Ukdiche Modak in Maharshtra or Vella Kozhukattai in Tamil Nadu

Steamed Modak | Modakam | Ukdiche Modak | Vella Kozhukattai

Steamed Modak (Ukdiche Modak | Modakam) is synonymous with Ganapati or Vinayaka. 

When you think of Naivedyam for Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi), the first thing that pops into the head in Modak.

Continue reading

Undrallu Guggillu or Ammini Kozhukattai – Vinayaka Chavithi Naivedyam

Anyone who has made Modak or Kozhukattai will tell you that there is always some leftover poornam or rice flour dough used to make the modak. I am no different and every Vinayaka Chavithi, I am left with some dough. I often convert the left over rice flour batter to Palakayalu. Last year, I came

Continue reading

Pappulo Undrallu – Vinayaka Chavithi/Ganesh Chaturthi Naivedyam

Ganesh Chaturthi (or Vinayaka Chavithi as it is called in Andhra Pradesh) is almost upon us. As is the case every year, preparations in my home have already begun. I normally use the weekend preceding major festivals to make a list of what needs to be done and one of the things is

Continue reading

Olan – A Recipe for Onam Sadya Recipe

Some of the my favourite dishes are Kerala; perhaps because I love all things coconut so much. This is one reason I love Onam Sadya so much. It is one time when I can several of my favourite foods all at one time. A couple of weeks ago, I had some coconut milk and

Continue reading

Chandrakantalu – A Sweet from Andhra Pradesh

I made these Chandrakantalu as a guest post for Sonal of SimplyVegetarian777. Let me start with a confession. Sonal asked me for a guest post eons ago. I promised that I would do one but never got around to it. However, as they say better late than never, and so here

Continue reading

Spaghetti in a Roasted Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Cheese Sauce

The Hindu month of Shravan can be a bit overwhelming because it is crowded with Indian food. Midway through Shravan we always have a craving for different kid of food and this year was not different. So we decided to make Pasta for a change midway last week and what a wonderful change

Continue reading