Dibba Roti or Minapa Roti – The Truly Fat Bread with Idli Batter

Dibba Roti (also called Minapa Roti) literally means “fat bread” (dibba = fat; roti = bread). It is a very popular breakfast in homes across Andhra Pradesh. The perfectly made Dibba Roti or Minapa Roti is plump; crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. In my home, we

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Super Soft White Idlis

Idli….a simple, steamed dumpling synonymous with South India.  In South India, we don’t think twice about making Idlis, but the rest of India goes into paroxysms of delight at the sight of an idli. You have to just visit any Udupi outlet in Matunga in Mumbai to witness the craze for Idli.

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Begun Bhaja | Bengali Pan-fried Brinjals

Begun Bhaja is perhaps the easiest dish the I have ever cooked and one of the most delicious. It was the perfect accompaniment to the yummy Bhoger Khichuri but I can see it becoming a staple in my home to accompany Sambar Rice or the simple Curd Rice. Here is the recipe without

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Bengali Bhoger Khichuri | Niramish Khichuri with Baigun Bhaja – Durga Puja Special

After many years of trying, M and I finally went together for Durga Puja this year. I must confess that all the trying was on M‘s part and I was always the person who dropped out. When I finally made it to the Pujo this year and experienced the Anjali

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Umm-Ali

I made this today and it was beyond delicious! I would recommend that everyone tries it at least once (after that you will not be able to stop :-)) thank you, Sadia, for a fabulous treat…..

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Aloo Paratha – Unleavened Bread Stuffed with Spicy Mashed Potato

Aloo Paratha is universally loved Punjabi stuffed bread that can be had for any meal; be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are few dishes that can beat the satisfaction of a well-made, warm Aloo Paratha with chilled dahi (curd or plain yoghurt), white butter and spicy pickle! The best Aloo Paratha I ever had was made

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