Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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Tikadia | How to make Rajasthani Masala Tikadia

How to make Tikadia

Tikadiya is a masala paratha from Rajasthan where the chapati is made with a mix of spice powders and cooked over a griddle. This is mostly served with a mild Rajasthani Dal or Gatta Sabzi. I had made this Tikadiya when I did my Rajasthani Thali. I based all my dishes from Vaishali and ensure […]

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Roghni Roti | How to make Roghni Paratha

Roghni Roti

Roghni Roti is a soft roti prepared using only milk and ghee and has a good shelf like as it can stay for a week. I adapted this roti from the book “The Essential Andhra Cookbook with Hyderabadi and Telangana Specialities” that talks about the food during the Nizam rule. An only partial book is […]

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Nachni chi Bhakri | How to make Ragi Rotti

Nachni Bhakri

Nachni chi Bhakri or Ragi Rotti is an Indian Flatbread made with Finger Millet. This is made similar way across India with just plain flour or with different vegetables. I resorted to using the Marathi word for Finger Millet, as I couldn’t find anything else other than Ney pathiri / Neypathal, which I have already […]

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Hariyali Paratha | Methi Multi Grain Thepla from Gujarat

Hariyali Paratha

Hariyali Paratha is a healthy gluten free version of thepla, with the goodness of greens and the spices added makes it a filling and satisfying meal anytime. I was planning to make either a roti or a poori with complete greens, however, when I had checked my recipe index, I realized I have made all […]

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Dhapate from Maharashtra

Dhapate

Dhapate is a multigrain roti from Maharashtra and is made by mixing all the grain flour along with spices and vegetables. The first time when I read it, I thought this will be an excellent roti to enjoy and it is healthy too as we will be including so many different grains. This is almost […]

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Choorie Ka Parantha from Uttar Pradesh

Choorie Ka Parantha

Choorie Ka Parantha or Churi Paratha is a flatbread from Uttar Pradesh, where powdered Split Yellow Moong dal is soaked in water and then mixed with Atta with spices to make a flaky paratha similar to Warqi Paratha. My initial choice was Chotha, that I had bookmarked from Vaishali. However, since I was looking for […]

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Mixed Beans Biryani ~ Simple One pot Meal

Mixed Beans Biryani

Mixed Bean Biryani is a one pot meal with spicy Indian Masala and protein rice beans included. Its a complete meal on itself and you just need a Raitha on the side to enjoy this meal. While I had other plans for the third day of Combo dishes, I ended up sharing this recipe as […]

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Easy Dum Aloo Masala

Easy Dum Aloo Masala

Easy Dum Aloo Masala is a simple potato gravy that gets done under 30 mins and you can easily make this for your kids lunch box. This simple gravy is made with baby potato and makes a delicious side dish with rotis. Sometime back when I was in need to make a quick side dish […]

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Bharli Batata | How to make Stuffed Potato Masala

Bharli Batate

Bharli Batate is stuffed potatoes cooked in a similar way to the stuffed brinjals a popular dish from the Maharashtrian Cuisine, using their Goda masala along with more spices. This is a rich gravy that pairs well with roti or rice. When I planned my Maharashtrian Thali, I again checked Vaishali’s Thali and then consulted […]

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