Vishaka Rautela

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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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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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