Paradi Payasa: Tiny boiled rice batter morsels cooked in coconut milk and jaggery.

Paradi Payasa | Jaradi Payasa from Karnataka (Vegan Recipe)

Paradi Payasa | Jaradi Payasa is a traditional kheer from the South Canara district of Karnataka.

Popularly made in Udupi and Mangalore, this payasam consists of tiny cooked morsels of rice flour batter in coconut milk and jaggery.

Quite reminiscent of Ada Pradhaman from neigbouring Kerala. 🙂

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A collection of Recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi | Vinayaka Chavithi

Recipes for Vinayaka Chavithi | Ganesh Chaturthi from Andhra, Telangana & Maharashtra

This is a collection of recipes for Vinayaka Chavithi, largely from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. I have also included a couple of recipes from Maharashtra as Ganesh Chaturthi is the biggest festival in this adopted state of mine.

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Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi is a chutney made with ivy gourd and peanuts.

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Kovakkai Thogayal by Satya Rapaka

While I had seen recipes for Dondakaya Pachadi, none excited me enough to try them till my cousin, Satya Rapaka, shared her recipe.

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Gokulashtami, Janmashtami, Krishna Jayanti Recipes

Recipes for Gokulashtami | Krishnashtami | Sri Krishna Jayanti | Krishna Janmashtami

Gokulashtami, Krishnashtami, Krishna Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanti are the various names given to the day Lord Krishna was born.

Milk, Butter, Poha/Avalakki/Atukulu, and Savories form a big part of the food on this day.

Here are some recipes that you could make.

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Kerala Onam Sadya Recipes

Onam Sadya Recipes

This year Onam will be celebrated from August 25, 2018. Celebrated in Kerala as a 10-day festival of which the last 4 days are the most important. As with all Indian festivals, Onam is celebrated with a traditional meal called Onam Sadya or Onasadya. Here are a few Onam Sadya recipes that

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Andhra Nuvvula Pachadi | Ellu Thuvaiyal

Nuvvula Pachadi | Andhra Sesame Chutney | Til ka Chutney

Nuvvulu or Sesame Seed is one of my favourite flavours, and I use the seeds or the roasted, spiced sesame powder (Nuvvula Podi) liberally in my cooking. I also mix Nuvvula Podi with rice topped with sesame oil or then make this spicy Andhra Sesame Seeds Chutney that we call

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