July 31, 2014

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Pumpkin soup recipe - Lal bhoplyachi soup recipe

pumkin soup in serving bowl
Pumpkin soup recipe - Are you a weight watcher?  Here is the perfect low calorie pumpkin soup recipe for you. A soup  made with pumpkin and tomato is always healthy and very low in calories. I have been trying to make soups using various low calorie vegetables. One of them is pumpkin soup.

Pumpkin contains antioxidants and it is rich in  vitamin A . Pumpkin is weight watcher's favorite vegetable, since it is low in calories. There are few varieties of pumpkins available all round the year. Among them, dark yellow or orange colour pumpkins are tasty and popular. Sometimes I prepare pumpkin subzi and sometimes pumpkin paratha and thepla. The most common traditional sabzis prepared in South Karnataka is dudde sukke. Pumpkin is known as dudde in konkani, kumbalkayi in kannada, kaddu in hindi  and lal bhopla in marathi.  

Pumpkins are also used to make sweet poori, pumpkin boiled in liquid  jaggery is a very popular sweet dish. Now back to the pumpkin soup. This pumpkin soup is thick and creamy texture with slightly sweet and sour taste as i have added tomato in it. If you are looking for low calorie recipes, don't forget to add this soup in your diet. Usually pumpkin soup is served with cream on the top. But I don't add or garnish the soup with cream or butter. For better creamy taste,  you can add two teaspoons of  fresh cream for one bowl of soup.
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July 30, 2014

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Phool makhana pudding recipe - Fox nuts dessert recipe

phool makhana pudding in serving bowl
Phool makhana pudding is an Indian dessert made with fox nuts drenched in thick,  sweet vanilla custard milk and garnished with sliced pistachios. This is an easiest and simplest dessert whereas the flavor and thickness is achieved with the vanilla flavored custard powder. The same kheer can be made using nestle condensed milk, but the taste and flavor gets changed with the use of condensed milk.

You can also make semiya type kheer using milk, cardamoms, sugar and phool makhana. Phool makhana itself  is lacking taste, flavor or tang. For the flavor and taste it is entirely depends on other ingredients. It absorbs the taste in whatever it is cooked with. It turns crisp when roasted and shrinks as well as softens when boiled in milk. 

In India, in the northern and western parts of the country, phool makhana is extensively used to make seasoned phool makhana snacks, sabzis and curries. Among the sabzis, the most popular one is phool makhana paneer sabzi, phool makahna  kaju sabzi and  phool makhana mushroom curry.
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July 24, 2014

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Bhindi raita recipe - Ladies finger raita recipe

bhindi raita in a large bowl
Bhindi or ladies finger  raita recipe - This is a simple and easy raita recipe prepared to accompany the spicy main course and rice. Nothing can be a better cooler than chilled raitas when you have a spicy main course in your platter. Like other raita, this raita is also made using strained yogurt. If you use the strained yogurt, the raita doesn't turn watery. Otherwise, you will miss those creamy yummy texture and great taste.

I rarely make it since it needs deep fried ladies finger and I want to avoid deep frying as I don't like to add much oil in the diet. After frying, the ladies finger shrink and become very small. I served this bhindi raita as a side dish for rice and spicy curry. It was really delicious.
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July 23, 2014

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Alleppey fish curry recipe - How to make alleppey fish curry

alleppey pomfret curry in serving bowl
Alleppey fish curry recipe – This is a delicious coconut milk based alleppey fish curry made with pomfrets. I have already posted the alleppey prawn curry  recipe. There is not much of a difference between these two curries. This curry recipe is Kerala's alleppey style which releases coconut flavor. It is generally tempered with coconut oil, but I have tempered the curry with saffola oil.

Usually, I make fish curry  with coconut, coriander,  garlic, tamarind and red chillies, the curry is traditional South Coastal Karnataka style with fiery hot taste and this pomfret curry goes well with hot steamed rice. I also fry pomfret with green masala or red masala.

