Hasselback Potatoes

I would make these hasselback potatoes whenever I had to cook for one. I miss those days when I would cheerfully wave goodbye to the husband and daughter in the morning and spend the day by myself doing multiple things. Now I end up spending the day just cooking and clearing up later and nothing…

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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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Awadhi Vegetable Biryani

I was keen to begin this mega marathon with a biryani and what better than a traditional Awadhi Vegetable Biryani. It hails from the beautiful city of Lucknow and is also called Lucknow Biryani. I was surprised to find that this Awadhi Vegetable biryani does not use the popular biryani masala or even garam masala.…

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Masala stuffed Buns

I love all breads but I have a special soft corner for stuffed buns and breads. It makes for sumptuous snacks and the possibilities are endless. Stuffed buns are my favorite gateway to finish up leftovers and clear out the refrigerator. Though I did not use leftovers for this one since I had guests over…

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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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Roasted Garlic and Potato Bread

If you don’t know already, let me tell you that roasting garlic is one of the most amazing things you can do in the kitchen. It lets out a lovely aroma that delights the senses, works up your imagination and appetite and lends a wonderful flavour to the dish. So when I saw this awesome…

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Bhajiya Pav

As someone who was living in Mumbai for most of her life, I am going to commit blasphemy by uttering the next few words – I am not a big fan of the Vada Pav. Let the lynching begin. Somehow, all my life I tried to like it because duh! But I simply could not…

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Sandwich Platter

This week’s theme is about my favourite meal – breakfast. This chutney sandwich and hummus sandwiches are my favorite breakfast because not only is it easy to get it done but also absolutely delicious. One of the few things I enjoy since exchanging my money paying job for tantrums paying job is a leisure breakfast.…

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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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Rajma Paratha

Every cloud has a silver lining and this paratha is my silver lining to the disastrous attempt of a croquette that I tried. I was excited after seeing the recipe for Kidney beans croquettes on Venkatesh Bhat’s show. It is a recipe for a rajma and potato tikki filled with dried figs. Sounds tempting? I…

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