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28 May, 2018

Tukdiya Bhat, a Himachal Pradesh Specialty

Tukdiya Bhat, a Himachal Pradesh Specialty
Comments : 26 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Cooking Method, For the Tiffin Box, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, legumes, Masoor, Meal, Pressure Cooked, Protein Rich Food, Quick Meals, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Spices, Tiffin box ideas, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Tudkiya Bhat is a delicious flavourful rice pulao, cooked using spices like cinnamon, bay leaf, chilli powder, ginger, garlic, cardamom, lentils, potatoes, onions, and yoghurt. Serve Tudkiya Bhat with a side of Mashed dal/ Kangra Teliya Mah and lime… the ultimate comfort food! Potatoes are used a lot in Himachal Pradesh Cuisine so it is
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17 January, 2018

Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle ~ Makar Sankranti Special

Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle ~ Makar Sankranti Special
Comments : 16 Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Barfi, Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Dessert, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, Kid Friendly, Lists, North Indian Cuisine, Sankranti Special, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Gajak Recipe/Sesame Seed Brittle is a dessert enjoyed traditionally in winter, especially cooked for Makar Sankranti, and well known in North India. Wish you a very Happy Sankranti to all! So what is Makar Sankranti? The first change in the zodiac after the winter solstice which according to the Hindu calendar is the first day
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18 June, 2016

Dodkyhe Bhat/Ridge Gourd Rice

Dodkyhe Bhat/Ridge Gourd Rice
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Buttermilk, Chillies, Coconut, Coriander, Coriander Seeds/Dhania, For the Tiffin Box, Green chilli, Healthy food, Herbs, Indian Cuisine, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Ridge gourd/Hirikai/ Ghosal, Ruchira, Tiffin box ideas, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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One amazingly delicious meal with the healthiest vegetable was Dodkyhe Bhat /Ridge Gourd Rice !!! Ridge gourd or Turai in Hindi is also known as Luffa acutangula, turiya, heerakai, dodka, Sponge gourd or Chinese Okra. Ridge Gourd is a dark green and ridged vegetable. The outside ridged gourd is white spongy pulp inside the seeds are
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17 June, 2016

Zatpat Vegetarin Pulao with Minimum Vegetables

Posted in : Baby Corn, Bachelor Recipes, Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Carrots, Chillies, Coriander, For the Tiffin Box, Garlic, Ginger, Green chilli, Healthy food, Herbs, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Meal, Oils, Quick Meals, Rice, Rice barn, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Spices, Star Anise, Tiffin box ideas, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This was one of the toughest themes for me. For one, all the recipes I wanted to make need you to eat them immediately and the girls are holidaying. So it has to be something that can be eaten cold if at all  they eat and finish.  This was a mish-mash recipe I came up
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24 March, 2016

Fresh Green Peas Pulao/ Matar Pulao

Fresh Green Peas Pulao/ Matar Pulao
Comments : 13 Posted in : Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Cinnamon, Cloves, For the Tiffin Box, Ghee, Green chilli, Healthy food, Kid Friendly, Lowfat, Meal, Milk & Milk Products, North Indian Cuisine, Peas, Quick Meals, Rice, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Tiffin box ideas on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Green Peas Pulao is what tastes delicious. I love the white rice and the green peas contrast. Winter means delicious cauliflower, juicy carrots and, of course, fresh green peas. Green Peas can be used to make Mutter Paneer, Peas Palak, Green Peas Stir Fry, Peas and Tofu Pulao, Peas And Cauliflower Pull Apart, and delicious
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8 March, 2016

Seeni Sambol

Posted in : Condiments, Cuisine, Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta/Karbevu, Garlic, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Red Chilli Powder, Sri Lankan CUisine, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Seeni Sambol is a combination of sweet, sour and spicy sambol that is served with rice, hoppers or bread in the Sri Lankan Cuisine. I made it  along with Pumpkin Curry,  Lulu Miris and Lentil – Dal Curry Recipe, Sri Lankan style  during  “#BuffetonTable “. Senni Sambol takes time but none the less is just
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19 September, 2015

Sauerkraut

Comments : 15 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cabbage, Condiments, German Cuisine, Healthy food, SahaJeera/Caraway Seeds, Sauerkraut on by : ArchanaPotdar
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  What was James Cooks major staple food? #Sauerkraut!! Why because experience taught him that it prevented scurvy! So what is #Sauerkraut? Sauerkraut or “#sour cabbage” is finely cut cabbage fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf-life and a distinctive sour flavour, both of which result from the lactic acid that
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15 September, 2015

Goda Masala or Kaala Masala

Comments : 20 Posted in : Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Chillies, Chobra/Chopra/Dry Coconut, Cloves, Condiments, Coriander Seeds/Dhania, Dagad Phool/Kal Hu/Stone Flower, garam masala, Garam Masala, Hing/Asafoetida, Indian Cuisine, Jaipatri/Patri/Nutmeg Flower, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Masala, Red Chilli Powder, SahaJeera/Caraway Seeds, Spice Powders, Til/Yellu/Sesame Seeds, Turmeric/Haldi on by : ArchanaPotdar
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I have been using #Goda Masala or #Kaala Masala, a unique spice blend that is unique to #Maharastrian cuisine on and off since my marriage.  The spices used make the masala are aromatic spices and these spices without pungency and heat lend a subtle sweet aroma. Food cooked in this spice hence has no heat
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8 September, 2015

Moong Dal ki Khichidi

Comments : 12 Posted in : Bay leaf /tej Patta, Blogging Marathon, Cauliflower, Cinnamon, Cloves, Corn, Daal or Lentils, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger, Gujarati Cuisine, Jeera/Cumin Seeds, Meal, Moong Daal-Yellow Lentils, Peas, Pepper, Rice, Spices on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Gujarati Khichidis are easy to make and tasty. This khichdi is an example of the Kathiawad form of cuisine. Delicious yet healthy combination of dal, rice and   mixed vegetables makes this khichdi nutritious and filling. The khichdi is a blend of flavours that you can enjoy plain with curds or like us with Guajarati Kadhi.
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3 September, 2015

Mushroom in Creamy Herb Sauce

Comments : 13 Posted in : Accompaniments, Blogging Marathon, Condiments, Cream, Creamy Herb Sauce, Garlic, German Cuisine, Kanda/Ullagaddi/Onion, Milk & Milk Products, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Pepper, Sage, Side Dish, Spring Onion on by : ArchanaPotdar
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This mushroom in creamy herb Sauce was made last moment as a I realised that  #Badische Schupfnudeln (Potato Noodles)/ Fingernudel (finger noodle) and #Sauerkraut for today’s #Buffet on Table, will be dry and we need some gravy or sauce. Incidentally, this is a #German Meal we are having today, there was not much enthusiasm. Till the
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