Rajma Tomato Biryani | How to make Rajma Biryani in Pan

For the second day of Holiday Dishes, I have a biryani that I cooked on a weekend during my kids vacation. Kids love biryanis and if the vegetarian version tastes like a chicken they like it better. I wanted to make with this Rajma as I love lentils in rice combination. We are very fond […]

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Burmese Pe Byouk | Sprouted Yellow Peas

From what I read, these yellow beans are very important ingredient of the cuisine and gets featured a lot. The salient point of course, is that you got to sprout the beans before cooking. The beans used is the regular yellow peas or Vatana in North. I simply dislike the aroma that comes after cooking […]

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Maharashtrian Misal Pav | Misal Pav Recipe

Maharashtrian Misal Pav

For the final day of Indian States, I had selected Maharashtra. I had been eyeing their Thali for the longest time. I was so sure that this occasion, I will finally make it. The next push came when Pradnya so lovingly gifted us goodie bags with Maharashtrian spice powders and much more. I feel so […]

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How to Sprout Moth Beans | Matki Sprouts for Misal Pav

When I decided to make Misal Pav, which called for Moth Beans, I was wondering if I could use Moong Sprouts. Pradnya told me that Moong sprouts won’t hold its shape and I could think of using mixed sprouts. We do get Moth Beans or Matki here, however since I do not use it much, […]

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Balekai Kodilu | Raw Banana Sambar ~ Udupi Style Sambar

For the third day of Indian States, under BM#56, Buffet on Table, I am going to give you a feast from the Udupi Cuisine. Of all the cuisines of Karnataka, Udupi Cuisine is very famous and renowned for its vegetarian feast. As you all might know already, I am very fond of Indian Thalis and […]

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Sultani Dal ~ Uttar Pradesh Awadhi Thali

Second in the Indian States is the Awadhi Cuisine from Uttar Pradesh. Awadhi cuisine is known for its rich food. The Cuisine is influenced by the Mughal cooking style and the cuisine has much similarities to Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. Reading about this cuisine, I realized the many dishes that are commonly found in other […]

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Uttar Pradesh Awadhi Thali

Since I do not have a personal knowledge of the cuisine, I simply didn’t want to explore or learn new things. I trusted Vaishali to have done all the research!..thank you Vaishali. As I said I wanted to have a similar menu and cooked all the dishes that I was yet to make. Awadhi Cuisine […]

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