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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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27 January, 2011

Bread Dosa

Posted in : #4 Ingredient Dish, Bachelor Recipes, Bachlor, Buttermilk, Dosa, Dosa, Fermented, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Indian Flat Bread, Lowfat, Milk & Milk Products, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, South Indian Cuisine on by : admin
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BREAD DOSA     Every time I churn the cream that I collect for butter I end up with buttermilk.  Sometimes I make dhokla out of it sometimes it gets converted into bread dosa. Bread Dosa that I used to make used Eno’s fruit salt but nowadays I use methi/fenugreek seeds. The ingredients are: 1
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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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26 January, 2011

Cucumber Paneer Salad

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             When Pia announced her event of Innovative Salads I was really in a fix. Most salads that I make are the in the lines of Koshambri or Koshimbir always a side dish to be eaten either with chapatis or rice this had to be the main dish.   How does one
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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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21 December, 2010

Ghhat Varan

Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Daal or Lentils, Dals or Daal, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Protein Rich Food on by : admin
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When I was newly married I wondered why my MIL boiled extra Toor daal and kept a big ball of it in the fridge. But being very vague about the quantities needed and totally inexperienced I kept quiet. The reply to my question was in the evening when guests dropped in and were to have
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12 December, 2010

Steamed Dhokla| Khaman

Comments : 10 Posted in : Accompaniments, Appetizer, Bachelor Recipes, Besan, Fermented, Flours, Fruit Salt, Gujarati Cuisine, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Starter, Steamed on by : admin
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Dhokla Dhokla the very word lights up my husband’s face. He is willing to eat it night and day.  When we were newly married I remember making 3-4 tins of dhokla and dumping it in the fridge. He used to come home from work before me  and he would eat it with or without the accompanying toppings.
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3 December, 2010

Pachdi/Raw Salad

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Pachidi/ Raw Salad I remember staying in my friend Savitri’s place she is better known as Savi and she took me all around her vegetable garden plucking various leaves and god alone knows what and making a salad out of the leaves she had plucked along with some tomatoes, cucumbers, onions etc. I was sure
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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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