Vada Pappu

Vada Pappu aka Kosambari is a salad that is made with moong dal and veggies and offered as Naivedyam to Lord Ram on Sri Rama Navami. There are several ways of preparing this and this recipe is what is followed in our home. Vada Pappu can also be made and had on any other day it…

Neer Majiga

Neer Majiga in Telugu means neer mor in Tamil and buttermilk in English. It is a healthy beverage that is usually prepared with diluted curd that is mostly sour. Adding few ingredients makes it more flavourful and also very healthy. Neer Majiga is one of the items that are prepared for Sri Rama Navami, birthday…


‘Panakam’ is one such drink which is made especially during Sri Rama Navami and Narasimha Jayanti and also acts as a coolant in summer.

Anumulu Pulusu

Anumulu Pulusu is made on Sankranti i.e. for Pongal festival. Markets are flooded with anumulu/motchai during the season and it is made with the fresh anumulu.

Samai Khichdi

Samai Khichdi is a simple dish prepared with Samai aka Little Millet or Kutki. Samai Khichdi is a no garlic – no onion recipe. You can eat this dish if you are fasting on Ekadashi.

Sweet Potato – Sago Kheer

Sweet Potato – Sago kheer is one more addition to my list of Ekadashi friendly recipes. You can have this sweet potato – sago kheer if you are fasting, as it is not only tasty but also very filling.

Broccoli and Potato Soup

Broccoli and Potato soup as the name suggests is a healthy soup that is made with broccoli, potatoes and milk. This broccoli soup recipes goes to my growing list of Ekadashi Friendly recipes.Hence, I have not used onion and garlic. Soups are very healthy and you can stay healthy and energetic even when fasting.

Sweet Atkul

Sweet Atkul as the name suggests it is a sweet made with poha. Sweet Atkul is not only delicious but also very healthy, as we add milk,jaggery and nuts.

Chakkara Pongal

This is one yummy dessert that is prepared with rice, milk and jaggery. This is usually made along with ‘Paal Pongal’ on Sankranti. Though the name says ‘Chakkara’, which means sugar this is prepared with jaggery and makes it rich not only in calcium but also iron. The procedure is almost similar like Paal Pongal.

Paal Pongal

Pongal is one dish which is made exclusively on Sankaranthi / Thai Thirunaal. This is an authentic Vysya cuisine and it’s usually accompanied with ‘anumulu’ pulusu which is in season during December – January.