This Dasara, try whipping up some of the favorite festival delights at home
No Indian festival is complete without special dishes cooked and enjoyed along with family and friends. I present you three Traditional Andhra recipes which aren’t served at many restaurants, these are easy to prepare at home and the most relished one’s during this festivity.
4 cups of milk
2 cups of basmati rice,
Jaggery (as per taste)
1 tsp of cardamom powder,
1 tsp of ghee, cashew nuts and raisins each.
Boil two cups of milk in a pressure cooker and add washed and drained rice. Cook on a low flame.
Once the rice becomes soft, turn off the flame, add Jaggery and mix well.
Now add the remaining milk and stir for another 20 minutes on a low flame.
Let it cool and add cardamom powder.
Garnish with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee and serve.
1 cup of tur daal,
2 cups of water
2 onions, 2 tomatoes,
1 tsp ginger garlic paste,
a pinch of salt,
1 tsp each of mustard powder, chilli powder, jeera (cumin) powder,
curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Boil the tur daal in 2 cups of water.
Fry onions in a pan and when they turn red, add ginger garlic paste.
Now add freshly cut tomatoes and stir well until it turns into a paste.
Add salt, mustard powder, jeera powder, chilli powder, and stir it well.
Then add boiled daal and mix it well.
Garnish it with coriander and curry leaves and serve it hot.
Traditional Andhra Sweet Pootharekulu Recipe:
1 pack phyllo sheets
4 tbsp ghee
2 bsp cardamom powder
300 g finely powdered sugar
Using a muslin cloth, apply cooked rice starch onto inverted earthen pots that are heated from underneath. You will get thin rice sheets.
Now place one rice sheet on a table and apply ghee over it.
Mix some powdered sugar and cardamom powder and use a tea strainer and sprinkle the mixture over the rice sheet and repeat the process 3 times.
Roll out the layers and its ready.
“My addition would be a dash of mint or some other flavor along with the powdered sugar. If it melts in your mouth, you did it right.”
Note: - Making the rice sheets is quite challenging and tedious so you can buy rice sheets or phyllo sheets from the grocery store.