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4 January, 2018

SWEET PONGAL

SWEET PONGAL
Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA, SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

The best sweet relished during the harvest festival…shankranthi, a winter special as well, though made through out the year.  There are many variations in making Pongal though everybody use the same ingredients. The pongal which we get as Prasada in temples is the most awesome one… it has entirely different taste and flavor always. My
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4 January, 2018

RAJMA/KIDNEY BEANS ROTI/PARATHA….also with the goodness of oats

RAJMA/KIDNEY BEANS ROTI/PARATHA….also with the goodness of oats
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh

A very healthy diabetic friendly paratha, which has got amazing health benefits. They have high quantities of folic acid, calcium, carbohydrates, fibre, proteins etc all of which are considered as important in proper functioning of our body. Some of the health benefits of rajma/Kidney beans are… good for diabetics, lowers cholesterol, improves memory, boosts energy,
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25 December, 2017

FRUITS & NUTS CAKE…….. eggless, alcohol free, wheat flour christmas fruit cake

FRUITS & NUTS CAKE…….. eggless, alcohol free, wheat flour christmas fruit cake
Posted in : CAKE/COOKIES on by : Divya Suresh

Merry Christmas to All….. A Soft… light…. moist…. delicious…. eggless…. alcohol free fruits seeds & nuts cake – in which – I have used seeds like sunflower, flax seeds, muskmelon seeds, pumpkin seeds & nuts like almond, cashews, walnut, pistachio, pine nuts & berries like cranberries, black raisins, green raisins, blueberries, blackcurrants & fruits like figs, dried
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24 December, 2017

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR COOKIES…… using chocolate chunks

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR COOKIES…… using chocolate chunks
Posted in : CAKE/COOKIES on by : Divya Suresh

Egg less cookies on the eve of Christmas ….with the goodness of whole wheat flour along with its bran ! yes …. I myself get the flour milled every time, so that it retains all its goodness. So anything I make at home using whole wheat flour contains lot of fiber in it. This cookie
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22 December, 2017

EGG LESS-WHOLE WHEAT-BANANA MUFFINS….also using dry black grapes

EGG LESS-WHOLE WHEAT-BANANA MUFFINS….also using dry black grapes
Posted in : CAKE/COOKIES on by : Divya Suresh

It’s Christmas ! obviously Feel like baking some cakes, cookies etc. Today baked muffins using banana and dry black grapes and it is just yummy…delicious & awesome. This is my first attempt at making muffins and they turned out too good. Earlier I have made very few cakes, stopped baking in between and again have
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21 December, 2017

HURALIKAYI BILI HULI……. lentil less white colored sambar using french beans

HURALIKAYI BILI HULI……. lentil less white colored sambar using french beans
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU on by : Divya Suresh

Thank you so much Pavithra Rajesh for this wonderful recipe. I have eaten/tasted it somewhere, but unable to recall. When I made this, even my younger son told the same that we have tasted it already… but can’t recollect where & when. A very yummy, lentil less, a kind of instant huli (sambar) which goes
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20 December, 2017

HURALI KATTINA SAARU & USLI……..horse gram/kulthi rasam & salad

HURALI KATTINA SAARU & USLI……..horse gram/kulthi rasam & salad
Posted in : SAARU/ RASAM on by : Divya Suresh
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Horse gram is a legume of the tropics and subtropics, grown mostly under dry land agriculture.  Horse gram is an excellent source of iron & molybdenum. Comparatively horse gram seeds have higher trypsin inhibitor and hemagglutinin activities and polyphenols then most of the bean seeds. These are rich in nutrients like calcium, phosphorous and protein.
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19 December, 2017

HOME MADE GHEE…..how to make ghee at home from scratch

HOME MADE GHEE…..how to make ghee at home from scratch
Posted in : MAKING GHEE FROM SCRATCH on by : Divya Suresh
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Wow….. home made ghee !! sounds great ! I don’t remember eating store bought ghee at all.. rather it was/is always home made. So this time when I made ghee I took all the step wise procedure pics to post it on my blog. Home made ghee is always the best, it smells best, taste
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13 December, 2017

