Idli and Dosa Batter

Wondering how to make soft idlis and crispy dosas?….Then you are at the right place to get the right formula for perfect soft, fluffy and sponge like idlis and crispy dosas in my breakfast themed week. You must be wondering why I named it Idli and Dosa Batter? It’s just that I use the same batter to make both idli and dosa….that’s the best part about this recipe . For all the experts out there, let me tell you that this is a very basic post….but you never know, may be I have some extra tips for you too, so …

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Coconut Burfi

Do you prefer coconut for that tropical craving in you?…Do you have a sweet tooth?… then here is something that can be prepared in a jiff. This is a quick and easy fix for your sweet cravings. Coconut burfi  is a classic Indian traditional sweet you would find in every part of India and savoured equally for every occasion. Nostalgic memories occupy my mind whenever I think of this coconut burfi. My mom used to prepare this burfi for most of the festive occasions when I was a kid. It is a simple recipe especially for beginner cooks, the only …

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Fish Pulusu or Tangy Fish Curry

Today, I will be posting my signature fish recipe – Fish Pulusu or Tangy Fish Curry (Pulusu is a term to indicate a tangy curry). A simple tamarind based gravy which pairs well with any delicate white fish such as tilapia; it is served best with hot steaming white rice. For all you guys who got lazy and skipped reading my about me section, let me tell you that I am a hardcore seafood fanatic. I admit that seafood in not for everyone as it has a strong distinctive flavour and odour. But when used in the right manner with …

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Arbi or Chamadumpa Fry

Before I go on and on about Arbi or Chamadumpa fry (Taro root or Colocasia fry in English), let me give an update on what is going on in my life (Look interested! :P). So the good news is that both my kids are back home for Christmas break. This also means less time for my blog with an over the top hyper noisy house environment :D. Today I will be giving you guys a sneak peak into the typical simple food I prepare at home when my family is around. Generally both come home craving for comfort food and …

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Homemade Paneer

  Paneer is a type of fresh cheese which is also known as Indian cottage cheese. It is widely used in a lot of North Indian curries. It is an acid set cheese and no aging or culturing is required. It is prepared by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, vinegar, yoghurt or any other food acids. It is very versatile and can be used in an assortment of recipes. It is a great source of  animal protein for vegetarians. This non-melting cheese appears in desserts and as a filling for stuffed breads as well. It is a very simple …

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Paneer Butter Masala

  I guess any Vegetarian menu is incomplete without a paneer recipe. Paneer is a very healthy ingredient which can be included abundantly in a vegetarian meal…it is definitely a high cal food, but when consumed in moderation..it’s ok. Paneer can be made at home or store bought. The taste of homemade paneer is without any doubt better than store bought as it is soft, moist and melts in your mouth. Paneer butter masala is a very popular North Indian dish made from soft and succulent Paneer also known as Indian cottage cheese assaulted with all kinds of spices in …

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Baingan Bharta or Mashed Eggplant Curry

  Now, most of you are aware that I hail from the southern part of India and it is pretty evident from the kind of recipes I post :D. However, this does not mean that I am not a die-hard fan of a good curry and roti (Indian flat bread). The first recipe that I will be introducing in my North Indian themed week is Baingan Bharta or Mashed Eggplant curry (My son’s personal favourite). I guess you can say that half the reason I chose this recipe today was because my son is here for christmas break and Baingan Bharta …

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