Menasina saaru or pepper cumin rasam is very tasty and healthy saaru for winter season and also for nursing mothers. Pepper helps in increasing the milk production in nursing mother. This rasam is soothing and gentle on stomach. After the delivery of the baby the woman's body goes through a lots of hormonal changes. It is always good to have simple, healthy food and calm environment for the recovery. If you feel the rasam is spicy you can add hot milk at the end and serve it to the new mother. If it not for new moms you can add coconut milk too. You can squeeze lemon juice and drink hot rasam/saaru.
Satyanarayana prasada is rava halwa which is prepared on the Satyanarayana pooje day as a naivedyam / offering to Lord Sri Satyanarayana Swamy. It is also called Sapada Bhakshya. Satyanarayana Puja or vrata performed in many parts of India. It is usually performed on the hunnime or poornima/full moon day, during weddings and housewarming ceremonies as well. It is believed to be very auspicious vratham which can be performed by anyone anytime to get the divine blessings of God Vishnu – for good health, wealth, prosperity and so on…. At the end of the pooja, there is a story about origin of the pooja, benefits of doing this It is very important to listen to this story. In this story it is given the recipe of the prasadam, what is the right quantity of each ingredients. Here in this recipe we have followed the same method. Each ingredients has to be ¼ cup + a whole number or just ¼ cup is also ok. Example.. If you are planning to make prasadam using 1 cup rava, add ¼ to it and make it 1¼ cup..like that all ingredients must be equal quantity… exception is milk( you have to use only the milk, here we modified little with ¼ milk and rest is water)
SIde dish for Adai dosa with video instructions! Coconut Chana dal Chutney is very nice combination Adai or lentil dosa. Chutney, there are so many varieties, each one has its own flavor,taste. Each breakfast dish like Dosa, Idli has its own companion, these goes well with a particular type of chutney. This red chutney or Bele/dal coconut chutney is very tasty, healthy and delicious side dish, goes well with almost every breakfast menu like chapathi, rava idli and dosa. Very easy to make super delicious chutney.
Haalu Holige aka Poori Payasa is one the traditional recipes, simple to make yet very delicious karnataka sweet. This is an authentic Karnataka sweet dish. Basically crisp puri soaked in Kheer or payasam. There is nothing like one recipe for this scrumptious haalu holige . The payasa or the dip can be prepared in many different ways. You can make gasagase payasa, or the one which is shown in this recipe with milk and nuts like almonds and cashews along with the poppy seeds. Try this super delicious haalu holige for this thanksgiving get-together or during christmas holidays!