Tandoori Paneer Pizza

Tandoori Paneer Pizza

Tandoori Paneer Pizza is a sinful mix of tandoori masala mix with paneer topped over a pizza that makes a wonderful meal anytime. When I had made this pizza my kids couldn’t get enough of it. That was because all it had was just paneer in a tandoori masala that they all love. It was […]

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Bhejetebil Chop | How to make Bengali Vegetable Chop

Bhejetebil Chop

Bhejetebil Chop or the Bengali Vegetable Chop is a quintessential dish from the Bengals. This is a deep fried vegetable cutlet that makes a sinful dish to be served during evening tea! While I don’t drink tea or make elaborate dishes for tea time, during weekends it is a custom to nibble or munch on […]

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Ooty Varkey | Baked Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Baked Ooty Varkey is a popular snack from Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It’s a baked pastry that has mild sweetness, a little salty and very flaky. Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a hill station in Tamil Nadu and is famous for its Varkey biscuits or pastry that the locals bake and it is exported and also imitated […]

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Ratlami Masala Sev ~ Madhya Pradesh Special Namkeen

Ratlami Masala Sev

Ratlami Masala Sev is a popular fried crispy snack from Madhya Pradesh made with gram flour and spices. This is a specialty from the city of Ratlam. In this version of Ratlami Sev, a spice blend is added to make it more spicy and addictive. The size of this sev differs from the Bikaneri Sev. […]

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Bandar Laddu | How to make Thokkudu Ladoo

Bandar Laddu

Bandar Laddu is a popular Andhra sweet from Machilipatnam. It is made with Besan Chakli pounded with jaggery and made into ladoos. For the last of the Traditional Indian Sweets, I decided on this ladoo as this was on my list for a long time and never was the right time to make it. I […]

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Badam Poori | How to make Almond Poori

Badam Poori

Badam Poori is delicious and addictive poori you can make for Prasadam that are easy to make and is liked by all. These Almond Pooris are mostly made as Neivedyam in small size with a generous garnish of badam and coconut. When Amma can’t decide on what naivedyam to make, she makes this one. It […]

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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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Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao

Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao

Yakhni Vegetable Soya Pulao is delicious pulao made with stock made with vegetables and spices with soya chunks. This was inspired by the meat based Yakhni Pulao, where meat is used to prepare the stock and the pulao is made with the yakhni along with spices. Yakhni means the stock and this pulao is popular […]

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Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani

Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani

Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani is a new innovative biryani made with Horsegram and meat. This seems to have cropped up to cater to the ever demanding biryani needs. I came to know about this some months ago when Peddu was asking why I haven’t made Ulaval Charu Chicken Biryani. I wasn’t sure where he heard […]

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Jackfruit Biryani | Layered Jackfruit Dum Biryani

Jackfruit Biryani

Jackfruit Biryani is made with the tender unripe fruit. The biryani delicious with flavors fitting an elaborate Biryani made with meat. This Biryani with Tender Jackfruit is a very popular one made during the time when one fasts and not consume meat. Jackfruit holds an important part of my growing up years as this was […]

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