In Sweet Treats


Here comes Andhra's most loved traditional Festive sweet. Just for you in mom's way!!
Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal- 1/2 cup
Bengal gram- 1 cup
Jaggery -1 and 1/2 cup
Grated coconut- 1/4 th cup (optional)
Cardamom - 2-3 pods
Ghee-as required
salt- to taste
Oil- for frying
Wash urad dal and rice. Soak them together for 5 hours. Drain water and grind urad dal and rice into fine paste by adding very little water. The batter should be like Dosa batter (thick). Soak Bengal gram for 3 hours, drain water and grind it coarsely. Adjust salt as per taste. Now pressure cook this coarse mixture until 3 whistles. Cool it now. Take a heavy bottomed vessel and add grated jaggery and little water to make jaggery syrup. Fry grated coconut in ghee until golden. Now add this fried coco mix and cardamom to jaggery mixture. Cook for few mins. Now add above prepared bengal gram mixture to it. Mix all the ingredients well and when this mixture condense Off the flame and allow it to cool. Now shape this mixture into small balls. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Dip each ball into urad dal batter and let it coat evenly and deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
Serve hot with a dollop of ghee
Store in air tight container

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In Awards


Welcome to My Awards Page
Page updated on 09/30/2014

Aathidhyam receives loads of appreciation from all over the world and won many accolades for its creative content. Being the person behind the wind..I am really very proud for what this space of mine brings to me.  Have a glance:

1) Winner of Ganesha Modak Contest at Nirlep : I won first place in Ganesha Modak recipe challenge held by Nirlep. Though it was a last minute participation, looks like last it is lucky for me observing my winning trend.  I prepared Nutri bounty Modak  which is a fusion of tradition and health.

2) Winner of Borosil Contest held at Indiblogger: My blogpost on how I would like to prepare a meal and present it using Borosil cookware won INR 2000.

3) Pigeon Kitchen Queens Contest:  My blog won kitchen queens contest twice for its Honey Paneer and Rice Kheer entries.

4) Olive Oil Bake Off Contest: My easy peasy Christmas Cake won first prize in Olive oil Bake Off Contest held by Leonardo Olive Oil

5) Father's day Surprise Contest: Honey Paneer again makes it to the chart by winning first prize at Nirali's Contest

6) Giveaway at Veggie Belly : For a supercool and awesome hamper, aathidhyam made its way and got exiting SriLankan goodies.

7) Winner of Tasty Khana Contest held at Blog Adda- I won the Easy Doodle Contest wherein you have to depict a recipe using Doodle Art. Being a new entry..I participated in the last minute and won this contest along with movie tickets to watch a movie. You can see the art here.

8) Winner Chef of the Month contest held by Chef Leonardo- My recipes made way amongst all others and made me win Chef of the Month contest for the month of October,2013. I received a bunch of goodies from Leonardo Olive oil team. You will see my name as Sindhura Devarakonda...That's what the world knows me as....

Here's the pic

9) Winner Magic Kart recipe contest in the month of December 2013
You can check it at
My Eggless chocolate Pudding won first prize in their contest. Check out the recipe here

4) I also pen down my ramblings in my other blog...The shopping Cafe. You can catch it at My writing won accolades. I stood first in Deloitte story writing contest for my writing skills.

5)Won many cooking books in many contests held online

Received all these 3 Awards from my Blogger friends Saraswathi , Kitti Mati, Hari , Shanthi and Supriya

This Scrumptious blog Award comes to Aathidhyam from A Wonderful Person Babli of Khana Masala !!

I got these 3 awards from Rekha

Honest scrap award from Shanthi and Lata rajaAll these 3 Awards from my lovely friend Sailaja

Thank you all !!!

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In Sweet Treats


The Title is very apt for the occasion and i am going to share many sweet delights with you all!!

Wishing you all Happy Vinayaka Chavithi !!!

Photo courtesy-My Dad

Dates-1 and 1/2 cup (de seeded and chopped)
Pista- 1 cup (chopped & toasted)
Almonds- 1 cup (chopped & toasted)
Cashew nuts- 1/2 cup (chopped)
Sweetened coconut- 2 tbsp (dessicated)
Ghee/ clarified butter- 2 -3 tsps
Sugar- 2-3 tbsps
Honey-2 tsps (optional)
Elachi powder-1 tsp (optional)
Dry roast chopped Pista and Almonds separately and keep them aside. Heat pan on low flame, now add sugar and 1 tbsp of water and stir. Once you get sugar syrup add chopped dates. After 10 mins add chopped nuts and Elachi Powder. Cook for 2-3 mins. Meanwhile grease a plate with ghee and transfer this laddu mixture. Allow this mixture to cool, add honey to this mixture and mix well and now grease your palm with ghee and shape this mixture into golf size balls.Store it in a air tight container.
Note-Adjust sugar and honey according to your taste.
For more info Click

Happy to Share-
Got this Award from Babli of Khana masala
Passing this Award to...
Saraswathi @ Simply Sara
Sailaja @ Sailaja Kitchen
Hari @ Indian cuisine
Rekha Shoban @ Indian Recipes
Anu @ Yummy Recipes
Preeti Kashyap @ Relishing Recipes

