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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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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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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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Proso millet Upma | Pani varagu Upma

proso millets, panivaragu upma , millet upma

Delicious healthy Proso millet upma ( panivaragu )Millets are not only delicious but very healthy and have a great nutritional profile when compared with most grains . Highly recommended by medical practitioners to diabetics , and those with hypertension , and those wanting to manage weight and therefore reducing carbs in their diet . Gluten… 

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Honey, Oats , wholewheat Ragi No knead bread

Honey oats wholewheat ragi bread

I highly recommend such no knead breads for beginners as it builds confidence and you can see how ingredients work , though it takes more time but worth it . And as for effort , there is not much one has to do, except initial mixing and rest of the time is just waiting time… 

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Homemade Subway Bread| Subway breads

Baking home made subway breads or any bread for that matter , is not at all intimidating , if you have grasped some simple bread making techniques. The ingredients though simple must be fresh and kneading is the key . It can get a little stressful and the temptation to keep adding flour to a… 

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Potato Buns | Bakery style Potato buns | Aaloo buns

recipe : for the filling Ingredients :. ( any dry sabzi or samosa filling is good enough for this bun ) 4 medium size potatoes cooked, peeled and mashed . pinch of turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 2 green chillies finely chopped some coriander leaves for garnishing 2 tsp oil salt as needed 1… 

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