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Unniappam |Unniyappam Recipe | Kerala Traditional snack

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  Unniappam is a traditional Kerala snack. ‘Unni’ means small and ‘appam’ means rice cake. The main ingredients used are rice flour, banana and jaggery. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Earlier it was served in temples as ‘prasad’, but now people have started preparing as a festival sweet. Want to try other Kerala sweets & snacks, do visit the below links. Ripe Plantain Halwa Chakka Varathiya | Jackfruit Halwa Kerala Paal Payasam Kerala Parippu Vada   It is usual...

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Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Recipe | How to make Chicken Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

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    Chicken Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is an aromatic, authentic dish flavoured with indian spices, mouth watering served with any kind of raita or biryani gravy. Shown here step by step photos for your easy reference. Dum Biryani is traditionally made with long grained flavourful basmati rice. But as MA does’nt like those kind of grains, I prepare it with jeera samba rice. And that won’t stop getting it’s name as biryani. Most importantly, for a delicious biryani, the rice should be fluf...

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Ragi Vermicelli Upma | Ragi Semiya Upma | Sevai Upma Recipe

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  Ragi Vermicelli Upma – Ragi Semiya seasoned and cooked with vegetables and grated coconut makes up a great breakfast.   Eating ragi regularly is a healthy eating habit which promotes natural weight loss. Its a good gluten vegan source of protein and calcium. And has least content of fat. As ragi is easy to digest, it is also given as baby food. This is a simple, easy recipe which can be made in a jiffy, with few variations. You can prepare this by just adding some seasoning or  by addi...

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread using Jaggery

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  Healthy and delicious Banana Bread recipe with step by step photos.   After a lot of trials, I’m so excited to share our family favourite Banana Bread. This banana bread is different from the classic banana bread. It’s totally healthy and delicious prepared with ripe bananas. As it has no sugar, no butter, no refined flour making it totally healthy to consume it very often without any guilt. Recently, I started preparing this cake so often as my little boy is so fond of cake. And bein...

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Vegetable Stew without Coconut Milk

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    Vegetable Stew or Vegetable Ishtu is one of the prominent dishes in Kerala served as a breakfast. It is best enjoyed with hoppers (appam), string hopper (Iddiyappam), chapati or Puttu. In fact, in Kerala, Vegetable stew is usually prepared with coconut milk, because of its abundance. I’m sure many of us find it tedious making any coconut based recipes. Breaking a coconut, grating and for God’s sake, don’t ask me if you need the coconut milk too. I would prefer making a different d...

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Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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    Easy, healthy and homemade Chicken Shawarma wrapped in a flat bread and served with some tahini sauce makes up a perfect snack or light dinner.   Chicken Shawarma is a popular middle-eastern food. When I first saw how it was made in restaurants, I never thought it can be prepared at home easily. Basically it is marinated boneless chicken stacked on a vertical rotisserie or spit, slow roasted and served as and when required. While making this at home, we don’t require a spit, a simp...

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Chammeen Curry | Prawns White curry

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  White Prawn curry made with all the easily available ingredient, simmered in onion, tomato and coconut paste is a perfect treat to savour for all seafood lovers. This is my mom’s recipe, which incorporates very less spices. And so children too can enjoy well with steamed rice. For best results, make sure you use all the fresh ingredients mainly fresh grated coconut and fresh prawns. As being a South Indian, we usually use kokum for all the fish recipes. But, if you don’t have.Kokum can...

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Beetroot Pulao | Beetroot Rice Recipe

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  Beetroot Pulao or Beetroot Rice is a must try. Even if you don’t like beets, try this. I bet next time you are going to ask for it. You can pack it for lunch box along with onion raita, onion carrot raita or any yogurt base side dish of your choice. Pulao or Pilaf is a rice dish, which you can prepare in no time. With little spices and vegetables of your choice makes it  a complete healthy meal. I wanted to make something different from the usual ‘sabzis’. Either elders or kids,...

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Aam Ka Panna | Aam Panna Recipe

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  Aam Ka Panna is a refreshing beverage from North India. It is prepared by boiling raw green mangoes and spiced with some Indian masalas. Mainly consumed during summers to beat the scorching heat. Drinking Aam Panna gives you lot of health benefits also.   As mangoes are in season, you would like to preserve it. Check out my Uppumanga(Salted Mangoes) post which explains in detail. Also do try Manga Chammanthi (Raw mango chutney) and Sweet and Sour Mango Chutney.   How to make Aam Ka Pann...

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Uppumanga | Salted Tender Mangoes | Mangoes in brine

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    Today’s post is a preparation post , wherein I have not shown you the outcome of the recipe, but only the steps as to how to make Uppumanga | Salted Tender Mangoes | Mangoes in brine ready to use. As  it is the mango season, I planned to make this and thought to share the same with you so that you can start preparing this now itself. Because after the preparation, you need to wait for next few months to get the output. So, why to waste when you have resource in abundance. After my ??...

