Recipes from Andhra Pradesh for Varalakshmi Vratam

Varalakshmi Vratam: Recipes for Naivedyam

Varalakshmi Vratam is on August 24, 2018. It always falls on the Friday before Sravan Poornima. (An easy way to remember is the Friday before Raksha Bandhan. 🙂 ). This Pooja, also called Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam, is performed by married women in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu to pray for the well-being of

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Apple Cinnamon Sheera or Suji Halwa

Apple Cinnamon Sheera (Apple Pie Inspired Semolina Pudding)

Till very recently Sheera for me was always to be enjoyed in its pure form or as Rava Kesari. Then I made Pineapple Sheera. This was followed by Mango Sheera and I was hooked. I am exploring classic flavours that can be incorporated into Sheera and made this Apple Cinnamon

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Pattani Sundal, Pattani Guggillu, or Dried Green Peas Sundal - Navratri and Varalakshmi Vratam Recipe

Pattani Guggillu or Pattani Sundal – Devi Navratri Special Recipe

Devi Navratri is a time of celebration in the south and I cannot wait for it to begin. I had waxed eloquent about my love for these 9 days in last year’s post on Sengala Guggillu or Bengal Gram Sundal, so I won’t bore you again. 😀 In many South

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