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5 September, 2011

Celebrating My 250 th Post with Corn & Sprouts Salad!!

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This is my 250th post!  I never thought I will make it to this milestone! Thanks all of you, as without your encouragement this was never possible! Ganesh or Chathurti is celebrated in a big way in Goa. People come from far and near to their ancestral homes and celebrate the festival. Schools & colleges
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31 August, 2011

Carrot Salad/ Gajari Kosambari

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This is a simple salad that we all make easy & delicious. I love to carry this to work as it goes well with both chapatti and rice. Ingredients: 2 carrots, grated 1 green chilli, chopped fine ½ cup milk 1 tblspn curd Salt Coriander Method: 1.     Mix all the ingredients in the container that you
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4 July, 2011

Upit or Upma

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Upit, Upma, Uppittu,Sajjige, Uppuma, Uppumavu, Uppindi, Uppittu, Kharabath, Upeet, wow what a lot of names for the humble breakfast item. I just cannot think why I have not posted this simple recipe for so long. I had made this version when onions were expensive! Ha Ha so long! You have forgotten all about the onion prices
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16 March, 2011

Healthy Salad

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When Pia announced her event of Innovative salads with Strawberries, Pineapple and apples I was sure I will not be participating here at all. What salad will I put together? the only salad I could think off was fruit salad. And  I have strict instructions from my daughters not to mix fruits with ice-cream or custard and spoil both.
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18 February, 2011

Healthy Oats Chikki, Granola

Healthy Oats Chikki, Granola
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Oats Chikki/granola   Oats Chikki or Granola is delicious and a must try. It is great way to power up better than the store brought Granola Bars with the goodness of nuts.  I had some muesli about which I had plans to convert to granola but postponing. As a result it started racing fast to
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4 February, 2011

Baigan Bharta

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Baigan Bharta (in Curds) I have always thought Baigan/Brinjal/eggplant/baidnikai/vanga Bharta is the most common recipe found in the length and breadth of the country. I am sure each region will have a different way of making the same Baigan using local tastes and then individual tastes into a totally different bharta.     The most common one
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26 January, 2011

Bhopla che Bharit or Pumpkin Salad or Raita

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Pumpkin Salad Many times my MIL made “Bhopla che Baharit” which is red pumpkin mashed salad. There are no fixed proportions that make this simple yet tasty salad.  You can boil the peeled pumpkin in the cooker with your rice and daal.   Today I added grated carrots since I like the colour of these
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25 January, 2011

Tiranga Chitranna

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 Wishing all a Happy Republic Day!! Chitraanna    Being Republic Day in a patriotic mood I made what my kids called “Tiranga Chitranna”.   Ingredients: 2 cups rice 2 onions, chopped fine 1 cup peas 1 carrot, grated 1 green chilli,slit 1 tbsp oil Mustard Urid daal Curry leaves salt Coriander Lemon juice (adjust as per
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17 January, 2011

Til/Sesame Seeds Chikki` Sankranti Special

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  Chikki is something we like to eat a lot. Many times my husband and I eat Chikki as our dessert but I had never tried making it myself. I had all the ingredients Chikki jaggery, til/sesame seeds the recipe and I made chikki . Ingredients: 150 grms Jaggery (Chikki),cut in small pieces 150 grms
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7 January, 2011

Khara Pongal/Hoogi/Khichidi and Good Saar

Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Daal or Lentils, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lists, Meal, Quick Meals, Sankranti Special, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : admin
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  The day before “Sankranti” is celebrated as ” Bhoji”, on that day we prepare “Sajji rotti” or bajara roti, “tumgai” or stuffed brinjal, “Hoogi ” which is “Khara Pongal” or “Khichidi” and “Good Saar”! Of all these “Hoogi or Kahara Pongal was always my favourite, these plus papad and pickle!! Kaya Bahar Hai! I
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