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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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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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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Pineapple Menaskai is a spicy, sweet, tangy pineapple curry from Mangalore

Pineapple Menaskai: Pineapple Curry from Mangalore

This week I had loads of Pineapple at home and decided to make Pineapple Menaskai with it. This recipe has been on my to-try list for a while, and I am happy that I finally made it. What I loved about this recipe for Pineapple Menaskai is that it is

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Hesaru Bele Panchakajjaya – Vinayaka Chavithi Special from Karnataka – Guest Post by Aparna Sitaraman

Hesaru Bele Panchakajjaya – Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi Special from Karnataka – Guest Post by Aparna Sitaraman

Panchakajjaya, a traditional naivedyam in Karnataka for Ganesh Chaturthi, is easy to make, delicious, and crunchy to boot!

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