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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...

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...

Quinoa Pulao with Bisibelebath powder
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Quinoa Pulao with Bisibelebath powder

This is a type of alternative pulao variety to the conventional one. Quinoa is highly nutritious, also this recipe is very quick and easy. Very good option for the lunchbox. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: Indian, European Servings: 2 Authors: Bhavya Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa...

Bendekayi Kayirasa/Lady s finger curry
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Bendekayi Kayirasa/Lady s finger curry

Bendekayi Kayirasa/Lady s finger curry is a type of curry or sambar prepared using some combination of spices and coconut. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: South Indian Servings: 4 Authors: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 cups chopped Ladies finger 1 TSP Tamarind 1-2 TBSP jaggery Salt as...

Jeerige-Kottambari Saaru/Cumin-coriander seeds Rasam
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Jeerige-Kottambari Saaru/Cumin-coriander seeds Rasam

Jeera-coriander seeds Rasam is a type of Indian Rasam variety. But compared to the other Rasams this is bit sweeter. Now to elaborate on Rasam, it is a type of Indian curry variety which is very simple and can be done without using coconut or with very little amount of coconut. Basically, it is very...