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Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry

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Just in time for the holidays – I’m sharing this incredibly easy and delicious dinner recipe that’s perfect for guests! If you’re like me, you have your reliable, ‘go-to’ recipes for company. These are recipes that you’re familiar with, can prepare in advance, and can whip up with comfort and ease. This baked tandoori chicken curry has been one of mine for years. Originally adapted from Fauzia’s Saucy Baked Chicken, it’s one of those recipes that I used to make when I was...

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Easy Instant Pot Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew)

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It’s been two years since I shared my Easy Slow Cooker Nihari recipe, and it’s still one of the most popular recipes on my blog! Since then, I’ve received tons of messages that have made my day, like ‘I didn’t know nihari could be this easy’, ‘it tastes just like restaurant nihari’, and ‘this is the best homemade nihari I’ve had’! I’ve also received many questions about converting the recipe to a pressure cooker/Instant Pot. In a very ‘you asked, I delivered??...

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Instant Pot Goat & Bell Pepper Curry (Pakistani-Style Mutton)

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This easy Instant Pot Goat and Bell Pepper curry is a Pakistani-style mutton recipe that requires little prep time and minimal ingredients you probably have on hand! It’s perfectly spiced, a little tart, and full of flavor. Instant Pot Goat Curry I often think of my sister when I create recipes for this site. I try to post recipes that she’ll be able to follow with ease, recipes she can turn to, yet be blown away by. Because if she can rely on my recipes, then you can rely on my recipes. S...

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Pan-Fried Pakistani Pakora + Simple Green Chutney

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I present to you my healthy spin on the traditionally deep fried Pakistani/Punjabi pakora (onion and potato fritter)! These naturally gluten-free and vegan pakoras are an ideal snack with chai on rainy afternoons. I’ve also included a simple (5 ingredient!) green chutney recipe! We are deep into fall in our household. The fireplace is always on. Pumpkin has been given due respect. And I’m kind of craving this flavor called ‘chatpata’. It’s this hot and sour, tangy, subtly sweet flavo...

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Double Chocolate Cardamom Cookies with Cassava Flour (gluten-free + dairy-free)

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They’re here! Tested-and-perfected, proudly presentable, and positively addictive Double Chocolate Cardamom Cookies made with Cassava Flour. These cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, AND dairy-free! All my life, I have loved baking. It’s an antidote, my little therapy session, one of those ‘flow’ activities. Contrary to this blog’s ‘baked good’ repertoire (or lack thereof), I grew up being revered as the baker of the household. I would eventually discover that all I rea...

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Baked Pakistani Seekh Kabob (Ground Beef Skewers)

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Pakistani cuisine boasts a few signature beef dishes – you’ve got haleem, nihari, and of course, the quintessential barbeque – seekh kabob! A little Google-fueled research and I discovered that the word ‘seekh’ is Persian for skewered meat and ‘kabob’ literally means meat cooked over a charcoal fire. So the seekh kabob is skewered meat cooked over a charcoal fire. Admittedly, I created the hollows of my kabobs using chopsticks and my ‘charcoal fire’ is precisely 450 degrees...

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Instant Pot Chana Pulao (Chickpea Pilaf) – 20 minute Prep!

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Who? You. What? Making this Instant Pot Chana Pulao (Chickpea Pilaf) in your , Rice Cooker, or Stovetop (unless you’re like me and forgot how to make rice on the stovetop). Where? In your kitchen. Or anywhere there’s an outlet plug. #InstantPot When? Hmm..you probably have onions, some whole spices, rice, and a can of chickpeas lying around in your pantry right now…so possibly tonight? Why? Because it is incredibly easy, so tasty, and the texture of the rice is PERFECT! How? You’re about...

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Pakistani Plain Lassi (with a Secret Ingredient)

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Behold, the original smoothie of South Asia…Lassi. If you’re not familiar with lassi, it’s a traditional South Asian (specifically said to be Punjabi) drink made from blending yogurt with water or milk. Lassi is popular in the summer, but to me, it’s kind of like ice cream – very appropriate year round. There’s nothing quite like downing a warm plate of halwa poori or nihari with an utterly refreshing glass of lassi. There are hundreds of variations of lassi (it’s very much hit or ...

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Panjeeri – Postpartum Healing and Lactation Recipe

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The other day, I posted a few videos on Instagram showing the process of making Panjeeri. I was making it for my sister, who is all set to have her baby this coming week (eek!). I casually asked anyone interested in the recipe to message me – This was my first time making it, so I wasn’t planning to share it on the blog. Quite unexpectedly, I got over 50 requests for the recipe! Among these requests were new moms (congrats!), moms-to-be (watch movies while you can!), and women who wanted to ...

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How to Make Turkish Coffee (With or Without an Ibrik)

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My Turkish Coffee Story If I could, I would travel to each country in the world and sip on their signature hot drinks. Matcha in Japan, mint tea in Morocco, pink chai in Kashmir. I wouldn’t want to do this in touristy cafés, but with some locals, friends I’ve made perhaps, the warmth of their hospitality included. This reminds me of my friend, Serpil, who taught me so much about hospitality and Turkish culture. We would sip chai at my house and Twinings Earl Grey tea at hers because it remi...

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