Asli Ghee / Shuddh Makkhan Ghee

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Asal Nei: Other Names: Ghee Recipe. Indian Clarified Butter. Desi Ghee. Usli Ghee. Genuine Clarified Butter Ghee is one of the sacred and sentimental oil for Indians. Its beautiful color and mesmerizing aroma speaks volumes. No one exactly knows, when we started to use clarified butter as a cooking oil. Maybe…right from the beginning of [...]

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Bobatlu – Ugadi Shubhakankshalu

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Puran Poli: (Happy Telugu New Year) Other Names: Bobbatlu, Puran Poli, Paruppu Poli, Boli, Obbottu, Bobatlu. Polelu. Poli. Bobattlu ( Andra Special Sweet) Ingredients: Maida/All purpose flour 3 cupsSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonCooking soda 1/4 spoonWarm water 1 cupGhee/clarified butter/sesame oil 1 cupNo working flour/dusting flour. Dough Preparation: In a large bowl add flour. Mix salt, turmeric [...]

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Carrot-Walnuts Fudge – Its Purely Decadent!

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Gajjar-Akhrot Halwa: Ingredients: Carrots 1/4 kiloWalnuts/Pecan 1 and 1/2 cupsCondensed milk 1/4 cupBrown sugar 3/4 cupMilk 1 cupCardamom powder 1 spoonGhee 1/4 cup.Method: Peel the carrot and chop them down. Cook the carrots in milk till tender, puree the same. Heat ghee in a deep, heavy bottomed vessel. Add sugar, condensed milk, cardamom and carrot [...]

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Ghi Alu – Ghee Roasted Potatoes

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Urulai Kizhangu – Nei Varuval: Ghee Roasted Potatoes. Asli Ghi Aloo. Desi Ghi Aloo. Yeah, you guessed it right, had nothing to do with’ on the other day. So, usual…was playing with my food, as I went throwing in few things in the pan, a new dish was born! Anyhow the result is important, technically [...]

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Nei Idly – Rethinking First Food!!!

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Nei Idly – Baby’s First Meal An emotional eating habit is vanishing away in today’s fast food culture!!! What brings an enjoyment in eating a meal? Why are we attached sentimentally to certain mythological foods? Knowing some basics of food (like what it is made of, where do we find them, how hard it is [...]

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Nei Appam

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Unniappam: Appam. Paniyaram. Unniappam. Nei Appam. During summer vacation, We (myself and cousins) used put our Derra’(camp) at Madras, Periamet…Grandma’s house. All day long is mostly fun filled activities…learning to drive bicycle in the narrow streets, playing cricket using rubber ball, passing comments on all the baldies from 4th floor, persuading Uncle to take us [...]

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Kuzhi Paniyaram

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Kuzhi Paniyaram: Kaara Paniyaram. Paniyaram. Kuzhi Paniyaram. My mommy never made this dish. But I always longed for it! I happened to taste this in some lollu restaurant(kind of like mess), alright. I actually like the shape of the dish…more than the taste…its so ‘cute’. This time, when I went home for vacation…I saw this [...]

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Nei Kozhi Varuval / Ghee Fried Chicken

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Nei Kozhi: Ghee Fried Chicken. Neyyi Kodi Koora. Ghi Murg. Ingredients: Whole Chicken(bone-in, skin-on, cut into chunks)Ghee 1 cupGinger 1″ minced Garlic 4 beads mincedPurple onion 1 small bulb gratedCountry tomatoes 3 finely choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCloves 2Cinnamon sticks 1Cardamom pods 3 crushedCurry leaves to garnish. Method: In a wide wok, heat [...]

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