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Pyaaz ki Kachori (Kachori with Onion filling)

I was introduced to Kachori for the first time during our stay in Kota, Rajasthan. The most common sight while driving through the city is that of Kachoris being sold like hot cakes at any time of the day. One can find a lot of variations in the filling, my favourite being Pyaaj/Onion filling. I mad

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Sharkkara Unda (Jaggery based Rice flour balls)

After the previous post on Avalose Podi, I received quite a few queries about what could be prepared with it. The easiest thing would be to mix it up with some sugar and eat. Another option is to mix some grated coconut with grated jaggery and mix with avalosepodi. If you need something more filling

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Avalose Podi (Roasted Rice Flour and Coconut)

My parents were here the last month. Our favourite pass time was reminiscing about my childhood. I guess that’s probably why, I am keen on recreating those traditional dishes which we grew up eating. One such item from the list is Sharkkarayunda, which are jaggery based balls made of rice flour and

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Bread Pizza in a Pan

It was one of those days when I got so busy with some work, that I lost track of time. By the time I realised that I hadn’t prepared any snacks for D, the clock struck 4. With just about 20 minutes in hand, I took a quick look into the refrigerator. Bread, Mozzarella cheese, Veggies, Szechuan sauce.

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Chicken Burger/Patty

This time D’s request for evening snack was Burger. With less time to make buns at home, I decided to use store-bought ones. Now that I had the buns, the homemade Eggless Mayonnaise etc, all that was left for me to do was make the Chicken burger/ Patty. I have lost count of the times I made these pa

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Warqi Samosa (Layered Samosa)

Warqi samosas are basically samosas with layered covering. One could use any filling, savoury or sweet to prepare this. Those who don’t have the time to prepare the covering can use Phyllo sheets. I followed the recipe from Khana Pakana for the outer covering.

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Kappayum Irachiyum Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Tapioca with Beef)

One of the perks of having your loved ones visit you, is to get some eatables, which you have been craving for. Couple of days back when my parents came from Kerala, they brought some Beef Ularthiyathu and raw Tapioca. Just when I was racking my brains about what to prepare for D, Amma placed these

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Thai Chicken Cakes

Savoury or sweet ? That’s the question I ask D before he heads to school. His choice helps me decide what to make as evening snack. This time he was a bit specific.”Mom, I want something made with chicken.” Later J comes up with another demand. “Make something light for dinner, maybe a salad.” All I

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

Though one can find a lot of variations to spring rolls, the popular one seems to be the fried version. Spring Rolls are pretty easy to make, more so, if you have the spring roll sheets. These sheets are readily available in well-rstocked grocery stores/supermarkriets. you can prepare the rolls well

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Kozhukkatta (Rice Flour dumplings with Coconut and Jaggery)

Kozhukkatta is a popular snack item of Kerala. This was one of those snacks MOM made for us, when we returned from school, famished. At times she used to make Kozhukkatta using wheat flour instead of rice flour. Personally I preferred the wheat one to the rice flour.

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Goli Baje/ Mangalore Bajji

I was introduced to the snack known as Goli Baje during my college days. We were served goli baje as a tea time snack. It is a popular snack in Karnataka and is also known as Mangalore Bajji. Here is the recipe. This snack is pretty much similar to pakoda but one needs to make the batter a few hours

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Kudappan/Vazhakkoombu/Kele ka phool Cutlet- (Banana Flower Cutlets)

The best thing about having a Banana plant in your backyard is that almost every part of the plant can be put to use. Apart from eating the banana, one can whip up dishes with the inside of a banana stem as well as the Banana flower. The leaves are used in place of plates, especially in South Indian

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Masala Vada/ Parippu Vada/ Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters)

Masala Vada is a popular South Indian snack which has gained popularity in other parts of the country as well. Ideally the vadas are made with ginger in it, but I have used garlic as I love the garlic taste. You may choose either to suit your taste. I have mentioned the quantity to be used. Masala

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Aval Vilayichathu

Aval Vilayichathu is a popular sweet snack of Kerala, made with beaten rice, coconut and jaggery. This is one snack I used to enjoy as a kid. The recipe I am sharing is the one I noted down while my Mom was preparing it. Here’s the recipe. Aval Vilayichathu Source: My Mom

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Feelgood Flapjacks

Flapjacks are sweet snack bars made with rolled oats, honey etc. I was looking for a recipe to use up the overripe bananas lying in the pantry. I was very pleased with the recipe as this was a healthier option to fulfil my craving for something sweet. After all, I am on a weight loss mission. I got

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Unniyappam (Without Banana)

Unniyappam is a popular snack item of Kerala. It is usually made of ground rice, jaggery, banana and coconut bits. I haven’t been a big fan of Unniyappams till I got to taste one that my MIL made. I couldn’t stop at one. One thing I noticed was that her Unniyappams didn’t have banana. As usual, she

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Chicken Cafreal

Till we came to Chennai, my lunch preparations never started before 11 am, as both J and D used to be home for lunch. The whole scenario changed after coming here. My mornings start with a mad rush of preparing breakfast and lunch to be packed. Doing the chopping and grinding the previous evening sa

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Dragon Chicken

Dragon Chicken is an Indo-Chinese recipe. This dish can be served as a starter as well as a side dish to go with Fried Rice. Dragon Chicken

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