March 21, 2013

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Watermelon rind dosa recipe - Kalingad dose recipe

Watermelon dosa or dosai recipe - i am a big fan of all varieties of dosa. This is a delicious dosa made with the batter of watermelon rind, raw rice and coconut.  It is perfect for  either breakfast or in the evening for after school snack. This is similar to cucumber dosa. I always add coconut to such dosa. It gives rich tate to the dosa. After making juice from the red portion of the watermelon, the remaining white portion is used to make dosa. If you are making dosa using watermelon rind, peel the skin and use the white part.
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March 20, 2013

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Watermelon Juice recipe - Kalingad juice

Watermelon juice recipe - Summer has started here. It is very hot both inside and outside the house. We feel like drinking  more liquid than eating. In such a situation we rely on fresh fruit juices rather than anything else. The juice made with fresh watermelon and little sugar is an ideal drink to refresh and quench the thirst. I made this juice without any added water in it.
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March 18, 2013

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Badam kheer recipe - Almond kheer recipe

Badam kheer recipe -  Almond kheer is a delicious and popular Indian dessert made with almonds, milk, sugar, saffron and rice flour. The rice flour is used in the kheer to get the desired taste and texture. The addition of saffron make the kheer colourful and flavorful.  I make such creamy kheer on special occasions and festivals or when we feel like eating it. I had prepared this kheer on women's day to celebrate the occasion.
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March 15, 2013

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Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger sabzi

Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger or bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. This is a perishable vegetable and it should be used when it is fresh. Even in the refrigerator the ladies finger gets spoiled quickly. I buy okras in small quantity and love to make either bhindi masala, bhindi sambar, kadai bhindi, bhindi raita, bharli bhindi or bhende sukke. In this dish the ladies finger gets flavor from the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, coriander seeds powder and chilly powder. Fresh coocnut adds an extra taste to the dish.You can make this dish to pack in the lunch box with some soft chapati. This is a very eays recipe that you can make quickly within few minutes.
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March 11, 2013

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Chikoo milkshake recipe - Sapodilla milkshake

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Chikoo milkshake recipe - This is the most easiest and filling drink that you can blend within two minutes This is absolutely a delicious drink that you can enjoy at any time. This protein packed drink provides energy during active hours specially  in the morning. Chikoo is a seasonal fruit hardly available for few months. Nowadays dried chikoo chips and powder are available in the grocery store. But nothing can beat the taste of fresh luscious chikoo. It is a very sweet fruit that even you don't need to add sugar to the milkshake. Try out this chikoo milkshake and enjoy.
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March 10, 2013

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Muga mole palya recipe - Molake hesarukalu palya recipe - Sprouted green gram palya

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Muga mole palya recipe - Muga mole palya is one of the famous and common sabzi varieties of Karnataka and every house hold has its own version to prepare it. Muga mole literally means sprouted green grams and palya means thick coconut based sabzi which is also known as palya in kannada. The sprouted green grams and raw banana combination is awesome and it is my favorite too. This palya is perfect with hot chapati, phulka, rice rotti and steamed rice.It is very flavorful with the addition of freshly ground masla. The  spices in the masala adds inviting aroma and the chilly powder adds taste and the coconut gives a thick consistency to the palya. For a variation you can use potato in the place of plantain and that combination also tastes great.
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March 7, 2013

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Gajar onion kosambari recipe - Carrot onion koshimbir

gajar onion kosambari in a serving plate
Gajar onion kosambari recipe - Here is an easy and healthy kaosambari recipe of Karnantaka for you all. Just put together all the ingredients and delicious kosambari gets ready within few minutes. This kosambari is made with grated carrots and finely chopped onions along with paste prepared with fresh coconut, yogurt, green chillies and coriander leaves. 

This is a delicious dish which gets flavor from cilantro. This is known as koshimbir in marathi and it goes great with pulao, spicy rice and biryani. Kosambari or raita being made in yogurt helps in digestion and the raw vegetables provide vitamins and minerals to our body. So eating kosambari is beneficial to health. Try out this healthy kosambari to treat your family.
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March 6, 2013

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Gajar pulav recipe - Carrot pulao recipe - Carrot rice

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Gajar pulav recipe - Gajar pulao is a healthy one pot meal made with carrots and rice. Carrot, as you all know is loaded with essential nutrients which helps to keep us healthy. These type of pulao can be served with a bowl of raita, papad and pickles. Earlier, I had posted few other pulao recipes which can be prepared easily in pressure cooker. Most of the time I make pulao in cooker, but here I have precooked the rice, then made a tempering with onion, whole spices and other ingredients. I have tried both methods. and pulao tastes equally good.
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March 1, 2013

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Shyavige uppittu recipe - Sevai upma - Vermicelli upma

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Shyavige uppittu recipe  - Shyavige uppittu, popularly known as sevai upma is a  best way to use some vegetables and vermicelli together. Mostly, I make vermicelli kheer in combination with sago, but upma with sevai also tastes equally good. If you make upma for breakfast, you can roast the vermicelli well in advance at night. Also you can chop the carrots and place it in the refrigerator for the further use. It looks so attractive with carrot and green peas and can be a pleaser for kids. I made it yesterday for breakfast and make often at least once in a fortnight. I also make upma with semolina and oats. Sevai upma  is so simple to prepare that you can try for evening  teatime snack.
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