Muhammara – A Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Walnut Spread

Muhammara is a nutty spread made with roasted red bell pepper, toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. As I mentioned in the post for pomegranate molasses, I was introduced to this spread many months ago by Garima of Cafe Garima and was recently reminded of it when it was posted on Aromas and Flavours of My Kitchen. One of

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Pomegranate Molasses (aka Rob-e-Anar or Nar Eksisi)

This post on Pomegranate Molasses is actually inspired by two people. I saw the recipe for Muhammara, the Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip many moons ago on Cafe Garima. I was then recently reminded of it when it was posted on Aromas and Flavours of My Kitchen. Given that

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Moong Sprouts Topped with Farsan

I try to include Moong Sprouts as a part of our family diet to up the protein quotient. Of course, I often use use the sprouts to make Moong Sprouts Bhaji, Moong Khichdi, Moong Palak Khichdi, or Pesarattu. There is another way I enjoy simple moong sprouts and that is by sauteeing it with some

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Batata Kaap – Crispy Sliced Potatoes – A Maharashtrian Recipe

Dal Chawal always seems to call for some fried potatoes to go along with it. Every state in India has its own version of the potato fry. In Maharastra, Batata Kaap or Batatyache Kaap is a great version of potato fry that is made with thinly sliced potatoes dusted with seasoned rice flour and

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Tuvar Dal Amti – A Tangy, Spicy, Sweet Maharashtrian Dal

Today, I bring to you the recipe for Tuvar Dal Amti, a popular dal from Maharashtra. I have been banned from eating tamarind for a while. As a result, the regular Sambar and Pulusu are off the menu in my home. And that is a problem as they are regular fare.

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Veg Sherva or Shorba – A Side Dish for Vegetarian Pulao

Veg Sherva (also known as Veg Shorba) is a spicy onion and tomato based gravy that is served as an accompaniment to Biryani and Pulao. I like to make it with Vegetarian Pulav, which  is very mildly spiced  and needs an accompaniment to liven it up. Of course, you could use Papad

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