whole green moong are offered as naivedyam on one of the 9 days of Dussehra. Using whole moong/pesulu or pesalu in this recipe makes it more healthier. Making pesara poornalu is very simple. I was able to get them perfect when I tried them first time myself. Step by step…

Paala Payasam | Paal/Pal Payasam | Rice Kheer | Payasannam

Paal Payasam – Is a simple yet tasty South Indian payasam prasadam made with milk and rice. This is one of the traditional recipe made during festivals. Paal Payasam is a rich rice and creamy sweet/pudding made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it achieves a creamy-like consistency. This recipe of the…

ThriMadhuram Prasadam

ThriMadhuram means three amruthams or amrtas used in Hindu worship which basically consists of honey, misri (patika bellam or crystalized sugar), jaggery. ThriMadhuram is one of my most favorite sweets. Very very easy to make and no cooking needed at all. Ready in 10-15 mins. This prasadam is very famous in Phalani Murugan temple. This…

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora/Prasadam Puliodarai

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora – This sweet and tangy flavored South Indian style rice recipe made with cooked rice, tamarind extract, little jaggery and sesame seed powder. Roasted sesame seed powder adds more flavor and nutrition to this rice. This is generally served as naivedyam/prasadam in temples, but can also be served for lunch boxes and…

Sweet Coconut Powder Prashad|Sweet Kobbari Podi Prasadam

Sweet Kobbari Podi – This no cook prasadam is an easy and simple recipe to make and offer as naivedyam to god or to distribute as prasadam to people who come to visit bommala koluvu / golu. You can also take it to temple as prasadam. Navrathri is around the corner. I would like to…