Recipes from Andhra Pradesh for Varalakshmi Vratam

Shravana Masam, Shravan 2017 | Festival Dates and Recipes

July 24, 2017 is the start of Shravana Masam or the month of Shravan in states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka which follow the Amavasyant calendar. It ends on August 23, 2017. Now begins the “favouritest” part of the year for me. Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar and is

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Thai Peanut Hummus

Thai Peanut Hummus – Sweet, Spicy and Nutty

I am a part of some food groups on Facebook that are simply amazing. The people in these groups are ever so encouraging and share some unusual recipes. One holiday I get up and find the recipe for Thai Peanut Hummus posted. Knowing my craze for Hummus, the admin also tagged

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Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup – Healthy and Delicious

My dad was a bit under the weather this week with a really bad throat. So all week I have been making soft and mushy things that would not irritate his throat any more that it already was. I made super soft Ven Pongal, Daddojanam, and Mosaru Avalakki. Yesterday I also worked from

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Beetroot Hummus

Roasted Beetroot Hummus

When I first saw a photo of the Roasted Beetroot Hummus I was enamoured by its rich vibrant colour. It is indeed true that we eat with our eyes first. I had made a mental note to myself to try this wonderful dish and then Jenny Parikh (she of the wonderful

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Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet

Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet | Recipe by Nikita Jhanglani

I have been meaning to make Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet for a while, but have been putting it off. Then last week I was chatting with Nikita about diets and she mentioned that her nutritionist said she could have simple Paneer Tikki as they are a rich source of protein.

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Samo Rice Upma, Samo Rice Pulav, Varai Pulav

Varai Pulav | Samai Pulao | Samo Rice Upma

I made Varyache Tandul and Danyachi Amti for Ashadi Ekadashi and has a bit of Samo Rice or Varai leftover. Then my friend Aparna made Samo Rice Upma with it the same afternoon and I thought what a great idea. You could have also called it Samo Rice Pulao | Varai

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