Broken wheat payasa/Cracked wheat/ godhi payasa is another mouth watering payasa we will prepare during festival season. Navarathri, sharavana masa are very auspicious days and month we offer many sweet dishes to God. Payasa/kheer are one of the healthiest and delicious sweet dishes. This is very nutritious toddler and kids food
Seekarane / Rasayana is one of the easiest, tastiest sweet in the world. As most of the dishes this Rasayana can also be prepared in many different ways. Major difference between north and south Karnataka is, the use of coconut. Adding the coconut milk enhances the taste of the seekarane. Milk reduces the heating effect of Mango. Rasayana will be good with Rasapoori Mango, but any mango will be fine.
Deepavali is here, thinking of making sweet and kara at one shot? Here is extremely delicious, crispy and crunchy, and I must say very addictive, Sweet and Kara Boondi :). This is one of the kids finger food, especially the sweet boondi. My daughter and I just love the sweet one, it just melts in our mouth. This brings back my childhood memory too. During Navarathri season we used to go to my grand parents house in Anekere, a small village in Karnataka. There we used to celebrate 9 days of navarathri. Every evening ajji (Grandma) used to call so many people, I could say the whole village was present. She used to prepare Gojjavalakki, different kinds of sweets, and particularly my favorite Sweet and Khara Boondi. I miss my grandmother’s cooking :( she was an amazing cook. Navarathri was the best time for me to enjoy all kinds of snacks.
For making the sweet and kara boondi we need to know how to make the perfect boondi. This multi purpose boondi can be used to prepare Boondi Raitha, Boondi for Chats too. The same boondi we are using here to make this sweet and kara.
We wish all our readers a Very Happy Ganesha chaturthi. May God Ganesha bless you all with good health and ample wealth.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka. Traditionally, it is celebrated by almost each and every household. Ganesha – god of removing the obstacles, before the beginning of any good deeds we pray Lord Ganesha and then start the work. We offer Ganesha, his favorite dishes like Modakam, chakli, Black chana usli/Sundal, kadubu and this Panchakajjaya. Pancha kajjaya can be prepared with chana dal, moong dal also with puffed rice/Aralu on Ganesha festival, or if you are doing Gana homa, ganesha pooja at home.. Pancha means five and kajjaya means sweet. Pancha kajjaya is a sweet with 5 ingredients.