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Mixed beans Akki rotti
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Mixed beans Akki rotti

Mixed beans akki rotti is mainly a South Indian breakfast delicacy. It is made using rice flour, vegetables and mixed beans. Beans are a great way to get low-fat, low calorie protein that already has the fiber and carbs mixed in, hence this kind of akki rotti becomes one of the healthy and staple foods....

Carrot Kolambu/Carrot sambar
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Carrot Kolambu/Carrot sambar

Carrot Kolambu is a South Indian/Mangalorean sambar variety usually eaten with rice for lunch or dinner. It can be easily prepared with combining specific Indian spices and fresh grated coconut. Usually this tastes great with carrot but can also be replaced with other root vegetables. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law 🙂...

Spinach Pathrode/Steamed rice dumpling with spinach and spices
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Spinach Pathrode/Steamed rice dumpling with spinach and spices

Spinach pathrode or steamed rice dumpling with spinach and Indian spices is an authentic Mangalorean breakfast delicacy. Pathra means in Sanskrit leaf and Vada/vade means dumpling. In Karnataka, pathrode is made using Colocasia leaves. But it can also be replaced with any edible leaves like Spinach, Fenugreek, Cabbage etc. Here explained is my version of...

Navilukosu palya/Kohlrabi stir fry
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Navilukosu palya/Kohlrabi stir fry

Kohlrabi or German turnip or Navilukosu (in Kannada), is a winter vegetable that can be grown in the balcony in flowerpots and grow bags. It is low in calories, high in fibre and is packed with beneficial nutrients. Palya or stir fry is a side dish in the Indian lunch or dinner. This one is...

Sowthekai kadubu/ steamed cucumber cake
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Sowthekai kadubu/ steamed cucumber cake

Sowthekai kadubu/ Cucumber steamed cake is an authentic mangalorean breakfast item. Its super easy, delicious and made without much preparation also without fermentation. Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Course: breakfast Cuisine: South Indian/mangalorean/vegan Servings: 2-3 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 cups sona mastri rice or Idli rice 1/2 cup coconut...

Zucchini Rava fry Grill/Zucchini-Semolina fritters
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Zucchini Rava fry Grill/Zucchini-Semolina fritters

Zucchini rava fry is a type of starter dish. It is prepared with minimal ingredients, basically by coating the rice flour paste and semolina. This snack is fried on a grill pan with less oil, hence considered healthy. Ultimately zucchini rava fry is very easy recipe, quickly prepared and tastes delicious, a must try !!...

Homemade Raspberry ice cream-made with just 2 ingredients
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Homemade Raspberry ice cream-made with just 2 ingredients

Who does not love ice cream !!! specially on hot summer days, if made with fresh fruits, berries, that too homemade without any added sugar !! Such a pleasant dessert. Berries are one of my favourite fruits specially raspberries and blueberries. Also healthy, low calorie packed with nutrients. Even for my daughter berries are favourite,...

Zucchini Akki rotti
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Zucchini Akki rotti

Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash belongs to the same family as cucumber. It is with high water content and a good low carbohydrate substitute. Zucchini akki rotti is a very authentic form of South indian akki rotti using grated zucchini. It is very spontaneous as well as delicious and can be used as...

Aubergine-cashew curry/Eggplant-cashew gravy
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Aubergine-cashew curry/Eggplant-cashew gravy

Aubergines are one of my favourite kind of vegetables as they are available all seasons worldwide. They are also with amazing health benefits having high amount of antioxidants. I always wanted to try something new with the aubergines, hence here presenting my version of curry with cashew. It is prepared easily with limited ingredients and...