CHEESY PULL APART BREAD

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread
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The cheesy pull apart bread is made of Bread, cheese, butter…. What’s not to like in it? Something that looks and smells as great as this is a treat to all your senses. I decided to make this with coffee on a rainy Sunday evening when we had to remain cooped up in our home. My husband woke up from his nap to the smell of the golden bread in my oven and finished half of it right out of the oven, even before I could make the coffee! This picture is from the second time I made it when… Continue reading

CORN LOLLIPOPS WITH A PANEER CENTRE

Corn Lollipops
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Corn is mostly served on the cob or as fried kernels. Try Corn Lollipops, a variation which uses kernels but feels like you are taking a bite off the cob! They are so light and taste so great that you can never stop at one. It is raining out here. But I cannot smell the fragrance of earth filling the air. There is the gloomy sky but without the aroma that makes me feel one with the Universe, it feels lonely. And I miss home. Back in India, when it rains, roads get clogged, people get stuck (just like when… Continue reading

STUFFED BUNS WITH PANEER MASALA

Stuffed buns with an a paneer masala filling, popular food from Bangalore!
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Hot Stuffed Buns! Hot Stuffed Buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot stuffed Buns! Errr… Maybe I ought to factor inflation into the poem and say, one a dollar? High time, don’t you think? Well, All I can say is, these masala stuffed buns aka palya buns are so warm, soft and the balance of flavors you get with every bite, it almost feels like a hug, a hug from an angel. And, who can put a price on that, eh? Then again, I am biased because, as you know, I made these stuffed buns from scratch and all. Why don’t you try them and tell me about it? 🙂 Continue reading

DOSA RECIPE & HOW TO SERVE DOSA FOR A PARTY

Dosa recipe or Indian pancakes that can breakfast, snacks or even an appetizer
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If you already have a few dosa recipes on hand and think that you don’t need another dosa recipe to add to your list, then, think again! This particular dosa recipe is a hand-me-down from the Dosa master, himself. It results in the softest dosas you have ever eaten; melt in your mouth dosa or the so called, set dosa. Served as a set of three, set dosas are an integral part of the Bangalore experience. Make set dosa with this dosa recipe today and you will know what I am talking about 🙂 Continue reading

MANGO RASAM – LENTIL SOUP WITH RICH MANGO PULP

Mango Rasam
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Mango Rasam or Lentil soup makes soups twice in a row on this blog. No, I am not on a soup diet! If you see me, I am sure you would agree with that! 😀 Like I mentioned in my last post of Spinach Soup, Texas has been quite a surprise for us with its freezing Clion & Dion storms dumping ice and sleet all over the place! So, we have been resorting to hot soups quite often and thus, Mango Rasam got featured in the list of soups. I have never made this before. My friend’s mom makes something… Continue reading

GRILLED FENNEL SALAD WITH HONEY-LIME DRESSING

Probably, one of the easiest and tastiest things you can do with a fennel bulb, Grilled Fennel Salad
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A fennel salad can make a healthy yet delicious addition to your summer meals. Well, any season for that matter but I find the addition of cherry tomatoes and lime in the dressing, a boon for summer! While fennel bulbs are not a part of your everyday grocery store, you should be able to find them in farmers markets and specialty grocery stores. When you do find it, do not pass up the chance to explore a new vegetable and its great flavor. Continue reading

Baked Samosa Pies – “Samosa in a Pie’s Clothing”

Baked Samosa
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Baked Samosa Pies (actually more of mini pies) are wolves in a sheep’s clothing. Street food gone fancy! Or may be street food with a make-over. I made the dough at home but if you are short on time, check the “My Take” section for a shortcut that will save you at least 30 minutes. You can probably make them as appetizers for a party or as an evening snack with a cup of hot tea. I was quite skeptical about how this would turn out because I have never had a baked samosa before but to my pleasant surprise,… Continue reading

TOFU STICKS AND CHIPS

Crunchy Tofu Sticks, A crisp crust and a soft centre just like the best person I know :)
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Crunchy “tofu sticks” is a sure-shot way to win anybody over! If they are a tofu lover, you are soon going to become their favorite chef, if they are a tofu hater, they will soon believe you have supernatural powers of transforming yucky into yummy! 😀 A crust that is so crisp that you can hear a crackle when you bite envelops a center so soft, you would think it is a marshmallow! Add a well-balanced seasoning to these complementing textures and you will be making tofu sticks every other day! Continue reading

CHOCOLATE COVERED KIWI POPS

2 -ingredient, chocolate covered kiwi pops, to satistfy that craving of icecream & candy but in a light way
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These chocolate covered kiwi pops are tiny frozen treats made with fresh fruit coated with a layer of velvety rich dark chocolate. You know the punch line “No one can eat just one”? In my opinion (and in your opinion too, once you taste these charming babies), it actually sings for these chocolate covered kiwi pops, I definitely was not able to stop at one! Or two! Or three… Well, let’s just say, I ate a few! 😛 Continue reading

RAJMA CHAWAL PIZZA | RICE CRUST PIZZA

Rajma Chawal Pizza, leftover kidney beans curry and rice turned into a gluten-free rice crust pizza with the curry for topping, Indian-Italian love child
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With this Rajma Chawal Pizza, I can say that fusion food is clearly my calling! I am stepping into the realms of food crossovers and it is resulting in some amazing recipes like this gluten-free, rice crust, curry Pizza with kidney bean toppings, in short, Rajma chawal Pizza. Continue reading