Vishaka Rautela

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Focaccia

I have been postponing making Focaccia for a while, don’t know why I used to overthink the process and my nerves always got the best of me. When I finally made it for the first time it was so good that the kids demanded it again. I didn’t take pics the first time, second time …

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Pan Fried Basa and the works

When u plan an elaborate Sunday Lunch for your family, there is no holding back. PAN FRIED BASA INGREDIENTS 4 Basa Fillets 1/4 cup maida 1 tsp chilli powder salt Olive oil 1. Pat dry the basa fillets well to absorb all extra moisture. 3. Mix the maida salt and chilli flakes. 2. Either leave …

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Soya Matar Masala

Tuesdays are the days my husband fasts and we try and eat vegetarian food that day. Soya is one ingredient I don’t enjoy except maybe in a galouti kebab and he absolutely loves soya. Today I wasn’t in the mood to eat dinner so decided to make soya matar masala for him. Made the basic …

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Southern Italian Vegetable Soup

It’s been a while since I made some soup, have been waiting to try this one but I just seemed to be missing some or the other ingredients. Today finally made this hearty wholesome soup. Perfect for someone on a diet or wanting to stick to a healthy diet. It’s a meal by itself and …

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Semai Da Paysa

This year, we did not keep Ganpati due to certain personal reasons and I was missing the festivities big time. Every year mom makes the chana dal sabudana payasam but this year since I was doing all the cooking, decided to try the vermicelli one which we call Semai Da payasa. I have never liked …

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Dhaba Style Bhindi Masala

I normally make bhindi just 2-3 ways – Stuffed with masala, simple sautee masala with potatoes or a South Indian curry style. I like my bhindi cooked well, no soft mushy ones for me. My daughter was after my life to make geeli bhindi as her friend used to get to school. I would just …

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Paneer Lasooni

I love hoarding crockery and when I finally got some new ones after a long time, I was waiting for an occasion to showcase them. We are vegetarian for 13 days as my Dad passed away recently and I keep trying to keep the food interesting for the kids. Searched for a new Paneer recipe …

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Corn Cheese Chowder

A delicious thick creamy bowl of soup on a rainy day can bring cheer to a gloomy moment. This soup was made for mom but the kids hogged it all up and poor mom barely got half a bowl. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp butter 2 cups boiled sweet corn 1 large onion chopped 4 garlic flakes …

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Cabbage & Potato Soup

An unusual combination but a delicious soup that I have been making since a few years. INGREDIENTS 250 GM’s chopped cabbage 1 medium size chopped potato 1 medium sized chopped onion 1 green chilly Salt Pepper Chopped coriander leaves1 TSP oil 3+1 cups water Heat 1 TSP oil in a pan, saute the onion, potato, …

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Medu Vadas

I love medu vadas especially the ones my mom makes. I can easily gobble down 6-8 and sometimes 10 of them (they are pretty big in size). If I stayed over at mom’s place I would ask her to make these for Breakfast the next day. Piping hot vadas and no one to disturb me …

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