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July 1, 2018

Mom’s Blueberry Pie

2 1/2 lbs Frozen Blueberries (or Fresh) 2/3 Cup sugar (adjusted as needed if berries are sweet or tart) 2 […]
June 21, 2018

Eggplant Parmesan (or Zucchini Parm)

EGGPLANT PARMESAN -3 Hour Prep & Cook!!! (Serve with fresh focaccia bread, pasta noodles, as a pasticcio, or simply with […]
June 21, 2018

Ice Cream

Freeze container 24 hours Blend 3/4 cups sugar into powder Add 1.5 cups cold milk and blend just until mixed […]
March 9, 2018

Ginger Molasses Cookies (bp)

Mix dry ingredients: 1c flour 1/2tsp baking soda 1/2tsp baking powder 1-2 tsp dry ginger (try fresh sometime too!) Mix […]
February 13, 2018

Quick Croissant & Pastry Dough

For resting the dough: go for at least 2 hours for the dough to rest in the fridge, wrapped in clingfilm. I […]
February 13, 2018

Sourdough Croissants

Day 1: morning – feed the starter wth equal quantites of flour and water (I go for about 150g of […]
January 2, 2018

Quick Carrot Soup (or Chutney/Spread/Dip)

5-7 Carrots Finely chopped Heat ghee in a pan and add: Hingu, Black pepper, dry or fresh turmeric, carrots ginger […]
November 28, 2017

Great Grandma’s Date Nut Bread (BP)

Makes 2 Loaves 1 Package Dates (Size??) Chop & Soak in water 1 1/2 C. Sugar Creamed with: 1 Tbsp […]
November 28, 2017

Flaky Butter Biscuits (BP)

1 3/4 C Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 3/4 tsp Salt 6 Tbsp Chilled Butter 3/4 C Liquid: Almond milk […]
November 28, 2017

Pie Crusts

Single Classic: 1 1/3 cup Flour 6-8 Tbsp Butter (1/2 cup) 1/4 cup Cold Water Double Classic: 2 2/3 cup […]
November 28, 2017

Pumpkin Pie

2 cups mashed Pumpkin 3Tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 6 Tbsp hot water 2-3 Tbsp Tapioca / Arrowroot flour […]
November 28, 2017

Arepas de Queso

1.5 cups white Masa Harina 3-4 tsp Butter 1/2 tsp Salt 1.5 cups Hot Water Mix & let sit 5 […]
November 28, 2017

Pan de Yuca

1 Cup Yuca Harina 1 Package Cream Cheese 1/2 tsp salt Little water if needed @ 350 x 1/2 hr
November 28, 2017

Quince Jams & Membrillo

Membrillo: 4 pounds quince, washed, peeled, cored, roughly chopped 1 vanilla pod, split 2 strips (1/2 inch by 2 inches […]
November 28, 2017

Honey & Walnut Cream w/ Apple & Quince Puff Pastries

Recipe by James Martin Ingredients For the honey and walnut cream 150ml/5fl oz double cream 25g/1oz diced walnuts 3 tbsp […]
November 28, 2017

Pear Ginger Lemon Jam

3 pears : Juice of 6 Meyer lemons : Zest of 1 lemon : 1″ grated ginger Sugar = equal […]
November 28, 2017

Pickled Beets

Grandma’s Pickled Beet Instructions: Sterilize jars & keep hot Boil beets whole Drain water & peel skins off Slice beets […]
November 28, 2017

Holiday Stuffing

Bread: Rye, Wheat Sourdough, Cornbread Vegetables: Parsnips, Fennel, Celery, Carrot, Yams, Pumpkin Fruit: Apples, Quince, Pears Dried Fruit & Nuts: […]
November 28, 2017

Cranberry Sauce

Boil 1 package of Cranberries (12oz) with 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Orange blended into pulp 1 pinch […]
November 16, 2017

Ambode

Soak split Bengal gram for 1 hour Drain water Put in mixie until rough texture first, then add: Chili, shunti, […]
November 16, 2017

