Its hard to resist anything fried till golden, crisp and tempting!!! Moreover it is the season to indulge!!! Festive celebrations are just round the corner. The weather is turning cold and wintry with rains making their appearance every now and then.  Taking in the cool air and winter shades of nature during our drive to office…

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  …with crunchy masala pori a.k.a khara murmura   It started off as a mission to get rid of stuffs, stuffs collected over the years. Throw away all the junk I could see lying about. The drawers and cupboards were filled with it all. Piles of papers, most of them yellow-ed as time passed by.…

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      Everyone wants to make and serve some unique and exotic dishes during festivals or family gatherings. But at the same time the dishes need to be easy to make too so that you do not miss out on the celebration.      

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  Shakkarpara, a popular farsaan in South India, can be either a sweet version or a savoury one. Savory ones are not too spicy but of course you could increase the spice level as per your taste. But I would suggest you go easy on the spice and salt as I found they taste better…

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  …..and foods to cherish   It is fun to experiment with recipes from store bought books. Drooling at the photographs and following instructions and measurements to the ‘T’. And then there are borrowed recipes – borrowed from families, friends, aunts, uncles, heirloom recipes.  

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  An easy to make Cashew Fudge…   These are not similar to another popular cashew delicacy which is the kaju katli. This cashew burfi is different in the final texture and method of preparation compared to the katli. But no doubt that these are equally satisfying and easier to make..          …

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  A South Indian savory snack – ribbon pakodas are quite a favorite during diwali…   Its hard to have just a single helping of this mildly spiced and crispy snack. Its hard to resist taking a bite of these crisp ribbons, followed by another bite and then another….   The sesame seeds jewelled into…

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    Nankatai, the all-time favorite Indian Cookies, said to have originated in Surat, are perfect at tea time!   Now you don`t have to shy away on the mention of cookies assuming they are time consuming or call for complicated techniques. This buttery cookie is a breeze to make and bake. Its a recipe…

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  This crispy vada is our family favorite. Vadas are nothing but South Indian style fritters. They are mostly made of different varieties of dal. This particular vada recipe has a unique taste coming from the fresh green bell peppers & peanuts. The combination of both these with gram dal might seem odd, but believe…

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  This crispy vada is our family favorite. Vadas are nothing but South Indian style fritters. They are mostly made of different varieties of dal. This particular vada recipe has a unique taste coming from the fresh green bell peppers & peanuts. The combination of both these with gram dal might seem odd, but believe…

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