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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 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

Vangi Bath

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

Puliogare

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

Nested Roti

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

Bittergourd Gojju & Palya

Bitter Gourd (green, no red/orange): Remove seeds Chop into pieces Add to bitter gourd pieces: Oil -few drops Turmeric -1tsp […]
December 14, 2015

Fever & Cold Rasam

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

Puliogare Avalakki

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

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

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

Idly

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

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, […]
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

Kodubale

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

Dosa

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

Pongal

Dry fry: Split polished mung x 1 Rice x 1 Bring to a boil: Water x 6 Add to boiling […]
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 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 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 6, 2015

South Indian Sambar

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

Dhantu Palya

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

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

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

Andhara Chekkalu

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

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, […]
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 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

Hunase Saaru

Tamarind juice Rassam powder Coriander leaves Jaggery Salt Voggarane: ghee, mustard, fenugreek seeds, hingu
December 9, 2015

Kesari Bat

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

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

Banana Rasayana

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

Half & Half Roti

Toast & grind into a fine powder: Jeera Coriander seeds Mix with: Salt Fresh grated coconut Grated fresh ginger Black […]
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 7, 2015

Badam Milk

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

Doddapatre Soppu Chutney

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

Usili

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

Spiced Snack Mixes

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

Eggplant Gojju

Cut into small pieces: Green Eggplant (soak in salt water) Heat Oil + mustard seeds Add eggplant & cook on […]
November 15, 2017

Garam Masala Powder

Ingredients Coriander seeds – 1/4 cup Elachi/ cardamom – 2 tblsp pepper – 2 tblsp Cloves – 2 tblsp Fennel […]
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 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 7, 2015

Prasanna’s Pre-Meal Digestive

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

Chai

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

Ladies Lemonaid

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