dal palak (lentil and spinach)

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dal is a kind of staple food us south Indians….i remember my grand mom makes a little bit of plain dal every day along with the other main menu for the day…simply cook the dal well n temper it with mustar seed, whole red chilli and curry leaves….and a dollop of ghee/butter to it makes it Continue reading…

Chinese fried rice…a quick one

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i do bulk cooking at times…cook around 4-5 servings and reserve it in the refrigerator…fried rice is one of the things i cook in bulk….easy to make and stays fresh too…you can serve it with different side dishes each time….a variety from the plain old white rice.. i like fried rice with papad (rice cracker), lemon Continue reading…

Cheera upperi (Sauteed Spinach)

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Cheera is the malayalam word for indian spinach…its much similar to regular spinach, but has a more crisp texture…very nutritious green…good source of vitamins, iron and what not…Cheera thoran or upperi is a common dish seen in south indian kitchen, especially kerala….yes , of course with fresh shredded coconut…..oh, yes…we mallus put coconut in anything Continue reading…

Quick snack…Chickpea Poppers

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I am a big fan of Rachel Ray…especially her 30 min meal shows….there is something really sweet about her…the way she talks nonstop while she cooks in her kitchen, her bubbly,giggly the girl next door nature makes me watch her shows again and again….and also to read her magazines…

This quick snack is indeed a real quick Continue reading…

April Fool, everyone :)

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I still remember those silly days when we eagerly wait for the fool’s day to play pranks on each other. The school  summer holidays might have just begun and all used to be in such high spirits to try some silly prank on each other and once they fall for it, shout “april fool” :)…and Continue reading…