Thavala Vadai | Mixed Lentil Fritters

Thavala Vadai – A festive special fried food prepared with mixed lentils, rice and with coconut but without any onion or garlic. Honestly, we don’t need any occasion to make this recipe. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, this vadai an anytime perfect recipe. Today I am happy to share my mom’s Thavala vadai recipe. Read further to check the detailed recipe with stepwise pictures.  Jump to Recipe 

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Lentils and Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie | Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

LentilsandVegetablesShepherdsPie

I am presenting you today – The combined goodness of lentils, vegetables, potatoes, and cheese. It is the vegetarian version of the Shepherd’s Pie aka the lentils and veggie shepherd’s pie. This kid-approved classic casserole dish is a perfect vegetarian main course meal. The process might sound lengthy, but you can do a lot of things in parallel or make ahead too. Check out my detailed post below for those options and also for the step by step pictorial recipe.

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Karasev | Milagu Karasev

No Garlic Karasev

I wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali / Deepavali. Last but not the least, here comes my no garlic crispy and crunchy Karasev recipe flavored with peppercorns. Karasev is a famous snack from Tamil Nadu, and it pairs well with tea, coffee, and even rice too. Today I am going to share the no garlic version of the sevu and also how to press it traditionally with a perforated ladle.

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Microwave Ricotta Cheese Sandesh | Instant Ricotta Cheese Sondesh

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.

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Instant Pot Olan | Onam Sadya Recipe

Kerala Special Olan

Finally, I am posting my favorite recipe, Olan – the rich and creamy coconut milk stew with the goodness of black eyed peas/cow peas, red and white pumpkin. This olan is very mild, soothing because of the healing properties of coconut and coconut milk and of course, it is vegan and gluten free. Check out the video instructions and a detailed recipe below.

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Little Millet Ammini Kozhukattai | Ammini Kozhukattai with Little Millet Dosa Mix

Little Millet Ammoni Kozhukattai

Little Millet / Samai Ammini Kozhukattai – A healthy and a delicious savory neivediyam for this Vinayakar Chaturthi, prepared with little millet dosa mix. You can prepare this vegan ammini kozhukattai in 30 minutes. Last week I posted the sweet nei appam, so this week it got to be a savory one. With Vinayakar Chaturthi coming up in two days, what’s better than this savory ammini kozhukattai? This ammini kozhukattai can be prepared any time for a healthy munch. These spicy balls are perfect for hunger pangs too.

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