VEGETABLE CHUTNEY ( no coconut )

This is a very delicious tasty chutney using vegetables and a good accompaniment for idlis, dosas and chapatis. The addition of  spinach stems was on a spur of the moment and it didn’t alter the taste and gave a good body and texture to the chutney. Try it and add it to your list of… 

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BROCCOLI CARROTS RAVA IDLI

Rava idli is a great option to many of us when idli batter is not ready or we need a good breakfast or tiffin to be ready at a short notice. Many of us have already tasted lovely soft rava idlis in various South Indian restaurants and we try to replicate the dish at home…. 

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GIRMITT ( A delicious street food from Dharwad North Karnataka)

Girmitt is a favourite popular street chaat most commonly eaten in regions of North Karnataka mainly Dharwad , Hubbali regions. It is almost similar to bhel with little variations. In fact it is also called as poor mans bhel as it is a no frills simple pori/ murmura garnished with basic ingredients. Girmitt and hot… 

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MALLIGE IDLI ( SUPER SOFT SPONGE IDLIS )

Mallige idli is just a name after the famed pleasantly perfumed Jasmine flowers in Kannada and used to describe extremely soft pillowy idlis as such . The name is also synonymous with sponge idlis and Khushboo idlis. To me it is just  one more variant of a very soft idli worth trying out. I have… 

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TRAVEL RECIPE : Instant poha with instant chutney

Travel recipes are nothing but simple solutions for quick cooking upon reaching your destination presuming you dont want to eat out immediately but need a quick fix of home style food or simple  tiffin . This will help many travelers on temporary relocation or living in hotel rooms as temporary residents  having bare kitchen utilities…. 

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MADRAS MIXTURE / DIWALI MIXTURE

Diwali is never complete at least in every Tamil home without preparing this famed Madras mixture, Tamilnadu  mixture or Diwali mixture. Usually this is prepared at the finishing stage of all Diwali preparations of savories as it is the brokens or remnants of each savory that is set aside to make this spicy tasty mixture…. 

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ASOKA HALWA (DIWALI RECIPE)

Asoka halwa has its origin in the thick hardcore  Brahmin households of Thiruvaiyaru ( Thanjavur ) in Tamilnadu. Tambrahms as they are popularly called certainly knew how to eat healthy while feasting too! ,Moong dal or paasi parup in Tamil is considered healthy dal but of course when made into a sinfully tasty delicious halva… 

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