Hotel Style Red Chutney | Vengaya Chutney

Vengaya Chutney

Hotel Style Red Chutney or Vengaya Chutney is the simplest chutney you can make with onions and other basic ingredients. This is one of the popular chutneys served in restaurants. Konda is very fond of the Red chutney that’s served with Dosas in the restaurants and mostly eats only that. We have had other versions […]

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Carrot Pesarapappu Kura ~ Easy Side Dish for Roti

Carrot Pesarapappu Kura

Carrot Pesarapappu Kura is one of the simplest and easiest side dishes you can make for a comforting dinner served for Rotis. Simple moong dal with slightly sweetish carrots in it makes a typical comfort food for us. When Amma made this sometime back, I suddenly remembered that it’s been a while since we made […]

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Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai is an addictive Masala Vada made with chana dal and greens. This is a popular evening snack in Tamil Nadu. I am not sure about other places, I have only seen it in Madras. So my knowledge of this snack being available elsewhere is zero. I have seen it being sold […]

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Cabbage Vada | How to make Cabbage Vadai

Cabbage Vada

This Cabbage Vada is a version of regular vada made with a mixed lentil batter, spiced with other ingredients and makes a wonderful evening snack. When I had decided on making Vada Recipes for this week, I wanted to pick up something easy to make, yet different as I was doing a tougher theme on […]

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Palak Vada | Spinach Lentil Fritters

Palak Vada

Palak Vada or Spinach Lentil Fritters are made with a mixed lentil with added whole spices along with greens. These surely make a delicious evening snack. When I decided on making Vadas as the theme for this week, I had to first check with both the blogs to ensure that I haven’t blogged on these. […]

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Ponk Vada | How to make Fresh Jowar Pakora

Ponk Vada

Ponk Vada or Pakoras made with fresh tender Jowar is a delightful snack made during the winter season when it is freshly available. Ponk or fresh Jowar is perishable produce that doesn’t stay good for long. It should be cooked within a short period or can be frozen. I haven’t seen or heard about fresh […]

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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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Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list. I made not of this from Viji’s space where she talks about this being the North Indian […]

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