Chooda / Spicy poha/Chivda( Roasted masala avalakki/Poha) mix is a easy to make, delicious evening coffee or tea time snack. This recipe calls for thin poha / teLu avalakki. This is also popularly known as Chiwda/Chivda
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.
Do you remember the days, relatives, friends coming and knocking our door without informing? Those are the days where there was no smart phones, internet … Friends and family used to drop in anytime, when they were in town. I Love those days !
It was a customary to prepare the festival meals for the guests. Festival meals menu will be usually one rice dish, payasam and Kosambari and palya along with Rasam and some Majjige HuLi. There were no refrigerator to store the vegetable. My mom used to come up with quick dishes, one of them is this rice dish, Thuppanna as we call this in kannada. This ghee rice is so simple yet so delicious. If you have cooked rice ready, this ghee rice can be done with in no time at all, just 5 minutes is enough. As a kid I used to love this rice and now it is same with my kids too :). Simple aromatic Ghee rice kids friendly recipe.
Instant Puliyogare Powder Recipe with step by step pictures -tastes exactly like temple prasadam. Puliyogare is ever popular Iyengar dish. Though we get the MTR instant puliyogare mix, home made always taste better and different. And I should mention here, it is easy to prepare and tastes awesome. If you are traveling and option to cook rice, this instant mix comes real handy.