Vishaka Rautela

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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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Beetroot and Carrot Soup

Recently I have been making a few soups to weather the pandemic and the rains. While reading up on different recipes I was mesmerized by pictures of the beetroot soup. The vibrant colour was super attractive and I knew I wanted to make it for its visual value. I am no fan of beetroot and …

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Coconut chocolate bombs

For some reason I had loads of Coconut at home and though I don’t use it much, even though I am Mangalorean, I still can’t figure out why I had so many. I needed coconut for a vegetable preparation and when I broke open one realised it was dried from inside. It hadn’t gone bad …

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Beringela Picantes (spicy brinjal)

This Goan dish may have a complicated name but the recipe is super easy to make. The origin of this dish can be found in Portuguese cuisine. It’s a balance of spicy, sour with a hint of sweetness. Reminds you of a pickle and goes well with rice and curry. I used to make it …

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Spiced Potato Wedges

I am a fan of potatoes and have never rejected one in any form. It’s such a versatile vegetable that pairs a vegetarian or non vegetarian dish so we’ll plus stands out as a wonderful hero. I got an order for wedges and though I have added them in my baked dish have never exclusively …

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Nimbu chicken

Urban tadka in Mumbai makes some of the best Indian food and there are a handful of dishes that I absolutely love. When Richi Dakshi posted this dish a while ago, I went like wow I have to try this. Still as is my nature, I procrastinated till Ameya made it not once but twice …

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Aloo Bemisaal

This entire lockdown I have been hunting baby potatoes so that I could make this dish especially for the blog. Since I couldn’t find any, I decided to make some with regular potatoes but chose the smallest ones from the lot. A perfect starter with a glass of chilled beer. Combination of spicy and tangy and super …

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