I have already posted steamed pomfret recipe, pomfret fry with green masala, paplet sol or ghashi and pomfret ambat recipe earlier. In all these fish  dishes including alleppey fish curry,  you can replace pomfret with surmai or king fish, prawn, bellanje and lady fish or nogli. If you replace the pomfret with other fishes, change in quantity of chilly powder is necessary. As the fish changes, the taste of curry may change. In general, all fish curries goes well with steamed rice.
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July 20, 2014

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Steamed fish recipe - How to make steamed fish

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Steamed fish recipe - My younger son doesn't like much coconut in any dish. Therefore every time I make coconut based fish gravy, I feel that I should have done it without coconut. I could have fried the fish with green masala or red masala paste, but the fried fish is going to be dry and it doesn't have any gravy. So, I have steamed the pomfret with flavorful masala.

I have used ginger, garlic, green chillies and cumin seeds as basic ingredients for the masala. In case you like the flavor of  cilantro, you can use the same which goes very well with it. If you are using it , use half cup of chopped coriander leaves along with other ingredients. If you don't like green chillies in masala, instead of green chillies, you can use red chilly powder or whole dry red chillies.

The ground masala was thick and the steamed pomfret with  gravy was really delicious , flavorful and we enjoyed it. To keep the gravy thick and to prevent the steaming water in the fish gravy,  you need to steam the fish in a steel box with tightly closed lid.I have steamed the pomfrets in a pressure cooker, but it can also be steamed in a steamer. After steaming, the fish pieces absorb the flavor and taste of the masala which makes the fish really very delicious and tempting.  This steamed pomfret goes well as a side dish with vegetable biryani, jeera rice, pulao and steamed rice.

White pomfret is also known as silver pomfret. Its preservation for a week at home is very simple. The cleaned and washed pomfret needs to be kept in the deep fridge with or without applying masala. White pomfret is very popular and high in demand fish because of its lesser odor (smell) and high nutritional value.

Above all, it is a hassle free fish to clean with soft bones. Pomfret is easily digestible fish, hence small kids can also eat it. It is a good energy provider,  since it contains good amount of proteins. White pomfrets are rich source of vitamins such as vitamin  A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C,  E and it helps to retain moisture in the skin and prevent dryness. Pomfrets are good source of minerals such as sodium, potassium magnesium, phosphorus, iron and manganese. Try this wonderful, delicious steamed pomfret and enjoy it with some nice fresh salad, steamed rice, pulao or  vegetable biryani .
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July 19, 2014

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Saipe panna dose - Sabbasige dose recipe - Dill leaves dosa

Dill leaves sweet dosa in serving plate
Saipe panna dose recipe - This is an authentic South Karnataka style sweet dosa, prepared with dill leaves, jaggery, rice and coconut. I have earlier posted sabbasige sihi idli recipe. in it, I have used both rava or semolina and rice as a basic ingredients. But, in this dose, I have used only rice like the one in original traditional recipe. 

This sabbasige sihi dosa has superior dill flavor and unique taste in combination with coconut and jaggery. In order to achieve the full flavor of dill leaves, blend the batter just before preparing the dosa. Dill leaves are healthy leafy vegetable and it is extensively used in various Indian cuisines. 

Dill leaves are also used in making sabzis in combination with green gram dal, behgal gram dal, black eyed beans, green peas, toor dal, potato and carrot. However, the sabzi with moong dal is quite similar to methi ( fenugreek leaves ) moong dal sabzi. I will post the dill subzi recipes in due course.

Dill has an abundant supply of dietary fibers which helps in digestion. Dill leaves contain good amounts of vitamin A,and vitamin C, as well as reasonable amounts of riboflavin. It is a good source of minerals like iron, calcium and potassium. Consumption of dishes prepared with dill leaves are great for bone health, since it contains good amounts of calcium. Dill leaves boost the immune system. It has antioxidant properties which helps in removal of toxins.
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July 17, 2014

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Karlyachi peeth perun bhaji recipe - Bitter gourd sabzi with besan - Nutritional benefits of bitter gourd

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Karlyachi peeth perun bhaji  recipe - Bitter gourd sabzi - This is a Maharashtrian style karlyachi bhaji made with bitter gourds and gram flour. Eating karlyachi bhaji without adding jaggery or sugar is beneficial for health.

