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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

Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Brinjal, Curds-Yogurt, For the Tiffin Box, Goan, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, No Cook, Quick Meals, Salad, Vegetables on by : admin
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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

Posted in : #4 Ingredient Dish, Bachelor Recipes, Dessert, Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : admin
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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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6 January, 2011

Gul Poli~ Sankranti Special

Posted in : Festive Cooking, For the Tiffin Box, Indian Cuisine, Indian Flat Bread, Karnataka Cuisine, Lists, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Sankranti Special on by : admin
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Come January it is time for “Sankranti” or “Pongal” the northward journey of the sun, basically the harvest season.  Different regions of our country celebrate it differently. Here in Goa now that the days are longer women go around celebrating “Haldi Kum Kum” bedecked in beautiful saris, jewellery visiting each others homes.  This also the
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17 November, 2010

Chivda

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Chivda I was supposed to make chivda for Diwali, but Pappa sent some, so I kept aside the Pohe I had brought.  I had purchased the Pohe/beaten rice called Bhajke Pohe as for one the Rain God is still making his presence felt and secondly as I am not confident about the way the Patal
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25 September, 2009

Methkut/ Menthe Hit/Menthyada Hittu

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachlor, Breakfast, Chana daal, Condiments, For the Tiffin Box, Methkut/ Menthe Hit/Menthyada Hittu, Spice Powders, Urid Daal on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Hot rice, ghee, salt a dash of lime, papad and methkut or menthe hit. This is one of my favourites. Methkut as in Marathi and Menthe hit as in Kannada is considered healthy and boy is it versatile. In Karnataka it is used in almost anything rice, pohe/ awalakki (the thin variety), churmure/churmuri, in curds
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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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