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16 August, 2009

Dahi vada with a difference!!!

Posted in : Curds-Yogurt, Lowfat, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar

Had a packet of instant appe. Had read on one of the food blogs, sorry don’t remember which, that they can be used to make low cal dahi vadas. So decided to do just that!! 1 instant appe packetchopped onionchopped corianderginger, green chillies pasteappe mouldsweetened yogurtchaat masalared chilly powderjeera powder Add chopped onion, coriander, ginger
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26 July, 2009

Patoli for Nag Panchmi

Posted in : Coconut, Fat, Festive Cooking, Lowfat, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar
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  Today is” Nag Panchmi” the day snakes are worshiped. Mythology has many stories about this day; the most recent one that I read was that a woman was tilling her field and she accidentally killed the cobra’s babies. The mother cobra cursed the woman. So you do not use sharp objects on this day.
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22 July, 2009


Posted in : Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn on by : ArchanaPotdar

I set out to make Khatkhate, a Goan delicacy but it was such a disaster that I have to record it, after this blog is all about my trails by the stove(& of course also by my long suffering Family). Khatkhate is vegetable that has delicate flavours of a mixture of various vegetable like Munli
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10 July, 2009

Nan Katai

Posted in : Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar

I am writing after a long time, my excuse again is lack of time. Anyway between office, home and playing Caesar I seem to have very little time. The other day I had made Nan Katai only the kids were told that I am baking cookies. It was after they demolished the entire batch that
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19 June, 2009

Macaroni Supreme

Posted in : Macroni on by : ArchanaPotdar

On Friday I told Apeksha, my elder daughter that she has to cook lunch for us on Sunday; she was ‘Head Chef’ & I the Assistant. I gave her my recipe book and let her choose. Her choice was Tarla Dalal’s Macaroni Supreme from the ‘Joys of Vegetarian Cooking.’ The whole thing was fraught with
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19 June, 2009

White Sauce

Posted in : sauce on by : ArchanaPotdar

This recipe is copied from Tarla Dalal’s ‘The Joys of Vegetarian Cooking’. It makes 2 tea cups of white sauce. 2 tblspn butter 2 tblspn flour 2 teacups milk Salt and pepper to taste. Method Melt the butter, add the flour and cook for 2 minutes without browning, stir throughout. Remove from heat and gradually
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1 June, 2009

Mulangi Chutney or Radish Chutney

Posted in : Accompaniments, Breakfast, Chutney, Condiments, For the Tiffin Box on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This summer we were at Dharwad, Karnataka, my hometown for my brother’s wedding. It was like the old times, where each aunt made something different, some new some old recipes. Savita Mami, a cook par excellence made “Mulagi Chutney”. The best part was none of the kids knew they were eating ‘mulangi’ or radish. They
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