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26 June, 2016

Ambe Dal, a Salad~Padwa Special

Ambe Dal, a Salad~Padwa Special
Posted in : Accompaniments, Daal or Lentils, Festive Cooking, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Salad on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Ambe Dal was the star of this year’s Gudi Padva also known as Ugadi or Yugadi also the Hindu New Year! Celebrated in Chitra is the first month of the Hindu calendar and Shukla Pratipada it is the first day of the month. Confused? What is Pratipada and what is Shukla Pratipada? According to Hindu
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12 September, 2015

Hayagreeva | Hayagriva |Hayagreeva Maddi

Comments : 11 Posted in : Almonds, Blogging Marathon, Boiled, Cashew Nuts, Chana daal, Daal or Lentils, Dessert, Elichi/ Green Cardamon, Festive Cooking, Ghee, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, jaggery, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Nuts, Pressure Cooked, Raisins, South Indian Cusine, Sweeteners on by : ArchanaPotdar
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  Hayagreeva | Hayagriva |Hayagreeva Maddi is a delicious sweet that is made on special occasions. Basically, I am from Karnataka but I can count the number of years I have spent there as a resident on my fingertips. My memories of my birthplace are at weddings or some puja that were held and we
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17 June, 2015

Masala Vada/ Chana Dal Vada/ Chattambade

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Masala Vada/ Chana Dal Vada/ Chattambade Childhood memories are these hot vada and tea and rains! Added to Ajji or Grandmother admonishing us,” enough now! You will get a stomach-ache if you eat any more of these.”  Why she made them as snack when it rained I don’t know…  Else it used to be traditional meal served
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16 September, 2013

M for Mangane

Comments : 21 Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Cashew Nuts, Chana daal, Coconut Milk, Goan, Indian Desserts, jaggery on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Go to any Hindu religious ceremony in Goa there are 90% chances that you will be served Mangane! A delicious fragrant payas traditionally Goan made in coconut milk. With the abundance in coconuts that we have coconut milk is used in almost all the Pasayam or Kheer. Milk I believe was scarce and was hardly
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13 September, 2013

K for Katin Saar or Kat chi Amti

Posted in : Accompaniments, Appetizer, Blogging Marathon, Chana daal, Festive Cooking, Meal, Ocassions, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chillies, South Indian Cusine on by : ArchanaPotdar
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I have already said I will like to pass on some traditions to my daughters so I had made Holgi/Puran Poli for Holi.  The fact remains that they ate Holgi grudgingly, but  they ate. To make Holgi/Puran poli you boil the channa dal for the hurna/puran you strain out the water in which you have boiled
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19 May, 2013

Dhokar Dalna for North South Challenge

Comments : 12 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bay leaf /tej Patta, Bengali Cusine, Cardamon-Elichi, Chana daal, Chillies, Cinnamon, Curry, Daal or Lentils, Ginger, Gravy, Green chilli, haldi, Herbs, Patato, Pepper, SNC Challenge, Spices, Tomatoes, Toor Daal, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Every month I am looking at all the different challenges that I am supposed to attempt. One such interesting one is the North South Challenge. It’s a group organised by Divya of You Can Cook Indian Food where we are divided in two groups. The north team and the South team and every month the
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25 September, 2009

METHKUT OR MENTHE HIT

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P.S. The coarse stuff left over in the sieve can be mixed with finely chopped onion, tomato and curds as an Accompaniment (you can use the powder also). You could also add phodni/vagarni of oil, mustard, asafoetida/hing and green chillies and coriander. Serve with chapatti. . ​Hi! First time here? You are Most Welcome! I
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