Breakfast Recipes, Dosa Varieties, Karnataka Recipes

MYSORE MASALA DOSA

Mysore Masala Dosa is popular Dosa  variety originating from Tuluva Mangalorean cuisine and is found in all Udipi Hotels. This particular Dosa variety is made with two stuffings, one potato masala and the other the unique red chutney that is spread on it. Whenever we go to restaurants here in Bangalore, I always like to have it along with Rava Idli. The traditional Mysore Masala Dosa is thick , but at the same time very crisp and spongy in the centre. This is due to the well ground and fermented batter and spreading it properly on the griddle or tawa….

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Avani Avittam Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

PAAL POLI

Paal Poli is a traditional sweet made during poojas and festivals like Tamil New Year, Boghi and Avani Avittam. These little delights are nothing but maida pooris which are folded and fried and later soaked sweetened milk with dry fruits. They stay good for 4-5 days, if stored in fridge. Usual method of making these pooris are with maida, but you can make them with rava or a combination of rava and maida in equal propotions. People add cardamom powder or edible camphor for aroma to the milk which enhances the flavour immensely. The practice of making these polis are…

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Travel

KASHMIR, THE PARADISE ON EARTH

As I type these words memories flood my mind as I embarked on a beautiful tour this very day, last year to cherish for a life time. My first attempt to one of my other passions besides food blogging, traveling is compiled in this elaborate post of my visit to Srinagar. My blog is essentially related to Food and I have been passionately writing recipes for the past 4 years now. As we in our family also love to visit places and go on long and short trips, I wondered why not write about them and share some interesting incidents…

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Bevarages

GINGER CARDAMOM TEA

When you think of any comforting bevarage then you can’t miss this Ginger Cardamom Tea. Growing up in a Tamil household in New Delhi though it would be filter Kappi by Amma in the mornings, I also developed a liking to this adrak elayachi chai. Tea is something that gives comfort to many in the mornings as someone rightly and aptly said, it is the morning fuel which sets you going. Though hubby loves coffee, once in a while he likes to have flavoured teas on lazy weekends after a snack of Onion Pakoda or Bajji. After all who doesn’t?…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

MUSHROOM FRIED RICE

It has been a very long time since I blogged  and  it is great to be back to my passionate blogging about the food I make. This delicious Indo- Chinese rice with fresh mushrooms is a tasty and healthy option for those quick meals that can be made within no time. My daughter loves mushrooms in any form and this was a long awaited recipe that has been pending for me in the to do list. She was doubly happy as I surprised her with this filling recipe for dinner last week.  And since Chinese food is a favorite at…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Breakfast Recipes

VADA CURRY

Vada Curry is a South Indian side dish for Idlis and Dosas. Though we don’t make this frequently I wanted to try this for quite a long time. I have seen this recipe in most South Indian speciality restaurants and is eaten with great relish. You can also serve this with hot Puris and soft Dosas. As it goes this is a Chettinad delicacy and is most popular there. Also some people make it thick or thin gravy a per their taste and convenience. I have heard from my friend whose family is from Chettinad region, the original recipe calls…

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Adai Varieties, Breakfast Recipes

WHEAT ADAI

We all know Adai is a lentil based crepe and is full of protein and goodness. When we speak of Diabetes or any health related issues nutritionists often recommend the inclusion of wheat in place of rice in the menu. Rice is used as one of the main ingredients in Adai, but in this case it is replaced by wheat. I have the recipe of this tasty breakfast recipe Adai and  Thinai Adai (Fox Millet Adai). Usually served with jaggery or Palm jaggery with dollops of ghee on top this is one fulfilling recipe for the hungry tummy. There can be many variations in…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Indian Sweets, Sweets

KAJU PISTA ROLL

This recipe comes with a happy note, wishing all my readers a VERY HAPPY 2018!! Kaju Pista Roll has always fantasised me in all the shops and also in the assorted sweet boxes that is usually exchanged during festivities. And I was reluctant and a bit fearful to try out as how it might turn out. But as an attempt tried out this two days back and was glad I did. this delicious cashew nut and pistachio fudge is a real treat for people with sweet tooth and is of melt in the mouth consistency. This can grace any occasion…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

POTATO TOMATO BIRYANI

Biryanis and Pulaos are always filling and tasty that can make your meal complete, specially when guests pour in. Traditionally biryani recipes are made with spices, lots of vegetable cooked under dum  or  under slow fire but tightly sealed with wheat flour dough on the sides of the cooking vessel. Layering with rice vegetables one above the other is also a common practice and once tasted it will be full of flavour. But when you are really running out of time yet want to satisfy your loved ones try out the proceedure followed here and you will be amazed by…

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Breakfast Recipes

MOONG DAL KHICHDI

Moong Dal Khichdi is a delicious one pot meal using rice, lentils with a few spices and vegetables. There are many variations and methods in making this, but I have stuck to a basic simple method using pan. The time taken was less than I thought, since the original recipe calls for making it in a pressure cooker and I made it in Nirlep Selec+ fry pan. Not only the contents didn’t stick to the bottom, the whole recipe was made without effort and the outcome simply heavenly. My daughter enjoyed this today for breakfast and I am now tempted…

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FRUIT CUSTARD

Fruit Custard is an easy and tasty dessert which can be made in minutes. Whenever I buy lots of fruits at home, I make it a point to make and I always end up in making extra and keep it in the refrigerator. It is always liked by all at ho,e and I use generally seasonal fruits that are easily available. I don’t know why I haven’t posted this yet, but I am glad I did it now. As you can see I have used vanilla flavoured custard, but you can use any variation such as rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, coffee…

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