Adai Recipe | How to make Tamil Nadu Adai

Adai - Tamil Nadu Style

Tamil Nadu Adai is a special type of Dosa made with rice and lentils. This is a protein rich and healthy breakfast option. This is a no ferment dosa and only requires about 2 hours of soaking time. Once ground into a smooth batter, you can immediately make dosas. However, I always end up resting […]

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Nuchinunde | Steamed Lentil Dumpling from Karnataka


Nuchinunde is steamed lentil dumplings made in Karnataka for breakfast. These are easy to make and protein packed. You can make these for evening snacks as well. These nucchina unde are easy to make if you remember to soak the dals for at least 3 hours. It only takes about 15 mins for the balls […]

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Kabuli Chana Paneer Dum Biryani

Kabuli Chana Paneer Dum Biryani

Kabuli Chana Paneer Dum Biryani is a protein rich and filling biryani as it has both chana and paneer cooked in aromatic spices. This makes a fantastic feast for special occasions. During our recent weekends when we had to make a vegetarian for Sunday lunch, we thought we could try some of the Biryanis we […]

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala - Side Dish for Roti

Paneer Butter Masala is a creamy onion tomato based rich gravy with paneer in it. This is surely one of the most popular paneer dishes and one can never have enough recipes for it. During the initial days of this lockdown, certain ingredients were not available. We had to cook with what we had on […]

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Paneer Ghee Roast | Veg Ghee Roast

How to make Paneer Ghee Roast

Paneer Ghee Roast is a spicy delicious snack made with homemade paneer in a spicy masala. You only need about 15 to 20 mins to make this lip smacking snack. Ghee roast is a popular version using different meat, however, for vegetarian paneer makes the best option. We make different ghee roast with meat and […]

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Kumbala Halwa | How to make Pumpkin Halwa

Kumbala Halwa

Kumbala Halwa is a sweet dish made with pumpkin and can be prepared for any festival occasions. Pumpkin or Kumbala as it is known in Kanada is a vegetable used in different ways. This Kumbala Halwa is part of my Mega BM and I wanted something very authentic and regional. I just went with the […]

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Chow Chow Halwa | How to make Chayote Halwa

Chow Chow Halwa

Chow Chow Halwa is a delicious halwa made with the Chayote Vegetable. This surely gives a wonderful twist and nobody can guess its made with chow chow. How I wish things were different and I was sharing it in a different time frame! Meaning, wish we were able to share the April Mega BM and […]

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Peanut Garlic Podi ~ Andhra Special Karam Pallila podi

Peanut Garlic Podi

Peanut Garlic Podi, an Andhra special chutney powder made with roasted peanuts, red chili powder, and garlic. This is a versatile powder that can be served with many tiffin dishes. This spicy podi is also called in different names like peanut podi, peanut chutney powder, peanut gunpowder, groundnut chutney powder, rayalaseema palli podi, Peanut Karam […]

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Peanut Kara Pulusu ~ Tangy Side Dish for Rice

Peanut Kara Pulusu

Peanut Kara Pulusu is a tangy gravy served with steamed rice and is a delicious dish made with boiled peanuts. The crunchy peanuts make a nice add on to the gravy when eaten with rice. Pulusu is a tangy gravy made with tamarind base in Andhra mostly spiced with red chili powder and coriander, unlike […]

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Palak Vada | Spinach Lentil Fritters

Palak Vada

Palak Vada or Spinach Lentil Fritters are made with a mixed lentil with added whole spices along with greens. These surely make a delicious evening snack. When I decided on making Vadas as the theme for this week, I had to first check with both the blogs to ensure that I haven’t blogged on these. […]

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