Saurkraut

Pink Kraut: Slice ends off for jar packing One whole green + half red Finely sliced Sprinkled with a tablespoon […]
November 16, 2017

Pear & Almond Cake (BP)

INGREDIENTS Dry mix:1 1/2 cups (195 grams) white spelt flour1/2 cup (50 grams) almond meal1 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking […]
November 16, 2017

Pear Tart

Heat Oven to 350 crust:1 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup almond meal 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 […]
November 16, 2017

Corn Tortillas

2 cups masa harina 1 1/4 cup hot water w/pinch of salt Let sit 30mins – 2hrs Roll balls, flatten, […]
November 16, 2017

Heirloom Squash Soup

Boiled squash, mashed & fresh water added Butter/ghee Very light sprinkle ajwain (or Caraway or celery or crushed fenel seeds) […]
November 16, 2017

Simple Syrup Ratio

Sugar Syrup Syrup – Sugar – Water – Yield Light – 2 cups – 4 cups – 5 cups Med […]
November 16, 2017

5 Seed Cracker Knäckebröd

My Recipe: Mix dry ingredients: 1 1/4 cup stone ground cornmeal 1/2 Cup sunflower 1/4 cup sesame + chia mix […]
November 16, 2017

Rose Petal Jam & Syrup

1. Venetian Rose Petal Jam/Syrup Makes about 700 grams of jam (4 jelly Jars) 600 grams of white caster sugar […]
November 16, 2017

Bread Flavors

SAVORY: Meyer Lemon – Green Olive (& poppy or chia seeds?) Rosemary/Za’atar – Kalamata Seeded: Pumpkin – Sesame – Sunflower […]
November 16, 2017

100% Rye Bread Sourdough

20g of sourdough starter, pure rye 300g of rye flour, dark or light 260g of water 5g of salt oats, […]
November 16, 2017

Tomato Sauce from Paste

Fry carrot and celery with ghee, mustard, hingu Add water to soften Add 1/2 jar tomato paste Blend to puree […]
November 16, 2017

Quinoa Pilaf

Cooked Quinoa With: Celery or other fried/boiled vegetable Dried Fruit: Raisins, cranberries, apricot Toasted Nut: Pumpkin or Sunflower seeds Seasonings: […]
November 16, 2017

Kosamberi

Moong dal – 1/2 cup, soaked in water for 1-2 hours Cucumber – 1, medium size, peeled and chopped into […]
November 16, 2017

Yeasted Sweet Bread & Banana Bread (no Baking Powder)

Sweet Bread: Dinner rolls, fruit and/or cinnamon tea rings, stollen, cinnamon and pecan rolls, coffee cakes, cinnamon twists, monkey bread, […]
November 16, 2017

Sourdough Doughnuts

Super Soft Homemade Donuts Yields 24 Dough: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp butter, softened 1/2 […]
November 15, 2017

Garam Masala Powder

Ingredients Coriander seeds – 1/4 cup Elachi/ cardamom – 2 tblsp pepper – 2 tblsp Cloves – 2 tblsp Fennel […]
November 15, 2017

Cornbread Classic Style (Vegan)

Easy Vegan Cornbread Ingredients: 2 cups plain soy milk 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 cups cornmeal 1 cup unbleached […]
November 15, 2017

Sugarless Cookie (no Baking Powders)

1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats (use whatever type of oats you like) 1 cup coconut flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt […]
March 7, 2017

Fresh Pasta

kamut flour is the best alternative to semolina flour. If you are looking for a healthier, less processed and more […]
March 7, 2017

Puff Pastry

Homemade Einkorn Puff Pastry You will need: – 2 cups all-purpose einkorn flour – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt – 1/2 […]
March 7, 2017

Sourdough Cinnamon Twist

Sourdough cinnamon and chocolate twist bread Yields: one twist bread baked in dutch oven (you can also use any other […]
March 7, 2017

Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Dough 1/2 cup sourdough starter, fed or unfed 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or Organic All-Purpose Flour 2 […]
March 7, 2017

