Veyinchina Atukulu – Stir-Fried Poha – A Quick and Easy Snack

The past couple of months have been quite hectic both on the personal and professional front. This typically means, I work late or even on weekends. This past Saturday, I was deep into a proposal when I suddenly found a snack and a tumbler of coffee materialize beside my laptop. I looked

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Orange and Poppy Seed Cake – Donna Hay’s Recipe

I have been meaning to bake a cake for quite a while now but somehow never seemed to have the time for it. I have just three cake recipes on this blog; The Perfect Butter Cake, The Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting and Revani. Then of course, my friend Sandra stepped

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Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi – Yellow Cucumber Chutney from Andhra Pradesh

Dosakaya Mukkala Pachadi or Yellow Cucumber Chutney is a traditional Andhra recipe that is often served at weddings and religious occasions. It is easy to make; very, very healthy; and simply delicious. It is called mukkala pachadi because unlike traditional chutney which is ground fine, this dish has pieces (mukkalu in Telugu)

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Dimer Jhol or Dimer Dalna – Bengali Egg Curry with Panch Phoran

Today I am posting the recipe for Dimer Jhol or Bengali Style Egg Curry. Also, known as Dimer Dalna, there are many variations of this curry. This recipe features the one that uses Panch Phoran, the traditional Bengali spice mix of mustard (rai), cumin (jeera), nigella (kalonji), fenugreek (methi) and fennel

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Mishti Doi – Durga Puja Special Recipe

Mishti Doi is one of my favourite Bengali desserts. Yes, I love the Payesh, Rosogulla, Kancha Gola, and more, but there is something about the caramel-flavoured Mishti Doi that I cannot resist. One of the best places to find great Mishti Doi is at Durga Puja. It is one of my favourite festivals and

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Betel Leaf Salad with Tamarind, Lime, Soy and Palm Sugar Dressing

During Navaratri, I get invited to several homes to see Kolu and for Haldi-Kumkum. One of the side effects of this is the number of betel leaves and fruits that accumulate at home. I normally give away the betel leaves to my maid. Last year I made Paan Shots with some of

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