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Aam Ras – Sweetened Mango Pulp

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      I grabbed some nice ripe mangoes on a regular visit to our local Indian grocery store last week. And I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.… Continue reading

Cabbage Curry (with potatoes and peas)

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      Cabbage curry is one of those curries that go well with rotis/chapathis as well as plain white rice. Adding potatoes and green peas to it makes it even more delectable.… Continue reading

Watermelon Lemonade

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    Summer is finally here! (of-course, most of the days here are rainy rather than sunny). But it sure feels nice to say ‘Summer is here!’ :). To make the best of… Continue reading

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

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      In my leisure time, I randomly browse several blogs and one day I came across ‘Frittata’. It basically looked like a puffy omelette to me. But, when I went through… Continue reading

Pudina (Mint) Pulao

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      Pudina (Mint) is one of those herbs that adds a fresh and aromatic flavor to any dish it is a part of. And if the dish itself revolves around ‘Pudina’… Continue reading

Palli (Peanuts) Chutney

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Prep + Cook time: 25 to 30 mins Recipe – Palli/Peanuts – 1n1/2 cups – Onion – 1 small – finely chopped – Dry red chillies – 3 or 4 – Tamarind juice… Continue reading

Pesarattu – Moong Dal Dosa (Green Gram Crepes)

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      ‘Pesarattu’ is a specialty dosa made from ‘Pesarlu’ or ‘Moong dal’ or ‘Green Gram’. It is a part of authentic’Telugu’ cuisine. Traditionally, it is popular as a breakfast option but can also… Continue reading

Onion and Aloo Bajjis/Onion and Potato Fritters

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      Bajjis are a very popular tea-time snack in India, perfect on a rainy day. They are made with just about anything – onions, long green chillies/mirchi, potatoes, bread, cabbage, spinach, tamalapaaku/beetel… Continue reading

Sunburst Mirror (with Wood Shims) – DIY

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    Yet another version of Sunburst Mirror you’d think. Well, that is true. Here is my take at the Sunburst Mirror using wood shims.         This is my first… Continue reading

Rotini Multi-Grain Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Roasted Veggies

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    I love pasta but often hesitated to make it on a regular basis because of its calorie content. But, now that I found the Multi-Grain version, I guess it will be… Continue reading

Aloo Gobi

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      ‘Aloo Gobi’ is one popular dish from India. Cauliflower and Potatoes are cooked or rather roasted in a blend of spices. It is beautiful and flavorful at the same time.… Continue reading

Cabbage Kofta Curry/Cabbage Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

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    Koftas refer to dumplings that are usually made with Cabbage, Sorakaya/Lauki/Bottle Gourd or Aloo/Potatoes. They can also be made with ground chicken or mutton (keema) similar to meatballs. When these koftas… Continue reading

Rajma Masala

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    So, I went to the grocery store and bought 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans (or so I thought!) but when I took those out of my kitchen cabinet when it… Continue reading

French Toast (Indian Style)

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    Back in childhood days, mom made French toast for a weekend breakfast occasionally and I always loved it. Though traditionally French toast is made sweet, I prefer the spicy version. This… Continue reading

Mango Lassi

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Lassi is a very popular yogurt based drink from India. It serves as a refreshing summer drink. There are different kinds of Lassi, most common being Sweet lassi and Salt lassi. But, my favorite… Continue reading

Chicken Mania

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  It was Chicken Mania time this weekend for hubby dear’s birthday. Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Spicy Chicken curry, Tandoori Chicken and Raita – yum, yum, yum & yum!       Phew! Looks… Continue reading