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 3

Conclusion of our BM 100 meet up in Hyderabad. Fun filled activities ranging from sightseeing, food, shopping, baking, return gifts and lot more.. Day 4, July 20th Dress color – blue Agenda – Charminar and bread baking I came to the villa by 9 am and by Sandhya left and everyone was ready to head […]

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. 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 of the state of Punjab on a linguistic […]

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 […]

Zucchini Oats Chocolate Cookies

Chewy, crunchy, hearty and addictive cookies. Last recipe for cooking with one ingredient is zucchini oats chocolate cookies.  Zucchini is a bland vegetable and is easily to sneak into dishes in a disguise. Zucchini lime cookies and zucchini rice are such dishes where one would not even guess it’s presence. So are today’s zucchini oats […]

Zucchini Moong Dal – Zucchini Pappu

Zucchini moong dal is a delicious Indian side dish for rice and Indian flatbreads. Theme of the week is cooking with one ingredient and the ingredient featured here is zucchini. Dals are integral part of Indian cuisine and often cooked along with vegetables. So today’s recipe is zucchini moong dal or zucchini pappu. Pappu is […]

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