Potato Buns | Aaloo buns | Iyengar Bakery Style Palya Bun

Delicious bakery style potato buns / aloo buns/ palya buns . These are such yummy savory buns that many of us would have enjoyed from Iyengar Bakery Bangalore.. I have such warm memories of savoring these heavenly masala buns also called khaara buns with no stuffing .The other variety of palya buns means ones with… 

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HOME MADE MOR KUZHAMBU POWDER / MIX ( SPICED BUTTERMILK CURRY )

Having an instant home made powder to make delicious Mor kuzhambu when ever you fee like without grinding and within a few minutes is a boon to have. Not that it takes a great effort to grind a small quantity of the coconut paste with spices but when you are moving to a new city… 

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SPONGE IDLI / KHUSHBOO IDLI

sponge idlis, kushboo idlis

Old pics  below of  idlis made sometime back . as i had added some flax seeds in the batter, these idlis  below dont look pure white . Sponge idlis or khushboo idlis as they are popularly known after the cine star  makes excellent soft spongy idlis good for kids and elderly . Now i have… 

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10 GRAIN ADAI MIX ( MULTI GRAIN ADAI MIX ) Instant Adai mix

This 10 grain adai mix is the most healthiest combination bringing in many healthy dals and millets together , with addition of oats . The end result is a great tasty spicy adai. You have the choice of the  soak and grind method if you have the time or and also prepare this powder in… 

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Milk Bread | How to bake a simple milk sandwich bread

milk bread

One of the softest and most delicious bread i have baked. with every bread baking i learn something new and i get better i hope , although my breads may look perfect , i would have few complaints of my own, except for this one bread which was a winner from the time i started… 

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TAMIL NEW YEAR ….MY LUNCH NO.16 ( FESTIVAL MENU )

      Festival lunch for Tamil New Year and Vishu  at my home is mostly an amalgam of dishes from both sides owing to my Palakkad origin and therefore the Sadya lunch as we call the elaborate spread of dishes has delicacies from both states. I try to stretch as much as possible and… 

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Minimalist cooking | Fuss free recipes

Nellikai Arachu kalakki ( gooseberry curd pachadi ) Nellikai arachu kalakki is a popular curd based pachadi variety from Kerala, also prepared in Tamilnadu . Usually uppu manga or uppu nellikai are used, meaning baby mangoes in brine or gooseberries in brine are used to prepare this healthy Delicious pachadi .. If you do not… 

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Sri Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. The Rama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra Navaratri celebrations. At some places the festival lasts the whole nine… 

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Wheat flour Dosa ( Godhumai Dosai ) Crispy wheat flour dosas

wheat rava dosa

Crispy wheat rava dosa made instantly !! Yes..the word instant does grab us !! I have lost count of the no of times i fall back on this recipe  simply because some days breakfasts just dont happen…we are family that doesnt have a great routine ..so a bowl of porridge/ kanji is good enough ..but… 

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nankhatai recipe | nan khatai biscuits | indian cookies

Nankhatais are seriously addictive cookies . 😋😋 .Indian cookies Nankhatai bakery style ..i had to bake at least three times so that i get good pics for my post and video before they all vanished ..😂..awfully easy and anyone can bake them …so if you have taken them out of the oven even few seconds… 

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Fold over buns| Pocket buns | Eggless buns

fold over buns, eggless buns

Delicious home baked pocket rolls or fold over buns 😋😋 buns that are so good for holding any filling or stuffing with a savory filling or a sweet filling ,or even just home made jams, chutneys, or enjoying even as a plain bun . Eggless and reduced fat ,no preservatives, unlike bakery ones, these can be baked… 

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Mysore pak Recipe: How to Make Ghee Mysore pak

ghee mysore pak , sri krishna sweets mysorepak

Mysore paak is a sweet dish famous in Karnataka , made of gram four, generous amounts of ghee and sugar.Pak or paka in Kannada means the sugar syrup. Almost everyone prepares this simple sweet. Sounds simple but believe me this can be a nerve wracking experience to new comers who  may miss out some essential… 

