Vankaya Gongura Masala | Gongura Gutti Vankaya

Knowledge is knowing Brinjal is a fruit, Wisdom is not adding it in a Fruit Salad… This is what led me to think about those fruits that are used as vegetables. Technically fruits are those that have seeds and develops from flowers. However, some are used as vegetables. So some of the vegetables that are used […]

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How to make Easy and Quick Vangi Bath | Easy Brinjal Rice

For the third and final day of cooking Healthy Family dinners, I have a Mixed Brinjal rice, made  very quickly with just your easily available pantry spices. I know you must be thinking why a  Brinjal rice, when I already have so many versions of it. Maharashtrian Vangi Bath Kathrikai Sadam with ready to make […]

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Tareli Vengna ni pori | Fried Brinjal Slices Parsi Style

Somehow things suddenly seem too hectic to handle. Though all the posts were ready, I just couldn’t find time to edit and write. I made a simple Parsi Lunch on Sunday for the Vegetarians. I warned Hubby dear ahead that it was going to be Parsi lunch, while I made Biryani for the rest at […]

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Mandua Ki Roti, Lesu, Kulath Ki Dal from Uttarakhand

We just have one more day to complete this Mega Marathon and it’s been a wonderful month of learning and reading about so many new dishes, cuisines and culture. We today visit Uttarakhand, formaly known as Uttaranchal. The state is referred as “Land of the Gods”, due to the many holy Hindu temples and pilgrimage […]

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Soya Biryani, Katirikaiy Chutney from Pondicherry

Pondicherry has always been our favourite weekend outing.  Pondicherry is an Union Territory, about approx 150 Kms from Madras and takes about three hours by road. Though I have visited the place many times before marriage, the trips after marriage and with kids, are what are still so fresh in mind. We used to leave […]

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Sattu ka Paratha, Baingan ka Bharta from Bihar

When it was time to decide for Bihar, I knew what I had to make. I also have a funny and interesting incident to share. During Roti Mela, I had done extensive research on different Breads across the Indian States. Sattu Ka Paratha was an obvious choice for Bihar even then. However, I was stumped […]

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E for Eggplant Chops

For the letter E, there was never a need to think of anything else. Amma had made this dish once and I decided this is what I was going to do for E. Of course I had to resort using the english name for this. Amma called it Kathrikai chops, going by the famous mutton […]

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Dhansak ~ a dal mismash!

With the rain lashing out on the window sill, the occasional speeding vehicles racing away, the only other sound I can hear right now, is my own keys notes and the ceiling fan. Not really an ideal way to pass a Saturday night right. But then Dhansak has kept me awake. You wonder what it […]

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Vangi Bhath ~ How to make Maharashtrian Vangi Bath

I always love one pot meal, it appeals in the way you can simply have everything in on go and you have your meal ready. However at times, when I end up making a pulao that’s not so spicy, I am forced to think of a gravy again. When defeats the purpose of having a […]

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Vankaya Munakkaya Senaga Pappu Kura with Ragi Mudda

Wish all my readers a Happy Ugadi. We had the regular Ugadi Special Brunch after the pooja was over. Today’s special dish is yet another Andhra special, featuring Chana Dal pappu with Vegetables. This makes a great pair with Ragi Mudda. We had a crunchy bite with the Ragi namak para on the side. Taking […]

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