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23 January, 2010

Muddi Palaya( Golaa Bhaji)

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Daal or Lentils, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Methi/Fenugreek, Palak, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar
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‘Muddi pallaya’ and rice or ‘bhakri’ i.e. jowar roti was a favourite among us siblings. My kids also like Muddi pallaya. The method I had to relearn, as my kids liked more of Savita Mami’s pallaya. I tried it often but since I am a slow learner I tend to forget the ingredients and the
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1 November, 2009

Almond Biscotti

Posted in : Almonds, Baked, Cakes, Lowfat, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 cups plain flour (260 grams) 150 gms sugar 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 150 gms almonds Method: Roast the whole almonds (blanched or otherwise) & let them cool. Preheat oven at 300 F (150 degree C) Mix all the dry ingredients
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4 October, 2009


Comments : 2 Posted in : Breakfast, Poha, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar

Like I have said in my earlier post METHKUT OR MENTHE HIT has a lot of uses. One of kid’s favourites is HACHID AVALAKKI in Kannada. In my college days (that is the only time I have studied in Karnataka) my friend Savitri used to swear that she had an additional stomach to eat HACHID
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25 August, 2009

Instant Appe/Gundpangala

Comments : 1 Posted in : Breakfast, Lowfat, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar

2 cups buttermilk 2 cups Bombay rava 2 -3 onions chopped fine Green chiliies Coriander Salt to taste Mix the buttermilk and rava and keep aside for 30 minutes. The mixture should resemble idli batter in which you add the rest of the ingredients. Prepare appe in the appe mould,as you normally (in case of
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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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8 February, 2009

Kande Pohe

Posted in : Breakfast, Poha, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar

Every time I am late it is”pohe” time, fast to cook and appreciated by all. I generally make “kande pohe” as my FIL is diabetic but you can substitute onions with potatoes. Hubby dear loves it with tomatoes, fried after onion also but my kids don’t. So in general I have zeroed down to this
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18 January, 2009


Posted in : Breakfast, Oats, Timesavers on by : ArchanaPotdar

Oats was always considered baby food or food when you are sick. So when Pappa brought a tin of oats I was quite upset, as I was sure no one would eat it as porridge, the only way I knew to cook oats. However Pappa told me was that I could add buttermilk. I was
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4 January, 2009

Sambhar, Huli a South Indian Vegetable Stew

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Curry, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, South Indian Cuisine on by : ArchanaPotdar
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 I love Sambhar, also called as Huli in Kannada it is one versatile lentil based stew. Make Sambhar as an accompaniment to idli, dosa, rice, gundpangalla/appe . Sambhar is very easy and cooks fast. Huli is also very versatile add any vegetable or remove ant that you do not have. The difference between Rasam or saar and sambhar
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