Capsicum Tomato Curry – Guest Post by Vivek Yellapragada

Blogging fever, it is everywhere! I am super pleased to present this recipe for Capsicum Tomato Curry for many reasons. First and foremost, it came as a surprise, a very pleasant one. 🙂 Second, it is contributed by my brother-in-law, Vivek Yellapragada. Third, I learnt something new about the said

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Deep-fried Methi Muthia | Gujarati Recipe

This week I made Undhiyu and needed Methi Muthia for that. Truth be told, I could eat Muthia by itself and by the tons. So I try to resist temptation and keep myself away from them. However, Undhiyu is not Undhiyu without some Methi Muthia and so here we are! There are

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Undhiyu: A Delicious Medley of Winter Vegetables from Gujarat

Undhiyu | Undhiyo is a famous winter dish from the state of Gujarat. It is a great favourite of mine and I cannot believe I have still not written up the Undhiyu recipe for this blog. Incorporating a great many fresh vegetables and beans that are marinated and cooked in a paste made from

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Ratha Saptami – A Day of Prayers to Surya Bhagavan or the Sun God

Ratha Saptami or Surya Jayanti is the day dedicated to the worship of Surya Bhagavan or the Sun God. It is the day that heralds the beginning of spring in South India. This year it falls on January 26, 2015. Traditionally this day begins with a ritual bath during sunrise. 7 Jilledu

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Pudina Pachadi or Mint Chutney for Rice – Andhra Style

I was browsing through the recipes on my blog the other day when I realised that I have not published a pachadi recipe in a long time. As a family with roots in Andhra Pradesh, pachadis (chutneys) and uragais (pickles) are an integral part of our food at home. In Andhra, we

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Idli Upkari – Guest Post by Anupama Michael

Anupama Michael (nee Bhandary) is my friend from school days and a treasure trove of recipes. Many of you may remember her from the post on the Udupi Temple Rasam. The other day, I was having Idli Upkari at a restaurant chain called Balaji and (as is usual) trying to fathom what

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