How to make Rasam Powder | Udupi Rasam Powder

For the Indian States under BM Mega Edition, I had selected Udupi Thali. Rasams are always part of the thali, Trying out different versions makes preparing the thali an enjoyable task. I selected to make the Rasam that called for Rasam powder Udupi Recipes site. Infact this Rasam powder seemed like a versatile spice powder, […]

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How to make Udupi Sambar Powder | Udupi Sambar Podi

When I started reading on Udupi Cuisine, I had the toughest time trying to understand which of the names referred to the Sambar. While all over the world, Udupi Sambar being so famous, it was almost hilarious that I couldn’t identify which name was supposed to mean Sambar.So trying to understand that took sometime. Finally […]

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Poppy Seed Powder | Indian Basics for Cooking

Poppy Seeds or Gasa Gasalu in Telugu, “Gasa Gasa” in Tamil, “Khus Khus” in Hindi is quite a common ingredient in my Kitchen.   Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed […]

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Almond Cashew powder ~ Indian Basics for Cooking

Once upon a time, in once upon a place, there lived a little girl… Now once upon a place, there lived two little boys, who had a cute cute sister.. Well this is how my stories have been every night of our lives. With Konda it used to be the first line and now with […]

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Sambhar Powder ~ Classic Home Made Recipe!

When it comes to Sambar, we always prefer the home made sambhar powder. In andhra sambar is not regularly made. But after parents have settled in Madras, Amma has been making these regularly at home. She said she has arrived at this proportion after many trials to suit our taste. We normally get the whole […]

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Groundnut Chutney & Groundnut Garlic Powder!

Groundnut chutney is made daily and is so common like rice at home. But still the attachment and affinity each of us have towards this is amazing. We have it for chapati, Idli, dosa and many times with Rice too. Hot rice, ghee and ground nut chutney and we are ready for the feast! For […]

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Rasam Powder for Cumin & Pepper Rasam ~ The Simplest!

As I have talked in length of my Amma’s Cumin & Pepper Rasam, I can’t just stop without talking about the basics that go into it. When parents relocated, there were many things that we were upset on. But in that depressing moment, hubby dear cracked me up saying, why don’t you ask her to […]

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