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Kadumanga/Kaduku manga (Kerala Style Mango Pickle )

Onam is just around the corner. Kadukumanga is one of a must have pickle in Onam Sadya, the traditional feast. What I like the most about this pickle is the crunchines of the mango pieces. This pickle is very easy to prepare. Kaduku manga (Kerala Style Mango Pickle )

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Dal Bukhaara

I have always wondered what the difference between Dal Makhani and dal Bukhaara is. After a lot of search I came across a write up by Vir Sanghvi on the same. According to him, Dal Makhani is made with Black gram, Bengal gram and Kidney grams, whereas Dal Bukhaara is made with just black gram. Anoth

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Lemon Rice

Here’s the recipe of Lemon Rice for those who are keen on trying to bring some change to their daily bowl of rice. 🙂 Lemon Rice

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Homemade Sour Cream

I am obsessed with the idea of trying to whip up those hard-to-get ingredients from my own kitchen. One such ingredient was Sour cream. There was a time when I used to skip trying a recipe just because it required sour cream. Thanks to Google, I found that making Sour cream wasn’t such a herculean t

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Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashewnuts

Here’s the recipe of Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts, that can be served as a starter or a side dish Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts

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Coconut Chutney with Roasted Red chillies and Garlic

One thing I like about being in Chennai is the fact that we get readymade Idli/ Dosa batter, which comes handy in case of emergencies. We always prefer to have coconut chutney with Idlis. Once I decided to experient and went about adding whatever I felt like. To cut the story short, this has turned

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Paruppupodi with Garlic

During our drive from Hyderabad to Chennai, we had stopped over for lunch at a vegetarian hotel and ordered for meals. The waiter, who served us were guiding us about how to have our meal. First part of the meal was to eat rice with a powder along with ghee. On enquiring, I was told that it is Parup

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Aloo- Tamatar Sabji (Potatoes in a tomato based gravy)

Here is the recipe of Aloo- Tamatar Sabji, an easy and simple recipe that goes well with roti, poori or rice Aloo- Tamatar Sabji

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Paneer Jalfrezi

While heading for my vacation to Kerala, I had a long list of authentic Kerala recipes in my to-do list. The realisation that I left my camera back home was a heart-breaking. Well, there wasn’t much I could do about it as I was not pleased with the mobile phone picture results. All I could do was to

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Sundakkai Vatral Kuzhambu/Vathal Kulambu

Relocation !! That’s a word most of the people dread. Inspite of relocating lot many times, I still dread the idea. My experimentation in cooking completely takes a back seat , when I am in the “relocating mode”. Yesterday, while relaxing, I decided to browse through my blog. Suddenly it dawned on m

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Ghati Paneer

It’s time for our next move and my current mission is to finish off all the grocery items in the kitchen. One among the grocery list was my recent favourite Goda masala. I was looking to use this for a paneer preparation and found the recipe in no time. Time for some Sanjeev Kapoor magic !!! Got the

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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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Stir Fried Potato with Goda Masala

Here is a simple and easy to make dish that you can prepare in a jiffy. Stir Fried Potato with Goda Masala

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Bagara Baingan (Tempered Eggplants)

Bagara Baingan is an authentic Hyderabadi side dish, that goes well with Biryani, rice and even roti. Though I have stayed in Hyderabad for over 4 years, during different postings, I never really bothered to taste Bagara Baingan. It was more due to the fact that I had a dislike for eggplants/ brinja

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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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Vegetable Makhanwala (No Onion- No Garlic)

Though I have heard a lot about Jain food, I never tried making them at home. The other day, when one of my readers requested for such recipes, I decided to give it a try. Needless to say, the recipe was great. Simple to make, different yet tasty. Yet another Tarla Dalal recipe . 🙂 Vegetable Makha

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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)

Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. I found the recipe at MM’s Kitchen Bites. Eversince I tried this out, this has moved on to my favourite list. According to MM, this dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok. Pindi Chana/Chole (Ta

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