Kajjaya/athirasam is very traditional festival food, prepared usually during DeepavaLi festival. This is a tricky sweet until you master the jaggery syrup consistency, then it is going to be an easy dish.
Plain Sev or Ompudi or omapodi is very easy and addictive snack and is commonly used in Indian Chaats like Sev Puri, Masala Puri Bhel puri… For the flavor and digestion the Omkaalu or ajwain is used in this recipe. If you don’t like the ajwain, you can skip the same and prepare plain sev. This sev is not only for chaats, you can just eat it with Chai or Coffee or keep it in a bowl next to you and crunch it as you work. This truly happens in my home. My daughter loves to keep a bowl of this sev when she does her homework :) All this salty, crispy, crunchy snacks like chakli, kodbaLe, mixture …. are her companias during her homework sessions. Prepare this simple easy to make snack for Navarathri gombe bagina, as offering to Shri Krishna or for Deepavali as well.
Rasam powder is most important item in our kitchen. We use this for making saaru, gojju, sambar, and more.. In my previous video I showed my mother’s way of making the rasam powder. This is udupi style rasam powder i learned from a chef from udupi. The major difference between our method and udupi style is they use coconut oil, and they don’t use pepper, and mustard seeds
Peanut chikki – an addictive easy to make treat.
Chikki is very popular, addictive sweet made of groundnuts / peanuts / Shenga and jaggery. The important step in making this peanut brittle or chikki is the jaggery syrup consistency.
This chikki can be prepared with combination of nuts, you can make til/sesame chikki too.