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December 7, 2015

Chakkli

Version 1: Prepare Chakkli Mix: Rice (1Kg): wash twice. Spread on cloth & dry in shade Black gram (250g): wash […]
November 3, 2016

Hunase Saaru

Tamarind juice Rassam powder Coriander leaves Jaggery Salt Voggarane: ghee, mustard, fenugreek seeds, hingu
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 […]
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 […]
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 16, 2017

Kosamberi

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

Ridge Gourd Palya & Chutney

Ridge Gourd: Remove ridges & Seeds * if skin is tender, make chutney Boil with a chili Blend with cooked […]
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 9, 2015

Opium (gasgase) Payasam

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

Chapati

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

Besan Laddu

Almonds (1 big handful): chop & fry in ghee. Set Aside Dry toast Bengal Gram flour (3 handfuls), 10 minutes, […]
December 7, 2015

Chai

Cardamom Cloves Black pepper Ginger Cinnamon (optional) Turmeric Or: Vanilla bean Black pepper North Indian preparation: Grind spices, add to […]
November 3, 2016

Akki Roti

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

Eggplant Gojju

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

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

Dhantu Palya

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

Neer Dosa

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) 1 cup regular rice (sona masuri or parimal rice or surti […]
December 7, 2015

Badam Milk

Almonds – 250 g soaked, peeled & dried (optional) Wheat berries- dried and ground, seived into a fine powder & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
December 10, 2015

Sesame Laddu

Sesame seeds x1 – Toast well in pan, grind lightly just to break it up Jaggery x little less than […]
November 3, 2016

Chiggali

Black Sesame (white is 2nd best) (1 cup) Clean free from stones & debris; optional to wash & dry very […]
December 7, 2015

Prasanna’s Pre-Meal Digestive

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

Bonda

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

Spiced Buttermilk

Boil milk, and when lukewarm add 2 spoons active culture from yogurt or buttermilk. Let sit undisturbed & towel wrapped […]
November 3, 2016

Banana Rasayana

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

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

Spiced Snack Mixes

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

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

Andhara Chekkalu

Author:Hari Chandana P @ blendwithspices.com ***Soak the chana dal in water for an hour and drain. Keep it aside.*** Ingredients: […]
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 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 […]
November 15, 2017

Garam Masala Powder

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

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

Puliogare

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

Poori

Flour Salt Water Oil for deep frying Mix as for chapati, let sit 10 minutes The dough uses the same […]
December 6, 2015

Tovve

Split green gram – boil until soft Add: Jeera Turmeric Sambar powder- little & optional Cilantro Fresh ginger Voggarane Salt […]
December 10, 2015

Rava Laddu

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

Kodubale

Grind to a paste: Fresh coconut (1cup) Copra /dried coconut (1 cup) Chili powder Salt Hingu Add to Rice Flour […]
December 14, 2015

Yellu Bella for Sankranti

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

Vangi Bath

Cook Rice & let cool Vegetables: Brinjal : fried in oil (do not add sugar, use copra) Spinach x8 : […]
December 14, 2015

Fever & Cold Rasam

Boil together: Trikatu Tamarind juice Salt Curry leaves Cilantro Jaggery Jeera Coriander seeds Voggarane