Thinai Ven Pongal Recipe | Foxtail Millet Savory Pongal – Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe

Ven Pongal and Gothsu are one of my favorite comfort meals! It is sort of a regular at our house and lucky for me that my boys love it as well. It is one of the easiest one pot meals

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Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao is a very simple rice dish, which pairs very well with spicy and creamy side dishes. I always have a rice recipe when I make roti and subzi for lunch or dinner. This is one

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Sabudana Kichadi | Jevvarisi Upma

My fear of sabudana kept me away this long from making this delicious Sabudana Kichadi | Jevvarasi Upma. If you know me, you will know the fear in me about using sabudana. I love jevarasi in all form, but can

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Jaisalmeri Chana | Black Chickpeas in Yogurt Gravy

Jaisalmeri Chana | Black Chickpeas in yogurt gravy is a  side dish that is very flavorful and made with simple ingredients. It is a delicacy from the state of Rajasthan in India. Jaisalmeri Chana, is such flavorful side dish for

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Amritsari Aloo Subzi – Potatoes In Tomato Gravy

I am making recipes to highlight different flavors from different states of India. Yesterday I blogged about the Haryana special Bajra roti which is a gluten free flat bread made with millet flour. Today I have a very simple and

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Vegetable Masala Bhaath – Instant Pot Vegetable Masala Bhaath

I got into the ‘Instant Pot’ madness during the holiday time and finally gave in and indulged myself in one. I have to say, I was pretty overwhelmed with it in spite of having cooked in pressure cooker for a

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Shahi Aloo Matar – No Onion, No Garlic Shahi Aloo Mutter – Potatoes and Peas in Rich Tomato Gravy

Making ‘No Onions, No Garlic’ recipes used to be a nightmare earlier, but these days I am finding them a lot easier to cook recipes without onion. When Thinking of making a subzi under the theme of gourmet subzi’s with

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Paneer Butter Masala – No Onion No Garlic Version

Festival times are fun and those are days I struggle the most as well planning the meals. Coming from a Traditional TamBrahm family, I was raised not eating onions or garlic during festival days and shraad days. It was mostly

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Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usilli – Steamed Lentils with Banana flower

One of the best things about moving to the South is the ease of finding Indian vegetables. Banana flowers were very hard to find in North East and so we hardly got to it. Once we moved here, I buy

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Hari Mirch ke Tipore – Green Chili Pickle

29th April, 2014 I grew up in Uttar Pradesh for a good part of my life and their cuisine is something that is very close to my heart. I just love the pickles that they make and recently when craving

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