Bellam Thalikalu – Vinayaka Chavithi Recipe
Bellam Thalikalu is a classic Andhra style festival dish that is usually prepared for Vinayaka Chavithi. Thalikalu are small and thin noodles prepared with either rice flour or whole wheat flour or a mixture of rice flour, whole wheat flour and semolina (sooji). These hand made noodles are cooked in a cardamom flavored jaggery (bellam in telugu) syrup and garnished with nuts and roasted poppy seeds. It also goes by the name Thalikala Payasam (kheer). Another popular version is to prepare thalikalu with rice flour and simmer it in jaggery syrup. Both the varieties are tasty. Do give them a try and make an offering to Lord Ganesha for Ganesh Chaturthi.
A few more Vinayaka Chavithi recipes Andhra style that you can make for Ganesh pooja.