Bread Muruku ~ Bread Janthikalu

Bread muruku is a spicy, crunchy deep fried snack from South India. Diwali is next week and it is a tradition to prepare snacks and sweets that have a shelf life and distributed among friends and family. The theme for this week is Diwali snacks and sweets. I have two savory snacks and a sweet […]

Bendakaya Tamata Shorva ~ Okra Tomato Stew

Bendakaya tamata shorva is a flavorful Indian stew where okra is cooked in a tomato gravy. It is an easy side dish for busy hectic weekdays. Theme for this week is easy side dishes and bendakaya tamata shorva is one easy recipe to have on weeknight menus. The first two recipes for the theme were […]

Mirchi ka Salan ~ Long Green Chilies Curry

Mirchi ka salan is a tangy, flavorful long green chilies curry with peanut sesame spice mix. It is a popular side dish for Hyderabad biryani. Theme for this week is easy side dishes for rice and roti. First recipe for the theme was North Indian paneer masala and today it is a South Indian mirchi […]

Instant Pot Paneer Masala

Instant Pot paneer masala is a creamy Indian curry for flatbreads. It is a make ahead recipe and works great for weeknight dinners and parties as well. What is Paneer? Paneer is fresh Indian cottage cheese prepared by curdling milk. Collect the Milk particles in a cheese cloth and press it into a block of […]

BM 100 Meet in Hyderabad – Part 2

Day 3, July 19th Dress Color – Pink. Agenda for the day – South Indian thali, sakinalu demo, Andhra avakaya demo, mango ice cream demo and chaat. Veena, Sandhya, Priya Srinivasan, Priya Suresh and Gayathri prepared a delicious Tamil meal for us. While the ladies were busy cooking away in the kitchen, the rest of […]

BM 100 Meet in Hyderabad – Part 1

Meeting virtual friends and especially friends with common interest is always fun. Here is a nostalgic post of our blogging group meet up which had cooking, baking, singing, dancing, chatting and loads of memories! Those of you who follow the blog know I participate in monthly blogging marathons (BM). BM group is 8+ years old […]

Gajar Methi Subzi ~ Carrot Fenugreek Stir Fry, Haryana

Gajar methi subzi is a simple stir fry with carrots and fenugreek leaves. It pairs well with both rice and Indian flatbreads. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Haryana Indian Food Odyssey, culinary journey through Indian states goes to Haryana, to taste gajar methi subzi. Haryana is a north Indian state carved out […]

Indo Chinese Chili Shrimp Gravy

Chili shrimp is a quick and easy Indo Chinese side dish. Serve it with fried rice, steamed rice or noodles. Second dish for this week’s Indo Chinese theme is Chili shrimp gravy. Seasoned and battered Shrimp is deep fried and then cooked in a gravy. For a healthier version, as in this recipe, sauté shrimp […]

Indo Chinese Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is an easy rice preparation great to serve with any Chinese gravy or with some sauce on the side. Under 15 minutes recipe is great to use up left over rice and good lunch box idea. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India but it is not authentic. However, Indianized Chinese or […]

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