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Nine Desserts and Sweets for Navarathri | Vrat recipes

sweets and desserts for Navarathri

Navarathri is a time for trying out many alternatives in sweets and savory dishes using only ingredients that are allowed for vrat or fast . Here is a sample of nine easy quick sweets you can prepare for the days , without preparation or planning . I have given more than 80 recipes throught the… 

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Apple Millets sheera | Vrat recipes | Navarathri Upwas recipes

Apple millets sheera is yet another healthy simple tasty dish for your vrat menu . Ingredients : 3/4 cup dry roasted powdered millet , barnyard millet or kodo millet / sama chawal . If you arent sure about quality of the millet then soak in water, wash well two to three times, drain water completely… 

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THATTAI / NIPATTU GOKULAASHTAMI | DIWALI RECIPE

THATTAI , gOKULAASHTAMI , KRISHNA JAYANTHI RECIPE

These thin rice crispies called Thattai/Nipattu can be seriously addictive. With easily available ingredients in most kitchens these are now no longer festival snacks. With the easy to make steps , can be made in minutes with small quantities as you don’t want to indulge too much but yet craving for something spicy and savory. Usually at my place I… 

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Karadayan Nombu ( Karadayan adai )..March 2020

This year the date for karadayan  Nombu  14 March 2020 date  karadayan nombu 2020 time 6.35 am to 12.08 fast duration 5 hours 33 minutes manjal saradu muhurtham 12.08 pm savithri nombu, karadayan nombu..Savithri pleading with Lord Yama to save her husbands life Karadayan Nonbu or Savitri Vratham is a traditional Tamil festival of fasting… 

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VADU MANGA / TENDER Maavadu Recipe – Vadu Mango pickle

vadu maanga, baby mangoes

 Before it is ready …freshly marinated in spices and stored in a ceramic jar Come summer and it is time to prepare the yearly quota of baby mango pickles , called Vadu manga I do not prepare  for the year but just enough to last a few months as there are quite a few other… 

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Instant ready to make Rava upma mix for upma/Uppitu , Instant Rava Idlis and Rava dosa

It is such a boon to have these ready to make upma mixes at home or send it with those travelling. We see so many branded products in the stores so I got inspired couple of years ago and been making these ready to cook mixes in my fridge. Comes very handy when you have… 

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Diwali Recipes…Sweets/Desserts

Some Diwali recipes for you to make easily at home with simple instructions, try some of these rather than buying and surprise your family with these popular Indian sweets. Click on the link to go to main recipe. Mango Burfi Pineapple kesari/Pine apple pudding Ras Malai Rava Kesari Milk Pedhas Basundi Karchikai/Karanji/Somas Chiroti/Phenori/ Shakkarpara Mysore… 

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Puli Inji Recipe | Inji Puli Recipe | Sweet and sour Ginger pickle

Puli Inji is an indispensable part of the popular Kerala Onam Sadya. This is nothing but a spicy aromatic sweet, tangy sauce prepared by lightly sautéing ginger and green chillies with other condiments and simmering till it thickens.  Kerala (sadya) is incomplete without puli inji or inji puli. The various tongue tickling characters of this unique pickle… 

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Arachavitta Rasam

arachavitta rasam

Rasam is one of our must have dish in our morning meals in almost all south Indian esp Tamil households. The variety of rasam made is mind boggling , while the traditional Rasam calls for a specially mixed blend of ingredients, dry roasted or sun dried and commercially milled , there are also several quick… 

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Wholewheat flour tea time bread | Pull apart bread

wholewheat flour bread

These whole wheat flour and all purpose flour blend of teatime bread is so amazing , simple to bake and makes a great pull apart bread . Here i have used a blend of wholewheat flour and all purpose flour to reduce consumption of all white flour . The all white flour tea time bread… 

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