Kakdi/kheera ki sabzi or cucumber dish recipe

kakdi ki sabzi

Kakdi ki sabzi or cucumber stir fry recipe is very easy to make and healthy too. Fresh cucumber pieces are seasoned with red chillies,curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and garnished with grated coconut. Fresh curry leaves gives a nice flavour to the vegetable. It is made in South Indian style. Kakdi ki sabzi make a good accompaniment for rice.

Sabudana or sago kheer or javvarisi payasam

sabudana kheer

Sabudana or sago or tapioca pearl kheer is a delicious kheer made with sago, sugar and milk and garnished with nuts. Sago is full of carbohydrates and very filling in nature. Hence this kheer is a generally had by people who are on fast on festival days.

Wheat ladoo

Wheat ladoo

Wheat ladoo or atta ladoo is a popular Indian sweet made of whole wheat flour, jaggery and ghee and mixed with nuts and dry fruits and it can be served on all festive occasions.It is also called as godi hittu unde in Karnataka. It is one of the simplest recipes and takes less time and effort to prepare. Wheat flour ladoo is more healthy than any other ladoo as whole wheat flour is a good source of carbohydrates and efficient source of energy to human body. Adding cashew nuts, almonds makes it even more nutritious as almonds are a good source of proteins.

Onion tomato uttapam recipe – breakfast recipes

onion uttapam

Onion tomato uttapam is a thick and crispy pancake made from dosa batter, onions, tomatoes and mixed with spices. It is a very healthy breakfast dish which is also simple to make. Onion tomato uttapam is best served with coconut chutney and sambar.

Chana dal halwa

chana dal halwa

Chana dal halwa is an Indian sweet dish prepared from bengalgram/chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder and garnished with chopped nuts. It is a delicious dessert which can be relished on special occasions.

Sweet modaka or ukadiche modak recipe

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Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a hindu festival and is celebrated as birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesha is the Lord of power and wisdom.
The festival lasts for 10 days ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. Devotees install idols in their homes and the idol is bathed with panchamrut, a mixture of milk, curd, ghee, honey and jaggery.
Ganesh Chaturthi is by all means a tribute to Lord Ganesha who bestows success upon worthy people.
Devotees make offering of coconuts, flowers and Ganesha’s favourite sweet modaka which is made up of rice flour,grated coconut and jaggery. Another popular dish is the sweet karanji or fried modak which I have already posted under festival dishes
So lets celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with this traditional recipe.

Karida kadubu or fried modak

Karida kadubu

Fried modak is a sweet deep fried dumpling stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. Karida kadubu or fried modak is also called as karanji in Maharashtra. It is very popular and common in Karnataka and Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi. The outer cover is made with all purpose flour and semolina and the inner filling is made with a mixture of grated coconut and jaggery.

Methi pulao or methi rice

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Methi pulao or methi rice is a very delicious preparation made with fenugreek leaves, rice and mixed with spices. Fenugreek leaves is a good source of iron. It is a very healthy dish which can be had plain or served with curd or raita.

Sabudana khichdi recipe

sabudana

Sabudana khichdi is an Indian snack made from sago, potatoes, peanuts and green chillies. It is more popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Sabudana khichdi is a favourite snack for people who are observing fast during Sankashti and festivals like Navratri. Sago is purely cabohydrate and has high energy content and hence it is an ideal food for people who are on fast. Adding peanuts to sabudana khichdi adds to the protein, vitamins and minerals content making it a complete dish.

Cucumber raita

cucumber raitha

Cucumber raita is a very cooling dish that is accompanied with various rice dishes like biryani, pulao, jeera rice or even rotis. Cucumber raita is also called as cucumber pachadi. It is made with curd, cucumber and seasoned with mustard seeds and spiced with green chillies. Cucumber raita is specially good when served with spicy curries. It is very easy and quick to make and serves as a cooling balance for various spicy dishes.