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Serves - 2


To grind

Jeera - 2 TbspDhania Seeds - 1 TbspGarlic - 4-5 podsGinger - 1 TbspChillies - 4-5 (can be increased if you want it more spicy)Onion - 2 (depends on the variety)Tomato - 2 (depends on the variety)Cashew nuts - 2 TbspMint leaves- a small bunchCoriander LeavesTurmeric - 1 tsp
Other ingredients:

Basmati rice - 1 cupButter- 1 tsp for shallow frying tofuSaffron- few strandstofu cubes- 1 cupYogurt- 1 tspCarrot -1- slicedBeans -1/2 cup- slicedPeas -1/2 cupCauliflower - blanched in water Onions -1 big- well choppedPotato - cut square in smaller sizesOil - 2 tspJeera - 1 tspChilli Powder - 2 tspgaram masala - 1 tsp

1) Soak rice for half an hour after cleaning it(make sure you add only 1-1.5 water for 1 cup rice,otherwise the biriyani will become soggy) Cook the rice and keep it aside.
2) Meanwhile ,Fry the ingredients that need to be ground and blend all of them in a paste like consistency.
3) Add Oil to a Saucepan and fry jeera and saffron
4) Add Onions to th…


Uddina Vada is a traditional South Indian recipe which is a common MUST HAVE for any south indian breakfast. The idly and Sambar make a heavenly combination with the crispy vadas!

This recipe is from my cousin Roopashree:)
Urad dal - 1 cupSalt - to taste Pepper - 2 tsp Ginger - 1 tsp Curry leaves - a few Chillies - optional Oil - 2 Tbsp HOW TO MAKE: Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for about 3 hrs. Grind the black pepper and keep it aside. Chop the ginger into very small pieces and keep it aside. Drain the water from the soaked urad dal.Grind the soaked urad dal with little water, so that the consistency is thick. Add pepper, ginger and salt to this mixture( If you want it be more spicy, chopped chillies can be added.) Heat oil, pat the batter on a oiled plastic sheet and make a hole like donut. Slip this into hot oil and fry it till it is golden brown. Remove from the pan,remove excess oil by patting it on a tissue paper. Serve hot and enjoy! Tip: If there is trouble in…

Khandvi - A Gujrathi snack made from Besan - Low Cal Recipe

Khandvi is a Gujrathi delicacy. Its a healthy snack as it involves very less usage of oil and yet is very filling as its made of Chickpea flour or besan. Its a snack which needs a bit of practice to get the consistency right and also quick hands to spread n' roll the ready mixture when its done. Since its not very spicy kids love them as well! Goes well as a tea snack.
To Serve : 4
Time Req: 20-25mins

Besan/Chickpea flour - 1 n 1/4 cupTurmeric - a pinchGreen chillies - 2-3 [as per taste]Ginger - 1tsp [smooth paste]Baking Soda - a small pinch Yogurt/well beaten curds - 2 cupsWater or buttermilk - 1 cupSalt - to tasteCoconut - a handful [optional]Fresh Coriander - a few sprigs finely choppedMustard seeds - 1 tspSesame seeds - 1 tsp [optional] Hing - a pinchCurry leaves