Beet root Thoran ( Kerala style )

Thorans are  a delicious way of preparing simple vegetable curries embellished with some tasty coconut infused spices. Beetroot thoran is a simple tasty way of serving vegetables  to your family.Try this with some steamed rice and rasam and you will experience a slice of Kerala cusine. Thorans are a must in any Kerala festival menu… 

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Dal Fry ..Dhaba style

Dhabha style dal is always a great favorite among all the dishes in the Punjabi Cuisine. Known for its utterly simple yet giving an impression of a medley of aromatic fusion flavors, the hints of spices used comes through with each morsel. Personally the dhaba style can never be replicated, but a humble effort is… 

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Creamy Tomato cucumber salad

Come summer and I need to prepare a variety of salads using simple easily available vegetable.Here I have used everyday vegetables like tender fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and some sour cream.If you are not particularly fond of sour cream, replace with thick fresh hung curd for a creamy taste. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber , chopped fine… 

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Banana Sheera

Banana sheera/sajjige is something very similar to our South Indian version of Kesari .The popular dessert , usually prepared during poojas has a religious touch to it, prepared during Satyanarayan pooja or other functions. This is a typical mildly sweet dessert usually had even for breakfast in North Karnataka. The sheera prepared with pineapple chunks… 

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Temple Puliyodharai ( Kovil Puliyodharai )

Temple Puliyodarai  or Kovil Puliyodarai as it is called in Tamil is something so simple but very delicious and we just cannot figure out how and why it tastes so different and so aptly named Temple puliyodarai. This is served as an important prasadam in most temples in South India. I have come to the… 

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