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9 January, 2020

Medhu Vadai aka Lentil Fritters

Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast, Deep Fried, Gluten Free, Karnataka, Kerala, Pongal, Rice, South Indian, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Medhu vadai or ulundhu vadai is one of my favorite snacks growing up. Its so versatile, after you enjoy hot crispy vadas for breakfast, any leftovers can be converted to sambar vada or dahi vada for a completely different breakfast next morning. I will post recipes for those late Grinding the batter in an Indian
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11 April, 2010

Potato Sagu

Posted in : Karnataka, Kerala, Sides, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Potatoes – 3 (boiled and mashed)Tomato(small) – 1 (diced)Onion(large) – 1 (finely chopped)Green chillies – 2 (cut into roundels)Curry leaves – a sprigCoriander leaves – a handfulWheat flour / atta – 1/2 tsp(mixed with 2 tsp of water without lumps)Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspMustard seeds – 1/2 tspOil for fryingSalt – As required Method
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5 April, 2010

Mysore Pak – crumbly type

Posted in : Desserts & Sweets, Karnataka on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Besan(Gram Flour) – 1 cupSugar – 1 ½ cupsGhee(Clarified butter) – 1 cupWater – 3/4 cup Method of Preparation: 1.Melt ghee and add besan making sure no lumps are formed by mixing thoroughly. Keep it aside. 2.Heat water in a heavy bottomed vessel and add sugar. 3.Boil nicely stirring continuously to a one string
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9 March, 2010

Mysore Pak – Soft Type

Comments : 2 Posted in : Desserts & Sweets, Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Besan(Gram Flour) – 1 cupSugar – 1 ½ cupsGhee(Clarified butter) – 2 cupsWater – 3/4 cupSugar – 2 tbsp(to garnish) Method of Preparation: 1.Melt ghee and add besan making sure no lumps are formed by mixing thoroughly. Keep it Aside. 2.Heat water in a heavy bottomed vessel and add sugar. 3.Boil nicely stirring continuously
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27 February, 2010

Sweet Wheat Dosa

Posted in : Breakfast, Dinner, Dosa, Karnataka, Kerala, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Wheat flour – 2 cupsGrated Jaggery – 1/2 cupsalt – 1/4 tspoil Method of preparation: Heat the jaggery with a little bit of water till it melts. Filter in a muslin cloth to remove impurities. Let it cool. Add the cleaned jaggery and salt to the wheat flour with enough water to make a batter
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27 February, 2010

Wheat Dosa 1

Posted in : Andhra, Breakfast, Dinner, Dosa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Wheat flour – 2 cupsOnion – 1 medium (finely chopped)Green chili – 1 (chopped into roundels)Curry leaves – 1 sprig (roughly chopped)Coriander leaves – handful (roughly chopped)Cumin seeds – 2 tsp (crushed between the palms)Salt to tasteoil Method of preparation: Mix all the ingredients except oil with enough water to make a batter of dosa
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27 February, 2010

Lemon Rice 1

Posted in : Karnataka, Kerala, Quick & Easy, Rice, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients:Pre-cooked rice – 4 cupsLemon juice – 1/2 cupGreen chilies – 2 (slit and halved)Curry leaves – 2 sprigsCoriander leaves – handful (roughly chopped)Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspSalt to taste For seasoning:Oil – 3 tbspMustard seeds – 1 tspUrad dhal – 1 tspAsafoetida – 1/4 tsp Method of preparation: Heat oil in a wok. Add
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4 June, 2009

Coconut chutney

Posted in : Andhra, Breakfast, Chutneys, Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Karnataka, Kerala, Pongal, Sides, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha
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Coconut chutney is a quick and easy side dish for a variety of Indian breakfast and snacks like idli, dosa, puri, pongal, pakora, vada and more. Coconut chutney is so versatile you can eat it with anything you want really. I even like to have it as a side with yogurt rice or mix with
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7 August, 2008

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal
Posted in : Andhra, Breakfast, Gluten Free, Indian, Karnataka, Kerala, Pongal, Pressure cooker, Rice, Rice, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha
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I have to start by saying that i’m writing this description on 01/14/2020. However, the initial recipe post was from 08/07/2008 and so is the above image. I just don’t feel like replacing the amateur image. 🙂 Living in the USA and Pongal falling on a Wednesday means that we only get to enjoy this
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20 July, 2008

Udipi Sambar

Posted in : Curries, Karnataka, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha

Ingredients• Thoor dhal – 1/2 cup(cook with a pinch of turmeric and a tsp of castor oil to get a well mashed dhal)• Vegetables of choice – 1/4 kg (Drumsticks/Brinjal/Chow chow/Yam)(diced)• Sambar onions(shallots) – 6 – 10 nos(peel but do not chop)• Ripe tomato – 1 no(diced to large pieces)• Green chillies(slit) – 2 nos•
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