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Palak Paneer

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Palak paneer is a standard vegetarian dish .  I am sure every household is aware of.I was first introduced to this dish in a wedding reception while I was still a kid. Out of love for paneer I tolerated the green masala, which I honestly did not like. I don’t really know when I started a liking for this humble… Read more »

Methi Dry

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Fenugreek leaves or Methi is one such leafy vegetable with many health benefits. It can rightly be called as an all-rounder, it can treat your skin, hair, a diabetic condition, stomach disorder and in other general conditions. In fact it is quite a handy ingredient in keeping diabetic condition in control. This dry preparation of methi is what my mother… Read more »

Black Chickpea Usli

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Black chickpea usli/Kadle usli/Kadle upkari This is one easy recipe one can ever make. It may not be really quick as soaking and cooking will take sometime. But if you have some left over cooked black chana then you can prepare this usli/upkari in 5 minutes. I have fond memories of eating usli, served in temples as ‘Prasad’. At home,… Read more »

Pineapple Sweet Curry

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Pineapple Sweet Curry / Menaskai is a tangy-sweet medley of vegetable/fruit in coconut gravy. It is an essential and integral part of Udupi Brahmin cuisine. We call it as Muddhuli, but Menaskai is a more popular name and easily identifiable. Menaskai is a thick concoction of several elements. A usual coconut based curry in coastal region will essentially have chillies, coriander,… Read more »

Onion Rasam

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A recipe shared by Nithin, he calls it – Onion Rasam with a twist. It is a simple preparation with lots of onion and spices. He shared the recipe on whatsapp and I made it exactly as he said. The first time I made it, the spice level was too bland for me. But second time geared up with a… 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 »

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 »

Aloo Paratha

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I made this breakfast to brighten my cloudy Saturday morning. This dish is popular and staple in the northern parts of India. Bollywood cinema has always shown you ‘punjabi maa’s’ making parathas with oodles of butter. These parathas are heavenly tasting and and are quite filling.Aloo paratha is my extended version of chapathi-bhaji. As it is a weekend I could… Read more »

Bisi Bele Bhath (ಬಿಸಿ ಬೇಳೆ ಬಾತ್)

Bisi Bisi Bisi Bele Bhath ready! How many of you are fans of this one pot delicious meal? Many hands up there, Yeah! this dish is my all time favourite. Okay, for those who are wondering what is Bisi Bele Bhath, it is a lentil & rice based dish with lots of vegetables, spices, and tamarind pulp. This dish has… Read more »

Bisi Bele Bhath Spice Powder

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Making Bisi Bele Bhath spice powder is simple. You can always run to you near by departmental store and buy a packet of ready made Bisi Bele Bhath mix. its just that home made powder is always fresh and better, why not push yourself a little bit when you are already cooking this wonder meal.Trust me, making this aromatic spice… Read more »