Vellai Kurma | Restaurant Style White Vegetable Korma

Vegetable White Kurma

Vellai Kurma or Restaurant Style White Vegetable Kurma is one of the most popular side dishes served in hotels. The gravy is a creamy white base with mixed vegetable in it. Hotel Saravana Bhavan is famous for its Vellai Kurma, many simply get the gravy just for the way it tastes and recreating it at […]

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Nawabi Egg Masala Curry

Nawabi Egg Masala

Nawabi Egg Masala curry is a rich creamy gravy made with a ground spice paste with eggs simmered in it. This makes a delicious side dish for Naans or Rotis. If you think you remember reading about a dish like this, then yes, you are right. I have already shared Nawabi Potato Masala and I […]

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Thinai Sakkarai Pongal ~ Day 9

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal

Thinai Sakkarai Pongal or Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal is a sweet preparation made with millet and moong dal, jaggery. This is a good alternative to regular sweet pongal made with rice. Since my plan was to include millets this festival season, I replaced the regular rice with thinai and made a sakkarai pongal. Though one […]

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Nawabi Aloo Masala

Nawabi Aloo Masala

Nawabi Aloo Masala is a rich creamy gravy that can be served with Naans or Rotis or even Jeera Rice and is an easy side dish to make. Amma made this many weeks ago and we all liked it so much that we had to repeat it soon. This surely makes even a hurried weekday […]

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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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Mutton Gojju ~ Andhra Semi Gravy

Mutton Gojju

Mutton Gojju is an Andhra Style Semi Gravy dish that can be served with Rice or Chapathis. The dish is made with a freshly ground spice powder that enhances the aroma and taste. This past one month I was into cooking nonveg for the kids along with our Vegetarian Meal. It’s normally Amma who cooks […]

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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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Andhra Style Chicken Gravy with Step By Step Pictures

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy is a spicy gravy made with chicken, coconut milk and a variety of spices. This gravy tastes equally good with both with ghee rice or chapathi. Over the years, we have prepared different versions of Chicken gravies. Each reflecting the moods and habits of the person eating that period. There are […]

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Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani is an aromatic biryani made with Seeraga Samba Rice along with various spices and herbs. This is an attempt at creating the popular biryani at home. My kids are very fond of the biryani from Junior Kuppanna and we never leave a chance to make something like that at home. […]

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Mutton Biryani with Step by Step Pictures

Mutton Biryani - Weekend Special

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani is yet another version of Mutton Biryani using the fragrant short grain Rice popular in Tamil Nadu. In this version, a variety of whole spices and herbs are used to make this one pot meal. I have another version of Mutton Biryani using Seeraga Samba Rice made in different ways, using […]

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