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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Waghareli Khichdi | Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi

Waghareli Khichdi

Waghareli khichdi or vaghareli khichdi is a filling quick dish from Gujarat. This one pot meal is a wonderful choice for a quick dinner meal. I picked up this when I remember Suma making this for her series last time. I was so glad when she had because a series like that surely gives so […]

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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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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine, is an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu | How to make Mor Kulambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious side dish made with seasoned curds or yogurt. It bursts with flavour and makes a wonderful side dish for mixed rice like Coconut Rice. We mostly make a mor kuzhambu with Lady’s Finger along with Thengai Sadam, so we thought we could change the vegetable and see how […]

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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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Dhaba Style Dal Fry

Dhaba Style Dal Fry is a delicious dal made with a mix of dals. When I was planning the Punjabi Thali, I decided I would pick a dal, since I have already shared some couple of Dal Fry, Takda Dal, I had this in my collection of dals, that I have collected over the years. When I was going […]

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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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Dalcha Recipe | How To Make Dalcha

Dalcha

Dalcha can easily be called a silent killer. Yes famous among its peers yet not so well known outside its crowd. While everybody knows and raves about Biryani, not many may know how important a dalcha is, when you talk about Biryani. Especially when it’s a nonvegetarian biryani. Growing up in a nonvegetarian family I […]

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