How to make Palak Paneer ~ Easy Side Dish for Chapathi

Punjabi Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a delicious gravy side dish for chapati that can be done very quickly with Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese and is a hit with kids. The only greens that my boys eat is Spinach and we make sure we make palak paneer at least once in 15 days. Amma already has her […]

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Kollu Urundai | Horsegram Laddu ~ Navratri Day 9

Kollu Urundai

Kollu Urundai or Horse gram Laddu is a healthy and nutritious dish as horse gram is considered a food with medicinal qualities. This ladoo combines the goodness of Horse gram and jaggery and makes a good festival sweet. While Ulavalu is a common ingredient in our home, we mostly make it as Ulavalu Charu. We […]

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Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari ~ Navratri Day 6

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari is a healthy option of making regular semolina kesari with Palm Sugar. This is a quick dish for prasadam. Since the sugar imparts brown colour, you can skip adding any food colour. For the Navratri Day 6, Nava Durga is Katyayani (Jupiter). So the food can be Honey, Kesari, Kadale. Kadale […]

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Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari ~ Navratri Day 4

Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari

Dalia Panakarkandu Kesari a healthy sweet made with broken wheat and Palm Sugar Candy simmered in milk. This is a quick sweet you can make for Navratri. For the Navratri Day 4, Nava Durga observed is Kushmanda (Sun). Food like Malpua, minapa garelu, pesara garelu can be cooked or ingredients like wheat, red pulses can […]

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Microwave No Oil Kothimbir Vadi

Microwave No Oil Kothimbir Vadi

Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi is a guilt free savory snack made with besan, coriander leaves and spices. These can be cooked under 5 minutes and make a filling snack. For the Day 4, week 4 of mandatory recipes of BM#104 Sweets & Snacks, it’s Kothimbir Vadi from Maharashtra. While I do have quite a […]

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Kanji Vada | How to make Rajasthani Kanji Wada

Kanji Vada

Kanji Vada is one of those typical Rajasthani traditional dishes made seasonally during winter and is a delicious snack to enjoy. Kanji Wada is made during Holi and Diwali and mostly during winters as the mustard in it heats up body and helps during those severe cold season. However, having always lived in a place […]

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Kothamalli Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa

Kothamalli Podi

Kothamalli Podi or Kothimeera podi is a spice powder made with fresh coriander leaves and whole spices. This can be served on the side or sprinkled on dosa top. I actually needed this spicy kick to get back blogging here after a while. The break was unexpected and something out of my hands. There have […]

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Mullangi Kootu | How to make Radish Curry

Mullangi Kootu

Mullangi Kootu is an easy side dish that gets cooked very fast and tastes good with steamed rice. When you are bored with what else to make with Radish, this is a wonderful dish to make. Amma made this first and we served it with Rice. With steamed rice and appalam, this tastes very good. […]

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Sindhi Sai Bhaji | How to Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji is a popular sabzi or dal from the Sindhi Cuisine. This is a winter special made with freshly available winter produce. This dal is made with spinach and lots of seasonal vegetables that lends to a fantastic taste that can’t be achieved any other season. This Sai Bhaji is always served with […]

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Chitiyal Gobhi | Sindhi Mashed Cauliflower

Chithal Gobi

Chitiyal Gobhi is a mashed cauliflower from Sindhi cuisines made with spices and mashed gobi. This is a seasonal special dish. Chithal Gobi or Chitiyal Gobhi was a wonderful side dish that Vaishali shared with me when she came to visit us. She suggested making this as a side dish for the Green Garlic Pulao […]

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Ulundogorai | How to make Urad Dal Rice

Ulundogorai

Ulundogorai is a Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice that is offered as naivedyam at Srirangam Temple in Trichy. This rice dish is very easy to make and can be packed for the lunch box as well. In many of the temples, we have our traditional dishes offered as prasadam and these rice dishes are no […]

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