Rave sihi pongal/ Rava sakkarai pongal/ semolina sweet pongal

Sihi pongal/sakkarai pongal is a sweet dish which is prepared during makara sankranti festival using rice, moong dal, jaggery and ghee as main ingredients. We prepare sweet pongal, savory pongal and ellu bella (sesame seeds, peanuts and jaggery trail mix) for makara sankranti. Makara sankranti is round the corner and I thought this is the … Continue reading Rave sihi pongal/ Rava sakkarai pongal/ semolina sweet pongal

Yellappa recipe/ Yellappa in Appe Pan recipe/ Guilt free Udupi style sweet appam recipe

Yellappa is a traditional sweet dish prepared in the Udupi region. It is prepared the evening before Naraka Chathurdhashi for naivedhyam. Basically this sweet is prepared using soaked rice, grated coconut and jaggery. A thick batter is made using all these ingredients and is deep-fried. But nowadays we all have become so health conscious that … Continue reading Yellappa recipe/ Yellappa in Appe Pan recipe/ Guilt free Udupi style sweet appam recipe

Undluka(Fried rice balls in coconut jaggery mixture)

“Ganpathi Bappa Morya”. Happy advanced Ganesh Chathurthi everyone!!! Ganpathi bappa is my favourite god since childhood. I make sure to prepare all his favourite dishes like modaka, kadbu, undluka and many more during Ganesh Chathurthi. Undluka is an Udupi cuisine prepared during Ganesh chathurthi. There are two versions of undlukas, steamed and fried. The recipe … Continue reading Undluka(Fried rice balls in coconut jaggery mixture)

Gudaanna/Jaggery rice/Belladha Anna/ Gud Chawal

Gudaanna is a Karnataka cuisine prepared for naivedhyam(offering to God). There are various versions of gudaanna, but I have learnt this recipe from my mom and this is how she prepares it. I have heard my elders saying that Gudaanna is Devi’s(Indian Goddess) favourite dish. Gudaanna is prepared during varamahalakshmi festival, navarathri and Lakshmi pooja … Continue reading Gudaanna/Jaggery rice/Belladha Anna/ Gud Chawal