SOPPINA HULI TOVVE….an opos recipe as well

SOPPINA HULI TOVVE….an opos recipe as well
Posted in : HULI / CURRY / VEGETABLE CURRY / GOJJU / TANGY CURRY / DAL / TOVVE / VEGETABLE KOOTU / SAGU, OPOS- One Pot One Shot on by : Divya Suresh

Here ‘soppu(soppina)’ is a kannada word for ‘green leafy vegetable’ and ‘huli tovve’ means curry made with special ground masala in addition to the masala powder (huli pudi/sambar powder) what we regularly use. This huli tovve is particularly made using a kind of amaranth leaves (dantina soppu) which we get in Karnataka, But here as
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13 December, 2017

BRINJAL/BAINGAN/BADANEKAYI MOSARU BAJJI

BRINJAL/BAINGAN/BADANEKAYI MOSARU BAJJI
Posted in : KADI-PAKODI / MAJJIGE HULI / RAITA / MOSARU SAASIVE on by : Divya Suresh
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Egg plant/brinjal/baingan/badanekayi call it by any name, is is widely used all over India to make many dishes/currys etc. Today I’m here to share the recipe of mosaru bajji/raita using brinjal. It is one of the easiest recipe, that makes an excellent side dish for rotis, parathas, huli anna (sambar rice) and biryani as well.
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10 December, 2017

AVAREKALU/HYACINTH BEANS BISIBELEBATH

AVAREKALU/HYACINTH BEANS BISIBELEBATH
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA on by : Divya Suresh

One of our most favourite, one pot meal, which is very filling as well as healthy too. We … the people of Karnataka probably prepare this awesome dish at least once or twice a month I guess. And as I said earlier, during winter we get plenty of hyacinth beans/avarekalu and it is being used
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9 December, 2017

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HITAKAVARE SIHI HUGGI

PRESSED FIELD BEANS/HITAKAVARE SIHI HUGGI
Posted in : SWEETS / UNDE/LADDU / BURFI / HOLIGE/POORAN POLI / HALWA on by : Divya Suresh

A winter special sweet dish, with the goodness of pressed field beans, jaggery, ghee etc which are kind of essentials during winter.  A very easy to make and yummy dish from our own Karnataka. During winter we get hyacinth beans/field beans/avarekayi in abundance and every household makes some dish or the other using the same.
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4 December, 2017

YELEKOSU/BAND GOBHI/CABBAGE CHUTNEY……. in my own way

YELEKOSU/BAND GOBHI/CABBAGE CHUTNEY……. in my own way
Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh
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Yet another yummy, spicy chutney preparation using a vegetable. Today I served this chutney with ragi/finger millet plain dosay/dosa, for that I had prepared the batter in the same method of ragi masala dosay , using whole ragi/finger millet, but I had reduced the quantity of urad dal ie… I used only 1/4 cup of it and
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2 December, 2017

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY/AMLA/BETTADA NELLIKAYI PICKLE…… dry/instant pickle

INDIAN GOOSEBERRY/AMLA/BETTADA NELLIKAYI PICKLE…… dry/instant pickle
Posted in : PICKLE on by : Divya Suresh
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This is the dry/instant (bisi uppinakayi) version of pickle using Indian gooseberry/amla/bettada nellikayi. I use almost the same set of ingredients, which I use for the wet version of amla pickle. The procedure is different and instant we can say, as it can be consumed from the very next day. Everyday 1 or 2 slice of
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29 November, 2017

APPLE-CHILLI PARATHA…… using multi grains flour along with whole wheat flour

APPLE-CHILLI PARATHA…… using multi grains flour along with whole wheat flour
Posted in : BREAKFAST RECIPES, DIABETIC FRIENDLY RECIPES on by : Divya Suresh
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After using fresh fruits like green grapes, pineapple, pomegranate, mango, watermelon etc in preparing dishes, this time again it is the chance of fresh apple in the process. Best way to use this fresh fruit if bored of eating it as such. Green chilli paste for spiciness, the sweet taste of apple & salt to
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