Masala Vada

Masaal Vaade …Masaale Vaade….wondering what this is all about? then…how about this.. ..”kanyakumariku Sellum Reealli Eranddavathu Flatformaarathil Eruthu Seela dodikalli Kalamba Thaiyaraga Eerukirathu”…wow..finally was able to translate Tamil into English…For my non-Tamil readers – the train leaving for Kanyakumari is about to start in Platform No : 2. I have always had such difficulty writing […]

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Jackfruit Seeds Crispies

This is a simple snacks from jackfruit seeds. When I was in my school days I remember how I used to toast this in fire and eat directly from that. Later, we used to cook this in sambar and other times, I used to dry this and chop finely and fry it with Chilli powder. […]

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A twist in the Semiya Upma nay Chat

Any name other than Semiya Upma, might sound interesting to eat up this dish. Everybody at home dislike Semiya Upma, including me. So I am never seen preparing this. Amma used to make it when in hurry but that was ok, since it was sometimes… When Athamma started making breakfast, we saw we ended up […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#5

For today’s lunch, we made Thotakura pappu made from our own backyard greens. We have this Spinach climber running behind in the backyard. It springs out suddenly, making on and off appearance. I have known Amma plucking these for making dal. Turns out great. Nothing like making out of fresh Vegetables, in this case, leaves. […]

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Chicken Roast

This is the chicken roast that I made for this weekend lunch. It had a nice finish to it as it was completely roasted in oil and Ghee. Meat I heard is good to eat when it is crispy on the out. So I always remember this when making starters or side eats. To get […]

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Spicy Chicken Biryani

I have been waiting to make some non -veg biryani for a long time. And I got the opportunity this weekend when hubby dear wanted me to make him Chicken Biryani. I asked Amma for a recipe and she said there are so many varieties, so which one I want. I said I want one […]

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Karam Podi Breadu ~ Bread Sandwich with Spicy Podi

My husband dislikes bread in any form. And I love bread in all forms and all times. Our tastes and likes have been so different in many ways. For me, breads and buns have been an integral part of food, but to make my hubby dear eat these was a big task. There was a […]

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A MEME and a Game

Well I have been tagged by Archana for a ME ME to disclose seven random facts about myself. … not sure if she thought it was good choice…but she had it coming…I take this opportunity to brag about myself.. 1 I was born into a family of doctors, I thought I will be the one […]

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Pal Puri

When I first started blogging on food, my Athamma was very enthusiastic about it and gave me lot of ideas on what we can prepare and blog on. Everyday, She used to ask me did anyone liked or tried what you posted?. Well I just had to tell her, yes Athamma few did comment the […]

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Making Ghee from Butter

Making ghee from Butter at home is a simple process if you know how to get it done. Amma normally gets it done for me. Today I prepared it. Clarified Butter or Ghee is made from Butter by heating or cooking the butter. Heat a kadai and once its dry put the butter on high […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#4

For today’s lunch, we had Sambar with Brinjal, we call it Vankaya Sambar in Telugu. And choice of vegetable was Cabbage. Cabbage, in most variations is difficult to eat. What with its smell and texture. But camouflaged with Moong Dal, you will never find the difference. This is almost like the Usili that’s famous in […]

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