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…

Energy Boost Bars | Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Enjoy these delicious Oatmeal Breakfast Bars your whole family will love! Breakfast in the morning or as a midday snack. Wholesome and packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals and heart healthy oats!

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…

Chaama aaku Potlalu | Arbi/Taro/Colocasia Leaf Potli

Chaama aaku Potlalu – Chaama aaku(leaf) is has different names… arbi, taro, colocasia leaves. Today’s post is a versatile dish made of Arbi leaves. Chamaku potlalu are made with combination of chamaku(arbi leaves), chana dal, cilantro and few spices. These potlalu goes well as a side with rice and dal. These can be served as…

Thirumala/Thurupathi Vada | Whole Urad Vada | Minapa Vada

This week I shall showcase a very very popular and famous temple prasadam… none other than Thirumala Vada. The name itself has a feel of devotion and reminds us the yummyness and the great taste of Thirupathi Laddoo and Vada. These vadas do not soak up or absorb oil at all. Until I got married,…

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…

Greek Yogurt Bark

Greek Yogurt Bark – It’s so easy to whip up, healthy and packed with protein. Lightly sweetened frozen yogurt bark studded with colorful berries, chocolate chunks and nuts is the perfect refreshing snack that kids as well as adults can enjoy any time. This is also perfect and easy snack for hot summers. This can…

Basic Healthy 2 min breakfast with Oats and Fruit

This healthy oatmeal can be made instantly in just 2 mins. This is very filling and satisfying with fruit you love. Oats have so many health benefits! Oats are a whole grain, low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, naturally gluten-free and a good source of fiber, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. The soluble fiber in…

Avocado Tomato Chutney/Pachadi

Avocado Tomato Chutney – You might be familiar with tomato chutney or guacamole with avocados but what if we use the combination of both… This is another great way to include healthy avocados in to your diet. It certainly tastes great with a touch of cilantro and curry leaves.. cumin seeds/jeera adds more flavor to…