Some people do not discard the seeds and use them as it is in the  bhaji for more medicinal benefits. But I made this  karlyachi peeth perun  bhaji using jaggery and tamarind for taste which reduces the bitterness and increases the taste. While preparing this karlaychi peeth perun bhaji, I discarded the seeds and lightly scraped out the outer skin. You can make this bhaji along with seeds.

Nutritional benefits of bitter gourd 
Bitter gourd is a popular vegetable, famous for its medicinal benefits and it is great for diabetes. It is very low in calories and high in valuable nutrients. bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and manganese.

It has an ample supply of  antioxidants and dietary fibers which help flush out the toxins. Bitter gourd contains good nutrition like polypeptide-P ( blood sugar lowering compound ) which helps in lower the blood sugar level. The consumption of bitter gourd juice on empty stomach  in the morning, reduces the blood sugar level in people who have diabetes. To be on the safer side, this juice therapy should be followed under the medical care of  physician ( A licensed medical practitioner).
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July 15, 2014

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Peanut coriander leaves chutney recipe - Coriander leaves groundnut chutney

Corianderleaves groundnut chutney
Peanut coriander leaves chutney recipe - Peanut cilantro chutney is a tongue tickling dipping sauce for dosa, idli, uttapa and parathas. Besides that it can also be a nice spread for bread sandwiches. While preparing this chutney,  I emphasize on the  ratio of the coriander leaves and chillies to bring out the desired flavor and taste.
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July 13, 2014

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Prawn biryani recipe - Shrimp biryani in pressure cooker - Sungta biryani recipe

Shrimps Biryani
Prawn or shrimp biryani recipe - Here is  wonderful prawn or  shrimp biryani recipe for seafood lovers. Prawn biryani is a speciality of  South Karnataka and this is my family's favorite dish. It is very similar to the vegetable biryani. In short, for non-vegetarians, its a nice variation with prawns. Generally, prawn biryani is prepared using small variety of prawns.

But I have noticed one thing that the small variety of prawns doesn't release the desired aroma, whereas the large prawns add more fragrance to the biryani.This is a very delicious biryani that can be enjoyed with side dishes such as raitas, papads and salads. Jeera flavored butter milk is the gem of a drink along with it. This sumptuous one pot meal was delectable with softly cooked prawns. The method of preparation is so easy, and this biryani can be cooked in pressure cooker very quickly.
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July 12, 2014

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Onion tomato raita recipe

Kanda-tomato raita
Onion tomato raita recipe - Today, I am going to share a simplest, easiest and tasty onion tomato raita recipe. As I mentioned in my earlier post, whenever I make pulao, biryani or spicy rice,  I make it a point to serve variety of raitas along with it. The chilled raita not only goes great with biryani and pulao, but also keep the stomach cool by balancing the spice in the food we eat. Serve this tomato raita with Vegetable Biryani. 

Onion salad can also be prepared in the place of onion raita. Salad is prepared by chopping the onions finely, to it add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves and salt. If you want to avoid yogurt, then you can try the onion tomato salad which is equally taste like raita.
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July 11, 2014

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Mix vegetable biryani recipe - Veg biryani in pressure cooker

Mix vegetable biryani recipe - I am a  great fan of all kinds of  biryani, pulao and spicy rice. In fact, I can't live without rice. Today, I am going to share a classic Vegetable Biryani recipe which you can prepare and serve for a small party or your weekend meal. This vegetable biryani has been tried and tested many a times and ingredients are adjusted to suit our taste buds.

Traditionally, biryani is made in a heavy bottomed vessel, arranging the vegetables, rice, ghee, oil and other ingredients in layers. The lid of the vessel is sealed with wheat flour dough and then cooked on a low flame. But this method is really time consuming  and not practical during morning rush. Cooking biryani in pressure cooker is not only easy but quick too.

