Krishna Jayanthi Recipes – Gokulashtami Recipes

krishna jayanthi recipes

Sri Krishna considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu was born around 5,200 years ago in Mathura. Also known as Janmashtami , Gokulaashtami , this is the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with pomp and religious fervor across the country .The festival is celebrated on the… 

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Festival recipes Krishna Jayanthi recipes/ Janmaashtami recipes

festival recipes, Krishna jayanthi recipes,

Here  are some links to some very easy to prepare snacks and sweets for upcoming festivals . Click on the name and go the respective recipe for details.A few youtube links have been shared for which may be easy to follow . Do click this  for more festival recipes…Festival recipes Manoharam Kesar mango pistachio pedha… 

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Vada paav ( Popular Street food from Mumbai )

Spicy Indian burgers with a spicy potato patty sandwiched with a layer of pungent garlic chutney and served with fried green chillies. Vada pav  is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish native to Maharashtra. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched between 2 slices of a pav. Pav refers to unsweetened bread or bun. It is also known as Indian Burger. Batata vada is… 

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AADI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM RECIPE-AADI PANDIGAI RECIPES

  In South India ,  the Tamil month of Aadi is considered to be highly auspicious and significant for worshiping Devi/ Shakti/ Amman/ Ambal , Godesses referred to as such , but  No new endeavors are initiated during this time period, special pujas and rituals are conducted by several devotees to get their wishes and… 

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Ratna Cafe Style Sambar | Sambar for Idli, Dosa| Tiffin sambar

Ratna Cafe Tiffîn sambar is most sought after by its loyal patrons who prefer to douse their soft idlis in a plate full of sambar . It is not unheard of for patrons to request for additional cups of sambar rather than more idlis . Such is the craving and there is no denying that… 

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Mango pickle | Keri ka achar | Rajasthani spicy mango pickle

Mango pickles can be prepared with so many different combination of spices , pickle powder . The south Indian Avakkai Oorugai is my favourite but i also crave for the Rajasthani keri ka achar esp to go with my masala rotis or theplas . I also enjoy the same with curd rice . The best… 

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Kanchipuram idli recipe | kovil idli recipe | kanchi idli recipe

Kanchipuram Idlis…another great way of having the normal idlis but with a spicy flavor added to the batter to make it even more delicious than the regular idlis. Normal white soft idlis are bland and need some accompaniments to go with it, where as Kanchipuram idlis make dense full heavy idli flavored liberally with cumin,… 

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VENGAYA KOSU | Kose ( SPICY ONION TOMATO CHETTINAD CURRY )

vengaya kosu

Vengaya Kosu is a spicy onion tomato curry  from the Chettinad kitchens and served as a an accompaniment to idlis, dosas , pongal. This dish can be made as spicy as you like or keep it milder but makes a delicious side dish and a great change from the regular tiffin sambar. This dish can… 

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Mango Panna Cotta| mango pudding | mango panna cotta

mango panna cotta , a yummy creamy milk cream dessert

      Finally! The crowning   glory! Mango Panna Cotta ,  a dream dessert for mango maniacs and all those who cant get enough of this wonder fruit. You just cannot eat a mango by simply peeling and dicing . It deserved more drama as it isn’t just any other fruit. It is The… 

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Coconut Mint chutney | Hotel style Coconut mint chutney

coconut mint chutney

Many of us love the hotel style coconut mint chutney esp seen in several small eateries in Karnataka, esp Bangalore , they just add ladles of this yummy chutney which is pretty thin watery but full of flavors . The recipe which is pretty close to the same . coconut mint coriander chutney : 1/2… 

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10 GRAIN ADAI MIX ( MULTI GRAIN ADAI MIX ) Instant Adai mix

This 10 grain adai mix is the most healthiest combination bringing in many healthy dals and millets together , with addition of oats . The end result is a great tasty spicy adai. You have the choice of the  soak and grind method if you have the time or and also prepare this powder in… 

