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Cucumber Pachidi

Cucumber Pachidi Pachidi is mild flavored yogurt side dish with the vegetable/fruit  and tempering of mustard and green/dry chillies. Pachidi and thuruval are such quick to make and a side dish is ready in few minutes. Pachidi is must in any festival/function menu. Though served in tiny portion still does wonders in balancing the heat from other dishes. With sun finally looking up at Atlanta (believe me, Since I have come, haven’t seen a day cold in beginning of...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 2 Comments April 11, 2013

Cabbage Curry

Cabbage Curry Kai/curry that goes with rice and sambar/rasam/yogurt is generally mildly spiced and shredded coconut is the highlight. Similarly, Coconut based kai/curry can be made with carrot, snake gourd, Chayote, any type of green beans like cluster beans, Indian broad beans etc   Ingredients you will need for Coconut Based kai/curry: 1/4 cup Shredded fresh Coconut 1 tbsp Oil 1/2 tsp Mustard...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 1 Comment April 10, 2013

Arachuvitta Sambar

Arachuvitta Sambar Arachuvitta sambar is a type of sambar that has freshly ground masala made of coconut, coriander seeds, bengal gram and dried chillies. The usual sambar is made with pre-made powder that lasts for months. One more “predominantly made in tamil brahmin home” recipe like Paruppu usilli. It is Often made for Sunday lunch, festival days or when guest come home and kind of must in any function menu. This sambar is a bit tedious compared to normal...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 3 Comments April 09, 2013

Beans Paruppu Usilli

Beans Paruppu Usilli Beans Paruppu Usilli is a typical South Indian (Tamilnadu) curry made with soaked lentil that is ground, steamed and crumbled and cooked along with beans. At our place, it is usually made when Mor kuzhambhu is for main course. Mor kuzhambu is a yogurt based no tamarind or lentil kuzhambhu, Paruppu usilli is full of lentils which makes it a perfect combination food. As far I remember, Paruppu Usilli is predominantly made in Tamil Brahmin homes. Every...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 3 Comments April 08, 2013

Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri Bhel Puri, One of the Iconic snack of Maharashtra that became so popular and favorite that it is the most commonly sold chaat in the streets of India. It is a mix of crunchy Sev, papadis, puffed rice with freshly chopped onions, tomatoes, boiled potatoes and mix of chutneys, which is quick and easy to make at home too. Every family and bhelwala have their own proportions and inimitable blend of the chutneys. Two things to keep in mind: To use only...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya Comments Off on Bhel Puri April 03, 2013

Chutney for chaat

Chutney for chaat Imli-Kajur Chutney/ Dates-Tamarind Chutney: The Imli (tamarind) chutney is accompanied with tons of Indian foods. Its is a main ingredient of almost every chaat recipe and great dip for a variety of savory snacks. Every family have their own proportions and ingredients for this recipe. I love to make the chutney with dates, firstly because we get fresh dates, yeah fresh! not the ones that are processed and tightly packed. My parents live in a...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 5 Comments March 29, 2013

Vegetable Puffs

Vegetable Puffs Vegetable Puffs or the so-called “veg-pups” is a favorite snack and I remember the endless times we’ve had these back in India. We Craved to eat the same here and I knew my only option here was to make it myself. One day, as I was chatting with my extended family in Chicago, who are my best mates when I have to plan a big meal (almost any occasion) mentioned using Pastry sheets to make veg puffs. Since then its been a great hit at...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 2 Comments March 19, 2013

Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki Aloo Tikki is a very popular North Indian street food which is easy and quick snack to make at home. It is made  potatoes, peas, cilantro and few spices. The Aloo Tikki is a base for chaat recipes like Aloo Tikki chaat and Mumbai’s very own Ragda pattis An easy Indian Appetizer and great as weekend evening snacks with hot tea. Source: Such simple recipes, credits obviously to Amma, who...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya 3 Comments March 13, 2013

Potato Masala for Poori

Potato Masala for Poori A simple, quick and hard to get wrong curry for the poori. Often made as evening tiffin/early dinner on weekends at both our places. Malli-ma, my mother-in-law makes the potato masala for poori a bit differently than Amma. While Amma mashes up a potato and mixes with water to bring the gravy consistency, Malli-ma uses a tablespoon or two Bengal gram powder mixed with water for the gravy consistency. Both taste great! ...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya Comments Off on Potato Masala for Poori March 08, 2013

Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand Shrikhand is a very common yogurt based sweet dish from Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. Shrikhand is made in many flavors. I already have a recipe for Cardamom-Saffron flavored Shrikhand which is a basic version. The only thing to be taken care for making any Shrikhand is using thick yogurt. Home made or store-bought yogurt, both work fine. The yogurt has to be tied in a clean cloth...
Cooked and Clicked by SnehaSathya Comments Off on Mango Shrikhand March 05, 2013

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