Imli ka Aloo / Roasted Baby Potatoes

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Urulaikizhangu Varuval Whenever I choose to cook something traditional (well ‘traditional’ is a very fragile term)! Anyway…whenever, I fix my childhood comfort meals, the cooking experiment turns out good! Then, I just can’t stop talking ‘…my Mom is the best’. I bet everyone’s mother are! I wonder, what is that…I exactly do for the grand [...]

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Crunchy Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

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Home Made Potato Chips: This is one of my oldest recipe in the draft…that I failed to publish! Well, the picture may be bit amateurish, but you know what? The chips were indeed ‘super-crunch’! Yep, I sliced them extremely thin as possible using a sharp vegetable peeler and fried them in hot oil, just few [...]

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Baby Potatoes Fry – South Indian Style

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Urulai-Kizhangu Kari: Ingredients: Baby potatoes 5-7 boiled, peeled Green chilies 3 chopped Onion 1 large chopped Garlic 4 cloves crushed Ginger 2″ grated Tomato 1 large chopped Salt Turmeric 1/2 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Curry leaves few Thalippu Vadam 1-2 spoons Mustard seeds 1 spoon Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon Asafoetida 1 pinch Sesame oil [...]

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Baby Potato & Bell Peppers Masala

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Alu-Simla Mirchi ka Curry: Other Names: Urulai Kizhangu – Kudai Milagai Masala Kuzhambu. Baby potato – Capsicum Masala. It has been a while’ I cooked with great energy…severe carpal tunnel syndrome:( My wrist hurts like nobody’s business! I have been managing somehow’ to flip and flop few things in the kitchen…and surprisingly, this turned out [...]

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Alu Qorma – Miss Mommy’s Touch!!

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Baby Potatoes Korma: Other Names: Urulaikizhangu Kurma. Aloo Korma. My Mom’s style of cooking is pretty good, but with quite standard predictable kind of menu. As my Dad doesn’t like surprises at the dinner table, she never attempted anything adventurous in the kitchen! Though my Mom handed down a bunch of authentic specialty recipes to [...]

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Dum Aloo / Baby Potatoes Curry – Truly a Revival

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Dhum Alu: Ingredients: Baby potatoes 7-10Onion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 2 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander powder 1 spoonMango powder /amchur 1 spoonGaram masala 1/4 spoonCoconut milk 1/2 cup (I used frozen, grated coconut)Oil few spoons. Method: Peel the skin and leave the potatoes in cold water, until cooking. Heat oil in [...]

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Alu Do Pyaz / Potatoes n Onions Stir-fry – Old Fashioned Way:)

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Urulai Kizhangu Varuval: You know what? People ask me, why I keep cooking the basic recipes and more traditional ones on and on. I agree, as more and more fashion hits the kitchen, food fad as become a culture. Where, when we don’t buff our knowledge about latest trends’ they consider us, sluggish!! And food [...]

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Bharwa Mirchi / Baked Stuffed Peppers – The Healthy Baking:)

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Stuffed Bajji Milagai: Ingredients: Banana Peppers 4 Olive oil to spray Filling Potato 2-3 Salt Cumin seeds 2 spoons Garam masala powder 1/4 spoon Cumin powder 1 spoon Chili powder 1/2 spoon Coriander powder 1 spoon Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon Green chili 2-3 finely chopped Onions finely chopped 1 cup Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon Tomato [...]

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Pyaz Ka Paratha / Onions Filled Chappathi

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Pyaz Ka Paratha: Onions Stuffed in Indian Flat Bread. Vengaya Chapathi. Ulli Roti. Ingredients: Wheat flour 1 bowlSaltCooking soda 1/4 spoonWarm water 1 cupGhee/clear butter Dough preparation: In a wide bowl, bring wheat flour. Add salt and soda. Further add warm water and knead this to smooth dough. Add ghee as a finishing touch. Ingredients: [...]

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Samosa – A Perfect Bite:)

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Alu Samosa: Potatoes Filled Hot Pockets. Garam Garam Aloo Samosas. There were days, when I used to say ‘I hate Fried food’! People go wide eyes ‘Oh really’. Well, then they hardly knew me! It is always like that ‘Sour Grapes’ story!!! The fact is that I can never resist a perfect fried snack! I [...]

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