Dal vada

Dal Vada

These are crispy Dal vada from the street of Bangaluru ,my second home 🙂 These vadas are a popular street-snack from south-India. Those were my favorite evening snack with a cup of chai at Office .I don’t like Maida stuff much ,so these kind of lentil based fried items satisfy me more. The weather is changing and there is a pleasant chill in the air . ” Happiness is in the air, It’s Deepavali everywhere.

Pitha

Mung bean Pitha-Sandwich

The Festival of Lights is at the door-step .All are busy in cleaning and decorating their house and bloggers are preparing delicious Diwali Festive foods in advance. Diwali is associated with lights and illumination and hence aptly called as the Festival of Lights is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil remembering victory of Ram . For many Hindus this five-day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. First day is Dhanteras ,second day is Choti Diwali and 3rd day is Laxmi Puja.Earthen lamps are lit and firecrackers are burst on 3rd day .

Red bean burger

Red Bean burger with Mustard sauce

Recently I won a contest for my dish Moong-Dalma & i have to concede that i felt like a kid when i received this beautiful cast-iron flat pan as the winning Prize.. I have been already been in love with my skillet which i use regularly to prepare my dish ,now this one is my second love. While one can use this to prepare a crispy Dosa for Breakfast , i thought of making some burger patties on it. And this time i choose a vegetarian option due to this festive season. Yes ,we are celebrating Navaratris ,a festival of…

yellow-dal recipe

Restaurant style Yellow Dal

There is hardly anyplace in India where people won’t recognize this lentil curry. A staple vegetarian dish in every Indian household, dal chawal have become synonymous with home-made food, relished by the young & old in the same contentment. This dish is divergent from place to place ,because the real flavor lies in the tadka that is put into this after boiling the lentils properly.. And if my lunch plate has rice, alo-bharta and moong-dal ,i happily dance with joy. Before i start my plate ,i add mango pickle to this spread & enjoy that simple soul food. I am…

sattu-paratha

Sattu Paratha

Sattu constitute as a staple food for many Bihari residents. Sattu drink is served as a cooling drink in Summer days which earned fame as a natural protein drink in rural part of India.The same sattu is stuffed into small wheat dumplings and baked on charcoal resulting a popular dish called Litti . Again using the similar kind of stuffing parathas are made and it’s part of regular breakfast in Bihar. Traditional Bihari food is rich, with generous quantities of oil and ghee.Their food choices are very simple and traditional. 2 day back i have shared “Baigan ka Chokha” which…

If you visit a temple in south-India on any auspicious day ,you will surely get pongal which is offered to God as Naivedyam.

Ven Pongal

Wish you all a blessed Varalakshmi Vratam , it’s a celebration which every woman in house do for the well being of family. Since morning i have been so busy preparing naivedyam (festive food). For this I had to wake up around 5.30 AM which is little early for me 🙂 Goddess Lashmi is worshiped on this day for wealth,health and prosperity. And this festival is mostly celebrated in South-India. I have prepared holige (a sweet stuffed flat bread) ,ven pongal ,Drumstick Kuzhambu and payasam for morning offering. I will make some mango seera too for evening offering . If…