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Down Home Southern Cooking

Originally posted on DC Vegetarian:
By that, of course, I mean south Indian cooking. If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant in the DC area, chances are what you had was north Indian Mughlai cuisine – creamy curries, naan, paratha,…

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Hi there.  It’s Khiyali this time. Usually Amma does the posts, though I did do Kahaani.  But this time I’m doing the post, at least most of it.  Now let’s get to the post. We found a waffle maker that … Continue reading

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Yes, we made undrallu for Baby Vinayaka. Not very hard to make . Just involved a call to Ammamma and some search of the internet. What we did 2 cups rice ravva 1/3 cup senaga pappu 4 cups water dash … Continue reading

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Number 8 Birthday Cake

Yes, we made the eggless carrot cake as demonstrated by Hetal and Anuja. Twice, actually – put them together to make the number 8. The second time Khiyali actually did all the measuring and mixing, pouring and putting-in-the-fork. And indeed … Continue reading

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Carrot soup

Carrot soup, adapted from a recipe my sister Anupama gave me: Ingredients: 2 T olive oil 1 large white or yellow onion, diced or coarsely chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, cut in halves 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced 1 bay leaf … Continue reading

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Chapati Rolly

Looking for a way to make chapatis more fun? Here’s a pretty food that is nutritious and quick.  Just repackage the traditional chapati and roll in some other valuable components as well. Ingredients: 2 chapatis 1 cup పప్పు (दाल) (dal) … Continue reading

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ఇడ్లి & దోస: Whole Grain Idli & Dosa Recipe

You may be familiar with white idlis – but have you ever tried whole grain idlis? They are easy to make and delicious as well. This batter works for both idli and dosa. Continue reading

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