Mango icecream – how to make homemade mango icecream recipe – summer recipes

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Mango icecream is a very delicious and easy ice-cream recipe made with just 3 ingredients – mango puree, condensed milk and milk cream.  It is summer time and now mangoes are in plenty in market.  So you can easily make this ice-cream at home to beat the heat.  This icecream recipe is without the use

Panaka or panakam recipe (jaggery and pepper flavoured drink) – Rama Navami recipes

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Panaka or panakam is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from

Mavinakayi gojju or raw mango curry recipe – how to make raw mango curry recipe – mango recipes

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Mavinakayi gojju or raw mango curry is a sweet, tangy and spicy curry made with raw mangoes, coconut, jaggery, tamarind and spices.  Mango curry also called as mavinakayi gojju in Kannada is a very popular and traditional dish from Karnataka. Mavinakayi gojju is a must dish during any wedding function or any auspicious functions in Brahmin community. It is a very

Padwal subzi/padavalakai palya/snakegourd stir-fry recipe – snakegourd recipes

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Padwal bhaji or padavalakai palya is a very nutritious and healthy curry made with snakegourd and chana dal and mixed with coconut and spices.  It goes well with steamed rice.  Snakegourd is also called as padwal in Maharashtra, pudalangai in Tamil nadu and padavalakai in Karnataka.  It contains a rich variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that

Badam halwa recipe – how to make badam or almond halwa recipe

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Badam  or almond halwa is a very rich and  delicious Indian sweet made with blanched and pureed almonds, ghee and sugar.  It can be prepared on any festive occasions like ugadi, diwali, holi or lakshmi puja.    Badam halwa can be had on any normal day too as almonds are healthy.  They are a good source of nutrients and

Mango thokku/mavinakayi thokku recipe – how to make grated raw mango thokku recipe

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Mango thokku is a very simple and delicious pickle made with raw mangoes.  It is an excellent accompaniment for sambar rice, curd rice, upma and plain rotis too.  Since summer has already started, this is an ideal time to make this pickle/thokku when raw mangoes are available easily in the market.  This is an instant

Phulka or soft roti recipe – how to make phulkas or soft rotis recipe

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Phulka is also called as roti which is a popular Indian flatbread made of wheat flour.  Phulka is basically a puffed up roti and very soft in texture.  It is very healthy too as it is  prepared oil-free and made with only whole wheat flour.  If required, later you can apply little oil on the

Kodo millet dosa recipe – Varagu/harka dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipes

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Kudo millet is a very healthy foodgrain which has a natural source of protein and iron.  It is very easy to digest and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system.  Kodo millet is also called as varagu in tamil and harka in kannada and arikelu in telugu.  Kodu millets is an ideal food for people who are

Palak curry recipe – how to make simple palak curry recipe – side dish for rotis/rice

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Palak curry is a healthy and simple palak recipe made with spinach/palak leaves, onions, tomatoes and spices.  It goes well with rotis, phulkas and rice.  In this recipe, I have chopped palak leaves and then mixed with spices.  You can also puree the palak leaves and then add to the gravy.  Palak is rich in iron

Interview with Plattershare – a popular social media for home chefs, food bloggers and food professionals

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I am happy to share my interview with Plattershare – an evergrowing community for home chefs, food bloggers and professionals… http://www.plattershare.com/article/sometimes-it-is-good-to-say-i-quit   “Inspired by Tarla Dalal, in her college days, Charu started her culinary journey with few simple recipes. Sometimes a passion is lost midst the corporate job responsibilities but the desire to follow her