Mango Fudge/Barfi

  The Mango mania continues throughout the summer. No doubt it is delicious to have a mango all by itself without turning it into some other form. But sometimes when we go on an overdrive and buy mangoes in bulk, most of them ripening quickly due to the intense heat you are faced with too… 

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada is a traditional ,delightful crispy fried savory that is an indispensable part of almost all Festival and Pooja lunches. A festival is incomplete without this preparation.     check this video  Medu Vada is one of the topmost dish.ordered in Indian restaurants specially in South India. After the famed Idly,dosa and Pongal comes  Medu vadai in many avataars…. 

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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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Mysore Masala Dosa

Mysore Masala Dosa is perhaps one of the top dish ordered in any vegetarian restaurants more popular in South India and equally  relished  in the Northern states. The name itself has one drooling as it is such a fascinating dish combining spicy red chutney and filled to bursting  with a lovely concoction of gently cooked potatoes with onions and… 

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Kanda Pohe (Mumbai street food special) Maharashtrian speciality (Flattened rice)

  Ask any Mumbaite about Kanda Pohe and you will see their  eyes light up as this is almost an everyday breakfast affair and one can never tire of this simple humble fare.God knows how or why this dish tastes so good considering the very simple ingredients that go into it. Simplicity is perhaps the reason for this dish to attain… 

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Bakhar Wadi ( Maharashtrian )

Bakhar wadi is a popular fried snack from regions of Maharashtra particularly Pune and  Kolhapur. To many who have tasted this superb tongue tickling savory with all the flavors of sweet,tangy,mildly spicy chaat like taste ,preparing this at home may seem intimidating. Believe me it is not.Although the list of ingredients seem to be long ,most of them are already available… 

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Avial ( Vishu menu)

Avial is a popular vegetable gravy dish of not only Kerala but also in Tamilnadu. Almost for all weddings,religious functions and for festival lunches avial is prepared. There are also so many variations in making this dish. I have given the recipe for the most traditional way of making as my mother has been preparing for years. Ingredients: 3 cups of vegetables like… 

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Mambazha Pulisseri (Ripe Mango pulp cooked with spiced grated coconut and yogurt)

A Kerala Sadya round up cannot be complete without the seasons best Mambhazha Pulisseri which is thick mango pulp cooked with some spices,grated coconut and fresh yogurt. Little sour yogurt is also used by many but we prefer to use fresh yogurt. Mambazha Puliseri is somewhat like the Mooru Kootan. This is one of my favourite gravies… 

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Recipes for Vishu/Tamil New Year

I had already posted the pictures of the menu for Vishu and Tamil New year but couldn’t find the time to post the recipes until now. As we celeberate both festivals together I usually keep the menu largely Kerala based with Avial,Eriseri,Kaalan,Olan,Puliseri, Thorans, three varieties of pickles and Sambhar.Rasam,Aama Vadai ,Vermicelli Payasam from the Tamil New year… 

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