Thirumaalai Chamba

Cooks in: 40 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Many temples in South have their own traditional Prasadam offerings. Only locally available simple ingredients are used for these offerings and the devine taste lingers in the mouths of devotees for a very long time! One such recipe is Thirumaalai Chamba offered to Sowmyanarayana Perumaal of Thirukkoshtiyur. Thirumaalai means sacred evenings. This pasasdham is offered to Perumal in the evenings and then distributed. Only country veggies like raw banana, brinjal, bitter gourd and cluster beans are used for this dish. Small urad dal vada is added and pepper is the only spice used!I wanted to recreate this simple yet very tasty Prasadam recipe with our humble millets and it turned out so well and I happily offered to Him before this margazhi ends. Thanking Him for everything He bestowed us in the year 2019 and praying for a peaceful world in the coming year. Om Namo Narayana!!

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Matar Baati

Cooks in: 40 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Rajasthan has always attracted tourists with their cuisine and grand palaces and deserts. It is believed that Baati recipe originated during war times. The soldiers bury the Baati dough in the sand and by the time they return, it gets baked by the scorching heat of the sun! They smeared ghee over the baatis and had with buttermilk. Dal and Churma were added much later as accompaniments. As I wanted to try this delicacy with gluten free millets, used jowar flour for this recipe. Try this traditional mouth watering recipe during this fresh peas season!

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Kadugu Ohrai/Mustard Rice

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

This delicious mixed rice variety is from Karnataka. Mustard seeds have lots of health benefits and it is generally used as seasoning in many Indian dishes. Mustard powder is one of the important ingredient in many pickles. Mustard paste and oil are used in many dishes. This is a very quick and easy recipe which can be prepared in minutes if the cooked millet is ready. 

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