Navratri

Navaratri is considered to be one of the most important festivals of India. It is celebrated through out the country but each region has its own speciality. Different varieties and special cuisine are made during Navratri celebration. Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian.

Pineapple Kesari
Diwali, Kesari, Navratri, Pineapple

Pineapple Kesari

Pineapple Kesari is a popular dessert made in South India and often served in weddings and special occasions. It is very easy to make and is very very tasty. A cousin to the popular Rava Kesari, this is a simple recipe that anyone can try. Print Recipe 0 from 0 […]

Carrot Halwa
Baisakhi, Carrot, Diwali, Halwa, Navratri

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa,  also known as Gajorer halua, Gajrela or Gajar Pak, is a slow cooked traditional dessert made on almost all occasions. In fact, it is so simple and delicious to make that one doesn’t require a celebration to make it. Unlike many other sweet delicacies that require an intricate recipe […]

Badam Kulfi Ice Cream
Diwali, Ice Cream, Navratri

Badam Kulfi

What can be a better remedy to the scorching summer heat than a delicious, sweet, milky and satiating kulfi! In India, various types of kulfi are popular such as Mango-Cardamom kulfi, Kesar-pista kulfi, paan flavored kulfi, malai kulfi, etc. Badam Kulfi, a popular kulfi made from milk and almonds is […]

Navadhanya Sundal Recipe
Navratri, Sundal

Navadhanya Sundal

Navadhanyam means nine pulses and grains. The Navadhanya Sundal is made during Navratri festival as an offering to the deities and distributed as a prasadam to guests. This sundal is packed with protein and hence can be made as a regular tea time snack or as an evening kids snack […]

Variety Payaru Sundal (Mixed Sprouts Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Variety Payaru (Mixed Sprouts) Sundal

Mixed Sprouts Sundal is a very nutritious sundal that can be served as a school snack or as an evening snack to kids. Sprouts are a good source of protein, vitamin C and several other nutrients. This sundal brings the goodness of the various sprouts in one cup and makes […]

Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Karamani Sundal

Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal) is a South Indian snack rich in protein and served during evening time. Served as a prasadam during Navratri time, it is made using karamani (lobia) tossed with spices, seasonings and coconut. It is very easy to make and is also very healthy. Print […]

Pattani Sundal (White Dried Peas Sundal)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Sundal

Pattani Sundal

Pattani Sundal is a typical South Indian snack dish. Made using dried white peas, this is an anytime snack and is often made during Navratri festival. Legumes are a healthy addition to our food and this can be served as an after-school snack for children. A very simple but nutritious […]

Rajma Masala Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal (or Red Kidney Beans Masala Sundal) is a healthy and delicious North Indian evening snack. Sundal is one of the most popular dishes made during Navratri festival. This sundal can also be packed for kids school snack box. You can also serve this as a side dish […]

Peanut Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Peanut Sundal

Peanut Sundal (or Groundnut Sundal or Verkadalai Sundal) is a popular and traditional South Indian sundal variety. Typically made as an evening snack for kids, it is also made during Navratri festival and over the years has become an integral part of the Navratri sundal menu. The verkadalai sundal is […]

Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal)

Sprouted Green Grams (Mulaikattiya Pachai Payaru) is rich in proteins, fiber and vitamins. A traditional South Indian sundal variety, this is made during navratri festival and also as an evening snack for kids and adults alike. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal) A […]

Sweet Corn Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal is a very easy and quick to make sundal snack for kids. Also called as stir fried sweet corn, this is a great snack during Navratri festival when guests come home to see the golus. These can be made any time – be it festivals or just […]

Green Gram Sweet Sundal (Pachai Payaru Vella Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Green Gram Sweet Sundal

Green Gram Sweet Sundal (Pachai Payaru Vella Sundal) is a traditional South Indian sundal variety made during Navratri festival. This sundal is made with only 4 ingredients, so it can be made easily. It is healthy and nutritious as Green Gram is a rich source of protein and other nutrients. […]

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal (Beach Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal (Beach Sundal)

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal is also known as Madras Beach Sundal. Going to the marina beach is not complete without having a bite of the sundal that is sold by numerous vendors. Infact a lot of people just go to the beach only for this sundal. This recipe allows you […]

Moong Dal Sundal (Pasi Paruppu Sundal) Recipe
Navratri, Sundal

Pasi Paruppu Sundal (Moong Dal Sundal)

