Deepavali the festival of LIGHTS , is celebrated with an array of lamps . An Indian festival celebrating the triumph of LIGHT over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.
FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS
Palada Pradhamam in Onam Sadhya
Palada Pradhamam is a rich and sweet delicious porridge made during the festival of Onam. It is a fitting finale to the Onam Sadhya meal, Made with rice flakes, milk and jaggery, the taste will linger much after the bowl is empty. What is Onam? Onam is an annual holiday […]
Tamarind Poha/Huli Avalakki (Udupi style)
Tamarind Poha : A sweet and tangy simple breakfast dish made in the coastal regions of South India, specially in the temple town of Udupi in the state of Karnataka. Sri Krishna, the ruling deity of the temple town is believed to be fond of everything Poha/flattened rice. An easy kid friendly evening snack, a family favorite dish that can be made with many vegetables specially potatoes.It is gluten free and a great choice when it comes to menu planning for weight loss .
KANDA POHA/ BOMBAY POHA
“Kanda Poha” or Bombay Poha as its fondly called is a light morning breakfast and an evening snack, one can have with a hot cup of steaming coffee. “Poha” means beaten /flattened rice, while” kanda” means Onions in Marati, a language spoken by the western regions of India, in the state of Maharastra where the city of Bombay or Mumbai is situated.This recipe made with Poha is a very famous dish of the Maharastrian cuisine.
Aval Pidi Kolakkatai
Aval Pidi Kolakattai /Poha /Beaten Rice Dumplings: Delicious steamed dumplings made of Poha/Flattened Rice, specially on Krishna Janmashtami/celebrating the birth of the Hindu God Sri Krishna.It is an offering made to the deity during worship. It is believed to be his favorite food.
Here’s wishing each of us a very Happy Pongal/Makara Sankranti. PONGAL , the harvest festival is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya celebrated by the Tamil people in the South of India.It is observed at the start of the month “Thai” according to the Tamil solar calendar. This festival corresponds to Makara Sankranti, the harvest festival under many regional names celebrated throughout India.