Kairichi Vatli Dal - Mammidikaya Patholi

Mammidikaya Patholi | Kairichi Vatli Dal

Recently, on a Maharashtrian food forum that I am a part of, I read the recipe for Vatli Dal. As soon as I read it, I was smiling because it was nothing but  Patholi, a classic Andhra dish made with soaked Chana Dal that has been ground to a paste. We make

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Matki Chi Usal – A Protein-Rich Curry from Maharashtra

Matki Chi Usal is found in almost all Maharashtrian homes and is very popular with Mumbaikars as well; you will find many a street food stall selling Usal Pav (along with the popular Misal Pav, which uses Usal as a base) at lunch. Usal is a generic term for sprouted beans

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Dal Palak (Spinach with Pigeon Pea)

Mumbai mid-range restaurants tend to have an extensive menu. You could easily find 15 to 20 dishes under each category, and 8 to 10 categories of  food. If the restaurant serves multiple cuisines or both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, then the list is even longer. When I am in mood for comfort food

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Paneer Bhurji (Spicy Cottage Cheese Crumble)

Mumbai Street Food or Bombay Street Food in unique in so many ways. It is not junk food  but economical nourishing sustenance. Think about it; Vada-Pav is loaded with carbs but wa originally meant for people involved in hard labour. They needed it. And so cheap. Fill your stomach for

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Menthi Koora Patholi (Dry Curry with Bengal Gram and Fenugreek Leaves)

This is a variation of the classic Andhra dish called Patholi and is something I like very much. It is a dry side-dish that combines protein-packed Chana dal with iron-rich Methi. It also helps in reducing the bitterness of the methi leaves. Ingredients Chana Dal/Husked Bengal Gram – 1 Cup Methi/Fenugreek

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Kadala Curry (Horse Gram Curry)

Kadala Curry is one of those all-time Kerala dishes that can be eaten with rice, roti, appam, and of course, the traditional favourite, puttu. It is simple to make and oh-so-flavourful that I could eat Kadala Curry by itself. Ingredients Kadala, Senagalu, or Horse Gram – 2 Cups Madras Onions –

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