Category: Indian Festival

Recipes from Andhra Pradesh for Varalakshmi Vratam

Varalakshmi Vratam: Recipes for Naivedyam

Varalakshmi Vratam is on August 24, 2018. It always falls on the Friday before Sravan Poornima. (An easy way to remember is the Friday before Raksha Bandhan. 🙂 ). This Pooja, also called Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam, is performed by married women in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu to pray for the well-being of

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Sheer Korma | Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma | Sheer Korma (Dates and Vermicelli Kheer) for Eid

For as long as I can remember, I have associated Ramzan (aka Ramadan) and Id-Ul-Fitr with delectable sweets; Malpua, Phirni, Sheer Khurma | Sheer Korma, Meethi Seviyan, Zarda Pulao/Meethe Chawal,…  May be because I am a vegetarian these are the only delicacies I can enjoy. All my life, I have been blessed with

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A collection of traditional Andhra recipes to celebrate Ugadi, the Telugu New Year

Ugadi Recipes | Celebrate the Telugu New Year (March 18, 2018)

Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, is a time of celebration with family and friends. This year, Ugadi falls on March 18, 2018. As with any festival, celebrations involve a lot of food. Here are a few Ugadi Recipes that will help you celebrate the festival with fun and fervour. Ugadi

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Tilgul for Makara Sankranti

Tilgul | Til ke Laddu for Makara Sankranti

Til or Sesame is such an inseparable part of Makara Sankranti celebrations. In Maharashtra, the traditional greeting for Makara Sankranti is Tilgul Ghya, God God Bola (take a Tilgul and speak sweetly). For some unknown reason, the recipe for Tilgul is not on the blog and so here I am

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