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Baghara Baingan/ Curried brinjal recipe

Baghara Baingan/ Curried brinjal recipe

baghara baingan

This recipe is a popular one in Hyderabad. I learned this one from my mother-in-law whose family has Maharashtrian roots because this recipe is also popular in Maharashtra. This is a favourite recipe of my husband’s hence it is made often when I get these perfect round, fresh purple brinjals.… Read more

Pongal recipe

Pongal recipe

Pongal

Khara Pongal or savoury Pongal is another form of moong dal khichdi that we have in the North. In my home, this khichdi was normally consumed when someone was unwell, especially for indigestion. But, there is also something warm, loving and comforting about khichdi redolent with a ghee and cumin tadka for me.… Read more

Ragi Dosa

Ragi Dosa

Ragi Dosa

Ragi or finger millet is extremely rich in Calcium, iron and protein. The millet which gives you a brown flour is very nutritious and is often given to children. Due to its coarse texture, it is often avoided in daily cooking, but due to its excellent health benefits, it is coming back to our tables.… Read more

Vermicelli upma recipe

Vermicelli upma recipe

vermicelli upma

Vermicelli or seviyan look like fine noodles when cooked. They are often used to make seviyan kheer or the sweet made with milk and roasted vermicelli. Vermicelli upma is a savory, nutritious dish that can be assembled quickly if you have cut, boiled vegetables at hand.… Read more

Banana Flower Stir Fry

Banana Flower Stir Fry

banana flower

Today, I am going to share a very simple stir fry recipe with you. It is made with banana blossom/ banana flower. I saw it for the first time when I came to live in the South of India. This dark purplish vegetable looks quite intimidating and I would have never tried cooking with it.… Read more