Looking at the long list of ingredients, it looks bit tedious. But in fact, it is damn easy once you exactly know how to proceed with proper steps. So, I have posted this recipe with step by step pictures. Once the biryani is done, the fragrance of it makes you hungry and you will be eager to eat it. This vegetable biryani tastes great when serve hot and accompanied by crispy papads, tempting pickles and chilled  raitas.
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July 9, 2014

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Rava urad dal idli recipe - Sooji Idli recipe

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Rava urad dal idli recipe - I am fond of all South Indian idlis. This rava urad dal idli is an alternative to rice urad dal idli. The interesting part of this idli is that the batter doesn't need any fermentation. Dal needs to be soaked for  three hours and your idli batter will  get ready within half an hour after grinding it. To make it more interesting, you can add  green peas, carrot, chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and spluttered mustard seeds to it.  But, we like it plain and I made it without adding any tempering and vegetables. I served this rava urad dal idli with sambar and coconut chutney.
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July 7, 2014

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Nuggekayi togari bele saaru recipe - Drumstick toor dal curry

Drumstick Thoor dal Curry
Nuggekayi togari bele saaru recipe - This is a Udupi speciality. A curry made with drumstick and toor dal is a great accompaniment for hot rice. This curry is simply adorable with the combination of coconut. This saaru is remarkably popular and my all-time favorite.

Whenever I have this saaru, I need an extra bowl of rice. I think, it is very important to mention here that drumstick is very nutritious and its popularity is because of its  taste and nutritive value. Vitamin C is plentiful in drumstick. It also contains Dietary Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium and Manganese. So, I am generous in adding drumsticks in curries and sambar.
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July 6, 2014

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7 chicken recipes - Collection of Indian chicken recipes

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Collection of chicken and egg recipes - Chicken and eggs are one of the main ingredients that Indians use in their daily meal. Variety of dishes can be made with chicken and each one has its own taste and flavour. Indian chicken dishes are spicy, and very popular among all age people.
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12 fish recipes - Collection of Indian seafood recipes

Collection of fish recipes - Fish, prawns, clams and crabs are an essential item that Coastal side people use to prepare their staple food.  Variety of dishes can be made with these main ingredients and each dish has its own taste and flavour. In that region fish dishes are made with coconut, chilli powder, ginger, garlic, coriander seeds, tamarind or amchur or kokum.
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July 5, 2014

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Collection of Indian masala powder recipes - Indian spice powder recipes

Collection of masala powder recipes - Home made powder is always better than shop bought. Here you will find some interesting durable masala powder which are my family's favourite. These powder can be stored in an airtight container for about a year. Check out and  try these traditional masala powder to give a unique rich flavour as well as taste to the dish.
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July 4, 2014

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Payasa recipes - Indian kheer recipes

Collection of payasam or kheer recipes - Payasam or kheer is a sweet dish prepared during festival to offer as naivedya to God. It is also prepared during special occasions such as birthday party and get together functions. Several varieties of kheer can be made using jaggery or sugar as sweetening agents. The payasam can be prepared with pumpkin, fox nut, rice, green gram dal, bengal gram dal, paneer, semolina, almond, vermicelli, broken wheat,custard apple and so on. Check out the following delicious payasam recipes of South India. I will upadte this post as and when I post new kheer or payasa recipes.
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Paratha recipes - Indian paratha recipes

Collection of paratha recipes - Paratha is a Indian flat bread prepared  served for breakfast , lunh or dinner. The wheat flour or refined flour is the key ingredient in parathas. For variation variety of stuffing is made by using potato, cauliflower,  Gram dals, paneer,  radish and so on. It is a filling dish served with ghee, curd, chutneys and pickles. Perfect dish to pack in the lunch box. The dough and filling for paratha can be prepared well in advance to make hot parathas as and when required. Parathas can be made in three ways, those are by stuffing, by mixing the filling directly in the flour and double roti method.
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5 Uttapam recipes - Collection of south Indian uttapa recipes

Collection of uttappa or uttapam recipes - Uttapa is South indian speciality and is very popular breakfast dish. Every restaurant and house hold has its own version of making uttapas. Variety of uttapas are made by using key ingredients such as rice and split black gram dal. Well fermented uttapa batter is used to make soft and delicious uttapas. Plain uttapa, onion uttapa and masala uttapa are popular and these are served with sambar and coconut chutney.
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Collection of South Indian upma recipes