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Milk Bread | How to bake a simple milk sandwich bread

milk bread

One of the softest and most delicious bread i have baked. with every bread baking i learn something new and i get better i hope , although my breads may look perfect , i would have few complaints of my own, except for this one bread which was a winner from the time i started… 

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TAMIL NEW YEAR ….MY LUNCH NO.16 ( FESTIVAL MENU )

      Festival lunch for Tamil New Year and Vishu  at my home is mostly an amalgam of dishes from both sides owing to my Palakkad origin and therefore the Sadya lunch as we call the elaborate spread of dishes has delicacies from both states. I try to stretch as much as possible and… 

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Minimalist cooking | Fuss free recipes

Nellikai Arachu kalakki ( gooseberry curd pachadi ) Nellikai arachu kalakki is a popular curd based pachadi variety from Kerala, also prepared in Tamilnadu . Usually uppu manga or uppu nellikai are used, meaning baby mangoes in brine or gooseberries in brine are used to prepare this healthy Delicious pachadi .. If you do not… 

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Sri Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. The Rama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra Navaratri celebrations. At some places the festival lasts the whole nine… 

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Wheat flour Dosa ( Godhumai Dosai ) Crispy wheat flour dosas

wheat rava dosa

Crispy wheat rava dosa made instantly !! Yes..the word instant does grab us !! I have lost count of the no of times i fall back on this recipe  simply because some days breakfasts just dont happen…we are family that doesnt have a great routine ..so a bowl of porridge/ kanji is good enough ..but… 

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nankhatai recipe | nan khatai biscuits | indian cookies

Nankhatais are seriously addictive cookies . 😋😋 .Indian cookies Nankhatai bakery style ..i had to bake at least three times so that i get good pics for my post and video before they all vanished ..😂..awfully easy and anyone can bake them …so if you have taken them out of the oven even few seconds… 

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Fold over buns| Pocket buns | Eggless buns

fold over buns, eggless buns

Delicious home baked pocket rolls or fold over buns 😋😋 buns that are so good for holding any filling or stuffing with a savory filling or a sweet filling ,or even just home made jams, chutneys, or enjoying even as a plain bun . Eggless and reduced fat ,no preservatives, unlike bakery ones, these can be baked… 

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Mysore pak Recipe: How to Make Ghee Mysore pak

ghee mysore pak , sri krishna sweets mysorepak

Mysore paak is a sweet dish famous in Karnataka , made of gram four, generous amounts of ghee and sugar.Pak or paka in Kannada means the sugar syrup. Almost everyone prepares this simple sweet. Sounds simple but believe me this can be a nerve wracking experience to new comers who  may miss out some essential… 

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Nine Desserts and Sweets for Navarathri | Vrat recipes

sweets and desserts for Navarathri

Navarathri is a time for trying out many alternatives in sweets and savory dishes using only ingredients that are allowed for vrat or fast . Here is a sample of nine easy quick sweets you can prepare for the days , without preparation or planning . I have given more than 80 recipes throught the… 

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Apple Millets sheera | Vrat recipes | Navarathri Upwas recipes

Apple millets sheera is yet another healthy simple tasty dish for your vrat menu . Ingredients : 3/4 cup dry roasted powdered millet , barnyard millet or kodo millet / sama chawal . If you arent sure about quality of the millet then soak in water, wash well two to three times, drain water completely… 

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THATTAI / NIPATTU GOKULAASHTAMI | DIWALI RECIPE

THATTAI , gOKULAASHTAMI , KRISHNA JAYANTHI RECIPE

These thin rice crispies called Thattai/Nipattu can be seriously addictive. With easily available ingredients in most kitchens these are now no longer festival snacks. With the easy to make steps , can be made in minutes with small quantities as you don’t want to indulge too much but yet craving for something spicy and savory. Usually at my place I… 

