Walnut Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins ( eggless)

Who doesn’t crave for chocolate and nuts and when the craving hits you high this is one of the easiest muffins that one can come up with. Combine it with bananas and you have an amazing aroma in the kitchen!!. The combination of chocolate, banana and walnuts is so heady. Most of the ingredients would be readily available in your pantry.You… 

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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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Cluster Beans with lentil crumble. (Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili)

parup usili

  This is a classic South Indian dish prepared usually with cluster beans (kothvarangai) and regular beans too. Many have started making paruppu usili with their favourite vegetables.This is a quintessentially South Indian dish which features regularly in the lunch platter. Apart from being very nutritious and filling this enhances the taste of vegetables. The usual gravy or accompaniment… 

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Mor Kootan ,Mor Kuzhambu, (Spiced buttermilk/sour yogurt curry seasoned with green chillies and spices)

mor kootan , a tasty buttermilk curry

When I started to write the recipe for this particular dish , I was in a dilemma. Yet this  is such a ridiculously easy dish  and here I was trying to figure out how to go about writing the recipe. The reason being the dish is not only unique to Kerala who call this Mor kootan and is… 

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