Here is a very interesting offer by a Devotee for pilgrims travelling to Tirupati. People on a pilgrimage to pay their obeisance to the Lord undertake the temple visit to complete their prayers. During such time, the pilgrims should observe food without onions and garlic and the option to get such food in Tirupati is remote. Pilgrims depend on hotels and restaurants where such food is not provided. Same case with the stay also. The pilgrims require a dormitory to keep their pilgrimage intact but to locate those and get a space is pretty difficult for new comers and travelers. To help such people, now there is a place for stay providing food that suits pilgrims.
Pidikarnai is a root vegetable often confused with seppan kizhangu (Sticky potato), Senai Kizhangu (Elephant foot /Yam). This is a different vegetable and is known as a good medicine for people prone to constipation due to its fibrous nature and constituents. I am providing a recipe for making a Kuzhambu (gravy) out of it and this particular one is native of Tanjore cuisine passed on for generations. I did search if there were any of this on the net and did not find it so thought it to be a suitable opportunity to present it to people interested in preparing gravy with this vegetable. Let me tell you, it tastes yummy with rice.