Tag Archives: gluten free

Herb rice and lentil cakes

Rice being a staple in most South Indian homes, it needs a makeover at times. I cook it plain or as a watery gruel called kanji (Kongee). It is alternatively cooked as pulav, biriyani or Chinese fried rice. Instead of … Continue reading

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Chilli Tofu

Chilli paneer is a popular fusion dish in India served frequently in buffets. There is a combination of Chinese and Indian ingredients involved in this dish.When I dine out I always look for this dish. It is a vegetarian version … Continue reading

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Tapioca and Sardines curry/ Kappa masala and Mathi curry

Cassava masala Cassava or Tapioca is also known by other names like Yuca in South America, Mogo in East Africa and Kappa in Kerala. There are many dishes prepared with starchy Cassava in many Latin American and other tropical countries. … Continue reading

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Jack fruit dumpling/Kumbilappam

Steamed rice cake with Jack fruit jam. When I went home last time, my mother made these tasty dumplings with jack fruit preserve and rice flour. As Mother’s day is approaching I thought of posting my mother’s Kumbilappam. This is … Continue reading

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Hash browns/Spiced pan fried potatoes

Savoury Hash Browns Hash browns are pan fried shredded potatoes. It is a simple preparation made of grated potatoes, crisped up in a little oil with some additional ingredients. It has variation in different countries and sometimes made into pancakes … Continue reading

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Appam and istew/ Rice crepes with stew/Plain hoppers

Appam Kerala wakes up to rice cooked in different forms. Appam is one of Kerala’s favourite breakfast dishes. These are paper thin crepes with a lacy edge and spongy centers cooked in a curved pan. Appam is an easy to … Continue reading

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Quinoa kichidi/Mixed hot pongal/Venpongal with quinoa

Quinoa Pongal Venpongal reminds me of my high school days when I was in National Cadet Corp (N.C.C). While serving pongal at home, I mentioned to my family that it was my breakfast during my army training days. They had … Continue reading

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Quinoa vegetable pulav

Quinoa When I saw Quinoa in our local ‘Bulk Barn’ store I was fascinated by its grainy appearance. Later, I learned that it is actually a seed related to beets and spinach. It is one of nature’s super foods, rich … Continue reading

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