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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Khalle Ambo Gotsu | Uppu Manga Gojju

Khalle Ambe Gotsu | Uppu Manga Gojju: Recipe by Anupama Michael

I love mangoes! Raw, ripe, semi-ripe; it does not really matter. So this year I am experimenting with Uppu Manga | Brined Mangoes | Khalle Ambo. About a month ago, I made some mangoes in brine and have been waiting ever since for them to pickle properly so that I

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Maddur Vada | Deep-Fried Rice Flour and Semolina discs flavoured with onion and green chillies

Maddur Vada: A Delicious Tea-Time Snack from Karnataka

When I decide to try any recipe that involves deep-frying, there is quite a flutter in my home as I avoid deep-frying as much as possible. So this weekend as I got ready to make delicious Maddur Vada, I had quite an audience in amused family members. Jokes aside, I have

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Hasi Sasive is a yogurt flavoured with ground mangalore cucumber, mustard, coconut, and red chillies. This is a recipe from the Udupi-Mangalore region of Karnataka.

Hasi Sasive | Paji Sasmi: Mangalore Cucumber in Mustard-Coconut Yogurt

I love yogurt and yogurt based dishes as can be seen from my recipes for Balaee and Moong Dal Palak Khichdi cooked in buttermilk. So I am always on the lookout for new yogurt-based recipes. This week, when I was looking up Udupi recipes, I came across a whole host

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Pundi Gatti | Undi is steamed rice dumplings from Tulu Nadu

Undi | Oondi | Pundi Gatti: Steamed Seasoned Rice Rava Dumplings

I have been wanting to make Undi (also spelled as Oondi to reflect the pronunciation) for a long time now and this week I got the perfect opportunity because of the theme for the #119th Foodie Monday Blog Hop chose Udupi cuisine as the theme. Many South Indian states, an

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