Kadale kalu usli/ black chana sundal

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Black chana is predominantly used during religious ceremonies. It is usually made as a spicy usal or sundal and served during poojas and ceremonies. Ganesh puja, Naga chauti and during Mangal Gowri puja it is prepared. Today is Naga Chauti and thought I will post the recipe of kadale kalu usli  / black chana sundal. It is tasty and can be prepared more often as a snack or accompaniment. (more…)

Majjige huli, south indian yoghurt curry

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Majjige huli is a popular accompaniment used with steamed rice. It is made of whisked curds with seasoning and other spices. It makes a good meal for summer. This is a signature dish of Karnataka. It is known by different names in various states. Paladya, mor kozhambu, majjige huli and kadhi are the different names for this dish.  (more…)

alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters

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Alasande kalu wade (black eyed beans) are one of the tastiest fritters.  It is also known as lobia and karamani. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s the season of fresh black-eyed beans. Stir fry and sambar are the usual ones that I make using it. Fritters was on the to do list since a long time. Finally, I made it during the weekend. It was tasty and made a good treat. (more…)

Kandhabhaji/ onion pakoda in steps

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Kandhabhaji, onion pakoda, onion fritters, hattikaye, anything you call it, it makes a delicious snack with a cup of hot tea. It is addictive and loved mostly by many.  (more…)

Grilled baby potatoes/ how to grill baby potatoes

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Grilled baby potatoes  with hint of spices makes a good accompaniment with any meal.  They are spicy and make a perfect go with fried rice or any meal. Do give this a try, I am sure you will like it. (more…)

Bandhakopir Torkari Cabbage stirfry in Bengali style

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Cabbage is one of the few vegetables that we bring  regularly at home.  The toughest task seems to be planning the menu for the day. Coming across this stir fry, I kinda new that it is meant for me and soon it found a place in my daily menu. Bengali style Cabbage stir fry  with potatoes and peas or Bandhakopir Torkari  is a tasty side dish that can be easily made for lunch or dinner. It is tasty with many flavours. (more…)

Aloo jeera

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At the outset, wishing all my readers a very happy Dusshera. May your lives be filled with peace and happiness. Aways strive to choose the right path, for there is nothing to fear and truth always wins.

I am sure there are many potato fans out there. It is a versatile vegetable which can be used for fasting days or even for parties. My family loves this veggie in any form, thus it is easy to cook on  busy days also. I have learnt various ways to cook it. Aloo jeera aka Potatoes tossed in cumin is tasty and makes a good accompaniment with chapati or roti. (more…)

Delicious Okra stir fry, no onion garlic

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Okra, commonly called as bhendi or lady finger is one of the loved vegetables at home. I prepare various kind of dishes with it. Some are using onion. This Okra stir fry is tasty and contains no onion or garlic. (more…)