Celebrating Devi Navratri – Naivedyam to Offer, Colours to Wear & More…

This post is from 2014. I have a separate post for the Devi Navratri 2016: Colours to Wear, Naivedyam to Offer, and Alankaram. Sharada Navratri or Devi Navratri is one of the most important festivals and is celebrated across almost all parts of India. These 9 nights/10 days (navratri = nine nights) are dedicated

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Pachi Chalimidi (Akki Thambittu) – Naivedyam for Navratri, Rama Navami, Nagula Chavithi, and Other Festivals

Chalimidi is one of those traditional Andhra sweets that is made on almost all auspicious occasions. It is a must on festivals such as Sri Rama Navami, Nagula Chavithi, Sharada Navaratri, and Varalakshmi Pooja. It is also given to a bride to carry to her husband’s home when she goes there the first time and to a

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Masala Toast – Mumbai Street Food

Truth be told, I am not a big fan of sandwiches. I find them bland, cold (I am a  fan of warm/hot food) or then just too unwieldy to eat in polite company. The only form of sandwich that I can remotely consider eating is the Masala Toast; it is hot

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Mutter Paneer – Recipe from Everest Kitchen King Masala Box

A couple of days ago I had some absolutely fresh Paneer at home but did not want to make any of the usual dishes; be it the Traditional Mutter Paneer, Paneer Bhurji, or Mughlai Paneer. While I was scratching my head wondering what to make, I spied a box of Everest

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Moong and Udad Dal Idli (aka Dal Idli or Dali Santhan) – A Mangalore/Konkani Speciality

The moment I saw the recipe for a Lentils & Semolina Idli on Annapoorna Prabhu Sanoor‘s blog, I just knew I HAD to try it. After reading her recipe, I did a bit of research on the Internet (as is wont) and found several similar recipes. I finally made it without

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Kothimeera Verusenaga Pachadi (Coriander and Peanut Chutney)

Kothimeera Verusenaga Pachadi (Coriander and Peanut Chutney) is a versatile chutney that can used as an accompaniment to idli and dosa or then to spice up a sandwich (yes, yes, Indian sandwiches are laced with chutnies.:-)). I like the chutney better than the plain Kothimeera Pachadi because it is far

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