Moong dal payasam recipe | hesaru bele payasa recipe

Moong dal payasam recipe | hesaru bele payasa recipe – mangalore style sweet delicacy, where split  green gram is cooked in coconut milk, sweetened with jaggery and is flavoured with cardamom. Continue reading

Jeera milk recipe | jeerige kashaya recipe

jeera milkJeera milk recipe – a hot traditional healthy drink, which reduces body heat and keeps it cool. It is called jeerige kashaya in tulu and Kannada, where jeerige/jeera means cumin seeds.

We have very cool weather now in Dubai.  And it has been routine to go out for long drives and going for long walk, shivering even with our jackets on. And to stop by to snack on some hot pakodas together with hot tea/coffee in food joints late nite with friends. Than sipping hot tea/coffee in balcony every evening, I thought why not to try our good old jeera tea/ jeera milk today. Continue reading

Sweet poha recipe | Sihi avalakki recipe

sweet poha

Today, I’m posting simple yet tasty mangalorean style sweet poha recipe. This is also known as sihi avalakkai in kannada.

Deepavali means festival of lights, and it is a festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil. And I would say it is not only festival of lights, but also festival of sweets. During deepavali, house is cleaned such that it will shine, and decorated with mango leaves and marigold thorans, utensils are cleaned till shined and decorated for the holy bath in the morning. After bath and pooja , sweet poha is served for breakfast. Continue reading