Puliodharai / Spiced Rice

This is a very popular dish prepared regularly in most South Indians homes and also it is one of the neivedhiyams offered to Gods in temples.The specialty of the dish is the spicy,tangy and nutty flavor in what seems to be a simple dish.Believe me it is not so. Though the ingedients are not very complex. the method of preparation ,the… 

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Toasted Oats,Almonds,Orange Chocolate Squares

You will find in several food sites various recipes for chocolate nobake squares or barks. Everyone has their own choice of ingredients to use in the chocolate bark or square. I made these no bake chocolate squares out of leftover chocolate.The procedure is very simple.Your kids can do this as it involves no cooking apart from melting… 

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Methi Theplas

This is a very popular tasty Gujarati flatbread made of wholewheat flour and fresh fenugreek leaves with other exciting spices to make this a very anytime kind of snack. I practically grew up on this as some years of my childhood were spent in Rajkot and we had so many Gujju dishes in our daily menu.My mother… 

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Masala Oats Dosa

I guess many of you are already using oats to prepare dosas and idlis  among other dishes. I prepared this masala oats dosa by using the masala oats satchets available in stores nowadays.I wasnt sure if the family was prepared to have oats as a porridge every other day, so I decided to use up… 

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Tamatar Paneer

This is a very tasty, tangy & spicy side dish for rotis or rice that can be whipped up within minutes. Most often when I have to make a quick side dish within minutes , I choose to make this as it is very quick and the tomatoes cook fast. Ingredients 5 medium sized tomatoes 2 onions… 

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AAM KA CHUNDA / GUJARATI CHUNDO

This is a popular lip smacking  accompaniment to Theplas .( A traditional Gujarati fenugreek flat breads made of wholewheat flour and chickpea flour combination mixed with spices and fenugreek leaves) Traditionally mango chunda/chundo was made by keeping the combination of grated raw mangoes and sugar in a large covered glass jar in the sun for several days.The… 

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Easy Oats Idlis

As more and more people are getting to be health conscious and choosing their ingredients , many new dishes have come about innovatively using such healthy ingredients. One such is the versatile OATS – rolled ,steelcut,old fashioned,quick cooking and many other varieties . I remember searching in vain in big stores for oats. years ago when oats… 

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