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Brown Chickpeas Sundal Recipe | Kala Chana Recipe

Brown Chickpeas Sundal Recipe | Kala Chana Recipe

Brown Chickpeas Sundal is a south Indian recipe which we usually prepare during the festival season as a nivedyam for god. We can also make this sundal with white/black chickpeas. Here I have prepared this dish without onion and garlic. It is a very simple and healthy dish which you can prepare by soaking the chickpeas overnight and boiling the peas and then stir-fried with grated coconut and other spices.   Ingredients: Brown chickpeas -1 cup Mustard seeds-1/2tsp Cumin seeds/jeera-1/2tsp…

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Methi Crackers

Methi Crackers

I made this Methi Crackers for diwali..and hope you all celebrated diwali very well.Really these crackers goes great with tea or coffe or you can have it like that itself.Actually i adapted this snack from Aipi of “USMASALA“.Thank you very much Aipi for sharing such a wonderful crackers.I liked it. I liked it a lot. Go, try it. You’ll love it too. Ingredients: All purpose flour/Maida- 1 cupAtta-1/2 cupSooji /Semolina-2 tbspBlack pepper pwd-1tspChilli pwd-1/2tspBaking soda-1/2tspCarom seeds/Ajwain-1/2tspKasoori methi -2to3tbspSalt to tasteOil…

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Karthika Deepam Special

Karthika Deepam Special

Karthika Deepam is a festival of lights, celebrated in the Malayalam month of Vrichikam or the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is celebrated on the Pournami, the full moon day of the month, which coincides with Karthika star. Small earthen lamps are lit at the entrances of every home, making them look like houses in a fantasyland. In some houses, they double the number of lamps every day from the day of Deepavali and this way, they end up with…

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Panchamrutham

Panchamrutham

Panchamrutham is a divine prasadam made for many pujas or festive occasions. It means five amruthams such as cow’s milk, curd/yogurt, banana, ghee, and sugar.It keeps good only on the day it is prepared or at most for the next day .Always fresh panchamrutham tastes good and that’s why even in temples they prepare just before pooja. Ingredients: Finely chopped banana-2nos Fresh milk-1 Cup Fresh curds- 1 tbsp Honey-1small bottle Sugar-3 tsp Dates(seeded and sliced)-icup Kalakanda-small pieces-1cup Finely chopped apple-1no…

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Navaratri Celebrations

Navaratri Celebrations

HAPPY VIJAYADASAMI Chakarai Pongal And Rava Kesari“are traditionally prepared in South India for”PONGAL/Makar Sankranti festival”.Its main ingredient is jaggery which is rich in iron and therefore is a healthy but heavy food.And the two which are cooked together from the same batch of rice and dhal. Rava KesariIngredients:Bombay Rava – 1 cup.Sugar – 2 cups.inGhee – 1 cup.Cardamom powder – 1 tsp.Food color (saffron or red color) – a pinchWater – 2 1/2 cups.Cashew nuts – 8 Preparation 1.Heat 1…

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