Category Archives: Festival dishes

Akki payasa or pal payasam (rice kheer) recipe

akki payasa

Akki payasa or pal payasam is a popular south indian dessert made of milk, rice and sugar. It is made on festival days and special occasions. Milk is cooked on a low flame for a long time to get the right texture and a rich flavour. Pal payasam is an ideal sweet dish during festive occasions.

Hesarubele kosambari

Hesarubele kosambari

It is a traditional dish or salad which is prepared on festival days and is served as a part of the meal.

Mango kesari or mango sheera recipe

mango kesari

Mango sheera or kesari is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra. It is an Indian sweet dish made with fresh mangoes, semolina, sugar and garnished with raisins and nuts. The making of mango sheera is very similar to the regular semolina sheera. The only difference is that mango pulp is added to it which gives a nice flavour and colour to the sheera. You can add mango pieces or mango pulp or a combination of mango pieces and mango pulp according to the taste desired. Anyways the end result is very delicious and tasty.

Panaka or panakam recipe – Rama Navami recipes

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Panaka is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from water,lemon and jaggery and flavored with ginger, pepper and cardamom powder. It is a very traditional and simple drink which not only helps to quench the thirst but also helps cool the system.

Rice and chanadal kheer recipe

ricechanadal kheer

Rice chana dal kheer is a delicious dessert made from rice, bengal gram and jaggery and a very popular sweet dish in Karnataka.  It is called akki kadlebele payasa in Kannada and prepared on festive occasions. This kheer is served in temples too. Rice chanadal kheer is also very simple and easy to make and