Vegetarian, Prayer Food, Purtassi

Braised Kadala Recipe South Africa

Braised Kadala (brown chickpeas) was quintessential prayer food, growing up in South Africa. Amma made it for the fasting prayer, Lakshmi Day or as a snack. Much like Amma’s samp and beans, it is tempered in whole spices. It gets its flavour and aroma from the combination of fried onion, […]

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Rice Dishes, Lakshmi Day, Prayer Food, Purtassi

Sweet Rice Recipe

Sweet Rice, that delicious Indian Rice pudding synonymous with prayers. I recall Amma making it for Porridge Prayers, Fasting Prayers, Lakshmi Prayers and ‘Dead Peoples Prayers’. Amma’s Sweet Rice Recipe often contained sultanas and chopped bananas. I am not a fan of banana so I have omitted this from the […]