Category Archives: Tiffin

Roasted Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet potatoes never existed in my mind. I remember eating boiled sweet potato long back. I remember those rare times when we used to cook using firewood, these sweet potatoes were buried under hot coal. The peel was removed from … Continue reading

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Akki Roti (Spicy Rice Pancake)

My favorite in Kannada cuisine. It is a rice-based breakfast item, very similar to dosa. I love it for its mix of soft and crisp textures and the use of flavorful jeera, dill (a kind of herb that belongs to … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanut Chaat

It is groundnut season again. Bangalore has a unique festival dedicated to celebrating this nutritious nut. Many years back, Basavanagudi, a place in Bangalore, was surrounded by villages where groundnut was cultivated. On full moon nights, a bull used to … Continue reading

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Banana Uthappam (Pancake)

Did you know that overripe bananas with black spots have more nutritive value and more antioxidants than the yellow spotless ones? Overripe bananas are difficult to eat as is, but they are easier to cook, especially smoothies. Here is a … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Chaat

Most popular and favorite among street food are chaat items. Here is a flavorful crunchy snack that you can easily make at home. There are a lot of textures in this crunchy snack – a mixture of sour, spicy, tangy … Continue reading

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Oats Upma

Oats upma – easy to make, fool-proof recipe, healthy, and yummy. Excellent breakfast/tiffin item. Ready-to-cook oats upma is now available in the market. But when it is so simple to make it from scratch, why go for stuff sold in … Continue reading

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Uppu Kozhukattai – Savory Modak

Life in the village is more joyful during festival times. You get to taste pooja offerings from temples and neighbors. I used to particularly look forward to Ganesh Chathurthi when one of my favorite items was made – Kozhukattai. I … Continue reading

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Sprouted Ragi Dosa

A variety of grains are cultivated in India.┬áThe best way to taste and experience grain varieties is to travel through villages. Rice and wheat (which is what most people in the city consume) is a luxury for most villagers. Villagers … Continue reading

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Navaratna Chutney

Breakfast options for most South Indian households are usually standard – dosa or idli. A chutney or a gravy accompaniment can turn the standard breakfast into an exotic one. Here is Navaratna chutney that is made from raw ingredients. This … Continue reading

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Mango Cheese Sandwich

Its summer! Here is a quick breakfast sandwich to make the most out of your mango picks. Works well with kids of all ages. Ingredients: Ripe mango – 1 Bread slices (regular/whole wheat/multigrain)- 4 Cheese slices – 2 Amul salted … Continue reading

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