Sourdough Croissant

Sourdough Croissants Sourdough croissants made and ready to bake in the morning for breakfast on day 3 (no commercial yeast) […]
March 7, 2017

Sourdough Cinnamon Twist Rolls

Sourdough Einkorn Cinnamon Rolls 24 hour start to finish- (am – am) Ingredients For the dough: ⅓ cup water (80ml) […]
November 15, 2016

Povitica / Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread

‘Po-va-teet-sa’ Povitica is traditional Eastern European dessert bread that is traditionally served during the holiday season. By some, the process […]
November 3, 2016

Sunflower Seed Dip & Dressing

Toasted sunflower seeds Lemon juice Ground flax seeds Water Olive oil Handful Fresh basil Salt Pepper Hingu
November 3, 2016

Seed Pâté

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds 4 cups filtered water, for soaking 1/3 cup olive […]
November 3, 2016

Fresh Fava Avocado Hummous

1 lb Fresh fava beans shelled, blanched & peeled 1 avocado Salt Hingu Oil Pepper Lemon juice (or lime!) Optional: […]
November 3, 2016

Quick Rava Idli /Idly

Heat: Oil Mustard seeds 1 tsp black gram 1 tsp Bengal gram Add: Chiles Black pepper Curry leaves Coriander seeds […]
November 3, 2016

Idly

Prepare at pm and use at am or prep in morning for dinner 1 x Black Gram 2 x Rice […]
November 3, 2016

Neer Dosa

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) 1 cup regular rice (sona masuri or parimal rice or surti […]
November 3, 2016

Dosa

Rice x 2 1/2 Cups Wash until water becomes clear Boil water & turn off flame Add washed rice & […]
November 3, 2016

Tamarind Chutney & Yogurt Sauce

2/3 cup thick tamarind paste 1/2 tsp salt Fresh ground pepper 1/2 – 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/2 […]
November 3, 2016

Usili

Green Gram: Chana Dal : Soak chana overnight, cook until very soft Voggarane: Oil Mustard Seeds Hingu Chili pepper Add […]
November 3, 2016

Cutlet Recipes

Millet Croquettes: 1/2 cup raw millet, soaked 7-24 hours 1 1/2 cups water 1 small carrot, grated 2-3 tablespoons parsley, […]
November 3, 2016

Curd Sambar

Cooked Vegetable Options (choose 1): Ash gourd/snake gourd Bell peppers Spinach Cucumber Potato Eggplant Grind to paste, adding water as […]
November 3, 2016

Puliogare

Rice : wash 3x to prevent stickiness, cook & let cool Tamarind : 1 softball size, soak in water, massage […]
November 3, 2016

Vangi Bath

Cook Rice & let cool Vegetables: Brinjal : fried in oil (do not add sugar, use copra) Spinach x8 : […]
November 3, 2016

Pongal

Dry fry: Split polished mung x 1 Rice x 1 Bring to a boil: Water x 6 Add to boiling […]
November 3, 2016

Bisi Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi Bisi Bele Bath Powder (pudi): 1 glass Coriander seeds Chilies / pepper 1 tsp Black gram 3 tsp Bengal […]
November 3, 2016

Avalakki Bisi Bele Bath

Cook mung beans When half-cooked, add veggies Dal should be cooked very well When veggies are cooked, add: Bisi bele […]
November 3, 2016

Avalakki

Soak Avalakki 20 minutes Heat in Bandalei: Oil Mustard seeds Chili/pepper Peanut Coriander leaves Curry leaves Turmeric Bengal gram Black […]
November 3, 2016

Puliogare Avalakki

Grind Avalakki to a powder (250g) Soak 1 handful tamarind & squeeze out juicy pulp Add to juice: 1tsp turmeric […]
November 3, 2016

Poori

Flour Salt Water Oil for deep frying Mix as for chapati, let sit 10 minutes The dough uses the same […]
November 3, 2016

Chapati

2 handfuls flour : 2 four-finger-pinches of salt Ghee (optional) Water: make softer dough with more water, then after sitting, […]
November 3, 2016

