Nellikai Thayir Pachadi | How to make Amla Raita

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi or Amla Raita is a fantastic way to include Amla in your meal. Amla is very rich in Vitamin C and helpful in increasing your immunity. While we have tried different methods to include Amla or the Indian Gooseberry in our diet regularly, we always end up missing it out majorly. Over […]

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Pepper Chicken Fry ~ Step By Step Pictures

Pepper Chicken Fry

Pepper Chicken Fry is a dry chicken roast made with only pepper for spice and makes a delicious starter or a side dish in a meal. This Pepper chicken fry has sort of becoming regular at home for Sunday Lunch. As it happens, there is a period for one particular dish to be repeated almost […]

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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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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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How to make Maharashtrian Amti

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Maharashtrian Amti is comforting dal spiced with the cuisine’s special Goda masala. You can serve this dal with rice or roti as well. When I picked up Maharashtrian Thali to make, I completely forgot that I haven’t made their popular Amti yet. I always thought I had already done it. So when I was planning […]

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Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal

Rajasthani Dal

Rajasthani Moong Ki Dal is one of the simplest dal that is very light and so very easy to cook. This makes a wonderful side dish when you plan a feast featuring Rajasthani Khanna. While simple Moong Ki Dal / Pesarapappu Kura is very commonly made at home, when Vaishali suggested I make this for […]

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Easy Brinjal Curry | How to make Vankaya Kura

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry makes a lovely side dish for a mild biryani or a pulao. This easy Brinjal curry is made with just handful of ingredients that works out very easy to make this Brinjal Curry in no time. While packing lunch boxes, during the weekdays, the important factor is always about how quickly you can […]

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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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Vastad Rotti | Konkani style Banana Flatbread

Vastad Rotti

Vastad Rotti is a tawa or pan fried version of the famous breakfast from South Karnataka, Mangalore buns. While Mangalore Buns are made from refined flour or All Purpose flour, and deep fried, it can also be made with wheat flour. When I first made Mangalore Buns, I went the regular way and made it […]

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