Onion and Coconut Rice

Greetings from Kodaikanal. The husband decided suddenly that he needs a vacation. So we did last minute bookings as usual and came here. So the dishes for this week are more to do with clearing out the refrigerator and making do with whatever I had available. As they say necessity is the mother of invention,…

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Lemon and Mint Rice

So the husband has been laughing at me ever since he saw me clicking pictures of the ubiquitous lemon rice. I tried explaining the concept of an A to Z blogging marathon where each letter needs a dish. But he was laughing too much to listen to me. Hmmph!  I love adding mint to the…

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Egg Pulao

I knew I needed an Egg pulao kind of dish for the letter E since it has so many options and makes for a flavorful dish. This Egg pulao is so quick and easy to make and is specially useful when you have guests over and need a quick fix. It also helps to give…

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Palak Dal

My daughter has reached that age where she has become super picky about what she eats and one of the things she doesn’t like is spinach. So I have to find different ways to make her eat spinach. This dal is one of those attempts. She loves the regular toor dal and so I figured…

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Snake gourd & Red lentil Kootu

All my life I hated eating kootu though my mother never gave up trying to feed it to us. Then I got married and became fully incharge of the kitchen which is when I realised how easy and nutritious and tasty the kootu is. It has a beautiful blend of vegetables and lentils, not to…

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Peanut Porridge

I just finished a mega marathon of Protein Rich Dishes but I am clearly not over it. My theme for today is ‘Dishes from the Caribbean’ and what do I pick? Another protein packed dish. This one is so simple and delicious, not to mention easy to make with most ingredients readily available in your…

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Dryfruit Milk / Masala Doodh

It is that time of the year again when I need to bake a cake – the husband’s birthday. I just realised that he is travelling every other year on his birthday and so this is only the third cake I am baking. The first few years were easy. We stayed with my in-laws and…

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Roasted Chana Dal

Today is the final day of lentil and bean based protein dishes for this mega marathon. I have recipes for 8 different lentils and beans and varied dishes like a soup, breakfast and main course. Today’s recipe is a simple and quick snack – roasted chana dal / bengal gram. You can have it as…

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Hummus

I did a Lebanese cuisine theme last month where I posted about pita bread, falafel and labneh. I was so tempted to replace labneh with Hummus but then I saved it for this month’s protein rich theme. Hummus is a tasty and healthy alternative to the not-so-low calorie cheese and butter. I can have it…

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Pita Bread

Pita bread is one of the most popular and the classic dish of the Lebanese cuisine. The Pita is a leavened bread made with all purpose flour. We can either cook it on the stove top or bake in the oven. Having tried both methods, I definitely recommend baking it. The pita puffs up beautifully…

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