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Month: October 2013

Ribbon Pakoda/Pakodam(South Indian Ribbon shaped Crisps)

Ribbon Pakoda/Pakodam(South Indian Ribbon shaped Crisps)

This is a salty snack from South India.The dough is put into a snack press and ribbon shapes are pressed into hot oil and deep fried till crispy and golden brown. This recipe is adapted from Ammini Ramachandran’s book “Grains,Greens and Grated Coconuts” with the […]

Chironji(Chiroli) stuffed Gulab Jamun

Chironji(Chiroli) stuffed Gulab Jamun

I had posted Pistachio stuffed Gulab Jamun a few months back which was a hit with everyone.Here I have tried incorporating Chiroli Nuts(see Wiki – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanania_lanzan)┬áinto the Gulab Jamun with spectacular results.The nuts merge with the syrup which seeps into the Jamuns making them even […]

Matar Paneer Dhaba Style(Peas and Cottage Cheese)

Matar Paneer Dhaba Style(Peas and Cottage Cheese)

In India,we come across many Dhabas or roadside restaurants where the food is amazing and at no cost.The medley of spices and vegetables in the curries is a perfection and we sometimes want second helpings which are given liberally. Mutter Paneer I find is the […]

Besan Roti

Besan Roti

This is a simple and delicious roti which does not require much effort and can be made in minutes.Also the addition of spices and Coriander make it very delicious to have with pickles,stir-fried vegetables or Raitas or with some yogurt. Preparation Time – 15 minutes […]

Paal Payasam/Kheer(Indian Rice Pudding)

Paal Payasam/Kheer(Indian Rice Pudding)

The happy event is to celebrate 200 likes for the website.I have not posted this beautiful-yet classy-yet simple-yet royal and yet delicious post as I was waiting for a celebration event.What could be more appetizing than a bowl of Payasam in front of you with […]

Channa Dal Vada(Lentil Fritters)

Channa Dal Vada(Lentil Fritters)

This Vada is made during auspicious Celebrations,Pujas and Occasions.During Dussehra when South Indians celebrate Saraswati Puja(for the Goddess of learning and Wisdom),this Vada is made and distributed to all.Here goes the recipe: Preparation Time – 5-6 hours(includes Soaking time) Makes – Approx 15 Vadas INGREDIENTS […]

South Indian Gooseberry(Amla) Pickle

South Indian Gooseberry(Amla) Pickle

I remember my childhood days when my grandmother made earthenware jars of this pickle and they were emptied in no time!This pickle is classic for the reason being that it tastes wonderful while freshly made or after a year or say two(if it survives for […]

Matar-Wadi Chawal(Peas and Lentil Dumplings with Rice)

Matar-Wadi Chawal(Peas and Lentil Dumplings with Rice)

I am sure many of you will be familiar with what we call Wadi in Marathi.Its also called Magodi or Mangodi in the UP-Bihar-Delhi belt.It refers to lentils ground fine,seasoned with spices and dried in the hot sun after which its used to make tasty […]

Phool Makhane Ki Kheer (Lotus Seeds Pudding)

Phool Makhane Ki Kheer (Lotus Seeds Pudding)

Phool Makhana or simply Makhana also called Fox Nut in English is a plant native to Asia and in India,its used for auspicious days while fasting and also for pregnant women for nutrition! Today we are going to see how these Fox Nuts can be […]

Vrat Wale Kaddu(Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

Vrat Wale Kaddu(Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

This one is a hit for Navratri and festivals where women keep fasts!Try this with plain Puris,Rajgira or Kuttu Puris and you will experience a lovely taste of the butter soft Pumpkin with the delicate Masalas!Make this with Mustard Oil to get a lovely rough […]