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Ground nut (peanut) and jaggery balls recipe – How to make peanut jaggery balls recipe

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Peanut balls with jaggery, also called as kadalai urundai in Tamil Nadu is a tasty snack prepared especially on auspicious occasions like Karthigai deepam and Krishna Jayanthi.  It is a healthy snack as peanuts  is full of proteins and jaggery is rich in iron content.  Peanut balls is very easy to prepare at home and made

Mysore pak recipe – How to make soft mysore pak recipe – a rich South Indian sweet

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Mysore pak is a rich Indian sweet dish made from gram flour, sugar and ghee and usually served as a dessert.  It originated in Mysore city in Karnataka State.  Legend says that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa.  When asked its name, Madappa having

Besan ladoo recipe – How to make besan ladoo with khoya/mawa recipe – Diwali sweets

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Besan ladoo is one of the most popular ladoo recipes made by gram flour, ghee and sugar.  It is very commonly prepared during Diwali festivals and special occasions.  Besan ladoo is one sweet dish which can be prepared quickly without much effort.  Traditionally besan ladoo is prepared with lots of ghee.  But I have used

Sabudana ladoo recipe – How to make sabudana ladoo recipe – Navratri recipes

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Sabudana ladoo is an Indian sweet dish made from tapioca pearls, powdered sugar, dessicated coconut, ghee and nuts and is prepared especially during Navratri or fasting days or festival days.  Sabudana is an important ingredient which can be used during fasting days.  Coconut added to this dish gives a delicious taste to the ladoo.  Do try this

Chana dal payasam/kheer – How to make Kadalai paruppu payasam | Parappu pradhaman

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Chana dal payasam/kheer or kadala payasam or parappu pradhaman is a very delicious  payasam prepared especially during Onam festival in Kerala.  This kheer is also prepared during any other special or festive occasions. It is a festive kheer recipe made with chana dal, jaggery, coconut milk and nuts.  Chana dal payasam is one of the easy

Kara kadubu recipe – How to make kara kadubu (steamed spicy dumplings) recipe

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Kara kadubu is a healthy, tasty and spicy steamed rice dumplings prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  This dish is made with rice flour, chana dal, coconut and spices.  Kara kadubu is also had as a breakfast dish or as an evening snack in some parts of  Karnataka.  Filling is also made with urad dal instead of

Dry fruits modak recipe – How to make dry fruits modak recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi recipes

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Dry fruits modak is a very tasty and nutritious modak made from dry fruits, dates, poppy seeds, dessicated coconut and ghee.  This modak recipe is very simple and quick to make too, as it can be prepared in less than half an hour.  Traditionally modaks called ukadiche or sweet modak are made with rice flour as outer

Avalakki or aval ladoo (poha ladoo) recipe – Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi recipes

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Avalakki or aval ladoo is a easy sweet recipe made from poha/flattened rice, sugar, ghee, nuts and raisins.  You can also make this ladoo with jaggery instead of sugar.  Both the ladoos are excellent tastewise and also quick to make.  I thought of posting this easy recipe for beginners as well as working woman, as I

Panaka or panakam recipe (jaggery and pepper flavoured drink) – Rama Navami recipes

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Panaka or panakam 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

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe – how to make ghee pongal recipe

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Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest