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Navratri Sundal Recipes

Navratri Sundal Recipes

Sundal is such an inseparable part of Navratri celebrations. During the 9 days of Navratri, many married women invite other married women home for Haldi-Kumkum. Every lady who visits the home is offered Haldi-Kumkum and then given Paan-Supari, along with a small gift, and some Sundal and a Sweet. There are many varieties of

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Kudumulu or Undrallu: Naivedyam for Vinayaka Chavithi

Undrallu | Kudumulu: Andhra Vinayaka Chaviti Naivedyam

Undrallu (also called Kudumulu) are a must-have naivedyam in Andhra Pradesh for Vinayaka Chavithi.

Undrallu are essentially steamed rice rava and chana dal balls that are said to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha.

They are certainly a favourite of my father. 🙂

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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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