Category: Indian Food

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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Hayagriva Maddi, a Chana Dal Halwa from the Mangalore-Udupi region of Karnataka

Hayagriva | Hayagreeva Maddi | Chana Dal Halwa

Today, I present a super-simple sweet called Hayagreeva Maddi. It is a Chana Dal Halwa made in Karnataka and gets its name from the fact that it is the favoured Naivedyam for Lord Hayagriva, the horse-faced avatar of Maha Vishnu.

All you essentially need to make this sweet is chana dal, jaggery, and coconut; and about 40 minutes of time. 🙂

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Taushe Bhakri | Cucumber Rotti served with Molaga Podi

Taushe Bhakri | Cucumber Bhakri | Cucumber Rotti

Taushe Bhakri | Cucumber Rotti is a traditional Konkani breakfast.

You can make this dish quickly because all you need to do is mix together grated cucumber, grated coconut, rava, chillies, green chillies, salt and touch of sugar to make the batter. No fermenting required.

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