Parathas from Leftover Rice!

I don’t really remember eating much of leftover stuff at home more because Amma used to prepare all three meals and there was always somebody to complete whatever was left. Parents have strong opinion against having food stored in fridge and consuming it later. No there is no question of leftover items at home. But […]

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Jonna Rotti | How to make Jowar Roti

I was introduced to Jonna Roti when my Athamma prepared it at home. She got the flour from Andhra with her, when she came down to stay with us. Hailing from Anantapur, they have a great influence of Karnataka over their cuisine to some extent. Knowing few dishes that are prepared at their home, I […]

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Wheat Flour Dosa ~ Goduma Dosa ~ Chapdosa

This was my favorite during my childhood. But its been a real long time since I had this. As a kid, I remember I used to ask Amma to prepare this whenever she asks me what I want for my dinner. I used to enjoy the crispy Goduma dosa with sugar dipped in water. After […]

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14 Idlies and a Sambar!

14 Idlies is the way this dish is called in the restaurants in Madras. These are mini idlies soaked in buckets of Sambar. Being a native of this city, I enjoy my Idlies the way it is eaten natively. Idlies are quite popular in Andhra also but Tamil Nadu is famous for its Idlies and […]

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Biyam Rotti ~ Rice flour Rotis

Biyam Rotti or Rotis made from Rice flour is very common in rural parts of India. Amma makes many of these rottas from flours like maize, Ragi but the one from Rice is the simplest and also very tasty. Since we had this big box of rice flour ready, we have been having this for […]

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Stuffed Paneer Parathas

My memories on Stuffed parathas goes back to the time we went to Pune to attend a Punjabi family friend’s marriage. It was one cold December morning when we landed in Pune station. When I got down the steps, cold wind hit my face and I was chilled to bones. I am always very resistant […]

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A twist in the Semiya Upma nay Chat

Any name other than Semiya Upma, might sound interesting to eat up this dish. Everybody at home dislike Semiya Upma, including me. So I am never seen preparing this. Amma used to make it when in hurry but that was ok, since it was sometimes… When Athamma started making breakfast, we saw we ended up […]

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The story of a Rising Pulka!

A pulka is judged by the way it rises. A pulka is a pulka but lot goes in the way it is prepared. The story of the rising Pulka at home is a long story. My Dad is a pulka lover. Forever you can hear him saying, he wants Pulkas for dinner. But somehow Amma […]

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Crispy Adai

I can eat Dosa all days, any time of the time and everyday. I can write a book on my passion and experience with Dosa. Amma tries out many varieties of Dosa, especially for me. And my all time favorite dosa variety is Adai. The thin crispy Adai with tempting Coconut chutney is just out […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Recipe | How to make Kancheepuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idli

Kancheepuram Idli as the name goes is from Kancheepuram, a holy city in Tamilnadu, India. History goes that Kanchipuram Idli is served as prasadam in Varadharaja Perumal Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the Kanchipuram. It is a huge Idli (Steamed Rice Cake) which is added with spices. This is […]

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Pav Bhaji

What pizza is to Italy or the hot-dog is to America, pav bhaji has the same connotation to western India. Pav bhaji or pao bhaji is a specialty Indian dish with origins in Mumbai and Gujarat. In Marathi pav means bread (the term derives from the Portuguese “pao”) and bhaji means a curry and vegetable […]

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