How to make Gujarati Dal ~ Simple and Easy Recipe

For the fourth day under Indian States, I planned a mini Gujarati Menu. I had been in discussion with Vaishali for a long time and each time I was changing the menu. I wanted to prepare quite an elaborate menu. I raided her Thali’s and drooled for the longest, without deciding on much. Anyway I […]

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Sultani Dal ~ Uttar Pradesh Awadhi Thali

Second in the Indian States is the Awadhi Cuisine from Uttar Pradesh. Awadhi cuisine is known for its rich food. The Cuisine is influenced by the Mughal cooking style and the cuisine has much similarities to Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. Reading about this cuisine, I realized the many dishes that are commonly found in other […]

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Uttar Pradesh Awadhi Thali

Since I do not have a personal knowledge of the cuisine, I simply didn’t want to explore or learn new things. I trusted Vaishali to have done all the research!..thank you Vaishali. As I said I wanted to have a similar menu and cooked all the dishes that I was yet to make. Awadhi Cuisine […]

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Khichdi | How to make Khichdi

We are starting the second week of BM#55, for which I will be doing some healthy family dinners. Most days, our dinners are rotis and curries. However, there are times when I make one pot meals and sometimes upma as well. When we went to Ahmedabad the first time for our BM#25 Anniversary, we had […]

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Manipuri Khichdi with Ooti from Manipur

We are now on M and the one that starts with the North East states Manipur. With my chosen Bread theme, I had such difficulty finding bread in these states. That’s when I had to resort to the other clause I had for myself. And started looking at their staple food or at least with […]

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U for Ukkarai | Okkarai | Paruppu Puttu ~ Deepavali Sweet

If there was one thing that really made me very happy in doing this ABC Cooking Marathon, is the fact that I attempted at making many of those long pending dishes. Thinking about every letter, made sure I remembered all those dishes I had always wanted to make. One among them was surely this Ukkarai. […]

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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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Tomato Venchina Pappu | Fried Dal with Tomatoes

We are back to blogging with BM entering into the 20th. I have been etching to update the blogs, but somehow I have lost the inspiration. With Amma on vacation at bro’s place, we seriously lack the interest and the push. It’s been a while since I cooked anything new, at least new enough to […]

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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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