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Maddur Vada

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Maddur Vada is one of my favourite snack. It is crispy and soft inside with awesome onion flavors. This snack was first originated in a town called Maddur which is on the way from Bangalore to Mysore and thus the name Maddur Vada. As kids, we used to wait to go from Mysore to Bangalore on train only for the sake of this Maddur Vada. It is very simple to prepare with basic ingredients available at home and also very tasty.

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Can add 1/2 Cup Fine Semolina / Chiroti Rava / Suji if needed.Can add 2 tbsp Jeera if needed.A pinch of hing is optional.You can also pat the lemon sized dough on a greased non sticky paper or laminated paper.Ghee can be used instead of oil in a dough.Preparation Time : 10 Minutes

Cooking Time : 5 Minutes

Total Time : 15 Minutes
Yield : 2-3 servings




Ingredients:For Dough : Plain Flour / Maida1 CupsRice Flour1/2 CupSaltas neededWateras neededGreen chilies4-5 finely choppedGinger / Adarak1 inch finely choppedCurry Leaves7-8 finely choppedHot oil2 tbspOnions2 finely ch…

Set Dosa / Mushti Polo

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Set Dosa is also called Mushti Polo in Konkani which means fistful. It is very popular in Karnataka where 2 dosa's sometimes 3 are served which are little thicker and smaller than masala dosa thus the name set dosa. You can find this dosa anywhere, be it in restaurants or road side stalls. Set Dosa are soft and very fluffy in texture. Do try it at least once.

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The Vegetable Kurmagoes very well with Set dosa. Click on Vegetable Kurma to get it's recipe.Sambar is another side dish for Masala Dosa. Click here, Sambar / Kolmbo for it's recipe.Use the soaking water while grinding for proper fermentation.Adding salt to the batter will fasten the process of fermentation.Mixing the batter with hands will also help for faster fermentation due to presence of bacteria in hand.Set dosa is roasted only on one side.Eat it when hot.Keep the batter in the fridge if you are not making dosas immediately or if the batter is remaining so to use it the next day.Chutney goes well with Set …

Phenori / Sweet Satta

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Phenori also called as Sweet Satta is a sweet dish prepared during special occasions specially during Diwali. My mom always used to  prepare it during Diwali and we kids used to finish all within a week. Personally, I am not a sweet lover but I can't stop eating Phenori. They are so yum, crispy and tasty.

The procedure to prepare it looks difficult but is really not so. Try preparing little at first so that you get an idea how it tastes or how much difficult it is.

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Sugar Syrup can be used instead of Sugar powder.Phenori should be fried properly else they will become soft.You can sprinkle chiroti rawa  or rice flour to make them crispy.Roll from center to the side. All the layers should be clearly visible. And avoid the centre from getting thin.The number of layers can be 3,5 or 7.The oil/ghee to fry should be medium hot and not too hot.
Preparation Time : 30 Minutes

Cooking Time : 5 Minutes

Total Taken : 35 Minutes




Ingredients: Maida / All purpose flour1 CupSalta pinchWater as nee…

Sev Bread

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This dish is my husband's innovation. Love to have this and fills your tummy completely. Derived from sev puri but with little extra ingredients. Easily prepared at home and is a very healthy dish. Can be served as a appetizer, evening snack, breakfast or as a substitute for meal. Do try it and let me know if you like it.

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Hot/mint/green chutney and tamarind/sweet chutney is used to add extra flavor. You can skip it if needed.The 2 types of chutney prepared can be stored in an air tight container in a refrigerator and can be used for other purposes also.You can use any kind of bread or even indian bread.The garnishing can be adjusted as per the taste.Chaat Masala is used for better taste. Preparation Time : 5 Minutes

Cooking Time : 5 Minutes

Total Taken : 10 Minutes

Ingredients: For Sweet/Tamarind Chutney : Dates4-5Saltas neededTamarindlemon sizeJaggeryDouble the amount of tamarind(2 lemon size)Red chilly powder1.5 tspChaat masala1 tbspWater1/2 cup
Method :In a bowl, take water,date…

Sev Puri / Sev Poori

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India is well known for it's chaat items. The taste of chaat items varies among different states. Sev puri is famous in the streets of Mumbai. My favourite chaat item which can be easily prepared at home and is a very healthy dish. Everybody loves this and can be served as a appetizer, evening snack or as a substitute for meal.

NOTE : 
Hot/mint/green chutney and tamarind/sweet chutney is used to add extra flavor. You can skip it if needed.The 2 types of chutney prepared can be stored in an air tight container in a refrigerator and can be used for other purposes also.You can use pani puri's puri,sev puri's puri or even papdi.The garnishing can be adjusted as per the taste.Chaat Masala is used for better taste. Preparation Time : 5 Minutes

Cooking Time : 10 Minutes

Total Taken : 15 Minutes
Yield : 3-4 servings





Ingredients: For Sweet/Tamarind Chutney : Dates4-5Saltas neededTamarindlemon sizeJaggeryDouble the amount of tamarind(2 lemon size)Red chilly powder1.5 tspChaat masala1 tbspWat…

Masala Puri

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India is well known for it's chaat items. The taste of chaat items varies among different states. Masala puri is famous in the streets of Karnataka. Can be easily prepared at home and is a very healthy dish. Everybody loves this and can be served as a appetizer, evening snack or as a substitute for meal.

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Traditionally, hot/mint/green chutney and tamarind/sweet chutney is used to add extra flavor. You can skip it if needed.The 2 types of chutney prepared can be stored in an air tight container in a refrigerator and can be used for other purposes also.Prepare gravy masala/ragda the previous day for better taste.Let the gravy masala/ragda be hot while serving for better taste.Eat as soon as you serve else puri will become very soft and looses it's taste.You can use pani puri's puri,sev puri's puri or even papdi.Gravy masala/ragda goes well with dosa,chapati,poori and parathas also.The garnishing can be adjusted as per the taste.Chaat Masala is used for better taste. …

Vegetable Pulao

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Well, this is the best dish for the bachelor's and freshers to start with. I had previously posted a recipe for white vegetable pulao but this is bit different from it in terms of color as well as taste. This is my mother's recipe. It takes less time and also fills your stomach. I will be using green chutney, which can be prepared and stored in fridge for a week or two and can be used for other dishes also.

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Can add any vegetables of your choice or can try with chicken, mutton or egg also .Need not have to use exactly the same vegetables what I have used.Number of green chilies depend on how spicy they are. I am using 6 as mine are not very spicy.You can cut the vegetables to the shape you want.Optional - Can use coriander leaves at the end to garnish.I am non adding exactly 2 glass water for 1 glass rice grains so as to prevent it from getting overcooked. If you like it to be overcooked or if you are scared to add less water or if you  are trying to cook rice using not …