Instant Rava Vada

Instant Rava Vada

Instant Rava Vada is a quick and easy one to make when you are pressed for time. You can serve this for breakfast or a quick evening snack. When I was thinking about the next vada that I could make, I read about this Instant Rava Vada that only takes about 30 mins of resting […]

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Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai is an addictive Masala Vada made with chana dal and greens. This is a popular evening snack in Tamil Nadu. I am not sure about other places, I have only seen it in Madras. So my knowledge of this snack being available elsewhere is zero. I have seen it being sold […]

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Cabbage Vada | How to make Cabbage Vadai

Cabbage Vada

This Cabbage Vada is a version of regular vada made with a mixed lentil batter, spiced with other ingredients and makes a wonderful evening snack. When I had decided on making Vada Recipes for this week, I wanted to pick up something easy to make, yet different as I was doing a tougher theme on […]

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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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Spicy Aloo Masala ~ Side dish for Pulao

Spicy Aloo Masala

This spicy Aloo Masala is made with a creamy paste of roasted onions and other masalas to make this a rich and spicy side dish to be served with mild Pulaos. When I had made the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichdi Festival, I had some mild Pulaos on the list that had to be paired with […]

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Aloo Tamatar | Easy Potato Gravy for Pulao

Aloo Tamatar

Aloo Tamatar or Easy Potato Curry for Pulao is a simple to make side dish for any rice and it serves best with roti as well. This surely gets done in a very short time. Though I have been making this easy aloo tamatar for so many years, and have shared some of the versions […]

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Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich

Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich

Stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich is as sinful as it can get. This fusion dish makes a wonderful addition to any meal. This stuffed Paneer Tikka Sandwich happened last weekend when we had gone out during the weekend, leaving Konda behind because she had her semester exams. She was all fine with us going out, however, […]

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Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao

Zafrani Kofta Coconut Pulao is a layered pulao with vegetable kofta and browned onions. This surely makes a wonderful dish for a weekend special lunch. Its been a wonderful month long cooking for the Biryani / Pulao/ Khichdi Festival. I started cooking only by March and I wasn’t sure if I will be able to […]

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Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani

Xacuti Paneer Coconut Biryani is a fusion dish with coconut biryani and paneer gravy that tries to blend the Goan sentiments into one dish. When it came to picking X, I was very clear that I would do something with Xacuti, after my experimental dish of making a Xacuti stuffed Aloo Paratha and Xacuti Masala […]

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