Nested Roti

Boil: Water Salt Jeera When boiling, add rice flour and mix on low flame 1-2 minutes Let cool & prepare […]
November 3, 2016

Half & Half Roti

Toast & grind into a fine powder: Jeera Coriander seeds Mix with: Salt Fresh grated coconut Grated fresh ginger Black […]
November 3, 2016

Pasticcio alla Radicchio

1 package fresh lasagna, about 2/3 pound (300 g): Ideally the kind that needn’t be boiled 1 2/3 pounds (750 […]
November 3, 2016

Akki Roti

Mix together: Finely ground rice flour Coconut gratings Salt Jeera Fresh Coriander / Dill / Fenugreek leaves Grated carrot and/ […]
November 3, 2016

Banana Breads (BP)

Classic Banana Bread 1 3/4 cup Flour 2/3 cup Sugar 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 3/4 tsp Cream of Tartar […]
November 3, 2016

Gluten-Free Breads

Ingredients 70g buckwheat kernels 80g white quinoa or millet 60g chia seeds 170g arrowroot or tapioca starch (preferably preservative free, […]
November 3, 2016

Shiva’s Mung & Cabbage Soup

Cook Whole Mung Dal with: Ginger chunks Turmeric Castor oil Jeera Coconut Cabbage Add: Voggarane: mustard, hingu, pepper, curry leaf, […]
November 3, 2016

Dhantu Palya

Cook Toor Dal & mash Dhantu: Wash & remove roots & tough stems Chop into pieces Heat oil + mustard […]
November 3, 2016

Cranberry Thokku

Things you’ll need: 8 oz or 1 cup fresh organic Cranberries 2 tbsp peanut oil 1/8 tsp turmeric a pinch […]
November 3, 2016

Chiggali

Black Sesame (white is 2nd best) (1 cup) Clean free from stones & debris; optional to wash & dry very […]
November 3, 2016

Spiced Snack Mixes

1. If adding Avarekai, prepare that first. 2. If doing noodles & balls, prepare dough Ingredients: Copra – slice into […]
November 3, 2016

Banana Rasayana

Special Occasion & Festivals Banana Recipe 1 medium ripe Banana sliced (preferably not over ripe) 1/2 tbsp Jaggery powdered / […]
November 3, 2016

Andhara Chekkalu

Author:Hari Chandana P @ blendwithspices.com ***Soak the chana dal in water for an hour and drain. Keep it aside.*** Ingredients: […]
November 3, 2016

Kodubale

Grind to a paste: Fresh coconut (1cup) Copra /dried coconut (1 cup) Chili powder Salt Hingu Add to Rice Flour […]
November 3, 2016

Peanut Murukku

Ingredients: 1 cup Rice Flour 1/2 cup Peanuts / Groundnuts 1/4 cup Roasted Bengal Gram 1 tsp White Cumin Seeds […]
November 3, 2016

7 Cup Sweet

Heat: 1 Cup milk 1C Sugar 1 Cup Ghee 1 Cup Fresh Coconut gratings After boiling, add: 1 Cup Bengal […]
November 3, 2016

Besan Laddu

Almonds (1 big handful): chop & fry in ghee. Set Aside Dry toast Bengal Gram flour (3 handfuls), 10 minutes, […]
November 3, 2016

Doddapatre Soppu Chutney

10 – 12 Doddapatre leaves, washed & cut into pieces Heat: Oil/ghee Coriander seeds Jeera Black pepper seeds Add doddapatre […]
November 3, 2016

Ridge Gourd Palya & Chutney

Ridge Gourd: Remove ridges & Seeds * if skin is tender, make chutney Boil with a chili Blend with cooked […]
November 3, 2016

Millet Breakfast Porridge

Hot Breakfast Millet is a great way to start the day. You can make the millet any consistency you like, […]
November 3, 2016

Bittergourd Gojju & Palya

Bitter Gourd (green, no red/orange): Remove seeds Chop into pieces Add to bitter gourd pieces: Oil -few drops Turmeric -1tsp […]
November 3, 2016

