Baked Methi Mathri

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Holi, the festival of colors is in a couple of weeks’ time, and when I saw Holi Recipes as one of the Blogging Marathon themes for this month, without any second thought, I picked it up. All the chaats and snacks, fall under the Holi recipe category, and I have posted most of them last September. This time, I wanted to keep it simple and healthy yet delicious.  So I am starting off with perfect tea time snack – Methi Mathri, precisely Baked Methi Mathri. 

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Instant Pot Tomato Pappu | Tomato Dal

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Dals/lentils are one of the staple recipes of India. As I mentioned in my Cholar dal post, each and every state have their signature dal recipe. I have been posting simple dal recipes from the different Indian States and today’s dal recipe is the Andhra/Telengana special dal – Tomato Pappu or Tomato Dal. As the name indicates, is prepared with tomato and toor dal. The toor dal and tomatoes are pressure cooked and then simmered with simple spices and the ghee tempering.  I am going to share how I prepared this dal in the Instant Pot.

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Javvarisi Payasam | Sago Kheer | Saggubiyyam Payasam

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Kheer or Payasam is one of the quintessential recipes, in particular, on the festive days. And the South Indian Thali is incomplete without the kheer or payasam. When I was browsing through my payasam archives, I realized that I hadn’t posted the sago kheer or javvarisi payasam as we say in Tamil. Sago Kheer is my go to neivediyam recipes on most of my Thursday pooja. Sago is the tapioca pearl, and it is one of the widely used food ingredients during fasting days. With Holi festival coming up, I thought of posting it sooner than later. :-)

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Tater Gator – Vegetable Gripper | Product Review

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I have mentioned about my love for kitchen gadgets on this blog many times, and I am repeating the same now :-).  Peeling and chopping vegetables are one among the most common task in the culinary world. Some vegetables are easy to handle, but some are not. Even with easy veggies, we need to be careful while chopping and peeling. Then imagine the veggies like raw banana which is sticky and ridge gourd which has a rough skin. We need to be extra careful with those veggies. I firmly believe that safety should be the priority in the kitchen. With that said I always look for kitchen gadgets that ensure safety and at the same time that saves time in the prep work.

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Seitan Soup | The Vegetarian Meat Soup

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Seitan is the mock meat or the vegetarian meat prepared from the wheat gluten. Seitan is a Japanese word which means wheat gluten or wheat meat. According to the wiki, wheat gluten is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch granules have been removed, leaving the sticky insoluble gluten as an elastic mass which is then cooked before being eaten. Today I am going to share how to prepare the seitan from vital wheat gluten flour and a simple vegetable soup with the cooked seitan.

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Kulukki Sarbath | Sweet and Spicy Shaken Limeade

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Kulukki Sarbath is one of the popular sarbath or juice from God’s own country, Kerala, especially Cochin. Kulukki is a Malayalam word which means shaken, and sarbath, as we all know, means juice. It’s a sweet and spice shaken limeade or lemonade with basil seeds and pineapple. Here is the easy to prepare Cochin fame, Kulukki sarbath.

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Roundup of Kid’s Delight Event | Cakes and Cookies

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Here is the much-awaited roundup post of the kid’s delight event – Cakes and Cookies. I hosted the event during the holiday season. I know it’s the perfect time for cakes and cookies but at the same time, it is the time for traveling and family visits. Irrespective of that, I received 29 lip smacking yummylicious recipes. Thanks to each and everyone for making this event a great success and without any further ado here is the recipe roundup. 

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Veggie Naan Pizza With Paneer

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Yayyy it is the weekend, specifically the game weekend. Looking for easy yet exotic meals that can be prepared in a jiffy? Today I am going to present one such recipe which will be party pleaser for sure. Errr.. forget the parties and games, this recipe will surely magnify your dinner table and make your family time more memorable. When east and west meets, this is what you get – Curried Naan Pizza with Paneer. :-)

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The Not So Angry Birds – The 8th Birthday Party

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We celebrated Vaandu’s 8th birthday today!!! You might have guessed the theme from the title, yes, it is the Angry birds. :-) E.I.G.H.T years went in a blink. It seems like only yesterday I was holding him in my arms and I was changing his diapers and watching his first steps, first babblings etc. But time just flies and I am missing those years for sure. No matter how old he gets, he will be always our little Vaandu and Happy happy Birthday to my dear Vaandu.

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