Arisi Upma | How to make Broken Rice Upma

Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma is an easy and quick dish you can make for a breakfast or any meal for that matter, with broken rice and other ingredients that typically go into an Upma. I normally make it with either homemade Rice Rava before, then I saw the ready made Rice Rava and always stock it so […]

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Ellu Holige | Til Poli from Udupi

Ellu Holige is a sweet flatbread made with Sesame, jaggery filling stuffed in a Maida flatbread. It is another variant of the Puran Poli where the stuffing is normally chana dal. While Ellu Holige or Til Poli is quite popular in the southern states, I chose to use this version as I wasn’t able to […]

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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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Cabbage Masala Kura

Cabbage Masala Kura

Cabbage Masala Kura is yet another side dish for Rice, that I seem to have completely forgotten. Amma reminded me of this when we were wondering what to do with the huge cabbage we got in. She suddenly reminded me that we could make this instead of the regular Cabbage Kootu or Cabbage Poricha Kootu. […]

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Kandula Kura | Fresh Toor Gravy Andhra Style

Kandula Kura is one of my most favorite gravies that Amma makes during the season. Fresh Toor is mostly available during the winter season and as always, every winter we see these fresh tender beans being cooked in different ways. This masala gravy made with simple spices tastes awesome with Kobari Annam or Coconut Milk […]

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Hotel Sambar | Tiffin Sambar ~ Restaurant Style | Step by Step

Being a Madrasi, having a fetish for Sambar is nothing new. However, when I see how my colleagues love the Hotel Saravana Bhavan Sambar, makes me wonder if there is a different sambar all together! After all, a sambar is a simple, everyday dish right! Hotel Saravana Bhavan is a chain of hotels that specializes […]

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Brinjal Kurma | Vankaya Kurma

Brinjal Kurma

Talk about innovation at different levels and you finally end up doing that in your kitchen too. Brinjal Kurma surely falls into that category. Daddy is very fond of Brinjal and would love it in any form. So it is only natural that Amma attempts at making this vegetable in as many different forms as […]

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Maida Biscuits ~ Deepavali Sweets!

I wish my readers a Very happy Deepavali! I know Deepavali holds special moments for every kid. And I remember my childhood with vivid clearness. It’s almost like just yesterday! And every season, Amma would plan for something new sweet or snacks along with the favorite old ones. These maida biscuits are something she did […]

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