Stuffed Brinjal

Cut Baby Round Eggplants, making crossing slices at tip, penetrating 3/4 to stem Mix (can be prepared in advance & […]
November 3, 2016

Eggplant Gojju

Cut into small pieces: Green Eggplant (soak in salt water) Heat Oil + mustard seeds Add eggplant & cook on […]
November 3, 2016

Ganji

Wash rice and cook until it becomes mushy Rice (x 1) to water (x 4-6) Add Ghee or Voggarane Options: […]
November 3, 2016

Majjige Huli

Cooked Vegetables: Cucumber (boiled) Ash Gourd (boiled) Lady Finger (fry in oil +mustard seeds) Bengal Gram (2 tsp) soaked in […]
November 3, 2016

Hunase Saaru

Tamarind juice Rassam powder Coriander leaves Jaggery Salt Voggarane: ghee, mustard, fenugreek seeds, hingu
December 14, 2015

Lemon Rasam

Fry toor Dal with castor oil and cook with turmeric until soft Add: Fresh cilantro Curry leaves Ginger (grated) Coconut […]
December 14, 2015

Fever & Cold Rasam

Boil together: Trikatu Tamarind juice Salt Curry leaves Cilantro Jaggery Jeera Coriander seeds Voggarane
December 14, 2015

Lakshama’s Sweet Avalakki

Thick Avalakki : In a bandalei over medium high flame dry roast the avalakki Stir constantly to prevent burning Let […]
December 14, 2015

Yellu Bella for Sankranti

Peanuts (1 cup) – dry roast, let cool, peel & split Jaggery (1 cup) – dry in sun for couple […]
December 14, 2015

Gluten Free Crackers

Inspired by Lindsay’s Recipe at ‘Dolly and Oatmeal’ Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo bean flour &/or Sorghum Flour 2 tablespoons extra […]
December 10, 2015

Mango Seekarane / Rasayana

Taught by Uma combined with Inspiration from the blog post on Just homemade 4 small-medium ripe mangoes, preferably juicy 3/4 […]
December 10, 2015

Fried Noodles Snacks

Mix together: Bengal gram flour x 2 handfuls Rice flour x 1/2 handful Hingu Chili x 1/2 tsp heaping Add […]
December 10, 2015

Avarekai Snack

Avarekai beans (tender and ripe): Peel shell, soak in water overnight /24 hrs Peel layer of skin off Heat oil […]
December 10, 2015

Sesame Laddu

Sesame seeds x1 – Toast well in pan, grind lightly just to break it up Jaggery x little less than […]
December 10, 2015

Rava Laddu

Grind to fine powder: Sugar Cardamom Toast Almonds (peeled & chopped) in pan with ghee. Remove Ciroti Rava (finest rava […]
December 10, 2015

Baked Bananas

“Bananas are gold in the morning, silver at noon and lead at night” – Indian folk saying Colombian Baked Bananas: […]
December 9, 2015

Lakotu Holige / Badam Puri

Make dough of: Wheat flour Salt Ghee Water Let sit 15 mins- 1 hour (best) Boil into syrup: Sugar Water […]
December 9, 2015

Coconut Burfy

Prepare an oiled plate or dish 1 Coconut grated & blended in the mixie slightly Fry on medium low in […]
December 9, 2015

Opium (gasgase) Payasam

Dry Fry together: Opium (white preferred) – 50g Raw Rice – 1 tsp Blend together, adding water as needed: Opium/rice […]
December 9, 2015

Kesari Bat

Soak saffron in a little milk Almonds- peel & chop, and fry in ghee with raisins Fine sojji 1x- fry […]
December 9, 2015

Vermicelli Payasam

Also called Khir Vermicelli: dry fry in ghee until golden brown Milk: bring to a boil & add vermicelli Add: […]
December 9, 2015

Bell Peppers Stuffed with Lentils

1. Cook French lentils until soft 2. Cut up zucchini 3. Slice to of peppers and cut up the flesh […]
December 9, 2015

Sunburst Lemon Cookies

Ingredients 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp + lemon zest 8 Tbsp (1 stick) […]
December 9, 2015

