Thiruvadhirai Kali

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Thrivadhirai or Arudhra Dharisanam is a festival celebrated in the month of Margazhi on Thiruvadhirai Star which usually falls on Full Moon Day. This festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva and in Chidambaram it is celebrated in a grand manner in 5 sabhas. In Thillai Chidambaram 10 day Festival is held during Thiruvathirai. On the 9th day night (i.e., 10th day very early morning) Maha Abhishekam will be done to Lord Nataraja and Goddess Sivakamasundari at Raja Sabhai at around 3 am. The MahaAbhishekam will be held for about 3–4 hours. Then special Thiruvabaranam (Sacred Jewels) Alankaram, Rahasiya Pujai will be done to Sri Natarajar. Pancha Murthi Thiruveethi Ula, will be held at around 12 pm Noon. Soon after Pancha Murthi Ula in the afternoon Lord Natarajar and Goddess Sivakami will bless devotees with Aarudra Darisanam and enter Kanaka Sabhai. KaLi and kootu are made as Prasadam in every household and offered to Lord Shiva in the wee hours. This year, the festival falls on 10th of this month and I thought this millet version will be useful for many. Try this traditional recipe using millets and enjoy the festival.

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Kanika

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Mahaprasad  is the term applied to the 56 food items offered to Lord Jagannath  in the holy Temple of Puri, located in Odisha, India. The Prasada offered to him and later to Maa Bimala in the Grand Temple (SriMandir) is known as 'Mahaprasad'. One of the item of Mahaprasad is Kanika which is a simple spiced sweet pulav. Try this unique recipe with millets. Today's post is offered at the lotus feet of Lord Jagannath.

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Pasu Manjal Ohre/Fresh Turmeric Rice

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Manjal/Turmeric is one of the most effective nutritional supplement. It has Curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. When turmeric is taken along with pepper, its health benefits  manifolds. It helps in lowering the risks of brain diseases, heart diseases, cancer, arthritis and helps in treating depression. This recipe is such an easy one, through which we can reap the full benefits of turmeric.

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Alu Bhujiya Sev

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Alu  Bhujia is a dry snack made with chickpea flour/besan and boiled and mashed potatoes. It is prepared during festivals or for get together meetings. Beasan is heavy in carbs and and keeping this in mind, I have used millet flour as a major ingredient for this recipe. As millets absorb less oil, the outcome was crispy bhujiya with less oil and carbs. 

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