Vishaka Rautela

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Mangalorean Chutney Saar (Lauki curry)

This dish is very typical of a Mangalorean home and my mom used to make it often. You don’t really need an accompaniment with it except maybe some papad on the side. Lauki is not a much loved vegetable in our home but in this yummy coconut chutney gravy cooked just right with a bite …

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Dhaba Style Anda Tawa Masala

My foodie bestie is Ameya and we discuss or recommend a lot of recipes that we try or intend to try. Recently he had tried this recipe by Suhani Deshpande and seemed might impressed by the outcome. I immediately starmarked it as it seemed like a must try dish. It’s such a different version from …

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Prawn Basil Stir Fry

Recently everytime I get a protein I get the itch to try something new. I had actually saved half of the prawns to make butter garlic but just an hour before lunch the itch to attempt something for the blog started. I started googling recipes and just wasn’t too excited about any I saw. Suddenly …

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is such a wintery preparation but fits in perfectly when its raining outside and the aroma of the wet earth warms your soul. I have come to realise that most soups are quite easy and wholesome to make. Surprisingly the kids seem to like them too. This series of soups are dedicated to …

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Italian Herbed Garlic Bread

A bread packed with so much flavour that can be eaten by itself. Another bread recipe adapted once again from Sumod Toms blog. INGREDIENTS All-purpose Flour – 241 grams  Whole wheat flour – 241 gms Milk – 300 grams Sugar – 32 grams  Instant yeast – 2 1/4 teaspoons bloomed in 1/4 cup lukewarm water and …

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Balsamic Chicken & Mushrooms

What do u do when you want to try something different from your regular dishes. You google combinations from whatever ingredients you have in your fridge. Then u start trying a little bit of this and a little bit of that to get a killer combination. Paired the sweet, sticky and sour chicken with some …

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Chicken Broth Soup

As a young girl, I loved reading chicken soup for the soul. Some beautiful messages, some heart touching stories and time spent with the series felt like a warm reassuring hug. Chicken soup also is exactly like the series, warm, reassuring and nourishing. This light broth is flavourful and healthy. A must try for any …

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Another addition in our series of soups is the absolutely delicious cream of mushroom soup. It’s quite an appetite satiater and pairing it with some bread makes it a meal in itself. This recipe is from Veg recipes of India and a definite must try. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil200 gms sliced button mushrooms1 chopped big …

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Lauki Soup (bottle gourd)

Lauki/dudhi/ghiya and a million other name, bottle gourd features in a variety of dishes from soups to mains to desserts. I have never been fond of this except in two preparations – chutney curry and Bohri style halwa. When your fussy teenager is disappointed thay there isn’t enough soup for her, you know this recipe is a …

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Corn & Veggies Soup

This soup is a meal by itself, you can choose to add as many veggies of your choice and it’s a great healthy dish. You may choose to add a cornflour slurry at the end to give it a nice smooth finish  INGREDIENTS 1 cup boiled sweet corn1/4 cup peas1/4 cup chopped carrots1 chopped onion1 …

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