Sindhi Aloo Roast

Aloo Roast

Sindhi Aloo Roast is a sinful deep fried potato dish made with basic spice powders, yet tastes out of the world when served with rice dishes. I made this Aloo Roast as a side dish for Methi Matar wara Chawaran for the April Biryani/Pulao Festival. Vaishali made this when she had come down to help […]

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Spicy Aloo Masala ~ Side dish for Pulao

Spicy Aloo Masala

This spicy Aloo Masala is made with a creamy paste of roasted onions and other masalas to make this a rich and spicy side dish to be served with mild Pulaos. When I had made the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichdi Festival, I had some mild Pulaos on the list that had to be paired with […]

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Aloo Tamatar | Easy Potato Gravy for Pulao

Aloo Tamatar

Aloo Tamatar or Easy Potato Curry for Pulao is a simple to make side dish for any rice and it serves best with roti as well. This surely gets done in a very short time. Though I have been making this easy aloo tamatar for so many years, and have shared some of the versions […]

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Beets Idli | How to make Idli without Rice

Beets Idli

Beets Idli is a healthy and easy Idli to make and with Beetroot included, it becomes a very healthy breakfast dish. We love making idlis for breakfast or dinner and if was coming colourful as these Beets Idli, we are all for it! What’s even more interesting is when you can make an Idli without […]

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Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Badam Poori | How to make Almond Poori

Badam Poori

Badam Poori is delicious and addictive poori you can make for Prasadam that are easy to make and is liked by all. These Almond Pooris are mostly made as Neivedyam in small size with a generous garnish of badam and coconut. When Amma can’t decide on what naivedyam to make, she makes this one. It […]

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Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao is a layered pulao with vegetable kofta and browned onions. This surely makes a wonderful dish for a weekend special lunch. Its been a wonderful month long cooking for the Biryani / Pulao/ Khichdi Festival. I started cooking only by March and I wasn’t sure if I will be able to […]

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Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao

Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao

Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao is delicious pulao made with stock made with vegetables and spices with soya chunks. This was inspired by the meat based Yakhni Pulao, where meat is used to prepare the stock and the pulao is made with the yakhni along with spices. Yakhni means the stock and this pulao is popular […]

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Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani is a fusion dish with coconut biryani and paneer gravy that tries to blend the Goan sentiments into one dish. When it came to picking X, I was very clear that I would do something with Xacuti, after my experimental dish of making a Xacuti stuffed Aloo Paratha and Xacuti Masala […]

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