Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

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Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Nothing can beat a homemade spice mix. Perfect combinations of warm spices that adds great authentic flavor to sambar without adding too much heat. A thought always crosses our minds – why bother to make homemade when we can find one in stores? Well the answer is simple...

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Sarson Ka Saag

Embrace winters that brings an array of green leafy vegetables like spinach, mustard greens (sarson), methi leaves (fenugreek leaves), and bathua leaves (chenopodium or chakkravarthi greens). These greens that are loaded with vitamins and minerals are readily available in local markets and grocery stores. Depending on...

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Onion and Besan ka Paratha

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe to start your morning then your search has bought you to the right place. Crispy and flaky whole wheat flatbread (paratha) is stuffed with onions, gram flour and aromatic spices. On a cold wintry morning, onion and besan ka paratha(s) are...

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Panchamel dal

The name itself describes the dish – Pancha + mel meaning fusion of five lentils. Panchamel dal also referred to as Panchkuti dal is a signature dish of Rajasthan. Have visited Rajasthan so many times and still in awe of its rich culture and heritage. The palaces,...

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Sambar no onion no garlic recipe

Saturday means brunch time and what could be better than a South Indian breakfast – yum and delightful !! Today’s dish is Sambar – do I really have to say anything about this? It’s everyone’s favorite, easy to make and so comforting meal when paired up with...

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Punjabi kadhi recipe in slow cooker

Kadhi is an ideal example of Indian slow cooking. Have you ever tried cooking kadhi in a slow cooker? If not, than I would suggest try it for once and you will just love the flavors. Slow cookers aren’t only for soups and stews, you...

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Matar Poha or Chura Matar Recipe

India is a land of diverse cultures. Elements of Indian diversity is reflected in its languages, religions, traditions and above all FOOD. Pick a single ingredient and every state has its own way of making it and this diversity is the beauty of India. Today’s dish...

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Gatte ki sabzi

Hello friends, I bet all of you had wonderful summery weekend. Finally it’s Monday and after two days of relaxing I am all pumped up to start a whole new week !! 😉 So what’s cookin??  It’s no onion no garlic Gatte ki sabzi also referred to as Besan gatta...

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Aam ka achar – Mango Pickle

Summer is here and so are the raw mangoes. Markets are flooded with green raw mangoes and a perfect time to put in some homemade Aam ka achar – Mango pickle. Every year when I get ready to prepare this achar, it takes me down the...

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Dal Tadka

At Indian restaurants dal tadka or dal fry is a commonly ordered lentil. Simple yet loaded with flavor this dal is delicious and a staple part of Indian day-to day meal. Yellow Moong Dal is boiled and cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices that adds a very nice texture...

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Tawa Sabzi or Tava Fry Veggies

Please excuse me for a very long post but worth reading. During marriage season Tawa Sabzi or Tava Fry Veggies is a common item on the buffet menu. As the name suggest tawa sabzi means array of seasonal veggies that are spread around a hot tawa/griddle...

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Mirchi Bada recipe

Mirchi Bada recipe- Fried giant green chilies are stuffed with tangy potato filling and coated with a thick batter of gram flour is a spicy yet delicious tea time snack. I remember my mom making these at her kitty parties and the stuffing itself was...