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26 September, 2016

Simple Chawali chi Pale Bhaji or Stir fry with Cowpea Leaves

Simple Chawali chi  Pale Bhaji or Stir fry with Cowpea Leaves
Posted in : #Cooking Carnival, Accompaniments, Alsande/Chavali/Chawali, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Leafy Vegetable, Leafy Vegetables, legumes, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Meal, Quick Meals, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Stir Fry, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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My sister in law keeps telling me she made “chavli chi bhaji dal ghalun” which is a  delicious leafy vegetable of cowpeas made with dal. Yes, it’s the vegetarian way of increasing the protein content in all possible ways. She has started this since she has settled in Pune. For ages now, I have been mystified
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6 July, 2016

Set Dosa, An Indian Crepe

Set Dosa, An Indian Crepe
Posted in : Bachelor Recipes, Dosa, Fermented, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Indian Flat Bread, Kid Friendly, Poha, Shallow Fried, Soda Bicarb-Cooking Soda, South Indian Cusine on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Dosa is a South Indian Crepe, it is lentil based nd fermented.  A staple dish for South Indians for breakfast and as a snack. Since the basic components are rice and daal its high on carbohydrates and protein. My girls do not like dosa so when they do eat some dosa I better take notice
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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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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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3 May, 2016

# 3 Ingredient Gul Papdi/Gur Papdi/Sukdi

Comments : 15 Posted in : #3 Ingredient Dish, Bachelor Recipes, Dessert, Festive Cooking, Flours, Ghee, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Indian Desserts, jaggery, Kid Friendly, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Milk & Milk Products, Sweeteners, Uncategorized, whole wheat on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Picture this sometime in the 1980-90 school get over, mind you school was 10 am to 5 pm. Then you come home and you have a snack and milk. What was the snack? Either it was poha, upma, chivda if you were lucky with mom not being home when you come back then you have
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10 April, 2016

Taaze Methi ke Muthia/ Fresh Fenugreek Dumplings

Posted in : Appetizer, Besan, Chillies, Cutlets, Deep Frying, Flours, Garlic, Green chilli, Gujarati Cuisine, haldi, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, Methi/Fenugreek, Oils, Rice barn, Shallow Fried, Side Dish, Snack, Starter, Steamed, Sugar, Tiffin box ideas, Vegan, Vegetables, Whole wheat on by : ArchanaPotdar
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A muthia is a Gujarati dish where the dough is shaped  by gripping it. Serve this vegan dish steamed or fried, as a side dish or as gravy and its yum. But let’s start at the very beginning. Muthia is Indian food stuff, Gujarati as we like to be region and cuisine specific. Muth in
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19 March, 2016

Homemade Bhuna Masala or Bhunna Masala

Posted in : Bhuna Masala, Condiments, Freeze, How to, Indian Cuisine, Masala, North Indian Cuisine, North-Eastern Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh on by : ArchanaPotdar
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Bhuna Masala is one of the many Masala in Indian Cuisine. Bhuna Masala is a convenience that can be used for both vegetarian curries and non-vegetarian gravies. It’s ideal for those times when you need a quick and delicious gravy comforting  gravy maybe because you have a guest or because you need a comforting meal. For
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12 March, 2016

Cauliflower Cafreal, a Vegetarian take on the Famous Delicacy from Goa

Cauliflower Cafreal, a Vegetarian take on the Famous Delicacy from Goa
Posted in : Appetizer, Cauliflower, Chillies, Coriander, Goan, Green chilli, Indian Cuisine, Meal, Mushrooms, Oils, Palak, Potato/Batati/Batata/Batat, Rice barn, Shallow Fried, Side Dish, Stir-Fry or Dry Vegetables, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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On a holiday in Goa, you must have tried or, at least, heard the waiter waxing eloquently about the Chicken Cafreal they serve in their restaurant. If you are a non-vegetarian you may try it out, but, in case you are a vegetarian, you will promptly refuse. So, what is Cafreal? Cafreal is a spicy
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5 March, 2016

Festive Sautikai Kosambari with Lemon

Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Condiments, Cucumber, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine, Lowfat, Moong Daal-Yellow Lentils, Salad, Vegetables on by : ArchanaPotdar
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In continuation with my kakdi/ cucumber love here is the third and last in the series. Sautikai kosambari  as it is made in the south. This kosambri reminds me of my granny, Ajji made the bestest kosambari and it’s not only me the neighbours also said so. In the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar,
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