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Honey Chilli Potato

Honey Chilli Potato is one of D’s favourite snacks. We had tried the dish at a nearby restaurant and loved it. Couple of days later, D requested me to make them at home. He was confident that I would be able to pull it off. Keeping my apprehensions aside, I gave it a shot, which proved fruitful. You

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a much famous fast food item of Mumbai, known as the Financial capital of India. In Marathi language, Pav means Bread and Bhaji means vegetable dish. One can find a lot of variations to the Bhaji like Cheese Pav bhaji, Paneer pav bhaji etc.

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Nimmakaya Uppudu Pindi (Broken Rice Upma) – Andhra Special

Uppudu Pindi is another variation of the famous Upma. In Andhra, while some people use rice flour, others use broken rice aka rice rava (pic given below) to make this dish. Nimakkaya, in Telugu stands for lime. As the name suggests, this dish has a slight tangy flavour. I tasted Uppudu Pindi for the

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Cheese sticks is a quick to make snack when you have some unexpected guests at home. Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Tart Shells

I always prefer making plain tart shells as they can be used fto prepare sweet as well savoury tarts. Ever since I made the Apple Tart Maman Blanc, I got hooked on to the pastry recipe that I have never looked elsewhere. I got the recipe from Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. The recipe yields approx

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Uggani (A breakfast snack with Puffed Rice)

Few days back, while discussing about breakfast dishes with my friends, someone mentioned Uggani. That caught my attention. On further inquiry, I came to know that the dish is made with puffed rice and is similar to Poha. Uggani seems to be popular in Rayalaseema, Telangana, Marathwada and North Kar

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Mysore Pak – Soft Version

Today as soon as I woke up from my beauty nap, D asked “Mama, Can you make some Mysore Pak for me, please. The soft one please??” Well, that was a rare request from him as usually its either brownies, doughnuts etc. With Diwali right at the corner, I couldn’t wait to try it. The last time I made Mysore Pak was when I was a student. Hence, I had butterflies in my stomach while preparing it. Thankfully they turned out just fine

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Flower Bread with Apple filling

Ever since I saw the picture of this bread on a random post, I was itching to try this. All I had was the step-by step pictures of preparing it. In spite of searching the net I couldn’t get the recipe. So I decided to follow my gut feeling and experiment. I chose the eggless burger bun recipe as I love the taste of it. As for the filling, I decided to make some apple filling. Let me confess..I had a whole lot of butterflies in my stomach. I decided to make very less apple filling lest it went waste in case the bread didn’t come out good. The dough turned out to be way too soft to handle. So my first attempt didn’t quite achieve the desired look. As they say, “you learn from your mistakes” So the second time, I was a bit more careful in handling the dough. Voila !! It definitely got the look I hoped for. For a first attempt, I was pleased with the outcome. The next step was the taste test. Both J and D loved the bread so much that they were disappointed to find out that I had made only

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Crispy French Fries

Who doesn’t like French fries?? Well, with a few exceptions, everybody loves munching into crispy hot French Fries. The next time you have a craving to eat them, try making them at home Here’s the recipe Crispy French Fries

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Eggless Chocolate Croissants

A croissant is a buttery flaky viennoiserie bread roll named for its well known crescent shape. (Courtesy: Wikipedia) Eversince I tried the recipe from Tracy’s Culinary adventures, I have never looked elsewhere The proces of making croissants is time consuming, but definitely worth the effort. I hav

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Chicken Kiev Balls

The first time I had Chicken Kiev Ball, was a couple of years back. We had gone to buy from chicken and found this ready-made pack. I loved the concept and had been toying with the idea of making at home ever since. It took me a bit too long to put my plans into action. But then how does it matter ?

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Aebleskivers

Aebleskivers is a mildly sweet Danish dessert, very much similar to Paniyaaram. The batter is fried in specialised pan known as Aebleskiver pan or paniyaarachatti (picture given below)

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Kuzhi Paniyaaram

The best thing about having Dosa/Idli batter in stock is that, apart from Idli and Dosa, one can prepare Kuzhi Paniyaaram, Oothappam, etc. All you have to do is grind and prepare the batter in bulk and you won’t have to worry too much about breakfast items. At the same time, no one is going to compl

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Stir Fried Prawns

Here’s the recipe of Stir Fried Prawns, a simple and easy recipe that happens to be D’s most favoured one. Stir Fried Prawns

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Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s the recipe of Cinnamon Rolls, a cinnamon flavoured tea time snack. Cinnamon Rolls Source: My Diary

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Honey Financiers

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Financier’??  Someone with more money than he can spend!! I couldn’t, in my wildest of dreams, imagine that it could also mean something edible, except of course for a cannibal. :-). Now that I have dug deep, let me shed some lig

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Papdi Chaat

Two days ago, while doing some last minute shopping, we happened to cross the ‘Chat Gali’ or the ‘Eat street’, where people were enjoying Papdi Chat. Though I was highly tempted to try it out there, I resisted my temptation as my last venture had landed me with a sore throat. I had then sworn not to

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Papdi

Here’s the recipe of Papdi, deep fried crispy wafers that form the base of Papdi Chaat. You can find the recipes of Sev, Green Chutney and Sweet Chutney by clicking on the highlighted names Papdi

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