Phenomenal Purdah Biriyani – Dum Pukht!!!

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Dum Cooking This is one of the slow-cooking method that was introduced to India, by Mughals. It is one of the oldest cooking methods, which dates back to 1500s! Abu Fazl’s book ‘Ain-i-Akbari’( about King Akbar) describes various cooking styles and recipes in the Royal kitchen. He has also mentioned about ‘Dumpukht’ a style of [...]

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Health Mix Laadu – Country Style

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Sathu Maavu Urundai: I didn’t grow up in a farm nor entirely in restaurant special menu, household! There were times, when garnishing was not so important, even on festival occasions! But, none of this bothered us…coz’ we were all zeroing down in the main course or simply drowned in the spicy curries. When, I happen [...]

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Deepavali Special – Health Mix Payasam

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Health Mix Payasam: Malted Raagi Payasam. Barley Payasam. Sprouted Wheat Payasam. Healthy Payasam. Health Mix is something that mommy used to prepare, when we (myself & my brother) were kids. I am not sure about the long lengthy ingredients she used to sneak into it! Well, I should have asked her! I recollected few of [...]

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Minced Meat Stuffed Whole Wheat Bread

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Whole Wheat Keema Kulcha Roti: Keema Kulcha Roti. Minced Meat stuffed Chappathi. Meat Stuffed Indian Bread. Kaima Stuffed Chappathi. Arundhuti has tagged me to participate in this noble event by ‘Breadline Africa’. Thanks for tagging me dear! Though its a bake event, One should post something related to bread baking. When it come to baking, [...]

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Wheat Barotta

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Whole Wheat Barotta: I don’t know how many of you all will agree with me! When you rigorously diet….you crave more for toasted and crispy food! Not to metion…most of the crispy food in the marker are loaded with transfat and they are deep fried! My friend Tina said…she toast the pita bread(Iranian bread)and cut [...]

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Methi Paratha – Fenugreek Greens Flat Bread

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Methi Roti: Frenugreek Greens in Indian Bread. Menthilu Rotiya’nh. Venthiya Keerai Chappathi. Vitamin-K: Dark green, leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin-K. This vitamin is needed to make clot-building compounds in the blood. Thus reduces loss of blood by promoting clotting effect (in wounded/inflammatory area). Greens like fenugreek and spinach are rich in this vitamin. It [...]

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Pulkah Roti

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Pulkah Roti: My Dad likes this roti so much and so do I. As I don’t have Gas Burner Stove here….I could never make this. So when I visited India. I prepared this roti to myself and Dad. He sure enjoyed it. So on the other day, one of my local friend asked ‘whats the [...]

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Onion Samsa

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Onion Samsa:(South Indian Style) Vengaya Samsa. Vengaya Samosa. Onion Samosa. Piyaz ka Samosa. South Indian Style Samsa/amosa. Did you all think that, I made a typo’ there ‘Samsas’ instead of Samosa?! Hmmm, this is how I differentiate between Big Large Potatoes & Peas Filled Samosas with this simple street food! Samsa sounds like a cool [...]

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Whole Wheat Chappathi – Restaurant Style Triple Fold

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Triple Fold Chappathi:¬†Hotel Style Chappathi. Folded Chappathi. Layer Chappathi. This is my friend Deepankar Paul’s recipe!!While we were studying in Hyderabad. We used have this group study during weekends! On one such occasion….he came to visit me along with his girlfriend Bharti(now they are married and blessed with a kid). So we didn’t feel like [...]

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Broccoli Fritters

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Fried Broccoli Crispies: Broccoli Fritters. Broccoli Pakoda. Broccoli Pakora. Ingredients:Fresh broccoli 250 grams – cut into mini florets eachLarge yellow bell pepper 2 thinly slicedRed chilies 6 thinly slicedWhole wheat flour less than half cupEgg white from 1 eggFew drops of lemon juice(optional)SaltLemon wedges for decorationOil for frying. Method:Boil broccoli florets for few minutes, maybe [...]

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