Bhindi Fry

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I am sharing an easy starter recipe that will be a hit instantly. Easily available spice powders are stuffed to slit bhindi and gently shallow fried. Small sized okras are ideal for stuffing and shallow frying. Alternatively okra can be sliced and used in preparation. This is my most liked preparation of bhindi. There is another recipe of okra posted… Read more »

Tomato Tambli

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Tambli/Thambuli is curd based side dish, healthy, light and is part of everyday meal in my home. Summers cannot be imagined without a thambli as it helps you cool your body. There are many variants of thambli and it can be consumed as-is, meaning it is just a flavoured and spiced version of buttermilk, to put it in simple words…. Read more »

Malai Lassi

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A beautiful blend of milk cream and yogurt mildly flavoured is a delight in itself. This drink is refreshing and cooling, making it perfect for a hot day. having its origin in Punjab, lassi has crossed boundaries and is household in every home during the summer. In Bangalore, we are slowly moving towards the winters, however I must say that… Read more »

Seven Cup Delight

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Ever wondered if you can make a hassle free sweet dish. This Deepavali I had a close encounter with my mothers busy kitchen schedule and I was in for surprise! Why? because I thought making 7 cup sweet was a big deal, and it was absolutely not. This sweet little thing is in news because of its simplicity. When i… Read more »

Beetroot Rasam

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When you want to give your regular saru/rasam a twist then do try this. I have a simple recipe shared by Nithin. He is an integral part of TIF to keep it up and running.  Unlike a regular rasam you cannot prepare this rasam quickly. It involves cooking beetroot and blending it. So, if you are not in a hurry… Read more »

Potato Fry

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Potatoes are my favourite vegetable. This is my go-to vegetable to cook when I am lazy. It is kind of staple food for me like rice and is always stocked in my pantry. This humble potato adapts to any spices you throw in or twist you give it. You do anything with it, they always taste good. Aloo or Potatoes… Read more »

Chatpata Chat

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Are you game for a quick evening snack? Yes this one is really quick and made with crunchy munchies available at your home. It wouldn’t be difficult to create this wonderful snack in minutes as your hot tea is brewing. Once you put your kettle on stove start with preparation . All in all it takes barely 15 minutes. How… Read more »

Citrus Tomato Soup

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A tomato soup with a citrus twist. This is basically a creamy tomato soup at base infused with fresh orange juice. There is already a recipe shared for tomato soup way back and this recipe is nothing like it. The process involved is more like cooking a curry or gravy. But, why the orange twist? I had a batch of… Read more »

Brinjal Hasi Huli

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Hasi huli (Hasi means ‘Raw’ in Kannada) is a typical Udupi style slow cooked dish.This curry is  spicy and the hotness comes from green chillies. There is no ground masala or spice powders that go into the dish. All the ingredients are cooked together till they blend well. Consistency of the dish is a thick gravy.The more the brinjals get… Read more »