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Dinner recipes, Snacks


Pav Bhaji is one of the most popular street foods of Mumbai. Pav means bread and bhaji is vegetables.The vegetables are cooked ,mashed and blended  with aromatic spices  and served with shallow fried  buttered buns.This is a party food as…

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Mirchi Vada is a spicy and tasty deep fried potato stuffed snack in big sized green chiiles specifically used for pickles and bajjis which are less hot than the small chilles.I was wanting to make this since long but had a chance to post this today.Usually served with mint or tamarind chutney,this is more popular in Jodhpur,a town in Rajasthan owing to the water which lends a unique taste.I also tasted once a unique chaat which was made with mirchi vadas.There a lot of snack varieties in India and the North region snacks are quite different from the Southern counterparts.This…

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Dry Curry, Easy, Potato Recipes, Side Dish for Roti


Have you a tried a simple cumin flavoured potato curry in less then 10 minutes?This is a versatile dish that goes with almost anything,easy to make and super tasty.Normally in busy mornings when I make phulkas for Dhivya for lunch box,I make this and she never complains as she is very much fond of this.This is a quick no onion no garlic recipe too,fit for those fasting days. Vrat recipes are not that hard and tasteless as you might think.You can also try by adding cumin powder also but since I wanted the nutty and crunchiness,I added only jeera.You can…

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Diwali Snacks, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Potato Recipes


Potato Murukku is a crispy snack made out of rice flour and potatoes.Since Janmashtami is tommorow,you can give it a try in addition to the regular delicacies.Here in Bangalore Kannadigas offer many sweets in savouries for the occasion.I wanted to try some sweets too,but since I was unwell had to do with this recipe only.Potato Murukku is a recipe I saw in a magazine and was tempted to try and to my satisfaction came out well.This is a very and fool proof recipe and involves very less ingredients and takes less time for preparing too.You can use homemade rice flour…

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Dinner recipes, Dosa Varieties


My husband’s all time favourite breakfast with classic Coconut Chutney comes as today’s post.Masala Dosa is made by stuffing dosa with potatoes, onions, green chillies and spices.It is one of the favourite foods in the world and many of the foreign countries serve it with pride.Whenever we go out to eat at MTR or CTR the famous restaurants here,this will be on the list.This is a tasty dosa variety with potato stuffing and tastes delicious when dollop of ghee is added on top.The potato filling is almost the same as I made for Puri Masala, but I don’t add water…

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Breakfast Recipes


 Kanda Poha is a staple food of Maharashtra and is eaten with awe for breakfast.This is made with beaten rice or poha with potatoes(batata) and onion(kanda) and cooked to perfection.It is an easy to make dish and is also a good lunch box option.One my friends who is a Maharashtrian,taught me the exotic recipe which was not only quick but easy and tasty as well.Plenty of onions and boiled and cubed potatoes gives this recipe a unique and flavourful feel.As many of you might be aware of Poha in South Indian cuisine would be either Puli Aval which is tamarind based or a pepper flavoured one called Milagu Aval.Also there is a sweet version with jaggery called Vella Aval and sugar based Aval Kesari.

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Side Dish for Roti


Veg Kadai Masala is a flavourful side dish for rotis or parathas and tastes equally good for pulaos as well.It has been a while that i wrote reviews for Eastern Spices and it was the last one pending in their list that i got.Yesterday on the occasion of woman’s day i got an invite from Eastern Spices to attend an award function for inspirational woman organised by them.I got to meet many people and could hear so many inspirational stories.That reminded me i have write one more of the product review.So here comes the Veg Kadai Masala which was an…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa


Tiffin Sambhar is a flavourful,aromatic and tasty side dish had with idli,dosa,vada,pongal and some such other tiffin varieties.I have made this hotel style and is made with mixed dals,both toor/pigeon pea lentil and moong/green gram dal.You can add made many veggies but I choose potato and carrot along with onion and tomato.Some people make this sambhar with only moong dal,but when you add toor dal also it adds a nice colour and imparts thickness too.There are many variations of sambhar,but this is the method I follow and is liked by all at home.Do give it a try and let me…

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Come winters,it is always comforting to grab a bowl of soup.I made this delectable Spring Onion Soup last weekend for dinner and all enjoyed it to the core.Though soups can be had any time of the day,i like to have it just before dinner.This recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s website and i was quite impressed by the recipe,since it was simple and quick to make.I have a few soup recipes but this one is different,as i didn’t know such a soup existed.I thought of spring onion as a garnishing green or perhaps used in a subzi or paratha.See down…

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