festival cooking / sweet dish / Udupi cuisine / Uncategorized / vegetarian


Traditional This is a  special dish made as an offering when the mother goddess is worshipped. Known as Gudanna.  This dish symbolizes the nurturing quality of the divine feminine as it is rich in nutrients. Ingredients 2 cups white rice—I prefer Ambemor or chandini. 8 cups water (water proportions could vary depending on the rice.) … Continue reading

dessert / ekadashi / hesaru bele/kaalu / shivaratri / sweet dish / udupi / vegetarian

Hesaru bele payasa

Hesaru bele payasa Ingredients 1 cup hesaru bele (green gram dal) 1 cup jaggery ½ cup coconut milk/or cow’s milk ½ tsp cardamom. Method Cook the green gram dal until it is soft. To the cooked lentil add equal volume of water, add in the jaggery,coconut milk/cow’s milk and cardamom. bring to a boil. Garnish … Continue reading