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

CHETTINAD EGG CURRY | A FLAVORFUL EGG RECIPE

Chettinad Egg curry, the most flavorful egg curry I have ever had!
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Egg Curry is one of those recipes like Maggi/Ramen. They don’t really come with a recipe, yet you have a thousand ways to make them! Just one of those numerous ways of making an egg curry is the Chettinad way; Chettinad being a region and cuisine from the southern part of India. The Chettinad egg curry, is dry-ish (meaning no puree/gravy/curry), spicy and full of flavor from the widely used herbs of Southern India, Cilantro and Curry leaves. Continue reading

GHUGNI CHAAT | INDIAN STREET FOOD

Ghugni Chaat, Popular Indian street food made with dried peas
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Ghugni Chaat is a popularly available street food from the Northern and Eastern parts of India. Made of dried peas, this is an ultimate “healthy snack idea” (if you are wondering how to cook dried peas, look no further!)) as well as a perfect curry to go with most breads. Me? I just devour those mini bowls, many at a time just because they are super delicious and I just can’t seem to have enough! 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

CHANNA MASALA | CHICKPEAS CURRY

Channa Masala
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Channa Masala, Chole, Chickpeas curry… Nope! I am not giving out the aliases for channa masala. I am officially experiencing the writer’s block! I typed out the aliases looking for inspiration. May be the spelling or the pattern of the word would inspire me? Sigh! I think it’s important to give you guys, an insight into the recipe and of course my thoughts. I have never been a writer. I can come with an idea & words too but stringing them together does not come as naturally though. But, blogging over 75 recipes, I have bettered the art of expressing… Continue reading

DATE ROLLS |NO-BAKE ENERGY ROLLS

Date Rolls
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Date Rolls filled with nuts, soft, chewy and the next best thing to caffeine to jolt your senses awake with a burst of energy!  I have used pitted mejdool dates. They are a soft variety of dates with a caramel like outer skin. I did not use a food processor but chopped the dates by hand (not because I wanted to be a hero but I thought the dates might stick to the blades and become mushy an create a mess which would take up more of my time than cutting by hand…so :P). Also, I have used some Marie… 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