Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder is a curry powder from the Goan Cuisine that is used to make the Xacuti Chicken Gravy. However, the spice powder can be used in a variety of dishes as well. Ever since the last time when there was a need to make a paratha starting with X and I ended up […]

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Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder

Pathare Prabhu Sambar Powder is the special secret spice blend used by the Pathare Prabhu community in their cuisine. Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai. Members of this community are one of the original settlers in Mumbai, migrated from Gujarat (Saurashtra) during the 13th century. They have their […]

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Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao

Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao

Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao is an interesting one pot meal that can be done quickly in a pressure cooker. This pulao is made with Pickle masala along with chickpea and mixed vegetables. We are starting the April Mega BM where is the theme is Biryani / Pulao/ Khichdi and we are doing to do nonstop […]

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Mysore Rasam | How to make Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is an aromatic dish made with freshly roasted and ground spice powder and this light dish makes a wonderful lunch or dinner meal. Though the name goes as Mysore Rasam, I am not sure of the connection between the Indian State of Mysore in Karnataka and this rasam. While there are many rasams, […]

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Pulihora, Kadalai Paruppu Sundal ~ Day 2

Pulihora - Spicy Tamarind Rice

Navratri Day 2 prasadam was this spicy Pulihora made with a spice powder and has a long shelf life. This also works very well if you want to make it ahead. This version of Pulihora or the Spicy Tamarind Rice, is different from all the different Pulihora recipes I have. Pulihora is made with a spicy […]

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Mushti Dosa | How to make Konkani Pancakes

Mushti Dosa

Mushti Dosa is a Konkani Dosa made with rice, poha and grated coconut. This dosa is very soft and tastes very delightful. This Mushti Dosa is one of the popular and traditional dishes from the Konkani cuisine. Mushti means ‘handful or fistful’. And it refers to the phrase of a fistful of nutrition. I adapted […]

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Kadapa Karam Dosa

Kadapa Karam Dosa

Kadapa Karam Dosa is a popular Dosa variety from Kadapa which is a city in Andhra. The specialty of this dosa is the different chutneys spread on it and served with a variety of side dishes. The batter is also slightly different as it has cumin seeds added to the batter. Andhra cuisine is known […]

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ILam Dosai | Soft Dosai from Chettinad

ILam Dosai

Ilam Dosai, spelt als E’lam Dosai is from the Chettinad Cuisine, Tamil Nadu. Ilam dosa is absolutely soft and can be folded like a handkerchief. These soft naturally fermented dosa is light on the stomach and can be served for breakfast or dinner. Since its cooked on low flame, it hardly needs oil and is […]

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Bele Dose | Mixed Lentil Dosa from Karnataka

Bele Dose

Bele Dose or Mixed Lentil Dosa is a crispy thin dosa made with a mix of regular lentils. The lentils are called as “Bele” in Kannada. This is almost similar to the Adai we make in Tamil Nadu. The batter is made by soaking rice and a mix of dals for a day and ground […]

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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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