Chegodi: Crispy Rice Flour Rings

Chegodi | Chegodilu | Andhra Ring Murukku

Chegodi is a crispy rice flour ring that is a great favourite in Andhra. Also called Ring Murukku because of its shape, this delicious snack is a family favourite and we used to make it often when we were children.

Chegodilu are easy to make but need loads to patience to shape and fry. I made them as a part of Diwali celebrations this year.

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Andhra Minapa Sunni Undalu | Udad Dal Laddus in a plate

Minapa Sunni Undalu | Sunnundalu | Andhra Udad Dal Laddu

Minapa Sunni Undalu (also called Sunnundalu) are laddus made with roasted udad dal, jaggery, and ghee.

This traditional recipe from Andhra Pradesh yields 20 small laddus and is very very easy to make.

Do try it these delicious Minapa Sunnundalu this Diwali! You can make about 20 laddus in less than 45 minutes.

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The Perfect Ratlami Laung Sev

The Perfect Ratlami Sev (Laung Sev)

Getting to this recipe for the perfect Ratlami Sev was quite a challenge, but the end result was just absolutely worth it. The final version of the Ratlami Sev was crisp but not crunchy with the flavour of  cloves coming through. So all’s well that ends well. Ratlam is a

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Quick and Easy Kalakand

Quick and Easy Kalakand with Condensed Milk and Paneer

I have lost count of the number of times I have made this quick and easy Kalakand. Each time it has proved to be a hit.

All you need is a tin of Milkmaid (400 gms sweetened condensed milk), 500 gms Paneer, and 1 tsp of Cardamom Powder. And of course, 40 minutes to spare.

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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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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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