Collection of upma or uppittu recipes -Upma is a South Indian dish prepared in every home with their own versions. It is served for breakfast and easily pack in the lunch box. Very simple and quick to prepare dish. When suddenly guests or friends visit, without any second thought you can make variety of upmas by using easily available ingredients like semolina or rava, broken wheat, vermicelli, oats etc.
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Collection of Indian ladoo recipes - Laddu recipes

Collection of ladoo or laddu recipes - Here is a collection of few traditional and popular laddu recipes of India. These laddus are prepared during Diwali festival, Ganesh Chaturthi festival and special occasions. Festivals in India is incomplete without sweet dishes. Various variety of laddus are made using key ingredients such as semolina, sesame seeds, gram flour, almonds, wheat flour, dry fruits, peanuts, jaggery or sugar.
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Collection of appe recipes - Paniyaram recipes

Collection of appe or paniyaram recipes - Appe is a traditional South Indian snack basically prepared with rice. Appe is also called as paniyaram. Appe or paniyaram is prepared using special pan called appe kaayli. Rice appe is slightly sweet in taste. I have also posted mix dal appe which is very healthy and delcious. This is usually served as breakfast dish and evening snack. These appes can be packed in the lunch box.
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7 Milkshake recipes - Collection of milkshake recipes

Collection of Milk shake recipes - Milk shake is a very simple and healthy drink which can be consumed in the morning during breakfast or in the evening after school or office. Milk is an essential food and those who do not like to drink plain milk can use this delicious milk shake. It can be prepared very quickly, if you have boiled cold milk in the kitchen. Milk shake can be made using fruits and dry fruits like mango, custard apple, strawberry, apple, chikoo, banana and dates. 
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6 Fruit juice recipes - Collection of fruit juice recipes

Collection of fruit juice recipes - During summer season we generally feel like to drink more juice and cold drinks. We experience the feeling of dehydration and thirst due to over sweating and fruit juice prevents those problems. It cools the stomach and comforts the throat. Fruits contain vitamins, minerals and are healthy drink which helps to provide required water content to the body. Various fruits are available throughout the year and making fruit juice is very simple.
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9 Biryani and pulao recipes - Collection of pulao recipes

Collection of biryani, pulao and rice recipes - Learn how to make biryani, pulao and rice delicacies with vegetables, chicken and prawns. Undoubtedly, these are very popular in India. These dishes can be prepared in pressure cooker or in a pot.  Pressure cooker biryani takes hardly few minutes and it can be made in a jiffy. I personally, love to make biryani in pressure cooker as it makes the task easy. Biryanis are flavourful as the rice is tempered with whole spices in ghee and the garam masala powder adds an extra flavour and taste to the dish.
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Collection of Indian pakoda recipes

Collection of pakoda recipes - Pakodas or pakoras are usually served as a starter or teatime snacks. These are highly irresistible, addictive and you may feel like to eat more and more. Pakodas are deep fried snacks which are compulsorily prepared during special occasions, festivals, winter and rainy days. Indian pakodas are very popular in all region and it is regularly prepared in every house hold with their own version.
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Tempered snacks recipes

Collection of tempered snacks recipes - Munching snacks are always in demand by small kids. seasoned phool makhana and murmura are a healthy snacks which is required less oil. These snacks can be packed in the snack box for school going kids. Sometimes, even adults prefer to munch some snacks while watching television. Learn how to make easy munching snacks with easy to follow instructions.
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Modak Recipes

Collection of modak recipes - Modak is an essential sweet dish prepared during Ganesh chaturthi festival and Sankashti Chaturthi in every month. There are several varieties of modaks are made to offer as prasad or naivedya to Lord Ganesh. Among them very popular Maharshtrian modaks are ukadiche modak, fried modak and ukadiche modak prepared using mould. I have posted three varieties of modaks. The filling is the mixture prepared with coconut and jaggery. The outer cover for both varieties of ukadiche modak is made with rice flour. The outer cover for fried modak is made from wheat flour. These are very easy naivedya sweets which can be prepared easily.
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Burfi recipes - Barfi recipes