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In Curries Indian Breads


Here comes our Sunday special Lunch Roti with Dum Aloo!!!
Wheat flour- 3 cups
Salt-As required
Oil-2 tsps
Hot milk-1/2 cup
Add all the above said ingredients except milk into a bowl.Mix all these ingredients well.Now add milk and the immediately cover it with a lid for 5 mins. Slowly add water and hand mix the flour in circular/rotating motion.Add 2 spoons of oil to the flour and grease your hands with oil and knead the dough.You need to knead for little longer time say 5-10 mins for soft rotis.Leave it for 30 mins and in the meanwhile you can start preparing your curry(Dum Aloo).Now divide the dough into small proportions (balls),flatten the surface of each ball,dust it with flour and with the help of rolling pin make them into circular discs (Roti).Apply oil to your palms while flattening the ball.Heat tawa, grease it with oil and now fry the prepared rotis by flipping until golden brown.Fry for little longer time for crisp rotis.
Your roti is Ready!!!

Potatoes- 4-5 medium sized (cut into 4 if big)
Onion-1 (big chopped)
Tomato,onion,garlic,Green chillies and cashew nut paste-1 cup
(cashews soaked for 30 mins prior to grinding.)
Oil-For frying
Garam masala-1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder-for taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Water-1 cup
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick-small stick
Pepper-1/2 tsp
Wash and peel potatoes.Cut them into cubes and prick all over.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and fry them until golden brown in colour.Keep it aside.Fry in a pan all the spices till the pungent smell subsides.Allow them to cool and then grind them into powder.Now take a pan and add 3 tbsps oil/ghee then add mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, now add the above prepared paste/puree and cook for 5-6 mins. Now add fried potato,water and cook till this mixture condenses and then add 1 and 1/2 tsp of spice powder,adjust salt and mix.Allow it to cook for 3-4 mins.Finally add chopped coriander and transfer it to a serving bowl.

Sending this to Pari's Combo Event

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In Awards


I am happy to share my awards.Here comes combo offer to Aathidhyam!!

From Saraswathi,Hari and Kitti Mati
From Saraswathi , Kitti mati and Supriya Nair

From Saraswathi and Kitti mati

1. What is your current obsession?
2. What are you wearing today?
T-shirt and Pant
3. What’s for dinner?
Bellam pulusu (stew),Daal,Rice,Roti and Spicy Cabbage curry
4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Ice cream
5. What are you listening to right now?
Kinnerasani vacchindamma vennala paitesi
6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
KITTI MATI-One wonderful friend with Delectable authentic recipe collection and one who supports me with her valuable comments !!
SARASWATHI IYER-Lovely friend from Singapore with with Yummy Mouth watering recipes blog and mother of 15 month old baby who enjoys her Motherhood!!
7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Cool water to quench thirst and liquids to prevent dehydration.
9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
To beach.
10. Which language do you want to learn?
11. Who do you want to meet right now?
My sweet little friend Greeshma (1 year old)
12. What is your favourite colour?
Black and blue13. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
14. What is your dream job?
To settle in some CEO level Position in Biotechnology firm.
15. What’s your favourite magazine?
Mostly i dont get time to read magazines,may be Eenadu Sunday Magazine.
16. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Shop for all my loved ones.
17. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
I don't have any idea
18. Who are your style icons?
None in particular
19. Describe your personal style?
Simple and dignified.
20. What are you going to do after this?
Complete my Biotech and chemistry records.
21. What are your favourite movies?
Comedy movies
22. What inspires you?
23. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Simple,dignified and being humble.
24. Coffee or tea?
Coffee (But i drink Horlicks)
25. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Listen to music, Speak to my parents and play with Greeshma.
26. What is the meaning of your name?
Aries sign, chaitra masam (Telugu)
27. Which other blogs you love visiting?
Not one in particular.
28. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Purnam Boorelu, Besan Laddu, Mom's Kheer Boorel
29. Favourite Food???

Andhra, Street food.

Passing this award to all my dear lovely friends-

1)Lata Raja

Please accept my dear friends!!

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In Events


I am excited to announce my very first event in Aathidhyam.
But before that let me share this sweet news with you that Aathidhyam is going to be soon.I thank all those wonderful friends and readers for their everlasting encouragement.

So i am planning to host this event to mark the same.
Rice being the Staple food in many parts of the world remains my theme.
My dear wonderful Chefs!!!
Get ready for the most exciting event @ Aathidhyam-RICE FEAST!!!

Little info-
Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world, but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health, and should be combined with other sources of protein, such as nuts, seeds, beans, fish, or meat.Rice, like other cereal grains, can be puffed or popped. This process takes advantage of the grains' water content and typically involves heating grains in a special chamber. Further puffing is sometimes accomplished by processing pre-puffed pellets in a low- pressure chamber.


  • All you need to do is send me Rice Recipes.(Any thing with rice).Archived posts Accepted.
  • Only Vegetarian recipes are accepted (No eggs)
  • Shoot your entries with the following details Via ENTRY FORM
  • Please note-Entries sent thru entry form are only Accepted
  • Do not forget to send 200 x 200 Pixels wide photo to
  • Should be a FOLLOWER of my Blog.
  • Provide a link back to this event and use this logo without fail.
  • Deadline is 1 st SEPTEMBER
  • Only 2 entries Per blog


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