Oatmeal Ginger Cookies

DRY: 1 1/2 C. Flour 3/4 c. Oats 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 Tbsp ginger powder 3/4 tsp nutmeg & […]
December 9, 2015

Holiday Wreath Bread

Holiday Breakfast Wreath with Cranberry-Almond Filling Adapted from Sunset Magazine, December 1978 Makes about 12 servings Dough: 1 packet active […]
December 9, 2015

Apple Bread

Apples 1 1/2 cups apple, diced small + 1/4 cup apple, diced small, reserved for topping (I used 1 large […]
December 9, 2015

Crisps

Apple or Pear Crisp: Apples peeled & sliced 1. Cook with lemon juice, sugar and spices ( cinnamon) until soft […]
December 8, 2015

Levain Baguette

AWARD-WINNING SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES AWARD-WINNING SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES It was bound to happen. Once I felt comfortable shaping baguettes, I went on […]
December 8, 2015

Baby Lima Bean Soup

Cook Baby Lima beans w/ castor oil Swiss chard Fenugreek leaves Marjoram Black pepper Pasta shells Salt Hingu
December 7, 2015

Bonda

Mix well with little water: Bengal gram flour (1cup) Rice flour (2 spoons) Salt Chili powder Hot oil (2 tsp) […]
December 7, 2015

Chakkli

Version 1: Prepare Chakkli Mix: Rice (1Kg): wash twice. Spread on cloth & dry in shade Black gram (250g): wash […]
December 7, 2015

Spiced Buttermilk

Boil milk, and when lukewarm add 2 spoons active culture from yogurt or buttermilk. Let sit undisturbed & towel wrapped […]
December 7, 2015

Ladies Lemonaid

Juice of 1 lemon Jaggery to taste 2 pinches Cardamom 1 glass water Sip throughout day or have at once […]
December 7, 2015

Badam Milk

Almonds – 250 g soaked, peeled & dried (optional) Wheat berries- dried and ground, seived into a fine powder & […]
December 7, 2015

Prasanna’s Pre-Meal Digestive

Boil: Jeera Coriander seeds Until water turns dark Add sugar and milk (optional)
December 7, 2015

Chai

Cardamom Cloves Black pepper Ginger Cinnamon (optional) Turmeric Or: Vanilla bean Black pepper North Indian preparation: Grind spices, add to […]
December 7, 2015

Pumpkin Bread (BP)

11⁄2 cups whole flour 1⁄4 cup rolled oats 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder 1⁄4 tsp baking soda 1⁄2 tsp ground […]
December 6, 2015

Post-Partum Agni Boost

Grind into a paste: 1 handful ginger 1 handful Jaggery 1 handful tamarind Fry paste in ghee. Fry in ghee […]
December 6, 2015

Ginger Gojju

Fry: Fenugreek- dry fry Black pepper Ginger Chunks Grind very finely with: Coconut Tamarind Jaggery Boil 5-10 minutes Make Voggarane […]
December 6, 2015

Tovve

Split green gram – boil until soft Add: Jeera Turmeric Sambar powder- little & optional Cilantro Fresh ginger Voggarane Salt […]
December 6, 2015

Tambuli / Tambli

Grind into a paste: Fresh curry leaves (1 bunch) Ghee Black pepper (8-10) Jeera Grated coconut (small handful) Add to […]
December 6, 2015

Mashiyal

Mashed greens and dal: Cook separately: 1 cup green gram dal One bunch greens Salt Fry 1\2 tbsp black gram […]
December 6, 2015

Godi Tambitu

Ghee (1/2 cup or more as needed) Wheat or rice flour (3 handfuls) Toast flour in pan with a little […]
December 6, 2015

Basic Rasam

1. Fry toor dal (dried beans) in castor oil (to reduce vata) for a couple of minutes. 2. Add water […]
December 6, 2015

South Indian Sambar

One of my favorite dishes with full bodied flavor and complexity to delight my taste buds!