Collection of barfi recipes - Burfi is a Indian fudge made using milk and milk based products like khawa or mawa, condensed milk, ghee and milk powder. Preparing burfi with milk by condensing is time consuming. Khawa is available in dairy product shop very easily. I have posted several burfi recipes earlier. In this section I have compiled barfi recipes for your  convenience. Burfis are made in special occasions, especially during Diwali festival burfis are essential sweet. To make perfect burfi you must need to check the proper consistency of mixture. So while making burfis do not cook the mixture till too hard or too thin. Burfis are cut into square or rectangular shape.
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Collection of dessert recipes

Collection of desserts and sweet recipes - Desserts and sweets are essential special dish in Indian festivals, weddings and celebrations. These are made with fruits, lentils, khawa, coconut, hung curd, jaggery or sugar. Thousands of varieties of desserts and sweets are prepared in India. Sweets in India is called mithai and desserts are kheer, payasam, rasayana, amrakhand, shrikhand, gulab jamun etc.
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Collection of Diwali savoury snacks recipes

Collection of  diwali savoury sncaks recipes - A delicious snacks commonly prepared in every homes with their own version. Every year we make diwali snacks and these are very simple and easy to make. These traditional snacks have  proper proportion of ingredients and the same can be changed according to your family member's taste.  I have compiled  few of savoury snacks recipes for your convenience. I hope you enjoy them.
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17 Veg curries recipes - Collection of veg curries recipes

Collection of veg curries or gravies recipes - Simple veg curries, dal, sambar, kootu, huli, saaru, kadhi are staple food in both North India and South India. These curries are served with rice, idli, dosa, uttappam and paratha. Making curries for day to day meal is very common in Indian homes. These gravies are made with mixed vegetables or simple single vegetables. Sambar masala powder is used to make sambar and it is very flavourful and spicy. Coconut based curries are prepared using fresh or frozen coconut and other ingredients such as coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Tempering for curries usually prepared with oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
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23 Sabzi recipes - Collection of Indian veg side dish recipes

Collection of sabzi recipes - Sabzis are side dish to Indian staple food rice, chapathi, paratha, bread, roti and thepla. These sabzis are flavourful and slightly spicy. In this section I have compiled lunch box subzis like kadai subzis, usals, stuffed veggies, stir fry recipes for your convenience. Click on the recipe link, to get the full recipe. 
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16 Veg masala sabzi recipes - Collection of Indian veg spicy side dish recipes


Collection of veg masala sabzis - I have posted so many simple home style and rich restaurant style sabzi recipe which can be served with roti, chapathi, naan, kulcha, paratha and thepla. The variations of sabzis can be made with home made masala which enhances the flavour and adds extra taste.  Sabzis prepared with masala is full of flavour, rich creamy texture with tolerable spicy taste. North Indian and South Indian sabzis are very popular and I make them often. Konkani style sabzi of Karnataka is my all time favourite. In this section I have compiled veg masala sabzi recipes for your convenience.
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21 Chutney recipes - Collection of Indian chutney recipes

 
Collection of chutney and chutney powder recipes - Chutneys are an integral part of Indian cuisine. These are nice accompaniment to idli, dosa, uttappam, rotis, paratha, rice, samosa, vada  and so many. There are many varieties of chutneys and can be prepared within few minutes. Durable chutneys are handy and can be made instant chutney by mixing chutney powder in yogurt. I have compiled chutneys, chutney powder, pickles and paste for marination recipes for your convenience.
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9 Raita and salad recipes - Collection of Indian raita and salad recipes

Collection of raita and salad recipes - Raita and salads are staple food of India prepared almost everyday. This is a healthy side dish served with biryani, pulao, spicy rice, roti, chapathi along with main course. These are very low in fat and rich in Vitamins, Minerals and fiber. As we are consuming vegetables in form of raitas and salads hence these are healthy food. The basic ingredients for raita is yogurt, vegetables and fruits. I have compiled few of my favorite raita and salad recipes for your convenience. I hope you enjoy them.
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Collection of Indian soup recipes

