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Annam parvanam is probably the most common Naivedyam item in South India. I like to add some more flavor and richness to this traditional parvanam by adding some fresh coconut to it. You can use sugar instead of jaggery, but I like using a bit of both. Feel free to experiment with this dessert. I like to serve this cold.
I first tried this curry in a restaurant in Bangalore. I loved it so much that I asked all my friends if they knew anyone from Mangalore who could share the recipe with me. Finally, one of my friends came through. Below is an adaptation of her mother’s recipe. If you like peppery curries and tamarind, you are sure going to love this style of curry. Serve with steamed plain rice or with chapati.
Paneer is an essential ingredient.
This is a delicious rice dish which is often reserved for very special occasions such as weddings, parties, or holidays. It has a lengthy preparation, but the work is definitely worth it. For biryani, always use long grain rice. Basmati rice with its thin, fine grains is the ideal variety to use.
Soaked cashews skillet cooked into a delicate, sugary paste. Cut into diamonds. Topped with silver foil, cardamom and/or saffron strands. A traditional delicacy, loved all over the country, especially from the mountains of North India to the plains of central India.
Many versions of this creamy brinjal dip are to be found around the Mediterranean. This one is thickened with ground almonds, which add both texture and protein. Served with pita bread and crunchy vegetables, the dip makes a delicious snack or starter for 8, or a well-balanced lunch dish for 4.
This is a delicious recipe that I grew up on - a traditional Greek way to prepare lamb. Lamb and onion are browned in olive oil, then cooked with fresh green beans in a tomato sauce, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. I've added my own touch with some fresh mint.
A simple fudge recipe combining chocolate chips, condensed milk, nuts and orange zest. Use walnuts or almonds if desired.
A tropical mango pineapple salsa does double duty as marinade and salsa in this spicy chicken dish.
This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
Serve as a dipping sauce for Oriental dishes like spring rolls and dumplings.
This is a quick way to make potatoes. The only time consumed in this recipe is prep time with boiling the potatoes and cutting it! I actually cut the potatoes in small pieces and boil it and drain the water!
This is an easy recipe to make especially on a cold winter afternoon! I add an ingredient to it which makes it a little more sour if you are using fresh yoghurt!
This is an easy paratha to make just takes a little prep time and is a good way to get some vegetable in your kids.
This is a relatively easy paratha to make and tastes good with curd.
This is a simple paratha to make and tastes delicious !
This is one of my favourite recipes which I learnt from my mother a couple years ago.
Crunchy dosa made with rice and variety of lentils.
This is my mothers’ recipe for aloo kofta. I have made this at many parties and there are never any leftovers. I have had many requests for the recipe. So here goes.