Rich in protein, the Moong Dal Sundal (or also known as Pasi Paruppu Sundal in Tamil) is healthy and simple evening snack to make for kids. It is also a popular recipe for Navratri festival and is distributed as a prasadam to guests. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Pasi […]

Kollu Sundal Recipe (Horsegram Sundal Recipe)
Diabetic, Navratri, Sundal

Kollu Sundal (Horsegram Sundal)

Kollu (or Horsegram) is the most protein-rich grain in the world. It is rich in iron, calcium and protein. It is also low in fat and high in carbohydrate. People who are diabetic or want to reduce their weight should include kollu in their diet. Print Recipe 0 from 0 […]

Vella Kondakadalai (White Chickpeas) Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Vella Kondakadalai Sundal

Vella Kondakadalai (White Chickpeas) sundal is a very popular and easy to make sundal variety. The festival of Navratri is not complete without sundals and if you are short of time, then this sundal is the best option for you. Very easy to make, it can be made in a […]

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Fried Kozhukattai

Fried Kozhukattai (Fried Modak / Fried Modhakam) is a popular savoury variation of the normal Kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This is also made when there are excess or left-over stuffing available. We can use any kind of stuffing for this fried variation. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes […]

Thattai Saamai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Navratri, Snacks

Saamai Thattai

Thattai is one of the most famous snacks in South India. A crispy and crunchy snack, they are perfect for any occasion whether it is a party, teatime or a festival. This Saamai Thattai variation is made using Saamai flour (Little Millet flour). Ingredients: Saamai Flour – 1 cup Urad […]

Soya Beans Masala Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Soya Beans Masala Sundal

Soya Beans are a powerhouse of protein, especially for vegetarians. It prevents the risk of heart diseases, aids in lowering cholesterol, helps in weight loss, regulates metabolism amongst several others. Navratri is a time when every household makes atleast one sundal variety each day. Why not include this protein rich […]

Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)
Navratri, Sundal

Tri Colour Beans Sundal

Sundal is a popular & healthy protein-rich South Indian snack. During navratri festival time, every household makes one sundal variety a day. These are offered as prasadam to god and served to guests as snacks. There are many variations of sundal available. This one is made using three types of […]

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Sathu Maavu Kozhukattai

Sathumaavu Kozhukattai (or Health Mix Modak) is a simple and healthy twist to the normal kozhukattai made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  Sathu Maavu is a nutritious & healthy mix that is traditionally given to babies and is packed with nutrients. Ingredients: Sathu Maavu/ Health Mix – 2 cups Puttu Flour […]

Ragi Kozhukattai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Ragi Kozhukattai

Ragi Kozhukattai is a healthy variation of the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi Kozhukattai. Ragi is an extremely nutritious grain rich in iron, protein and minerals.  This is a healthy twist to the regular modaks. Ingredients: Ragi Flour –  2 cups Jaggery – 6 – 8 tblsp Water as Required Cardamom Powder […]

Modak (Kozhukattai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri, Paneer

Paneer Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai or Modak are a popular sweet during Ganesh Chaturthi period. They come in different flavours and shapes as per the region and stuffing used. But all of them are equally tasty. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Oil – 1 tsp Salt to Taste For Stuffing: Milk Khoya – […]

Chocolate Kozhukattai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kozhukattai, Navratri

Chocolate Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai (or Modak) is a popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival recipe to usher in the prosperity and good luck at home. Kozhukattai (Modak) is said to be a favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. This is a delicious chocolatey variation of the traditional kozhukattais. It can also be given as a gift […]

Sabudana (Javvarisi) Sundal Recipe
Navratri, Sundal

Sabudana Sundal

An easy Navratri sundal recipe, this is different from the usual sundals made during the festival. Ingredients: Sabudana (Javvarisi) – 2 cups Sprouted Green Gram (or Moong Dal) – 1 cup Green Chillies – 4, slit lengthwise Ginger – 2 tsp, grated Carrot – 2, small, grated Ghee – 2 […]

Pattani Masala Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Pattani Masala Sundal

Pattani Masala Sundal is a simple but tasty sundal variety to make during Navratri. It can also be served as an evening snack to kids. Ingredients: Dried White Peas – 2 cups, soaked for 8 to 12 hours Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Mint Leaves – handful Coriander Leaves […]