Collection of soup recipes - Warm and comfort soups make a good starter to the lunch. Soups Prepared with vegetables and lentils are essential during rainy days and winter season. Soup is a world famous cuisine which comfort the soul and throat. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian soups are very simple, easy to prepare and loaded with all goodness of vegetables.  I have compiled few soup recipes for your convenience. I hope you enjoy them.
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8 Dosa recipes - Collection of dosa recipes

Collection of dose or dosa recipes - Dose is a staple food of South India and is popular in all parts of the country. Traditional urad dal dosa is prepared by soaking the basic ingredients such as rice and urad dal till they swollen and double in size. Then the batter is kept till it is fermented. Dosa is usually served with sambar and coconut chutney. Other varieties of chutney also goes well with it. The variations of dosas are prepared with semolina or rava, mixed lentils, skinned green grams, dill leaves, water melon rind, cucumber and so on. I have already posted rava dosa, dal dosa, dill leaves dosa, skinned green gram dosa, cucumber dosa, water melon dosa, and rice urad dal dosa, and sweet surnoli.
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Collection of cake and bread recipes

Collection of cake and bread recipes - Home made cakes and bread are always better than shop bought. It is a pleasurable moment while serving the  home made cakes to family members. Home made food has an emotional touch and it can be served with great pride. Cakes, bread and sandwiches are kids friendly snacks and even they prefer to carry them in the snack box. Eggless cakes are gaining popularity and eggs can be substituted with butter to make a soft cake. I have compiled cakes, bread, sandwiches, sauce recipes for your convenience.  I hope you enjoy them.
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Collection of South Indian Idli recipes

Collection of South Indian idli recipes - Idlis are South Indian delicacies and is a very popular dish in North India too. Idlis are staple food of South Indians and they make it often for breakfast and dinner. Idlis are usually served with coconut chutney and sambar. 

I have already posted rice urad dal soft idli recipe, rava idli, oats idli and dill leaves idli. The method of preparation is very simple and easy to prepare with idli batter.  Idli is an essential dish and I make them often. Idlis are popular because they are simple, easy to make, nutritious and healthy. Idli, sambar and chutney make a complete meal and it is filling too. 

Idli batter can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To make soft rice idli, the batter must be fermented well and sometimes, during winter and rainy days the fermentation may take time for 10 - 12 hours. But the other idlis like rava idli, oats idli and dill leaves idli doesn't need fermentation. I have compiled idli recipes for your convenience. I hope you enjoy them.
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July 3, 2014

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Collection of home made paneer and amchur recipes

How to Make Amchur at Home - Amchur powder is an essential ingredient in preparing staple food like curry, sambar, chutney, fritters etc. Amchur powder can be made at home very easily with sun dried amchur or raw mango pieces. I have posted how to make amchur at home recipe and can be made very easily by peeling the skin and chopping the raw mangoes to thin slices. then mix this mango slices with sufficient salt and spread them on a thin cloth under sun till they become very dry and crispy. Put this amchur in a mixer jar and grind it to a fine powder to make amchur powder.
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July 2, 2014

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Saipe paanna god idli recipe - Sabbasige sihi idli - Dill leaves sweet idli

Shepu chi idli
Saipe paanna god idli recipe - This is an authentic dill leaves sweet idli recipe of my hometown. In that part dill leaves are very rarely available and it is seasonal. Whenever it was in the vegetable market, we used to bring it and we were making dill leaves idly and dosa.

Many people do not like the flavor of this leaves. So, they reject to eat dishes made out of it. But, this is my favorite leafy vegetable and I can eat it in any form. Here we get dill leaves all around the year and I make either idli or dosa with it very often.  Being a sweet idli it needs to be served with ghee or butter.
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July 1, 2014

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White sauce cheese sandwich recipe

bread sandwiches in a serving plate
White sauce cheese sandwich recipe - Today, I am going to share a very simple and easy recipe of  bread sandwich prepared with cheese and white sauce with corn and carrot. You can check here for the white sauce with corn and carrot recipe which I had posted earlier. I have served this sandwich with tomato - pepper -garlic chutney. It also goes well with mint coriander chutney and tomato sauce.
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