Menthi Podi is used to flavour stir-fries.

Andhra Menthi Podi: Add Spice to Stir-Fries

I had first published this recipe for Andhra Menthi Podi in November 2012; soon after I started blogging. What a journey it has been since then. As I look at some of my old posts, I realise that they need to be updated, and so here begins that journey. Menthi

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Khandeshi Dubuk Vade: Gram flour dumplings cooked in a spiced broth

Khandeshi Dubuk Vade

There are some dishes that capture your imagination and this recipe for Dubuk Vade caught my eye long ago, when I saw it on a Maharashtrian food group.

A specialty of the Khandesh region of Maharashtra, Dubuk Vade are small portions of spiced besan batter cooked in a gravy spiced with kopra, onions, garlic, and the famous Khandeshi Kala Masala.

Do try it and you will be a fan for life!

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Murungai Keerai Kootu | Moringa Leaves Kootu

Murungai Keerai Kootu | Drumstick Leaves Kootu

Murungai Keerai Kootu is a great way of including moringa leaves/drumstick leaves into your diet.

This delicious kootu is a great accompaniment to both rice and rotis.

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The Perfect Ratlami Laung Sev

The Perfect Ratlami Sev (Laung Sev)

Getting to this recipe for the perfect Ratlami Sev was quite a challenge, but the end result was just absolutely worth it. The final version of the Ratlami Sev was crisp but not crunchy with the flavour of  cloves coming through. So all’s well that ends well. Ratlam is a

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Moong Dal Appam | Pesalu Paddu | Pachai Payaru Paniyaram

Pesarattu Paddu | Pachai Payaru Paniyaram | Whole Moong Dal Appam

Pesarattu Paddu is a Whole Moong Paniyaram made with Pesarattu batter.

Also called Pachai Payaru Paniyaram, this is a very easy to make snack and is elevated when paired with Allam Pachadi (Andhra Ginger Chutney).

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Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kuzhi Paniyaram | Guest Post for Paarul’z Kitchen

When Parul invited me to do a guest post for her blog, I made these Kuzhi Paniyaram.

Why Kuzhi Paniyaram you ask? Well, most of us have idli batter on hand so making this snack needs little or no prep.

Also, you can customise this low-oil snack to your taste by adding vegetables like onions, carrots, cabbage, and more.

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