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Karadayan Nombu ( Karadayan adai )..March 2020

This year the date for karadayan  Nombu  14 March 2020 date  karadayan nombu 2020 time 6.35 am to 12.08 fast duration 5 hours 33 minutes manjal saradu muhurtham 12.08 pm savithri nombu, karadayan nombu..Savithri pleading with Lord Yama to save her husbands life Karadayan Nonbu or Savitri Vratham is a traditional Tamil festival of fasting… 

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VADU MANGA / TENDER Maavadu Recipe – Vadu Mango pickle

vadu maanga, baby mangoes

 Before it is ready …freshly marinated in spices and stored in a ceramic jar Come summer and it is time to prepare the yearly quota of baby mango pickles , called Vadu manga I do not prepare  for the year but just enough to last a few months as there are quite a few other… 

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Instant ready to make Rava upma mix for upma/Uppitu , Instant Rava Idlis and Rava dosa

It is such a boon to have these ready to make upma mixes at home or send it with those travelling. We see so many branded products in the stores so I got inspired couple of years ago and been making these ready to cook mixes in my fridge. Comes very handy when you have… 

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Diwali Recipes…Sweets/Desserts

Some Diwali recipes for you to make easily at home with simple instructions, try some of these rather than buying and surprise your family with these popular Indian sweets. Click on the link to go to main recipe. Mango Burfi Pineapple kesari/Pine apple pudding Ras Malai Rava Kesari Milk Pedhas Basundi Karchikai/Karanji/Somas Chiroti/Phenori/ Shakkarpara Mysore… 

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Puli Inji Recipe | Inji Puli Recipe | Sweet and sour Ginger pickle

Puli Inji is an indispensable part of the popular Kerala Onam Sadya. This is nothing but a spicy aromatic sweet, tangy sauce prepared by lightly sautéing ginger and green chillies with other condiments and simmering till it thickens.  Kerala (sadya) is incomplete without puli inji or inji puli. The various tongue tickling characters of this unique pickle… 

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MILLET MANGO KESARI ( VARAGU/KODO MILLET )

mango millet kesari

Millet kesari is just an obvious addition to my list of many millet dishes .Now that we have figured out how to incorporate millets in a variety of dishes why not some yummy desserts too . This has got to be the most easiest,  most incredible of all millet dishes I  must say . Not… 

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Aadi Ammavasai and Recipes

aadi ammavasai

image source..medium.com During the Tamil month of Aadi, just as every Friday (Velli Kizahamai) is considered to be auspicious and ideal for worshiping Hindu Goddesses, especially the various incarnations of Shakti, . Similarly Aadi Ammavasai is equally important to perform oblations to our forefathers by the male successors . Aadi Amavasya is the new Moon… 

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Fenugreek Seeds chutney powder

methi seeds chutney , methi chutney powder

Ingredients 4 tbsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds ( increase the qty of ingredients after you have tried and tested ) 2 tbsp mustard seeds 4 red chillies or as per your taste. Pinch of asafoetida powder Pinch of mango powder /aamchur powder salt to taste Pinch of turmeric powder 1 tbsp. oil ( sesame oil preferably)… 

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MILK POWDER RAS MALAI ( MILK POWDER Ras Malai )

milk powder rasmalai

This has been my most satisfying post signing off the year on a sweet note of success…so whats the big deal …well its only inevitable after making some amazing cottage cheese, home made paneer cubes with milk powder , as i had no fresh milk on hand , i realized i can make good spongy… 

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Little Millets Idli | Samai Idli

Little Millet (Panicum miliare), one of the small millets, is called kutki in Hindi, sava (Marathi), gajro (Gujrati), same (Kannada), samai (Tamil), and samalu (Telugu). It is suitable for most age groups esp diabetics and those looking to manage weights and avoiding rice . Little millets are almost like proso milltes from same family but much smaller . Most millet varieties have low carbs and therefore… 

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