Goan Xacuti Curry Powder

Xacuti Curry Powder

Xacuti Masala Powder is a hot and spicy curry powder from Goa. This popular curry powder is the basic powder used in many nonveg preparations. I adapted this curry powder from this site and used only half the measurement given. I converted to cups and spoons so that it was easy for me to half […]

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Mixed Beans Biryani ~ Simple One pot Meal

Mixed Beans Biryani

Mixed Bean Biryani is a one pot meal with spicy Indian Masala and protein rice beans included. Its a complete meal on itself and you just need a Raitha on the side to enjoy this meal. While I had other plans for the third day of Combo dishes, I ended up sharing this recipe as […]

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Vada Curry with Appam ~ Combo Breakfast Series

Vada Curry is one of the most popular side dishes made for Idlis or Appams in many eateries and uses leftover Masala Vada in an onion tomato base. Vada Curry is mostly made with leftover masala vadas and is recycled into a delicious side dish for tiffin. In many eateries in Madras, it is popularly […]

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Pudina Pulao | How to make Easy Mint Rice

Pudina Pulao

Pudina Pulao is one of that easiest pulaos you can make for your Kids lunch box as this is cooked in a pressure cooker and gets done very quickly. I have used a ground paste for this pulao. If you have time in the morning to grind you can, else this can be done ahead […]

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Easy Paneer Pulao for Kids Lunch Box

Easy Paneer Pulao

Easy Paneer Pulao is a great dish to make when you are planning to pack Lunch for your Kids. While I have been packing lunch for my kids ever since Konda started her school, off late it becomes little stressful with kids becoming very picky eaters. I like to work around a menu with preplanned […]

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Jeera Rice | How to make Jeera Pulao

Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice is one of those staple rice dishes I end up cooking very frequently. While this is very much like the ghee rice, including different whole spices makes this different each time you make. Packing Kids lunch box is one of the most tiring tasks I do every week. When it was only Konda’s […]

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Kobbari Pal Annam | Coconut Pulao

Kobbari Pal Annam is my final recipe shared under family recipes loved by kids. This is one of our most frequently prepared rice dishes, served with many different masala kura. I already have a Coconut Pulao or Coconut Milk Rice, which is slightly differently prepared. In today’s version, I have used only coconut milk as […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Scotland

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is my choice for O and the history of these cookies dates back to Scotland, where it was fist made. Though I am not a big fan of Oats and have tried my share of oats for breakfast, I always stock it and especially when Athamma is with us, I make sure […]

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Tomato Pulao with Fried Bread

Tomato Pulao with Fried Bread is one of those dishes from childhood. While I have so many versions of Tomato Pulao, this one is special as I remember Amma making it this way with fried bread pieces garnished on top. Some of the pieces would have steeped inside and you have that soggy deep fried […]

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