Patra ( Spicy steamed Taro leaf rolls or spirals)

patrode, aalu chi vadi

Patra, Patrode., Aluchi Vadya ,Patarveliya….one dish and so many names according to the regions where they come from. Arbi leaves,Colocasia leaves or Taro leaves are very nutritious. Patra,Ptarveliya as it is known in Gujarat and Aaluchi Vadiya in Maharashtra is a delectable, sweet,sour,tangy,spicy savory  made from steamed Taro leaves filled with delightful ingredients but easily available… 

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Anzac cookies (Almond,Oatmeal)

anzac cookies

  There are cookies and cookies but Anzac cookies are something else. They are ridiculously so easy and you can do either a crunchy one or a slightly chewy one . You need to adjust the oven timings for that.The ingredients are the same for all anzac cookies, very easy and all available in the kitchen.Anzac cookies… 

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Interesting Craft project …Random Stuff

I came across this site where the simple burlap/hessian gets elevated to a great dining table decor. Rene has given a great tutorial for this burlap table runner and Iam sure some of you would  visit the site to check out other exciting home decor ideashttp://cottageandvine.blogspot.in/2010/11/fringed-table-runner-tutorial-giveaway.html 2. There’s a lovely book mobile I want to… 

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Spiced Lentil Fritters/Paruppu Vadai/Aama Vadai

aama vadai, parup vadai

Spiced Lentil Fritters ,Paruppu vadai or Aam vadai as it is called in Southern regions and in Tamil is a definite must on the menu during festival lunch and offered as Prasadam /Neivediyam to God along with sakkarai Pongal. Popularly known as Dal Vadas to the rest of the nation this has so many avataars…. 

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