Rava Idli

Rava idli is not something I would usually write about. But it is one of my favorite breakfast dishes and I make it so often. In fact the first dish I think of when I see a jar of rava or semolina is to make idli. The soft texture of the idli with a slight bite aided by a fluffy feel as it melts into your mouth is what breakfast is all about.

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Carrot Salad

This is another easy and simple salad. Carrots are a salad regular and I usually make it South Indian style. This recipe from the book, Diva Green, had a different flavour combination for the ubiquitous carrot. The mint, sesame seeds, honey and lemon juice make a beautiful team to enhance this simple salad to the…

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Warm, Caramelized Baby Potato & Onion Salad

While I was baking all those delicious breads last month, I was also feeling very guilty about eating so many breads all at once. That is when I decided to eat salads to kind of compensate for all that wheat. This is one of the lovely salads that I had. The recipe is from a…

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Vegetable Manchurian

One of the advantages of being a vegetarian in seafood paradise is that I have tried making a lot more dishes than before simply because there was no other option. During my time in India I always ordered in when the manchurian cravings came calling. Since that isn’t an option here, I set out to…

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Shirred Eggs with Potato Purée

    For the second day of this week’s Blogging Marathon, I picked this simple and delicious recipe of potatoes with eggs. This is from the book ‘My Kitchen Year: 136 recipes that saved my life’ by Ruth Reichl. The recipes are wonderful and the writing simply mind blowing. Sample these lines about this very dish…

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Apple Crisp

    When I started the CCChallenge, I thought I would blog about all the recipes from the multitudes of paper cuttings and books I picked up over the years but never looked at. But I seem to be buying new books now and the pile is simply increasing and the backlog becoming worse!  This recipe…

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Sugared Sables 

There are cookies and there are cookies. This one, though, should have been named buttery sables. It simply melts in your mouth, which is not surprising considering the amount of butter added. But it’s so worth it because you get such goodness rarely and it must be enjoyed. Christmas time after all! It’s a sweet,…

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Moroccon Spaghetti kinda sorta….

   First my disclaimer – I have never had moroccon spaghetti before. So I have no clue as to how it’s supposed to be. I found this awesome recipe in this book called – Accidental Vegetarian. There are some pretty interesting and new combinations in this book. And the second disclaimer is that I haven’t…

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Tamarind Rice

  The husband loves rice and I can easily live without rice for the rest of my life. I love cheese and the husband runs away at the mere mention of it. So most of our fights are about food – what to make, what to eat, where to go out for a meal.    Back…

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Ciabatta 

    I finally bought – The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes and I am pretty excited about it. The plan is to bake a lot of bread and it comes at a perfect time since December is Bake-a-thon month too! Of course, it has one drawback. The method prescribed does not require kneading. If…

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