Neetha Bagepalli

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Watching the game comes with munching on lot of food. I had bought a big batch of cheese and salsa as we had planned to make Nachos. The left overs now have to be used up and so I came up with this idea. Pulao tastes very yummy but...

Arbi Curry

Arbi also known as Taro root/Colocasia. Arbi (aka taro root) has a texture similar to potatoes, but sticky when cooked. It has a very sweet smell. This curry is very versatile can be served with roti or rice. Ingredients: arbi/taro root 5 oil 4 tsp + 2 tsp jeera 1 tsp mustard seeds 1...
AvarekaLu/surati papadi lilva is a seasonal beans that is a available in the months of December – March. Growing up I remember we used to buy the beans with the shell. To make this dish it was a long process, as we had to peel the shells, take out...
For Nucchina Unde the lentils are soaked for a sometime in hot water and then ground in to a coarse paste. This paste is flavored with ginger, green chili and onion in my house. You could add dill leaves if you like the pungent smell of the leaves. Dill...
Blondies are a dessert that are like brownies in texture. They don’t contain any chocolate in them, they are baked with brown sugar normally. This recipe I have adapted to make with the ingredients I had readily available in my pantry. An amazing recipe that uses different ingredients like...
Humming bird cupcakes are a popular treats made in the southern states of US. The name sounds very fascinating, so does the taste of the cake. Couldn’t find the exact reason for the name of this cake. I did come across one reason for that name was that the...

Egg Biryani

Briyani is my most favorite one pot dish. Few years ago I developed a liking towards Biryani. I love to try Biryani’s from different regions of India. But before that – What is Biryani? It is a rice dish that is cooked with spices, veggies or meat in layers....
Karachi biscuits/cookies are a very popular variety found in Hyderabad, India. These are super crunchy with a burst of sweetness due to the tutti frutti (raw papaya) pieces. Tutti frutti comes in red and green colors which are perfect Christmas colors. Hence decided to bake these cookies during the...
Ingredients: kale 1 bag (10 oz) garlic 5 pods chopped ginger 3 inches chopped onion 1 1/2 chopped tomato 2 chopped oil 6 tsp kasoori methi 1/2 tsp heavy cream 1/2 cup salt to taste masala powders garam masala 1 tsp cumin/jeera powder 3/4 tsp red chilly powder 3/4 tsp black pepper powder 1/2 tsp Full recipe: Creamy Kale Curry
Paste di Mandorla is a popular almond cookie in Sicily. These are also known as baked Marzipan. The recipe is super simple but ends up as these pretty and tasty cookies. Ingredients: almond flour 1 cupsugar 1/2 cuplarge egg white 1 (don’t beat it)lemon zest 1/2 – 3/4 tspvanilla extract 2...
Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. It is one of the most popular fast foods in Nepal and some parts of North India. Ingredients: for outer shell of momos whole wheat flour 1 cup water 1/4 cup salt 1/4 tsp for vegetable stuffing finely chopped vegetables 2 cups (used carrots...
Holidays are around the cookies. Try these easy to make, buttery crunchy cookies.. Ingredients: all purpose flour 1 cup corn starch/flour 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup (@room temperature) sugar 1/3 cup vanilla essence 1 tbsp cinnamon powder 1 tbsp milk 2 tbsp (@room temperature) Full recipe: Cinnamon cookies