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Chocolate Ladoo

March is here!!! Yay…. This means Spring is round the corner and so is my Birthday!!!! Oh yes… I am one of those who is always excited about birthdays… and this time, I thought yesterday was March 1st and posted this on instagram. πŸ™‚ Good, I just got one more extra day to stay excited!!!   So, when it is finally March and I am happy, “kuch meetha ho jaaye” (time for something sweet). I happened to be off from…

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Tomato Pachhadi

Red post alert! Wait wait.. I am talking about the lovely tomatoes in the post πŸ™‚ This is my all time favourite pachhadi (pickle) and its Mom-made. This is a gem from my mom’s kitchen and is addictively tasty. Everyone who has tasted this pickle totally loved it…and can vouch for this recipe. Hopefully you enjoy it with your family too!!! Ok!!! Agree, that it requires lot (#notveryhelathy) of oil, but I think its okay sometimes πŸ™‚ So here it…

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Ponganalu/Paniyaram

Dosa is almost everyone’s favourite!!!! When many of us make dosa batter at home, we make huge quantity that we end up making dosa for more than 3 days and sometimes a week. That was the scene at home when I was growing up and thats when my mom would make these cute little dosa muffins (:-p) and we just gulped it. Its quite famous in many parts of South India and is called by various names.Β GuntaΒ Ponganalu orΒ PunuguluΒ orΒ Paniyaram. Whatever the…

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Veggie Pad Thai

It has been my new year resolution (which apparently I am keeping it up) to cook a new dish every week. And last week I did two πŸ™‚ One of them was Pad Thai. My second favourite cuisine outside Indian is Thai. Primarily because, I get to have good enough vegetarian options. Thai green curry or Pad Thai are my two favourites in this cuisine. So here you go, with the tested and tasted recipe at home. I looked at…

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Banana – Zucchini Muffins

I find some of theΒ best recipes when I am trying to finish up somethings that have been lying in the refrigerator for a long time. I had two zucchinis and a few bananas and I badly wanted to use them, before they go bad. I could not find enough motivation to consume as is and thats when I looked for a recipe. Tadah! I found this πŸ™‚ The interesting part of this recipe is that, I got introduced to using…

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Mango cheese cake

Its July and before the fresh mangoes disappear from the shelves, I thought I should do this! This also happens to be my first cheese cake. That too eggless and bake less. And here comes the best part, this is probably the only cake till date, I dint have to worry about the measurements. I have read many recipes and finally decided to go the easy way! So here you go.. Ingredients: Digestive biscuits – Almost one pack Butter –…

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Neer Dosa

I made this long time back, but forgot to post this! All of us love dosa with coconut chutney but this dosa is made with rice and coconut, super new combination. Easy to make and does not require hours of rice soaking and the batter to ferment overnight. In fact I found the recipe of this dosa from Subbu’s kitchen when I wanted to make dosa and do not have dosa batter ready! So here is the recipe! Ingredients Rice…

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Green Tomato Chutney

I wish tomatoes come in more colors πŸ™‚ In general I am big fan of anything made of tomatoes and chutney tops the list! Recently I picked some green tomatoes from my mother-in-law’s garden as I love the instant chutney made with these tomatoes. So here you go! Ingridients: Green tomatoes Green chillies (Spice up your chutney with one extra chilly) Garlic Curry leaves Tamarind paste (Optional) Turmeric Jaggery (Very little for taste) Salt Hing Tempering stuff Oil Procedure: Put…

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Uggani

Uggani.. A Rayalaseema famous dish made of puffed rice and one of my favorites for breakfast. Here is the simple recipe! Ingredients Puffed rice Onions Tomatoes Green chillies Curry leaves Oil, Mustard, Jeera, groundnuts, urad dal, AsafoetidaΒ and Turmeric for tempering Salt Roasted channa dal Preparation Soak the puffed rice in water. Remember that the quantity of puffed rice almost gets halved.Β Ensure that the puffed rice is not getting soggy. Drain the water and keep it aside. Put little oil in…

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Kandi Pachadi

Pachadi in English could be something close to a temporary pickle (as I call it). This does not require an elaborate procedure to make a pickle which could be stored for a longer time. This is easy to make and Yummy to eat. You could make Pachadi with many, today it is time for some Protein Pachadi… yes this is made of Toor dal (Lentils) which is called Kandi pappu in Telugu. I love to have some preparation every day…

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