Heerekai Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa from Karnataka

Heerekai Dosa

Heerekai Dosa is a popular dosa from Karnataka made with Ridge Gourd and a spice batter that requires no fermentation. This dosa is a diabetic friendly breakfast dish where thin sliced ridge gourd is dipped in the batter and placed on the hot tawa together to form a dosa. The spices added to the batter […]

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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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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe with Roasted Spices

Paneer Butter Masala

This version of Paneer Butter Masala is a rich creamy gravy made with roasted paneer in a gravy of roasted spices and onion sauce. While I have so many versions of Paneer Butter Masala, one better than the other, I have yet another version coming up and this is from Amma’s dairy. In fact, this […]

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Maharashtrian Chakli

Maharashtrian Chakli is one of the popular traditional Indian Savories made during festivals. In Maharashtra, as with other states as well, these Chakalis are made during Diwali. I wanted to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and confirmed with Pradnya if they make it on other festivals too. She said though they mostly make this for Diwali, […]

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Greek Carrot Cake | Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake, greek style, tastes more like our Carrot halwa as the carrots are boiled and mashed before being added to the batter. The site that I referred talks about steps that can be done ahead and I happened to read about the author today. I was surprised to read her notes that said […]

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Revithokeftedes | Greek Chickpea Fritters

Revithokeftedes or the Greek Style chickpea fritters is my first dish from the Greek Cuisine. I was eying the Revithosoupa or the Chickpea soup that seems to be quite popular, both in the BM group and in general. I had to give a skip as I didn’t have a couple of ingredients that seem to […]

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Gutti Beerakaya Kura ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#84

Gutti Beerakaya Kura is a typical Andhra Style side dish, served best with hot rice and ghee. This stuffed Ridge Gourd Curry goes well with Rotis as well. The best part is, this is a no onion, no tomato side dish and that makes it really easy and quick to make for a packed lunch […]

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Hotel Style Vegetable Kurma for Parotta

Hotel Style Kurma for Parottas is a recipe from a cook who sells parottas in a Madras. If Madras Street Food is famous for its eatery, then it’s the Biryanis and Parottas. Nowhere else will you find those flaky parottas made on the road side more prevalent than in Tamil Nadu. Today’s recipe is shared […]

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