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Mung bean and cabbage kadhi or mung bean and cabbage in gram flour-yogurt sauce, a healthy and tasty North Indian dish… One of my favorite Rajasthani dishes is Kadhi, in which the gravy is made by combining gram flour and yogurt. To the cooked gravy, veggie fritters or beans or mixed vegetables can be added. I had once tried veggie fritters kadhi and loved...

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biryani- irresistibly delicious… I am back after a much needed 2 weeks vacation. We went on an awesome Caribbean cruise and roamed around 4 amazing islands. Of all the vacations I have had in the past, this one was way too relaxing as we didn’t have to worry about anything. The cruise literally had everything and the hospitality...

  Shrimp cooked in roasted coconut gravy or prawns theeyal, an authentic Kerala dish… Theeyal is a Kerala dish in which grated coconut is roasted till it’s browned and is pureed along with water. To the ground coconut, veggies like okra, small onions, eggplant, drumstick or even shrimp is added and cooked in the coconut gravy. The smokey roasted flavor...

Chicken seasoned with aromatic spices, pan fried and cooked in a rich and delicious coconut tamarind sauce, absolutely divine… I’ve been obsessed with someone lately, guess who??? If you guessed-my Man then you got it wrong. What I’ve towards my Man is beyond obsession, and I lack words to explain that feeling so let’s leave that topic for...

Murukku is a South Indian crunchy snack, by adding beetroot puree it got colorful and tasted great… Diwali is around the corner and my FB news feed has been bombarded with pictures of Diwali snacks posted by my fellow food bloggers, celebrity Indian chefs and other food enthusiasts. I love all kinds of Indian sweets and snacks, especially burfis, pedas and...

Rice batter and beef masala layered and steam cooked, delicious rice and beef cake… After seeing my Chatti pathiri recipe, many of my readers had asked me to share the recipe for making Kinnapathiri. Kinnapathiri is yet another Malabar speciality dish, in which rice batter is used to make the pathiri or pancake. And it’s made in a Kinnam (means pan in...

Refreshing and aromatic cilantro and mint rice… After the Victoria long weekend, going back to the grind was a bit difficult. Glad that this week is short and it’s already Thursday. We had some guests over, so I cooked some dishes for them, roamed around the city and had a fun filled long weekend. Before we knew it all came to an end, sigh! After the...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy, simple and comforting Kerala veggie dish… I’d already posted the recipes for making 4 types of pulissery: Pumpkin, Cucumber, Mango and Pineapple. Now, it’s obvious that pulissery can be made with so many ingredients. My most favorite among these is Mango pulissery, the sweetness from the ripe mangoes...

Bibingka is a popular dessert in Philippines. It’s made with rice flour and coconut milk and it’s baked… Do not confuse this with the Goan speciality Bebinca, even though the names sound the same that’s an entirely different dessert made with all purpose flour batter (many layers of crepes are made) and is cooked over stove top. My intention...

Green Dosa or Mung dal (green gram) crepes… A very healthy crepes or a variation to urad dal dosa. The batter is made with Mung dal and rice, while in Dosa urad dal is used instead of mung dal. For making this dosa, you don’t have to wait for the batter to ferment, grind the batter and make the crepes right away. This dosa is quite popular in Andhra pradesh,...