Vazhakka Thoran | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry

Vazhakka Thoran is an easy and classic dish made with Raw banana and coconut. This version of stir fry can be easily served with rice or rotis. In the last few months, the state of Kerala has been in the news because of floods and devastation across the state. Many people have lost their near … Continue reading “Vazhakka Thoran | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry”

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Bassaaru and sabakki soppu pallaya | Dill leaves and lentil curry

This traditional and authentic Bassaaru and sabakki soppu pallaya from Karnataka, was taught to me by my help. This recipe calls for multiple steps but the end result is so tasty and highly nutritious. Life with Ragi I got married in 2003 and have been in Bangalore ever since. Before i write about anything else … Continue reading “Bassaaru and sabakki soppu pallaya | Dill leaves and lentil curry”

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Green Tomatoes Kootu

Our friends Anu and Jaimon have a small farm, where they grow vegetables like brinjal, pumpkin, beans, green tomatoes and more….. such fresh vegetables…i think i could eat them raw :-)….so when i visited them last week, i plucked green tomatoes and brinjal… (never thought i would pluck vegetables in a city 🙂 ) So here … Continue reading “Green Tomatoes Kootu”

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Undhiyu.

A popular Gujarati main course consisting of a vegetable (undhiyu)…served with sev and jalebis… This is usually made only during the winters because a particular ingredient” Ratallu (purple yam)” is available only during this time of the year… It is made in different ways..here is the way that i usually make it. Print Recipe Undhiyu. … Continue reading “Undhiyu.”

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Khandvi (Arusuvai Friendship Chain)

The Arusuvai Friendship Chain has been inspired by the Amish Friendship Bread starter chain doing the rounds outside of India. This chain is all about sending along a a surprise gift to your friends for them to prepare something tasty with it, share the recipe and pass on the surprise ingredient to other people.. As … Continue reading “Khandvi (Arusuvai Friendship Chain)”

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Suhiyan for Saraswati Pooja

Saraswati pooja is celebrated on the 9th day of navaratri. Goddess saraswati is the presiding deity of the spoken word. Mounting on her swan, she plays on Kachchapi, her veena and is worshipped as the presiding deity of knowledge… To know a little more visit here … This Saraswati pooja i made Suhiyan for neivedyam … Continue reading “Suhiyan for Saraswati Pooja”

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Hare channe ka Kurma

A couple of days back i purchased frozen green chick peas and decided to create a preperation to eat with rotis… traditionally the green / dried dark brown chick peas have been used in south India for ‘chundal’ purposes..so this was something completely my experiment Print Recipe Hare channe ka Kurma Servings Ingredients 250 Gms … Continue reading “Hare channe ka Kurma”

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Sasve Kai Chitranna (Mustard & Coconut Mixed rice)

Being a foodie, i love to learn and make different preperations made across the country. This particular mixed rice is “Sasve Kai Chitranna” and is a coconut rice variety made in Karnataka… Here ‘Sasve’ means ‘mustard seeds/kadugu’, ‘Kai’ means ‘coconut’ and ‘Chitranna means ‘mixed rice’. So this is a recipe with coconut and mustard seeds … Continue reading “Sasve Kai Chitranna (Mustard & Coconut Mixed rice)”

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