Potato Skins

These potato skins saved me from messing up this theme of USA cuisine. I originally planned on a s’mores mug cake which fell through. So I fell back on potatoes which is the ultimate saviour as also very American. The daughter loves it and that is a huge benefit. I also figured I could to…

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Stuffed Vegetables

Ever since my daughter changed schools, I have been having a tough time. The school provides her a lovely lunch and so now I am left to cooking lunches only for myself. If you are not aware, the most boring thing ever is cooking for one. So my strategy is to plan my blog posts…

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Mixed Vegetable Sagu – Karnataka Special Meals

I am back to Blogging after what seems like ages though it’s actually been just a month. This week I will be posting three different thalis or combo menus. When Valli announced this theme, she was benevolent to allow us to post one recipe from our previous thali menus. So when I checked on the…

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Moroccan Zaalouk

We try and explore the cuisine of a different country each month in our Blogging Marathon and I try to take up the theme, if only to bake a new kind of bread from a new country every month. This month’s cuisine is Moroccon and as I was browsing through various recipes, I realised how…

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Paneer Manchurian

If you are a vegetarian in India who loves Chinese food (Indo-Chinese, to be accurate) you have to order a manchurian gravy with either fried rice or hakka noodles. It is as if no other dish exists. I have gone to countless dinners with friends and family and every time we landed at a Chinese…

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Goan Egg Curry

Any decent cook needs to have tried and tested recipes for classic dishes which are used so frequently that one can make it in her sleep. I have been searching for a fool proof egg curry recipe for quite a while now but somehow the recipes I tried so far failed in one of the…

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Beans Parupu Usili

Today I have a recipe with the most used lentil at home, the split pigeon peas / ṭoor dal. As a Tamilian, we use this in many dishes including rasam and sambhar, without which it is tough for us to survive. Parupu usili ( lentil scrambled) is always a part of any celebration menu, be…

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Bhindi Masala

I made Bhindi Masala as part of my North Indian Thali theme for this month’s Blogigng Marathon. Mixed with onion, tomatoes and spices, it is a simple and tasty way to have lady’s fingers. Serves 3-4 Recipe adapted from here. Lady’s fingers / Okra          250gms Cumin seeds        …

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Stuffed Tomatoes

We have a new vegetable vendor in our complex who gets fresh veggies and fruits and sells them at a reasonable price. As part of his marketing, he has come up with the offer of free tomatoes. Yes, as many as you like. All you need is to have bought at least one other vegetable.…

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Aloo Gobhi

Some dishes are very fancy in method and name while others are simple and pure bliss. I never did quite imagine I would be in raptures about the very traditional, very classic and as old as earth dish, aloo gobhi. Plain old potatoes and cauliflower, if made right, can make you float in the air…

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