Dhuska | Deep Fried Pancake from Jharkhand

Dhuska

Dhuska is a deep fried pancake from Jharkhand and Bihar. The batter is made of raw rice, Urad dal and chana dal. It can be spiced with vegetables to make it more filling. While Dhuska or Dhooska has become popular over the net because of our earlier marathon, I remember talking to my Bihari Colleague […]

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Aloo Poha Tikki Pockets

Aloo Poha Tikki Pockets

Aloo Poha Tikki Pockets is a wrap made with tikkis and regular rotis filled with a dip that makes it a complete and filling meal. Aloo Poha Tikkis are shallowly fried and stuffed inside a regular wheat roti along with a creamy dip made with hung curds, mayo, and sauces. I was planning a wrap […]

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Munakkaya Gojju | Drumstick Masala Curry

Drumstick Masala Curry - Indian Lunch Box

Munakkaya Gojju or Drumstick Masala Curry is an authentic Rayalaseema dish from Andhra. In this dish, spices and coconut paste is cooked till almost dry to give a nice coating to the Drumstick. I learned this dish from Athamma and previous to this, I have never eaten Drumstick in anything else other than Sambhar. When […]

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Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali | Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali is an Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal made with Bengal Gram or Chana Dal. This is a traditional sweet preparation offered during Pooja as Neivedyam. This Rice made with Jaggery is called as Bellam Paramannam or Bellam Pongali is often prepared with Split Yellow Moong Dal. As with most recipes, we have […]

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Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala

Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala with Roti

Creamy Rajma Aloo Masala is simple and quick side dish you can make for Chapathis. With regular Indian spices, you can make this quick. Continuing in my theme of showcasing everyday meals for Lunch or Dinner, for the final day I have a creamy Rajma Masala that I made with small Rajma Variety along with […]

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Carrot Batani Kura | How to make Carrot Peas Curry

Carrot Batani Kura

Carrot Batani Kura is a simple gravy served as side dish for Rotis. With just basic spice powders, this curry makes a wonderful side dish and gets done very quickly. Carrot Batani Kura translates to Carrot Peas Curry, a simple easy to make side dish for rotis. This is a side dish that Amma used […]

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Mushroom Pepper Chilli Fry

Mushroom Pepper Fry

Mushroom Pepper Chilli Fry is a dry saute made with button mushroom and all three colored capsicums or Bell Peppers. This dry saute can be enjoyed as such or as a side dish during a meal. I don’t eat Mushroom and that’s one of the reasons why I don’t feature that many Mushroom dishes. However, […]

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Bzar ~ How to make Emirati Spice Mix

Bzar - Emirati Spice Mix

Bzar Spice Mix is an Emirati Spice Mix, similar to our Indian Garam Masala. It is blended with butter and drizzled over soups, stews etc. When I was searching for Spice Blends, I came across some pastes from Indonesian that also used shrimp pastes etc, so had to check again and landed in here to […]

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Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix is a ground spice blend combining about 12 different spices and ingredients. This gives a wonderful taste and aroma to the cooked dish. I selected Condiments as the theme for my Pick 3 dishes from 3 Asian Countries, I chose Srilanka as the first country to explore, then decided on making this […]

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Thuna Paha ~ Sri Lankan Curry Powder

Srilankan Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Curry Powder is called as Thuna Paha, a Sinhalese unroasted curry powder used to spice the curry dishes, especially Vegetarian dishes. The name Thuna Paha roughly translates as “three or five” is a spice blend traditionally made with three or five ingredients. Though this means three or five, every cook has a different […]

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