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…

Pappu Bhakshalu|Savory Dal Poli/Holige

Pappu Bhaksham – is made with spicy regular dal which we eat with rice. This savory poli is similar to sweet puran poli, but instead of sweet puran we use spicy dal as stuffing. Pappu Bhaksham can be served as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. These can be made faster than the…

Carrot Halwa|Gajar ka Halwa

This is my 100th post 🎇🎉🎊. Thank you so much everyone for your support 🙏 Carrot Halwa – This traditional carrot halwa is one of my most favorite desserts. This delicacy is very popular across India and it is served during many occasions like celebrations, parties and festivals. Carrot Halwa is popularly known as Gajar…

Nippattu

Nippattu – This tasty, crunchy savory snack always makes me nostalgic.. This is a great snack for tea time or travel or munching. It’s a popular snack from South Indian cuisine. This is an authentic traditional snack made in every home in Andhra Pradesh, India. I learned lots of snacks from my mom and grand…

Nuvvula Mudda|Chimmili|Nagula Chavithi Prasadam|Sesame Sweet Laddoo

Nuvvula Mudda – aka Chimmili/Noola pindi – is a healthy and famous sweet from Andhra Pradesh. Sesame seeds/Nuvvulu are rich in Calcium, Protein and healthy fats. Nuvvula Mudda is especially prepared on the occasion of Nagula Chavithi, which falls on chathurthi/chavithi, 4th day of Sravana Maasam. Nagula Chavithi is a festival where serpents are worshiped…

Bhakshalu/Puran Poli/Holige/Oliga

Bhakshalu are famous authentic festive treat all over India, but with different names. This sweet is mainly made during Sankranthi, Ugadi and Dussehra/Vijaya Dasami. These are delicious flat breads stuffed with the sweet aromatic stuffing of chana dal and jaggery. This is also one of the special dish that is passed down through many generations…

Wheat Gaarelu

Gaarelu is an authentic healthy and delicious dish popular in Andhra/Rayalaseema region for Diwali festival. They have a soft texture with a nice color and of course not being overly sweet. This recipe has been passed down through many generations in my family. This is very easy to make with just a few steps. Even…

Dry Fruit Laddu/Date & Nut Laddu

Dry Fruit Laddus are very delicious and very nutritious and super quick to make. Dry fruit laddu is an instant and healthy laddu prepared with only dates and nuts without any sugar or jaggery. This healthy laddu does not require edible gum for bonding. Dry fruit laddu is usually prepared during festival season. These are…

Pesara Guggullu / Moong Bean Salad

Moong bean Guggullu is a salad made out of sprouted whole Moong dal. if you are craving for a light lunch, this protein-rich, vegan, and gluten-free snack will leave you satisfied and full. This can be a good option for breakfast. In my childhood, I remember Pesara guggullu being offered as prasadam in Gowri pooja on Naga Panchami…

Nut & Seed Laddu

Nut and seed laddu with step by step photos. This is a quick easy healthy and delicious laddu recipe. This recipe is vegan friendly and gluten free. I used walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, flax seeds(golden or brown), and chia seeds. This healthy laddu is made without any sugar or jaggery. “Medjool dates” are used in…