Kanchipuram Idli brunch

Kanchipuram Idli Recipe – South Indian Brunch

Kanchipuram Idli has been on my to-do list for a long time. I heard about this years ago from a friend but was always skeptical. When I think Idli, I think of the pure white snowy pillows that just dissolve in your mouth. Adding spices or turmeric seemed like sacrilege. Like throwing a stone in… 

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Basundi Recipe Basundi Recipe - Maharashtrian Sweet

Basundi Recipe – Simple Maharashtrian Sweet

Basundi is one of the most loved and simplest Maharashtrian desserts. It is the sweet dish of choice for many festivals including Diwali. I have written about Sev and Rava Besan Ladu which have a longer shelf life. Basundi is made with milk and is more perishable than other sweets. There is not much skill… 

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Crispy Sev Recipe

Crispy Sev Recipe for a Crackling Diwali

Crispy Sev is the Indian alternative to potato chips. Our Gujrati brothers and sisters are known for their love for their Fafda and farsan. But I say this love for farsan reaches the corners of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujrat to Arunacahal. We love our sev – that spicy, crunchy snack that can… 

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Hummus Dip Recipe

Hummus – Middle Eastern Chickpea Dip

Hummus needs no introduction. Or does it? I just love this creamy, boldly flavored dip and can lap it up in any number of ways – with chips, in sandwiches, on salads, in wraps etc. There are many kinds of hummus – the smoky Baba Ghanouj, or roasted red pepper hummus or sun dried tomato… 

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parsley and chana rice recipe

Parsley and Chana Rice – Flavor Packed Recipe

Parsley and rice might sound like an unusual combination, but actually it isn’t. I was introduced to the combination of parsley and rice almost by accident. I can thank my roommates for it. Indian cooking uses cilantro a lot. Our neighborhood Walmart store did stock coriander or cilantro. But all greens and herbs are always… 

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Sambar - South Indian Vegetable Stew Recipe

Sambar – South Indian Lentil Stew with Vegetables

Sambar or Sambhar is a lentil based stew loaded with vegetables that comes from South India. It’s wed for life to Idlis, Dosas, Vadas and Uttappams, sometimes even to rice. ( Yeah, that’s some polygamy goin’ on here). Actually, sambhar can be slurped by itself, and it is the Indian low carb one pot meal… 

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Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Pasta

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Pasta – LOW FAT

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Pasta is a revelation. And pasta is not all you can make with this delicious low fat lip smacking delicious (already said that?) sauce! You all know – I just love macaroni and cheese. Who doesn’t? And I confess, when given the option of a red sauce or a white sauce, I… 

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Fresh Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut Chutney for Idli and Dosa – Easy Recipe

Coconut chutney is made with fresh coconut and is a condiment served with any South Indian snack like Idli, Dosa, Vada etc. It is as common to see this chutney in Indian restaurants as ketchup or mustard is at a McDonald’s. I am doing a series on some South Indian food, and this coconut chutney… 

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe – For Beginners and Newbies

Green smoothie is a great start to the day and provides you with a healthy dose of micro nutrients that can rival what you get from your multivitamin. I love breakfast smoothies because they are so great on-the-go. Just fill a thermos and sip on the way to work! My eating habits have changed a… 

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