Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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Madras Palak Chutney | Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Madras Palak Chutney is made with the Spinach that’s available in South India. Its called as Pasalai Keerai and this chutney version makes a wonderful side dish. When Amma got the Pasalai Keerai recently she wanted to make this chutney and made it quite spicy too. It got paired very well with the Dal and […]

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Char Dal Tadka | How to make Yellow Dal Tadka

Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka

Char Dal Tadka or Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka is a simple and easy dal that can be served with pulkas. The dal is mild on the stomach and tastes wonderful. I chose to make this yellow dals and highlighted the colour by including turmeric powder as well. We make a simple dal with pulka at […]

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Dhapate from Maharashtra

Dhapate

Dhapate is a multigrain roti from Maharashtra and is made by mixing all the grain flour along with spices and vegetables. The first time when I read it, I thought this will be an excellent roti to enjoy and it is healthy too as we will be including so many different grains. This is almost […]

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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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Bharli Batata | How to make Stuffed Potato Masala

Bharli Batate

Bharli Batate is stuffed potatoes cooked in a similar way to the stuffed brinjals a popular dish from the Maharashtrian Cuisine, using their Goda masala along with more spices. This is a rich gravy that pairs well with roti or rice. When I planned my Maharashtrian Thali, I again checked Vaishali’s Thali and then consulted […]

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Lángos ~ Hungarian Fried Bread

Lángos from Hungary

Lángos is a deep fried flat bread made of a dough with flour, yeast, salt and water. It is a popular street food from Hungary and it is also called as the Hungarian Fried Bread. This flatbread is deep fried and topped with sour cream and grated cheese. The cheese melts and oozes down. It […]

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Imqarrun il-Forn | Maltese Baked Macaroni

Imqarrun il-Forn

Imqarrun il-Forn is an Italian inspired pasta dish from Malta, made with macaroni baked in a bolognese sauce along with creamy cheese. The top is often crispy with added breadcrumbs with soft layers in between. I across this recipe that talked about making this recipe. It had minced meat in the dish for the bolognese […]

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Bunny Chow | How to make a Bunny

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow is a delicious street food from South African made with meat, chickpea in an aromatic sauce served in a hollow bread. You can think this a burger Sandwich as well! Bunny Chow, often referred to as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread […]

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