Vendakkai Pachadi/Okra Raita/Bhindi Raita (Fried okras in yogurt)

24th Jan, 2013 This is a very simple recipe which is very close to my heart. I love this pachadi whenever my mother used to make it. It packs loads of flavor from the okra and is so crunchy and

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Aloo Raita / Potato Raita

I am not sure why and how I missed out on making such a simple and delicious Aloo Raita / Potato Raita. When browsing through recipes to make for the Haryana Thali, I came across this Aloo Raita / Potato

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Palak ka Raita – Spinach in spiced Yogurt

22nd Dec, 2013 This recipe is from the same book, Cuisines of India, from which I made the Tamatari Kasoori Pulao. The author, Smita Chandra has captured all the festive flavors used in the ancient India’s cooking. I would have

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Mullangi Pachadi / Mooli Raita – Spiced Yogurt with Radish

16th Feb, 2014 I found some fresh radish (mullangi) in my local Indian store. The radish was very tender with fresh greens attached to it. I usually remove the greens and just buy the radish, but this time I bought

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Thayir Pachadi (Without vegetables) – Plain Raita

  This is a quick thayir pachadi/raita that is made without any vegetable. I have often eaten this pachadi in the weddings and love it with sambhar rice and rasam rice. Also I like to dip my vadai into this

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Lunch Dinner Menus – North Indian Lunch / Dinner Menu #1 – Lauki Subzi , Jeera Pulao, Phulka and Cucumber Raita

Lunch menu/ dinner menu planning is the hardest part of my cooking. It takes me an hour finish my cooking on most of the days, but thinking of what to cook takes me hours. That is when I wanted to

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Thakkali Pachadi – Tomato Pachadi – Tomato Raita

  I love how a complete meal, be it South Indian or North Indian always has a pachadi/raita in it. When eating a large meal, the yogurt in the pachadi does have a very soothing effect on the tummy. It

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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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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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